It's 2022, people, the words 'vegan trainers' should no longer conjure up images of harem-pant-wearing people who only eat lentils and seitan. In fact, despite the link between meat-eating and muscle building, the fitness industry is becoming more and more clued-up on all things cruelty-free. You can now find vegan protein powders and gymwear options almost everywhere – if you know where to look, that is.
The good news is, modern technology and design means you don't have to sacrifice comfort and performance to go animal-free. But, here's the tricky bit: just because trainers aren't made with leather doesn't mean they're strictly vegan. Lots of adhesives are created using animal product and collagen from bones and hooves, so you need to do your research when looking for vegan trainers and vegan running shoes.
Luckily, we've done the hard work for you and rounded up 13 of the best vegan trainers for chilling, running and working out in. No thanks needed.
For more information on vegan fashion, head to PETA's website.