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Is Converse Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Converses can be found in many-a-shoe-rack around the world, but are they vegan? Find out here.

What is Converse?

Converse is a shoe brand, and has had an interesting evolution in terms of its consumers. Founded in 1908 in Massachusetts, Converse began as a brand selling basketball court shoes, but by 1941 had changed production in order to make shoes for the military for World War II.

After this, it resumed selling court shoes but were soon overshadowed by competitors Nike and Adidas. From this point, Converse shifted into a casual, everyday shoe, finding prominence amongst skateboarding communities for its ankle-protecting hightops. Now, Converses are worn around the world by many.

Is Converse vegan?

Whilst Converse is not a vegan shoe brand, many of its styles are vegan friendly. All of its shoes are made with non-animal glues, inks and adhesives, meaning that specific shoes that don’t use leather or suede are vegan. This leaves a massive amount of Converse’s shoes as vegan-friendly, including the most popular style, the Chuck Taylor All-Star Classics.  

Looking for more vegan shoes? Check out our article with some of our favourite picks. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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