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UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a major new vegan shoe line – featuring 350 different styles.

The range, which is available online and in store, offers styles across womenswear, menswear, and kidswear. Prices start at under £20.

The shoes, which include sandals, trainers, boots, and heels, will feature the same vegan logo found on M&S food products.

Vegan demand

“After increased customer interest in veganism and a rise in online searches for related products, we decided to investigate the possibility of expanding our vegan-friendly offering into footwear and accessories,” Rachel Smith, Senior Footwear Technologist at M&S, said.

“Over the year we have analyzed our products and gone the extra mile to ensure we offer a great selection that complies with all vegan requirements.”

Vegan food

The vegan shoe range follows another major launch by Marks & Spencer, which added around 60 plant-based products to its shelves earlier this month, through its own-brand ‘Plant Kitchen’ label.

Speaking about the range – which includes options like potato salad and coleslaw – Claire Richardson, who developed the range alongside a team of food experts, said: “Some people think meat-free food is boring but that couldn’t be further from the truth, it’s experimental – and it’s delicious.

“We’ve created a collection that will appeal to everyone – whether you’re a longstanding vegan, want to lead a more flexitarian lifestyle or you love meat but think cauliflower popcorn sounds amazing. It’s all about delicious tasting food first – and plant-based second.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.