What are Ahinsa shoes made of?

In a world full of disposables, we make shoes that last for years. Ethical. Eco-friendly. Comfortable.

Ethically produced
We use only vegan materials manufactured responsibly.
Minimal impact on the planet
All of our materials are European. We look for natural sources, recycled materials, and other materials that will last.
Your comfort
Our shoes adapt to your feet, keep them dry, and allow them to breathe.

We select our shoe materials with care

CF+: Better than leather

Cruelty-free material that looks no different from leather at first glance. At second, it does: it lasts a lot longer and molds to your feet from the first time you wear it. 

In shoes made from CF+, your feet can freely breathe and stay dry. 

  • Waterproof 
  • Resists scratches and scuffs
  • 100% vegan
  • Wicks away sweat from your feet

CF+ nubuck and suede: Style with a clear conscience

We love soft suede and nubuck, but normally, these materials are made from animal skin and require complex maintenance. That’s why we began searching for our own options — and we found them. They’re breathable, durable, and ethically produced. 

  • Soft to the touch 
  • 100% vegan
  • Extra breathable
  • Wick away sweat from your feet

Hemp and linen: Nature’s tough guys

You’ll fall in love with hemp and linen shoes, especially in summer. They protect your feet from the sun, keep them cool, and let them breathe. Even better, they last – these are the world’s toughest natural fibers. There have even been discoveries of linen fabrics that date back thousands of years. 

Our shoes might not last thousands of years, but they will take millions of steps with you. We’ve tested them ourselves. 

  • A green source: minimal water needed for production 
  • Your feet can breathe in them
  • Extremely durable material

Ethical fur: Warmth without cruelty

You can even find Ahinsa shoes walking in Finnish snow. And we’ve heard straight from Finland that our vegan fur keeps feet toasty warm even in the harshest temperatures

And thanks to a special membrane, it also wicks away sweat from your feet. You’ll experience a truly cozy winter when you wear shoes lined with this fur. 

  • 100% vegan
  • Wicks away sweat from your feet
  • Warms your feet even in freezing Finnish temperatures (Tested)

AirNet: A breath of fresh air for your feet

Inhale. Exhale. Breathing is an essential function of human life — and your feet need to breathe, too. That’s why we chose this extra breathable Airnet mesh for our shoes. Your feet can breathe, sweat gets wicked away, and you’ll feel more comfortable than you’ve ever been in your life.  

  • Adapts to your feet
  • Allows air to reach your feet 
  • Wicks away sweat 
  • Extra durable

Ahinsa Sunbrella: Made without waste

Sunbrella produced the fabric of the flag that flies on the moon. Well, it might not fly, but it’s still there standing strong in an environment totally inhospitable to life. Sunbrella fabrics can withstand (almost) anything.
 
Water resistant and easy to clean. All you need is a soft cloth and a little bit of water with soap. Every fiber of Sunbrella fabrics are saturated all the way through so the colors won’t fade and stay vibrant even under UV rays. 

Be smart and comfortable in shoes made from lightweight and durable materials. 

  • Breathable, water-resistant material 
  • Easy maintenance — just wipe with a cloth
  • Fade-resistant, vibrant colors
  • Ecologically and ethically produced

Ahinsa Phira: Textiles back in action

Textile waste is overwhelming the world. Every month, retailers release new collections, and the old ones get thrown out. We’re buying more than we can wear. 

But what can we do to stop the cycle of production — store — closet — landfill? We need a way to put our old textiles back into play. And we know how to do it. We’ve discovered a material we call Phira, made from discarded textiles that have been sorted, cleaned, and taken apart. They are used make new fibers for new fabric. And from this, we handcraft a brand-new pair of shoes.

Something old and something new is created at the same time.

Ahinsa Malai: When shoes smell like coconut

Designer Zuzana Gombošová discovered that farmers in southern India produce vast amounts of coconut waste. Even a small farm dumps around 4000 liters of coconut water per day! It pollutes the water and acidifies the soil. But what can you do about it? 

Zuzana found a way to put that water to good use. She feeds it to the bacteria that produce cellulose, which she uses to make a beautiful and 100% biodegradable material

We are thrilled to use this material to craft our Ahinsa Malai sandals.

Ahinsa CF UltraDry: A corn miracle

We've been looking for a lining that would look after your feet for a long time. A lining that breathes and wicks moisture away from your feet. And we found it. 

It's called Cruelty Free UltraDry. It looks like leather, but it's so much better. 60% of this lining comes from corn polymer, a natural and easily recyclable material. 

We also love this lining for what it can do. It absorbs up to 8 times its weight in water, so your feet stay dry.

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