| If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a good vegan shoe, you can spend under £30 on a not-so-bad one made in Spanish working conditions. |
The upper material is just plastic, but it has holes - fourteen of them - punched over the toe area for breath-ability, just in front of the place where the seam puckers a bit round the front of the laces. Inside, the shoe and it is lined with terry towelling for absorbency, and the tongue is a cushioned breathable fabric.
There isn't any great cushioning or shock-absorption in the sole, but it does have "shock absorption" moulded into the heel, so there might be a little, and the simple construction looks as though it will survive a gentle machine wash, so that's an advantage. There's also a couple of millimetres of foam cushioning in the upper material itself.