Robin Webb began manufacturing leather-free shoes as early as 1990. He started with shoes made from old car tires and canvas. Then he made an interesting discovery. He found a breathable microfiber material that was used for the upholstery of boat parts. With this alternative to leather Vegetarian Shoes was born. The selection of vegan shoes quickly grew, so that Vegetarian Shoes is probably the largest brand for vegan shoes today. Vegetarian Shoes are made in Portugal, Spain and England.