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Vagabond Buyers Guide | Story, Style & Size Guide

With a rich heritage dating back to 1973 in Varberg, Sweden, Vagabond is the largest footwear manufacturer in Scandinavia. Originally popular in Germany and Scandinavia, Vagabond has evolved into a global icon, known for blending timeless design with functional comfort. Embracing a philosophy that values both style and substance, Vagabond consistently delivers footwear that not only looks good but also feels great.

Combining unique style with affordable high-quality, here’s everything you need to know about Vagabond, from footwear styles and sustainability to sizing and styling.
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Our Vagabond Collection

From classic leather boots to casual sandals, our Vagabond collection features a range of styles. Whether you're looking for the perfect pair of staple boots, perfect for all seasons, or looking to upgrade your office footwear collection, Vagabond's commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and innovation makes it a go-to choice.



Vagabond boots are a perfect blend of rugged durability and refined style. Whether you're navigating city life or venturing into the great outdoors, Vagabond's diverse range of boot designs caters to various tastes, from classic ankle and timeless Chelsea silhouettes to more contemporary and trendsetting styles including lace-up boots.



Vagabond flats are a classic and versatile footwear option. Whether it's classic ballet flats or a more on-trend slingback, comfort takes centre stage without sacrificing their signature flair for fashion, providing a reliable choice for those seeking everyday comfort and style.



Vagabond heels elevate any outfit with their distinct blend of modern and timeless designs. From sleek stilettos to chunky block heels, each pair exudes a sense of confidence and refined taste. Whether you're stepping into a social event or a night out on the town, they effortlessly combine versatility and flair, allowing you to make a statement with each step.



Vagabond sandals seamlessly fuse comfort and style for the modern, free-spirited individual. From casual slides to strappy gladiators, each pair of sandals effortlessly transitions from leisurely strolls to stylish summer outings. The use of high-quality materials and thoughtful detailing ensures durability as well as adds a touch of contemporary flair to any warm-weather wardrobe.



Vagabond loafers are a stylish wardrobe staple. With a range of designs that seamlessly blend comfort and fashion, these loafers effortlessly transition from formal settings to casual outings. Whether adorned with tassels, buckles, or kept simple, each pair not only exudes a sense of refined taste but also provides a comfortable fit for those who appreciate both style and ease.



Whether you're navigating city streets or embracing an active lifestyle, Vagabond trainers seamlessly marry style with performance. With a diverse range of designs, from sleek suede options to bold and colourful patterns, Vagabond trainers cater to individuals who seek both an urban edge and reliable support for their daily adventures.

What does Vagabond stand for?

‘Vagabond’ is another word for a nomad, traveller or bohemian, always curious, never stopping and never bored. A vagabond is someone who travels from place to place, embracing a life of constant movement and exploration. The word carries connotations of adventure, independence, and a free-spirited existence.

Are Vagabond sustainable?

In regards to sustainability, the brand doesn’t just try and do one thing. They trial different processes and materials throughout their company. The brand has been developing chrome-free tanned leather for inner soles and lining. Chrome-tanned leather can cause allergies and is applied on all Vagabond shoes, regardless of what upper they have.They have been focusing on creating better glues to use in the production of their shoes. Usually, the glue is strong for durability, but also harmful to breathe in, meaning in factories you need good ventilation and protective equipment. Vagabond is coming up with its own glue as a solution in partnership with a Swedish laboratory. They also work with a limited amount of factories, it can vary from season to season but it is usually around 5. All of the factories are in Vietnam, which are closer together making it more sustainably friendly. 
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Where are Vagabond Shoes made?

The Vagabond factories are based in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. 

Are Vagabond Shoes real leather?

Vagabond offers a range of footwear, and the materials used can vary depending on the specific design and style of the shoe. While Vagabond does use genuine leather in many of its products, their shoes may include a variety of other materials, such as synthetic materials, textiles, or different types of leather.

Are Vagabond shoes true to size?

Vagabond shoes if anything run slightly small. If you sit on the edge of sizes we would recommend you get the size up especially if you are buying your winter boots. 

Are Vagabond shoes narrow?

No, their collection is not particularly narrow. The shoes are developed to fit as consistently as possible, but the styling, construction or materials may affect the fit. For example, a shoe made from patent leather may feel tighter than the same style made from soft leather.

Vagabond Size Guides

If you are struggling to convert your size take a look at our size guides to help you. Women's Size Guide 
EU UK US Foot (mm)
35 2 5 223
36 3 6 230
37 4 7 236
38 5 8 243
39 6 9 250
40 7 10 256
41 8 11 263
42 9 12 270
Men's Size Guide
EU UK US Foot (mm)
39 6 6 250
40 6.5 7 256
41 7.5 8 263
42 8 9 270
43 9 10 276
44 9.5 11 283
45 10.5 12 290
46 11 13 296

Vagabond Styling

Styling your Vagabond shoes is a delightful adventure in expressing your unique personality through fashion. Whether you prefer a laid-back or polished look, Vagabond shoes are versatile enough to complement any style, allowing you to create outfits that reflect your individual taste and make a statement with every step.

Here are some of our favourite ways to style Vagabond shoes.


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To elevate your outfit, slip into a pair of Vagabond ballet flats with tailored trousers or a classic skirt, adding a touch of sophistication to your look.


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For a casual look, pair your Vagabond boots with colourful trousers and a leather jacket – effortlessly cool and comfortable.


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Dress up your summer wardrobe and pair your Vagabond loafers with statement print shorts and a vest top for an effortless, on-trend look.


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Embrace a bohemian vibe by pairing your Vagabond sandals with a loose-fitting shirt and wide-leg trousers, perfect for those sunny days or beachside strolls.


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For a night out, let your Vagabond heels steal the spotlight, complementing your favourite cocktail dress or adding a stylish edge to sleek denim.



Hannah Needham
Hannah Needham Writer and expert

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