Vegan Boots: A Boot Whose Time Has Come
I got a pair of vegan boots a Target about four years ago for $30. They are adorable, durable, and still get plenty of compliments. If you’re looking for hiking boots or for fashion boots to wear downtown, it may appear challenging to find leather-free options. Yet, with a few tips, finding cruelty-free boots becomes a piece of cake.
When you begin your search for the perfect pair of boots, you’ll want to consider two things:
- Material is the most significant. Luckily shoe labels make it easy to distinguish between animal materials and vegan materials. You can expect boots are made from leather or other animal fabrics unless the label says, “All Man-Made Materials” or “100% Synthetic.” Then you’re in the clear! Just be careful, some shoes have a synthetic outer but a leather sole or a wooly interior.
- Glue is one of those “how vegan are you?” questions. It can be difficult to determine whether the glue that binds the boot together is vegan or made using trace animal ingredients. Many vegans decide not to worry about such details. Others commit to buying only vegan-certified footwear.
Vegan Boots List For Mindful Shopping
We are including two lists, the first with 100% vegan shoes and boots. The second with retailers that carry footwear made without leather or wool, yet, could contain trace animal ingredients in the glue.
100% Vegan Boots And Shoes Companies & Shops:
- Alternative Outfitters
- Beyond Skin
- Blowfish Shoes
- Bourgeois Boheme
- Brave Gentleman
- Cri De Coeur
- Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe
- Form & Fauna
- Noah: Italian Vegan Shoes
- Zoe & Zac
- Vegetarian Shoes
- Wills Vegan Shoes
Big Retailers That Carry Man-Made Boots:
- Amazon.com (Vegan Boots search)
- Dr. Martens
- Old Navy
- Steve Madden (Madden Girl)
We wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect cruelty-free boots this season!