Leading a plant-based lifestyle isn’t just about your diet, it extends to other aspects of your life as well, like your apparel choices. Animal products like leather and suede are widely used to make clothing and accessories, and leather boots are one common example. Their sturdy upper is made from leather and suede, and even the glue that keeps your sole stuck to the underside of your boots could be made from animal collagen. None of this is aligned with your vegan lifestyle.
Luckily, many brands now produce high-quality boots completely without the use of animal products. Here are 14 pairs of vegan boots that are comfortable, practical, and animal-friendly.
Stylish Vegan Boots for Men
You can never go wrong with classic Chelsea boots. This pair by Ferro Aldo is made with hand-crafted synthetic leather and synthetic soles, making them 100% vegan. Double stitching enhances the durability of these boots, and the pull tab and elasticated bands mean they’re easy to put on. The synthetic upper is beautifully washed to create a slightly antiquated feel, and the classic low-ankle silhouette makes this pair a truly versatile piece, meaning you can wear them for both formal occasions and casual days.
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You can count on this pair to keep your toes warm and keep you in style in winter. These Globalwin boots are made with high-quality Italian faux leather that’s water-resistant and double stitched to make sure they last. They are lined with faux fur that will keep your feet warm as you trek in style in winter, and the lace-up closure gives you a secure fit. Featuring a minimalist profile, this pair is a contemporary update to the traditional winter boots.
Here’s another pair of Chelsea boots that can handle both work and play. The sleek design is suitable for work and other formal occasions, and the glossy upper further enhances their polished look. These boots are made from hand-crafted vegan leather and a well-constructed toe box, which makes them a pair of high-quality boots that will last for years to come.
Add a touch of the western flair to your looks with these cowboy boots. Even though the embossed crocodile leather look and the overall western vibe don’t scream vegan, these boots are 100% synthetic. The insole is lightly padded to ensure comfort, and the zipper closure makes these boots easy to put on and take off. Belt buckles, chains, and polished silver-toned rivets, these boots are made to stand out. If you’re looking to add something bold to your everyday looks, these cowboy boots are for you.
For a more casual style, this pair is a great choice. The sneaker-like profile and the lace-up closure give these boots a casual vibe, making them perfect for everyday wear. The rubber outsoles provide enough traction for some light physical activity, and the cushioned insole promises comfort wherever you go. These vegan boots come at a price of just $13.99, which is a bargain that is hard to beat.
If you’re looking for something more heavy-duty, these boots from DRKA have got you. These boots feature a steel toe cap that will keep your feet safe whether you’re at a construction site or on a challenging trek. The microfiber faux leather offers water-resistant and cold-resistant properties, and the pattern on the PU outsole provides grip on uneven and slippery surfaces. Whether you need boots for trekking or work, these tough boots can handle them all.
You can’t have a boot recommendation list without mentioning Dr. Martens. Yes, most Dr. Martens’ boots are made of leather, but the good news is this brand now has a vegan collection featuring all the fan-favorites. With the yellow stitching, soles that provide traction, and the classic lace-up closure, this pair of boots has all the signature features of Dr. Martens. Even though they are not the most affordable options, Dr. Martens are famous for the durability of its boots, and these are built to last.
This sporty rendition of military boots by Under Armour is tough and will up the coolness of any look. These boots feature a TPU toe cap that provides extra protection for your feet, and the Under Armour ClutchFit ankle support system contours to your ankles and gives you support for all types of activities. These boots are also surrounded by welded PU films that give these boots the resistance to tear and wear. Simply put, these vegan boots are tough and built to last.
This iconic style never fails to elevate your looks, and it is here to stay. Made with 100% synthetic materials, these boots are completely vegan. The polished faux leather makes these boots suitable for formal settings, and a side zipper is added to make sure you can put them on with ease. The heel, belts and metal rings, and the stitching details on the vamp all contribute to forming the iconic look of cowboy boots. These boots are great for adding a bit of western flair to your looks.
Scale any terrain with these hiking boots by Astral. The heavy-duty lug sole provides maximum grip for your challenging treks, and the sticky high-performance G.15 rubber outsole means these can handle slippery surfaces without a problem. Designed with your comfort in mind, the quick-dry and breathable canvas helps keep moisture away from your feet, and the wider toe box gives your feet extra room and provides stability. These boots are not just vegan, some parts are even made with recycled polyester. Sustainable, vegan, and practical, these boots are a great option for your outdoor adventures.
Looking for a pair of warm vegan hiking boots for winter? This one is a great pick. These boots are made with synthetic leather that gives them water-resistant properties. Lined with thick faux fur, you can count on them to keep your feet warm on snowy trails. The rubber lug outsole provides grip against slippery surfaces, and the enhanced toe cap helps to better protect your feet. Whether it’s a camping trip or an adventurous trek on a snowy trail, these boots can handle all the outdoor adventures you have planned.
Motorcycle boots are not just cool, they’re actually practical for the everyday. This pair is made completely with synthetic materials, and it looks equally good with jeans and dress pants. The double-stitched exterior guarantees durability, and the padded interior provides comfort. The belts across the front and the copper-toned buckles on the sides give them some character, and the washed leather look adds some rebellious spirit to the look. With a minimalistic profile, these boots are great for everyday wear, and being made with durability in mind, they will last you for years to come.
As suggested by its name, Will’s Vegan Shoes is a brand that offers high-quality vegan shoes, and this pair is one of them. Made with premium Italian vegan leather, they are soft, breathable, and water-resistant. The vegan leather is even made with organic cereal crops grown using a carbon-neutral process. The classic lace-up closure and the timeless profile make these boots great for everyday wear, and the high quality means they’ll stay with you for a long time.
Here’s another pair that can handle both everyday wear and formal occasions. These boots are made completely from synthetic materials. Ahimsa is also an ethical and sustainable brand. Its factory in Brazil meets and even surpasses all regulations regarding compensations and benefits, and it reuses leftover materials to make its shoes. Instead of PU, the insoles are made with bio-latex and covered in cork, offering the same comfort but in an eco-friendly way. Ethical, sustainable, and vegan – these boots are clearly one of the best options there is.
Whether it’s for casual everyday wear or formal settings, there’s a pair of boots for every occasion.
While boots are traditionally made from animal products like leather and suede, there are a plethora of vegan options on the market now. Vegan boots are just as sturdy, stylish, and practical as their counterparts made with animal products, so why not go for animal-friendly options?
On this list, there are boots for everything. No matter if it’s for an upcoming meeting or a hiking trip in winter, there’s a pair for you on this list.
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