By Holly Litchfield
With the rise of eco-friendly faux fur, there are hundreds of stylish, warm winter coats to choose from, but finding vegan boots to match is a bit trickier. Often, they’re a bit frumpy looking, or are made from material that doesn’t ‘breathe’ well, making them either far from snuggly, or if they’re lined – sweatily stuffy. The eternal winter problem for vegans is usually: where can I find a decent pair of vegan boots?
Chunky heels, saw tooth wedges, buttery textures, almond toes and fun fringes are just a few of the on-trend characteristics all fashionistas are looking for in footwear this season, and fortunately they feature in all of the 21 beautiful vegan boots for winter we’ve found for you here. This selection is not only chic, but it’s luxurious too – in fact, the new winter problem facing vegans now could well be: which pair of boots should I choose?
Stella McCartney’s boots are made in Italy from faux suede, leather and velvet, her boots are known for their chunky, easy to walk in heels. Designed to hit high on the ankle, they’re also perfect for tucking your skinny jeans into. Her velvet ankle boots with their curved, claw-like heel, are bound to be one of the most coveted – and copied – boots of the season.
2. Sydney Brown
The best in recycled, eco friendly materials make up these creative designs and the naturally occurring variations within the textures make each and every pair unique. The brand has received critical acclaim for its collections with bloggers loving the ‘understated’ style and ‘beautiful detailing’ of these copper and faux leather block-heeled boots, below.
3. Beyond Skin
There are so many great boots from this brand this season, we don’t know where to start: from faux sheepskin, vegan suede, vegan leathers and fake furs, there are plenty of textures to choose from. But we’re not the only ones who have been seduced: customer reviews share the joy in wearing Beyond Skin, saying the fit is both ‘comfortable and flattering’ with the overall finish being simply ‘beautiful’.
4. NAE Vegan
We’re totally crushing on fall boots by vegan-and-proud brand NAE vegan. This brand has some quite arty touches, such as the embroidery on their best-selling Saka boots, but specialise in classic styles, such as the tall Laia boots below. With prices starting at around £80 you’re spoilt for choice with originality and affordability – all the more reason to buy in multiples surely?
The team at Noah have perfected the art in making simple, utterly beautiful! The boot styles are super-elegant and enhance any fall wardrobe perfectly. Only 100% vegan materials are used in the creation of these exquisite, Italian handcrafted Dora ankle boots and Simonetta wedge booties, below.
6. Lookie Lou
Lookie here! We just discovered this brand. It’s not necessarily an eco-friendly brand but they do have a good range of vegan leather boots for those who are more focused on the cruelty-free element of vegan leather, as opposed to the potentially sustainable one. We do love that the heels are made from upcycled wood, though.
7. Olsen Haus
Possibly America’s top vegan brand, Olsen Haus offers a broad collection of boots this season for vegans and fashionistas alike. We’d love to wear these faux suede, wood wedge numbers with a pair of jeans…maybe just not in the snow and ice, of course.
Great cuts and wood heels are what define this well-designed vegan boot collection. We particularly love the colour-pop pink heel on the Anna camel boots, and the classic style of the Willow shoe boot.
The renowned designer normally creates his footwear from leather, but it seems he’s catching up with the increasing demand for vegan friendly footwear with the creation of these sexy over-the-knee boots. Perfect with a pair of tights and an oversized sweater. We love his fringed ankle boots, below, too!
As cute and soft as a teddy bear, these fuzzy pink velvet boots are bound to sell out soon at ASOS. The heel is the perfect size and structure to give you some height whilst being completely easy to walk in, and the almond toe is right on trend, too.
Nothing says “big city babe” better than these Manhattan Breeze Black High Heel Fringe Booties! These sexy stunners feature a pointed-toe, vegan leather upper with a notched and zippered 7″ shaft.
Even if you don’t believe in magic, you will believe in the stylish powers of the Very Superstitious Plum Purple Suede Pointed Toe Booties! Luxe vegan suede sculpts an unstoppable pointed-toe upper, that makes its way to a notched collar, reinforced by an elastic gusset at the outstep. 5.5″ zipper at the instep.
If you like something understated yet sexy, Uptown Living’s suede textured taupe vegan boots are just the thing. Great with a dress or jeans, we love the little tassled touch!
Let’s face it–in the snow and sleet, flat boots are a must, and these soft vegan suede boots with their sassy over-the-knee design really let you make a statement! A rounded toe meets unique notched seaming in these vegan classics.
Can’t afford Stella’s stunning velvet numbers? These come pretty close. Like Stella’s, they’re 100% vegan, sport a chunky heel, and come in textured velvet – but the price is pretty much what you’d just pay in tax for anything by Ms McCartney.