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The Best Vegan Boots for Winter 2021

Looking for some gorgeous vegan boots for winter? We’ve found a huge variety, for all budgets!

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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 (read: freezing cold), or if they’re lined, nastily sweaty. The eternal winter fashion conundrum for vegans is usually: where can I find a decent pair of vegan boots?

Chelsea boots, ankle boots and chunky heels are just a few of the on-trend characteristics all fashionistas are looking for in footwear this season, and fortunately these styles feature in all of the beautiful vegan boots for winter we’ve found for you here.

Our vegan boots edit is not only chic, but it’s luxurious too, and in many cases, these boots are even eco-friendly. In fact, the new winter problem facing vegans now could well be: which pair of boots should I choose?

15 Great Vegan Boots for Winter 2021

1. Matt & Nat Kallya Boots

The much-loved Canadian brand has established itself in the field of vegan fashion for its elegant handbag, shoe and now even coat designs that withstand the test of time. One example of their gorgeous vegan boots for winter is the Kallya over the knee boot, pictured below. Made from vegan micro-suede fabric, they’re subtly sexy. The heel is nice and low, making them easy to walk in, while the boot stretches up enticingly high.

Price Around $175

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

2. Dr. Martens 1460 Mono Boots 

Unisex, vegan, and cool as hell! These army boots, which originated in the 40’s in Germany, became a punk rock staple in the 70’s, and today, they are a vegan footwear favourite. Though usually black with a rubber sole, Doc Martens come in loads of different colours – and even glitter styles! We’re loving this all white pair, modelled by @questionmarqo, below.

Price From around $110-$125.95

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

3. Sydney Brown Lava Heels

One of our favourite vegan shoe brands has to be Sydney Brown, and their High Ankle Boots are a great example of why! Ethically made in Portugal, these are oh-so-easy to wear. The faux napa sock boot just slips on, allowing some give no matter what your foot shape. And the best part? That sustainably harvested German beech wood high heel!

Price Around $430

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

4. NAE Vegan Ruth Boots

Nae’s ethics can be found in its name, that is the acronym for No Animal Exploitation. This Portuguese vegan footwear brand offers a fair and animal-friendly alternative against human exploitation and respect to the environment, with classy styles that can fit casual occasions as well as more dressy situations. An excellent example are their new midi length Ruth boots. They’re made out of ecological and water resistant microfibre, OEKO-TEX certified.

Price Around $120

 

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

5. Vegan ‘Going West’ Snakeskin Boots

Love yourself a bit of animal print? These vegan snakeskin boots boast a Western cut and a 3.5″ heel. They’ve got just the right amount of sass, and look awesome with black or blue jeans. Not a fan of the snakeskin print? No worries! they also come in tan, mushroom, brown, black, and even an alligator print!

Price $88

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

6. Rothy’s Chelsea Boots

Leopard. Grey. Black. Pink. Name your colour, Rothy’s probably has it! Plus, their eternally chic Chelsea boots are as eco-friendly as footwear gets! Not only is all their footwear 100% vegan, but it’s also 3D knitted, meaning there’s zero waste. Plus, they material they use is made from recycled plastic, saved from over 30 km of shoreline. These are ideal for those who live in cool, but not cold, climates.

Price $145

rothy's chelsea boots

7. Vegan Cavalier Boot

If you like your vegan boots with a country flare, these are for you! Choose from black, mushroom or brown. They boast just enough heel to give you a tiny height boost, and they look great with everything from dresses to jeans.

Price $90

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

8. Bhava’s Blondie Boot

Bhava is dedicated to fighting for all the real victims of fashion, from animals to exploited human workers, by making their vegan boots and shoes an example of how the industry can thrive without harming animals or craftsmen. Their collections are all ethically handmade in the Spanish region of Alicante, and the quality shows! Just take this Blondie Ankle Bootie, for example. It’s expertly stitched and designed, with a 3″ high heel that transitions perfectly from day to night.

Price Around $250

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9. Stella McCartney’s Chunky Boots 

Attention, serious fashionistas! These are the winter boots of your dreams. They offer a bit of height without the precariousness of a stiletto heel, and those soles are fierce enough to have you marching through snowfall without getting damp and cold. These statement boots are ethically crafted in Italy from a gleaming faux leather that conforms to the natural contours of your foot and legs, making them surprisingly comfortable, too.

Price Around $500

stella mccartney boots

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

10. D-Cycled Denim Boots

We love jeans. And we love boots. So what’s not to love about these recycled denim boots by conscious fashion designer Bianca Georgescu? Of her latest collection, called D-Cycled, she says: “D-Cycled is about zero-waste and sustainable fashion. Challenging our ideas of environmentally friendly materials, we came to find that jeans can also have an afterlife.” Though not all of her models in this gorgeous collection are vegan, there are several options for those of us who refuse to wear animal products in any way, shape or form.

Price: On demand, as these are made to order

11. Grenson Nanette Hiking Boots

Grenson shoes have an incredible selection of vegan shoes, but the vegan boots that are really perfect for hiking, walking or stormy weather are their Nanette Boots.

Nanette is a gorgeous and on trend hiker boot that’s comfortable without compromising on style. They were created using microfibre and a rubber welt, which makes them not only free of any animal products and completely vegan friendly, but also great for stomping around in snow.

You can style these boots with a maxi dress or with jeans – the versatile design allows them to be worn with practically anything, really! These are the perfect investment piece to add to your wardrobe. I really love the fact that these boots can be recycled, are breathable, antibacterial, washable, lightweight and highly resistant.

Price: Around $300

12. Mirra Vegan Combat Boot

These PU, pebble-textured combat boots come from Matt and Nat. They’ve got a touch of the ’60’s about them, don’t you think? They’re kind of go-go boots gone vegan! But if you’re worried the white will get dirty too fast, they come in black, too.

Price: $135

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

13. NAE Vegan Cherry Red Velvet Boots

These are punk classic! Made in the style of Doc Marten’s, these have a bit of twist, since they come in vegan friendly velvet in black or cherry red. We love that the laces come in the same colour and fabric!

NAE is a 100% vegan and eco-friendly company that produces all their products in ethical factories in Portugal.

Price: Around $85

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14. My Generation Taupe Heeled Boots

How Instagram ready are these gorgeous taupe heeled boots? They feature a slightly squared toe, microfibre ‘suede’ and a chunky heel. Perfect with an oversized sweater and a pair of faded, ripped jeans.

Price: $47

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

15. Alice + Whittles Gumboots

Rain or shine, snow or sleet – these tall vegan boots will come in handy! Made from 100% fair trade natural rubber, these babies are 100% plastic free, lightweight, waterproof, and use 80% less energy to produce than regular rubber boots.

Price: $150

Great Vegan Boots for Winter

First and second images: Bhava

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