Looking for great vegan boots for winter? We’ve found 12 gorgeous pairs!
By Holly Litchfield and 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?
10+ Great Vegan Boots for Winter 2020
1. Matt & Nat
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 vegan boots for winter is the tall Camila Waterproof Black Boot. This lined model is made for cold winters, and boasts a vegan felt upper, vegan leather trim and buckle ankle strap detail. It looks great with tights, tucked-in jeans, and even dresses!
Price Around $145
The army boots that originated in the 40’s in Germany became a punk rock staple in the 70’s, and today, they are a vegan footwear favourite! Punk gets a touch of glam via the brand’s chunky black glitter boot, perfect for casual evenings out.
Price From around $110-$125.95
One of our favourite vegan shoe brands has to be Sydney Brown, and their Vegan Lava Heel Boots are a great example of why! Ethically made in Portugal, these are oh-so-easy to wear – the sock boot just slips on, allowing some give no matter what your foot shape, and the stretch also allows you to wear thick socks if the weather demands it. But the best part? That rounded, ombre wood heel!
Price Around $350
Ohhh Santa, please!! These are top of my personal Christmas list! These Stella McCartney vegan leather boots are simply the bomb. Perfect for work (when it’s not snowing), their mid-calf length is flattering on everyone. I love the piercing stiletto heels and the reinforced with gold-tone metal toes, which give these a slightly Western slant.
Price Around $635
If you love riding and feel nostalgic towards country-style fashion, Will’s Vegan Shoes will be just your cup of tea! They are ethically made in Portugal under European Union employment, discrimination and health & safety law and are also Carbon Neutral Certified. Furthermore they are presented in sustainable non treated paper and cardboard packaging and most importantly for fashionistas they are gorgeous!
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 the Neue Ankle Boots, made out of ecological and water resistant microfibre, OEKO-TEX certified.
Price Around $120
If you’re looking for vegan boots with comfort as a key feature, look no further than these purple booties by Arcopedico! The brand is renowned for its stretchy, accommodating Techno-Elastic uppers, anatomic footbed, and twin arch support system. The label was founded by Professor Elio Parodi in 1966 with the goal of creating footwear that’s beneficial to human health- and animals! These boots add a touch of colour to your winter wardrobe, too. I mean, hands up if most of your outerwear is grey or black?
Don’t we all love a pair of over-the-knee vegan boots? During those incredibly chilly winters, you’ll definitely feel all warm and sexy at the same time! We love how these are low enough not to look too over-the-top (i.e. they’re office friendly), and the lower heel also makes these easy to walk in. Honestly, once you wear these, you’ll always want it to be winter!
Once upon a time in Malibu, two famed footwear executives decided to combine their business and creative talents to create a unique brand of vegan shoes. The result was Blowfish, a brand that has since conquered shoe lovers across all continents. This season, you can go chic with their Lama Vegan Boot. It’s extremely practical, thanks to its chunky, 8cm heel, and we love the size zip and faux snakeskin detailing on the back of the shoe.
10. Bhava’s Blondie
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
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 babies are 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
These boots are beautiful and timeless, and were named after a fierce female who also fits that description: Billie Holliday. In case you don’t know about this awesome vegan shoemaker, Susi Studio is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Bianca Moran Parkes, with the aim of promoting veganism and conscious living. Her vegan boots are eco-friendly, since they’re made from recycled microsuede and ethically sourced rubber, but what we love most about this brand are their cool, 70’s inspired styles.
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
Grenson shoes have an incredible selection of vegan shoes, but the vegan boots that are really perfect for stormy weather this winter are their Nanette Boots. Nanette is a gorgeous and on trend hiker boot that’s stylish and comfortable without compromising on style. These boots 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
First and second images: Bhava
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