Winter boots are often filled with fur, lined with shearling, and have a leather or suede external. However, it is not necessary whatsoever to buy boots with these materials. There are plenty of non-animal derived materials that can be used to make vegan-friendly boots that are warm, comfortable, and cute. If you are accustomed to buying from other brands that obtain their materials through animal cruelty (such as UGGs), don’t worry, here’s a great guide!
Below are some ethical alternatives to popular winter boots. All the boots are vegan-friendly and available on Amazon!
1. Camel Crown Warm Winter Boots Classic Vegan Boots
About their Warm Winter Boots, Camel Crown says, “No animals are harmed creating the fluffy lining, but we use comparable material to offer you a same comfortable wearing experience… These short heeled booties are crafted from vegan suede with sturdy stitching and a cushioned footbed for comfort and warmth.” They cost $38.99.
One Amazon customer says, “I am so pleasantly surprised by these! I’ve been searching for an affordable, cruelty-free alternative to Uggs for quite some time, and these seem to check all the boxes.”
2. Premier Standard Comfy Vegan Suede Over Knee High Boots
Heather says, “I absolutely love these boots. They are amazing I’m going to order some more.”
3. DAWGS Faux Shearling Microfiber Vegan Winter Boots
Lynn says, “They’re super soft and very warm!”
4. Dr. Martens 1460 Vegan Chrome Chukka Boot
Kimberly says, “SO excited these are vegan!”
5. Forever Link Round Toe Military Combat Boots
Forever Link says their Military Combat Boots are 100 percent vegan: “Buy these guilt-free, knowing your purchase is making no dent in the environment! Eco-friendly and in control. Buy these guilt-free.” The price ranges from $28.94 to $49.99 depending on the size.
One Amazon customer says, “I love this boots; looks so great and are so comfortable, it’s a great deal for the price, just make sure to order a half size up.”
6. fugu Sa-Me Japanese Vegan & Eco-Friendly Boots with Rubber Sole (Unisex)
Kevin says, “These are the MOST comfortable work boots I have EVER owned, anywhere, at any time, with any brand.
I’ll but these exclusively from now on.”
7. DADAWEN Lace Up Waterproof Combat Boots
One Amazon review says, “Actual size I wear, wide enough to be comfortable, and cute as can be.”
8. SODA Soong Comfort Faux Suede Boot
One Amazon reviewer says, “These boots are great for the price!”
9. Rampage Islet Motorcycle Boot
Source: Rampage Islet Motorcycle Boot
SaraLee says, “These boots are awesome. To me, all of the boots that women are wearing are boring and all look the same. These are by far the coolest style that I’ve seen. No animals were hurt in order to make these so that’s a huge plus (and must)!”
10. DREAM PAIRS Faux Fur-Lined Winter Boots
These Winter Boots have a faux fur lining for extra warmth! The price is $39.99.
One Amazon customer says, “I am very, very satisfied with this purchase and plan on buying the boot in the black color as well. Finally I’ve found a boot for me!”
1. Native Johnny Treklite Boot
Source: Native Johnny Treklite Boot
One Amazon customer says, “Warm, comfortable, durable, looks great.”
2. WHITIN Insulated Cold-Weather Boots
3. KENNETH COLE Unlisted Slightly Off Harness Boot
Kenn says, “Good and comfortable to wear right out of box. No break in period required.”
4. Dr. Martens 2976 Cambridge Brush Chelsea Boot Vegan
An Amazon customer says, “Absolutely love these boots. As a guy who gets lots of compliments about my dressing style, these boots were no exception. The color, style, comfort and price are awesome. I wish they had other colors as well. I am thinking about buying another pair to have when these begin to get worn out. Wore these with a nice jacket of same color and jeans and kept getting compliments from men and women. Highly recommended.”
5. Nautica Lace Up Boots
Source: Nautica Lace Up Boots
An Amazon customer says, “I just got this yesterday and they exceeded my expectations in how they look, and how comfortable they are to wear. Great quality and an amazing price.”
6. Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Upper Cut Boot
One Amazon customer says, “Good value for money. Build looks decent. Wore it in snow, kept feet warm.”
7. Territory Pilot Lace-up Faux Leather Casual Chelsea Boots
DJ says, “Pretty good boots for the prize.”
8. Bruno Marc Men’s Apache Motocycle Combat Ankle Boots
John says, “I like this a lot and for the price it is GREAT BUY!”
9. Guess RAND Combat Boot
Source: Guess RAND Combat Boot
Lisa says, “Simply amazing boots! Comfortable, sturdy, trendy and true to size.”
10. Jazame Casual Lace-Up Motorcycle Combat Boots
Scott says, “very comfortable. good look. worth every penny!”
We hope this list helps you find the perfect vegan-friendly winter boots for you and your loved ones. Any of these boots would make an excellent gift! For information about animal cruelty in the fashion industry, check out our list of the 5 Ways Animals are Exploited in the Fashion Industry.
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