Your Guide to Vegan Boots: Fashion Without the Cruelty

Wearing boots is a trend that never goes away, so here’s your year-round guide to shopping for vegan ones! Finding vegan boots is really easy, as long as you know what to look out for. Of course, you want to stay away from leather, suede, fur, sheepskin, and any other material that comes from animals.

The vegan-friendly words you want to look for when buying vegan boots are “synthetic,” “man-made,” “polyurethane” (or “PU”), “faux leather,” “faux suede,” etc.

Lucky for you, I read all the product descriptions of this year’s trendiest boots—so you don’t have to. I present to you: peta2’s vegan boot guide. YAAAS!

Low Boot

Everyone needs a low Chelsea boot. These are perfect for school, because they’re super-comfy.

Heeled Ankle Bootie

Take it up a notch and wear a higher heel. This 2.5-inch stacked block heel will keep your feet comfortable while adding a couple of inches.

Combat Boot

These are a bit of a splurge, but you can’t go wrong with vegan Docs. Dr. Martens are very well-made, durable, and iconic—so these boots will last just about forever. Check out Target for a more affordable option.

White Boot

Practically everyone has been sporting white ankle boots this season. Did you know they make vegan ones, too? Duh! #Fashion

Ankle Boot

A classic ankle boot should be in everyone’s closet. TBH, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Pointy Boot

A pointy toe and a stiletto heel? These are ultra-chic.

Knee-High Boot

I feel like ordering a complex Starbucks drink in these boots: “Yes, hi, can I get one grande extra-hot, half-caff, soy, vanilla, peppermint mocha—and hold the whipped cream, please. Thank you!”

Over-the-Knee Boot

Wow, these boots are everything! Wear them with skinny jeans or a cute skirt.

UGG Look-a-Like Boot

We all know that UGGs are made from sheepskin, and as compassionate humans, we don’t support that ish. Check out these cute, fuzzy boots that look a lot like UGGs but are made without the cruelty.

Dressy Bootie 

These booties are perfect for semi-formal occasions. Pair them with your fave cocktail dress and dance the night away. 

Velvet Boot 

Velvet has come back, so let’s keep it going! These dusty rose velvet boots are perfect for girly girls like me. 

Animal-Print Boot 

Do you love animals so much that you just want to become one sometimes? Just me? Well, check out these fun faux-fur boots. With dark-wash jeans and a black long-sleeve top? CUTE! 


When in doubt, just check the label. If you see one of the symbols below, you’re good to go—the item was made with vegan materials. 

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But if you see one of these symbols, put that boot down—it’s NOT vegan! Either of these mean that it’s made of skins. Gross.

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Remember: If you refuse to wear fur, you should refuse to wear all other animal-derived materials, too. Happy shopping!

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