The Tree Kisser’s Favorite Vegan Boots For Fall 2018!
I’ll confess this up front: I’m a sucker for fall. I get extremely excited when the temperature even hints at cooling down. And I love, love, love an opportunity to throw on cozy leggings and stylish vegan boots!
I’ve written before about waterproof vegan boots for rainy or snowy weather, so if that’s what you’re looking for, see my list of vegan winter boots here. However, if you’re in the market for stylish everyday vegan boots, keep reading! I’ve done my best to cover the full spectrum of fashion preferences here, but they are of course biased by my own personal style! From booties to over-the-knees to vegan “Uggs” to sky-high heels, I’ve found it all.
As I explained in my Ultimate Vegan Fashion Guide, I’ve attempted to include brands from all across the pricing spectrum. I won’t lie, a lot of the independent, highly sustainable companies making vegan shoes and/or vegan bags do have a higher price point as a result of their ethical manufacturing and emerging cruelty-free technologies. However, it’s my goal to prove that vegan fashion exists at every price point, so I’ve included the more affordable brands as well. Often (but NOT always), these less expensive options don’t check off every box on my checklist for “ideal” vegan fashion- i.e.: uses sustainable/eco-friendly materials, manufactured locally, donates to charity, etc., but given the cow leather industry’s history of environmental destruction, animal cruelty, and human rights abuses, I’m still of the opinion that vegan fashion is always the best choice.
Many of the brands included in this post are fully vegan, but I’ve also included a handful of vegan-friendly – or not YET vegan – companies that offer a large selection of vegan shoes, vegan bags, or other vegan fashion. While I love supporting independent and innovative small businesses, I also acknowledge the benefit of voting with our dollars to show more mainstream brands that we appreciate and welcome their vegan options!
Without further ado, these are my favorite sources for vegan boots this fall!
Bhava Studio (fully vegan brand)
Bhava is known for their extremely high quality vegan shoes, made with a focus on sustainability and ethical manufacturing. The shoes are designed in New York, where the Bhava team tests out every style on the busy streets of Manhattan. They are then manufactured by skilled artisans in Mumbai or Spain, using eco-friendly materials like organic cotton and vegan eco-suede.
Shop vegan boots for fall at Bhava Studio.
Matt & Nat (fully vegan brand)
Matt & Nat has been making and selling high-quality vegan apparel since 1995! Known primarily for their vegan handbags, Matt & Nat also offers a wide variety of vegan shoes. Coveted by celebrities and animal activists alike, the Montreal-based company sells their shoes and bags in boutiques all over the world! They also help protect the planet by recycling more than 3 million plastic bottles into their fabrics every year.
Petit Vour (fully vegan retailer)
Petit Vour may be best known for their monthly vegan & cruelty-free cosmetics and skincare subscription box (I’m obsessed with it), but in the past year or so, they’ve also started selling vegan fashion! Curating only pieces that meet their standards for highest quality and high fashion, Petit Vour has a full collection of vegan footwear. All designed and created without harming any animals. They update their website often, so be sure to check in regularly to see their selection of vegan boots!
Shop vegan boots for fall at Petit Vour.
Lulus (vegan-friendly retailer)
Mega-retailer Lulus has actually been ahead of the vegan fashion curve for a while now- I’m pretty sure they’ve had an entire vegan shoe section for at least five years! Like ASOS, Lulus’ selection of vegan boots is incredibly budget-friendly, so if you’re trying to save money, start here! Most pairs are priced under $50, and all are under $100. They have a very easy exchange process, so I always recommend people buy a few pairs to try on and then return the ones that don’t work.
Shop vegan boots for fall at Lulus.
ASOS (vegan-friendly retailer)
Online retail giant ASOS has done animals a HUGE favor by making it easy to find their non-leather options by using their website’s filter (the “leather/non-leather” filter shows up when shopping for shoes or bags). They don’t use the word “vegan”, but unless you’re seeing wool, silk, or other animal products on the material list, you should be safe. What I love is that since I first started shopping with ASOS last year, the percentage of non-leather shoes compared to their leather shoes has continuously been growing. ASOS has a huge selection of all styles for both men and women, most of which are very affordable.
Shop vegan boots for fall at ASOS.
Pawj California (fully vegan brand)
Use code THETREEKISSER for 10% off your order from Pawj!
I was so excited when I came across Pawj California, because they seem to have perfected the art of the vegan “Uggs” style boots! I’ve purchased other “faux Uggs” in the past, but never found them to be very impressive- until I received my Pawj boots. Last fall (and winter) I practically lived in their Wild Leopard Chestnut boots! If you like the aesthetic and coziness of Uggs, but don’t want to wear animal skin, these are the boots for you!
Shop vegan boots for fall at Pawj California. (Use code THETREEKISSER for 10% off your order from Pawj!)
Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. (fully vegan brand)
Lots of great vegan brands are coming out of London these days! This include Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories, a brand launched “to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes.” While Will’s offers a wide range of styles, I think it’s their variety of durable, sturdy work boots (for both men and women) that sets them apart.
Beyond Skin (fully vegan brand)
Since 2001, Beyond Skin has been living up to their name by moving beyond the use of animal skins to make shoes! Designed in London and handmade in Spain, Beyond Skin’s collection includes a wide range of gorgeous vegan boots.
Shop vegan boots for fall at Beyond Skin.
Free People (vegan-friendly retailer)
In recent years, retail giant Free People has made bold ventures into the vegan fashion world, which is amazing given their massive customer base! They’re very clear about clarifying which items are vegan, so you don’t have to worry too much about reading labels (though I always recommend double checking when the brand isn’t fully vegan). Free People’s vegan options are a great way to keep up with current trends (hello vegan cowboy boots!) without harming animals!
Shop vegan boots for fall at Free People.
BC Footwear (fully vegan brand)
BC Footwear, a fun and flirty California-based shop, offers a wide variety of vegan styles at affordable prices! They offer contemporary designs with West Coast aesthetics that are perfect for a musical festival or a beach party. Their vegan boots are a bit more traditional (less funky) than their other footwear, but I love them anyway!
Stella McCartney (shoes are fully vegan)
Stella McCartney’s vegan boots have long been the best solution for designer-loving fashionistas with a conscience. Almost everything Stella McCartney designs is vegan, with the exception of some apparel that contains wool or silk. Her prices are sky high, but they’re on par with other top luxury brands. Keep an eye out for sales, sometime you can snag a major discount!
Did I leave out your favorite animal-friendly brand? Let me know in the comments!