Ethical Vegan Boots Are En Vogue

As temperatures dip and the leaves start to crisp, we’re dreaming of our favorite fall fashion—soft cardigans, cozy knit scarves, and of course, the quintessential boot. But this year, opt for the vegan boot instead of the leather or fur: vegan alternatives are just as chic and comfortable, but without the cruelty or damage to the environment and its inhabitants.

We’ve found 10 vegan boots that are sure to get you through the colder weather months, many of which use sustainable or eco-friendly alternative materials like faux-fur and faux-suede. And most of the brands included opt for ethical practices, too, ensuring that fashion and conscious living can go hand in hand. Whether you’re heading out for an intimate date night, posing for that next Insta shot on city streets, or adding some style to your everyday workwear, stay warm out there in these handpicked vegan boots.

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with more vegan goodness this fall, check out our guide to vegan purses and handbags!


1. Matt & Nat

Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Best For | Everyday office wear
Our Pick | Dea Boot
Price | $140

Looking for everyday boots that are stylish, comfortable, and vegan? Matt & Nat’s Dea boots in grey are the shoes you’ve been dreaming of. These vegan boots come with a 2.5” inch block heel and a suede look that matches any and every outfit, all while remaining cruelty-free and eco-friendly. Whether you’re walking the city streets to the office or pumpkin picking with friends over a fall weekend, the Dea boots will be your closet staple all season long.

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2. Matisse Footwear

Ethics | Vegan, artisan-made
Best For | Festivals & concerts
Our Pick | Pistol Boot
Price | $60

Based out of Los Angeles, Matisse crafts shoes that bring together country and rock & roll—and we bet you can see why in these Pistol vegan boots. These bad boys come in a variety of colors and sizes, with a lower heel ideal for long-term wear. And it gives off Wild Wild West vibes too, with a distressed look and Western design that even Dolly Parton would love. Throw these on with shorts or fringe jeans and you’re ready for an outdoor concert or festival.

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3. SUSI Studio

Ethics | Vegan, give back, ethically made, eco-friendly
Best For | A night out
Our Pick | Billie Boot
Price | $125

SUSI Studio incorporates conscious living into everything they do, and it shows with these stunning Billie boots. These vegan boots are a collaboration between SUSI and PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world: 30% of your purchase will go directly to support the cause. (And all of their shoes are ethically crafted with artisan partners in Portugal and Hong Kong, using sustainable materials whenever possible). The soft camel color and tall heel makes it the perfect choice if you’re dressed to impress, whether at brunch or a late dinner.

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4. Bhava Studio

Vegan Boots For Fall and Winter - Bhava Studio Patti Ankle Boot

Ethics | Vegan, sustainable materials, ethically made
Best For | City streets & urban life
Our Pick | Patti Ankle Bootie
Price | $249

Tested for urban terrain, Bhava Studio’s Patti ankle boots are made for city streets. Made with sustainable materials, a natural cork insole, and soft eco-suede lining, these black vegan boots are the gold standard for premium footwear with conscious beliefs. And there’s a bonus, too: these can fit with a detachable upper tall boot to go from casual to chic in a matter of seconds. Whether you’re taking on New York, Los Angeles, or Paris, you’ll be turning heads no matter where you are.

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5. Nae

Ethics | Vegan, ethically made, sustainable materials
Best For | Retro & vintage looks
Our Pick | Marta Bordeaux Boot
Price | €125

Nae’s Marta Bourdeaux is for those who want to take a walk on the wild—and ethical—side. With a gorgeous plum burgundy color, these vegan ankle boots are ethically made in Portugal using OEKO-TEX certified materials. With its bold color and striped stitched toe, it will add the pop of color you need for your next night out. And Nae is the vegan shoe company you’ve been looking for: they sell beautifully crafted boots and pumps at affordable prices, while staying cruelty-free and eco-friendly.

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6. BC Footwear

Ethics | Vegan
Best For | Boots for every season
Our Pick | Kettle Ankle Boot
Price | $90

BC Footwear’s Kettle ankle boots are a masterclass in blending style, comfort, and ethics into one. These vegan boots are made with faux leather and comfort insoles with a gorgeous V-cut at the ankle and impressive 3” heel. And that’s not the only reason we think they’ll be ideal all year long: they come in two neutral colors, too, making it your go-to pair of boots in any season. We’d throw these on with light wash jeans and a long cardigan for a cozy night with friends or a knee length skirt for the perfect first date look.

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7. Beyond Skin

Ethics | Vegan, ethically made, sustainable materials
Best For | Date night
Our Pick | Athena Knee-High Boot
Price | $250

Feel as sexy and powerful as you are in these Beyond Skin Athena knee-high boots, with a 2.5” block heel. These vegan boots are made with black faux suede, faux leather lining, and PETA-approved vegan materials, so you can feel glamorous and sustainable. Best of all is that these boots are water-resistant despite being faux suede, so you can wear in all kinds of weather. No matter whether you pair these with tights, leggings, jeans, or bare skin… you’ve got yourself a win.

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8. Ahimsa

Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Best For | Casual hiking
Our Pick | Jeffery Boot in Beige
Price | $196

As the only 100% vegan factory in the world, Ahimsa is leading the way for vegan boots, including these Jeffery boots made for casual hiking. Complete with a Vibram outsole, hand-finished vegan leather, natural cork, and lacing hooks ideal for hiking enthusiasts, these are the casual fall shoes everyone needs to have a pair of. You can lace these up to go for a walk in the park looking at fall foliage or take your pup on a hike with friends, and either way, you’ll be prepared.

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9. FAIR

Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Best For | Cold weather
Our Pick | Comfy Lace-Up Boot
Price | €160

If “comfy” is included in the product name, it’s sure to be the best: FAIR’s Comfy Lace-Up boots will be your dream come true as temperatures drop this fall & winter. Not only do they come up to your mid-calf, but they have a soft faux-fur lining that will give you the warmth you need in below-freezing temps. FAIR’s boots are vegan, and they’re also made with eco-friendly and OEKO-TEX certified materials and microfibers, so they’re breathable, too. Ethically made in Portugal, you can confidently say no animals (or people!) were harmed in the making of these winter weather boots.

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10. Dr. Martens

Ethics | Vegan, ethically made, sustainable materials
Best For | Street wear
Our Pick | Vegan 1460 Chrome Boot
Price | $120

Dr. Martens boots have long been known for their durability and style that’s reminiscent of labor and workwear, though now seen as a form of self-expression and even rebellion. That’s why we love these Vegan 1460 Chrome Boots. They have that instantly recognizable look with yellow stitching and 8 eyes, but this time, with a glossy chrome finish. And they’re made to last, too, with a Goodyear welt and an air-cushioned insole. We love to see these out and about in streetwear, put together with opaque tights or dark skinny jeans.

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