When the weather starts getting colder and wetter, there’s nothing like the feeling of invincibility that the right pair of boots can empower you with – and we’re happy to report that nowadays, vegans don’t have to sacrifice fall style to keep in line with their beliefs. Whether you’re looking for vegan-leather riding boots with equestrian details or cruelty-free statement-making wellingtons, there are plenty of stylish options to choose from. With that in mind, here are our favorite picks for boots that are made for (vegan) walkin’.
Bourgeois Boheme’s veganlicious Venus Riding Boot has been spotted on the well-sculpted calves of celebs like the lovely Natalie Portman, and is just as well-suited for trekking around town as they are for cocktails after hours.
Bourgeois Boheme’s Isis (can you see a theme here?) ankle boot represents the Eqyptian queen that it is named for to a T with its sleek finish and sculptural silhouette. Pair them up with opaque leggings in bright pops of color or delicate patterns for a totally polished look.
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controversial TOM’s Wrap Boots! Inspired by the girlfriends and wives of South American polo-players who are often shunned by their husbands who would rather tend to their horses and wrap their legs with bandages, the Wrap Boot is definitely a way to get yourself some attention. They’re totally vegan, but the really wonderful part of these mummyrific Tom’s shoes is their social responsibility mission of giving a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you purchase – and in our opinion, there’s nothing more sexy than helping others!
When the going gets slushy, rainboots are the go-to armor for most fashionistas. Our pick? The fabulously unique Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Squiggle Wellington which features the quirky serpentine pattern from dame Westwood’s famous 1981 Pirate Collection. The fact that Melissas are made of a patented non-toxic plastic in an animal-free factory in Brazil which observes sustainable practices is totally bootylicious.