(cross-posted at greengrechen.com)
There are a LOT of options out there for vegan shoes/boots (do a google search) but I wouldn’t wear most of them. Okay, I can’t wear ANY boots because my calves are TOO BIG (I’m bitter…), but even if I could, I really dislike pleather, and in terms of affordable vegan boot/shoe options, that’s what there is…
For example, these, by Madden Girl, are okay, but not incredibly appealing:
This is why I love new vegan shoe designer, Cri de Coeur; the shoes aren’t TRYING to be something they’re not: Leather. (I truly dislike anything faux – when I was a vegan, I didn’t eat fake meat, and I don’t like fake leather…so sue me). Most of Cri de Coeur’s collection is canvas or other material, and the designs are so unique and beautiful. They’ve just launched their Fall shoes/boots, and I am totally smitten with all of them (Nimli has the best selection – and you can save 20% with code “grechens08,” but there are several other boutiques that sell Cri de Coeur online):
The bootie on the left is a ribbed velveteen (yum!), the boot in the middle distressed hemp canvas, and the boot on the right is canvas. Check out Cri de Coeur’s website for the full collection – my FAVORITE is the Brooke boot.
Other vegan boot options (that I like):
Also, check out Peta’s list for vegan shopping.