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Vegan Shoe of the Month: Combat Boots

The following is a guest post by PETA staffer Royale.

Who is the vegan vixen?

She is strong, but compassionate; she is a lover and a fighter; and she is down for the cause and for causing a scene. In a word, she’s a trooper. And this trooper is all about wearing her heart on her feet.

The lace-up combat boot is the perfect look for enemy-engaging, animal-defending dames. It’s coming in hot this fall, and with plenty of vegan options, there’s no excuse for animal casualties. Mid-calf or knee-high or buckled, zipped, or laced, each pair comes with a personality all its own. Just add activist.

So lace up, it’s time to kick some fur-wearing, animal-experimenting, meat-eating derrière, ladies. Don’t like our style, Nuclear Wintour? Tough chic.

And just so you know, the vegan versions are signified by the pink heart!

Kors Michael Kors Joplin Boot: $395

Be all you can be in boots that are cute and cruelty-free!

Forward march in fashion-forward footwear!

Robert Clergerie Astor: $795

Rough-and-tumble reaches new heights … of compassion!

Joie Tall Lace-Up Boot: $535

So which pair will you be giving cruelty the boot in? Tell me in the comment section below.

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  • MELODY says:

    Animals are a gift from God..cherish them.. don’t slaughter them.

  • Lori says:

    I’m a cowboy boot wearer, so I’ve been especially pleased to find a couple brands making all-manmade western style cowboy boots.

    I challenge anyone to notice the difference when I’m wearing them; they look like the genuine article. Oh, and they’re more affordable than many leather (and especially exotic skin) boots.

    Not always an easy find, but well worth the search!

  • janet says:

    This is more like it! Yay.

    Would you please be so kind and answer this question? What is your stance on wearing pre-owned leather? I get lots of emails from readers wanting to know this answer. Before turning vegan I bought lots of leather shoes and purses. I don’t do that now. But I don’t want to throw out things that are still serviceable. Also, I shop thrift stores a lot and find old leather things and even cashmere sweaters and coats. How do you feel about these purchases?


  • Rosa Marrou says:

    love the vintage look! and its Cruetly Free! yay!

  • Charlie says:

    These is amazing! I recently turned vegan but had no idea how I was going to find vegan shoes that are fashion forward, so thanks for this, I hope there is more to come!

  • Tessa Ward says:

    I love that I can be fashionable in shoes that I can afford. I used to think wearing synthetic leather was a give-away of my low income. Now, with my awareness of living a compassionate lifestyle, I feel no shame, just proud to exhibit that no animals were harmed in my choice of footwear or other clothing.

  • Jessi Coble says:

    These are HOT. it is so good to find animal friendly shoes that are still fashion forward!

  • Odean Cusack says:

    Very nice shoes!

  • Jeanette Gagne says:

    In both cases, the friendly shoes are prettier! Thanks!

  • christina says:

    omg amazinggggg

  • Kayla says:

    These shoes are amazingggg!!!!! Im kind of a shoe fanatice and these are so cute I think Im in love!!! lol

  • Kate says:

    I love these shoes!!!! Amazing. The only CUTE vegan shoes I know of are by Stella McCartney- and those are way out of my budget. I might order a pair or two from this list. Thanks!
    Keep it up!!!

  • January says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes!! Please send out more vegan/ cruelty-free fashion ideas!!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!

  • Oscar Paz says:

    anything for men?

  • jessica says:

    these shoes are awesome! 🙂

  • shannon says:

    brilliant! i love these shoes! im so pleased! animal friendly is the future!! x

  • Missy Plastic says:

    Wow those are some amazing heels =)

  • Julia says:

    Before I saw this post I had just ordered the Dollhouse bootie for approx. $33 on Amazon…great prices if you do the searching. They also had my size (11) which is hard to come by. Can’t wait for them!

  • shannon says:

    Now all I need is an affordable version of the infamous “Armadillo” shoes and I’m all set!

  • Sarita Raturi says:

    Plenty of non leather shoes available in many styles. It does take time to search but atleast we can live guilt free.You maynot get exactly what you want but the second best is a good option if you are an animal lover.
    Yes, Payless is an option and some others too.

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  • sassy says:

    A vegan shoe of the month club would be awesome!

  • sassy says:

    i agree with many of the posts – i love animals and fashion – which is sometimes difficult. Payless does usually have cute leather-free options, but any suggestions for high-fashion vegan shoes (like these) is MUCH appreciated!

  • Elly says:

    PETA, I value this info, but where are the
    back-healthy flats? Four inch heels, spikes or thick, are not animal friendly, human women being animals. Elly

  • wendy says:

    awesome! i am always looking for hot vegan shoes that don’t look like crocs! thanks…

  • shannon says:

    @acninee: You could try some socks that don’t go any higher than the base of your foot. It’s likely that it’s a reaction to some of the chemicals in synthetics.

  • acninee says:

    Great idea. But I have one problem. And maybe you can suggest something that will help me with it. If I wear a non-leather shoe I get a severe eczeme on my feet. I don’t know if it’s that my feet are allergic to their own perspiration or what, but it ends up with open lesions. Perhaps you know of some kind of material that is a leather substitute that is more breathable than the usual stuff shoes are made of (Plastics or?)
    Thanks much for any ideas you may offer!

  • shannon says:

    I ordered the Michael Antonio Monet shoes at for $27.00 and free shipping! They only had my size in charcoal grey, which is fine since I don’t have any grey shoes, really.

    As much as I love Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.), I simply cannot afford $1200 for shoes at the moment. These have all the look of the “Faithful” but are a fraction of the price and are guilt-free.

  • Phyllis says:

    Wish I were ten (or twenty or thirty…shhh) years younger so I could wear these. These are the sexiest shoes I have seen in a long time. They are sexy on several levels, because they look HOT and because they are cruelty free and don’t forget the cost. OMG!

  • Taylor says:

    All of those shoes have to be some of the coolest looking pairs I have ever seen, and being cruelty-free makes them ever cooler! XD

  • Great place to find vegan shoes in London says:

    This small and friendly shop sells leather and vegan shoes and boots. They have a very good selection of vegan women’s boots, better quality than anything on Oxford street. The Tamaris boots they sell, have a proper lining and are really breathable. I just bought two pairs with flat heels. For all vegan ladies, this is a great place to shop. They also now have reduced prices, so act quick.

    City Shoes
    4 Ludgate Circus, The City
    London, EC4M 7LF

  • Maria says:

    They do look like killer shoes and probably they are. Make them more comfortable, give more options so that people who want to buy shoes not made from animals’ skins can do so safely, and have a variety to choose from.

    I agree that a change is due coming, but if you are to advertise the alternative, do it with variety in mind, and comfort too. Advertise shoes for work, sport, parties (yes, those I saw), every day walking, going to the supermarket, and above all, for all types of publics.

    Thank you and I am looking forward to finding more options for the alternative that you so rightly support.

  • Loel Harvey says:

    These shoes are cruelty-free, except to the women who try to walk in them.

  • Andrea says:

    This is a brilliant idea to show some stylish, vegan shoes, but–why do they have to look so bloody mean? Still, keep up the good work.

  • Carolin says:

    Wish there would be more pondering designer!

  • Monika says:

    What are the rules about EMU boots????????

  • Jill says:

    OMG LOVE IT!! Im so happy! everytime I go to the department stores I check labels for man-made materials. When I cant find the label i start to smell the shoe. I cant tell you how many time people look at me like im crazy!!

  • SnakeBabe says:

    Love the shoes but we need more styles for men. I can’t find much for my hubby anyplace.

  • Robb says:

    I love ’em but I don’t think they go with my boyish figure! Anything for the man from tenny to work boot?

  • Halle says:

    LOVE the dollhouse ones, so tempted to buy them!

  • Loree England says:

    Cute Shoes

  • Melissa says:

    Too bad both of the cute ones are out of stock 🙁

  • janet korff says:

    These shoes are great. Please give me your advice regarding the leather shoes I already owned before I became a vegan. I have also purchased leather shoes from thrift stores. What is PETA’s stance on this?


  • Jamie Roberts says:

    Love the shoes, but most of them don’t come in wide sizes for smaller feet (I’m 6.5W). That leaves people like me out in the cold. Fortunately, Payless has non-leather shoes that are affordable and do come in wide sizes, but it would be nice to have more of a choice.

  • Justine says:

    It is a little discouraging that they are sold out, or don’t come in the displayed color. 🙁

  • Melody says:

    All these shoes are sold out. what a tease!

  • Justine says:

    WONDERFUL! I have been looking for vegan shoes that don’t look….how do i say it politely…granola? If Peta could do more to make it easier for vegans and vegetarians to shop it would be most helpful.

  • Stephanie says:

    This is great!! Cute vegan shoes can be so hard to find!

  • Anita says:

    I can’t wear heels – can we see some flats and orthotic friendly vegan shoes and boots, please?

  • Maria says:

    Those are some hot shoes! love ’em!!