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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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  • Nirupama says:

    Are there any vegan boots that payless is selling now that do not look or feel like leather? Please let me know.

  • Yvette says:

    I bought the aldo clogs in the ICe….They are NICE! comfortable also!

  • mary says:

    I would buy ANY of the pink heart boots if they were available in europe. I too live in Denmark and customs often cost more than the item itself (lesson learned).
    All our environment taxes are pointless when we slaughter 20 million pigs every year.

  • Heather says:

    People, please pay attention and quit picking the non-vegan boots! And as for price comments, again, please notice that the cheaper boots are the vegan ones! My choice would be the Steve Madden ones, I think.

  • Lowe says:


    The most expensive cruelty free boot is not $800…it’s $99.95. Skimming (rather than reading) is the way to go through life ill-informed.

  • PattyCats says:

    $800.00 for a boot, especially cruelty-free, is a crime. I’d rather wear old leather boots donated to a thrift shop.

  • CAROL says:

    I wish more designers like Stella McCartney would be in on the chic designer sandals, everyday and evening shoes. Not combat boots!

  • Jamie Damico says:

    Love these!

  • Jeani B. says:

    My favorite is one that no one has picked yet!
    The Olsenboye metroclog because they are chunky
    heels and look easier to walk in and also kind of boot-like in their vibe. Clean,simple, classic lines.
    Yea for faux leather!!!!!!!!!!

  • Diane Lukich says:

    Could we persuade Christian Louboutin to make some vegan shoes. I love his shoes but can’t live with the leather guilt.

  • TrishaMarie says:

    Why do the the toes curl on the vegan boots. Come on, lets do better than that. We want sleek and sexy, without dead animal skin.

  • Verónic says:

    LOVE THEM ALL!!! but i´m in Paraguay… i guess i´ll just settle with sandals…

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  • Anne Cathrine Dalgaard says:

    I think the “Kors Michael Kors Joplin Boot” and the “Joie Tall Lace-Up Boot” are awesome, but I like the “Steve Madden Commbat” the best (:
    I wish you could buy these in Europe! I live in Denmark and if I order from outside the European Union I’d have to pay a lot in customs 🙁 It really sucks, because there aren’t that many vegan shops in Europe.

  • Mary says:

    Stacy have you ever even seen a dominatrix? They don’t usually wear FLAT boots. :p just FYI.

    I adore the bakers hemet boots. They actually look better than the leather version! Love it!

  • Mina says:

    just noticed they are NOT vegan. but i wouldn’t see the difference if the were. PLEASE robert clergerie, make them vegan!

  • Mina says:

    I would totally go for the Robert Clergerie boots!
    They have an interesting and extraordinary shape, the other boots are a bit boring.
    pity I don’t have $795 left!

  • Heather says:

    Of course I immediately want the 535 dollar pair. Yes, these are rad. Give me them. Kthx.

  • Holly says:

    I would definitely go with the Bakers Hemet. I have a heavier pair of that type but can’t be worn everywhere. Years ago I got a pair of cruelty free boots from Bakers and they are still awesome!

  • Delilah says:

    Please make vegan desert Army boots!!

  • Jennifer M. says:

    I love the Target Dolce Vita boot and just added them to my Target on-line cart. I have some similar boots with an almost-flat heel that I bought at Target five or six years ago; they are non-leather and still holding up well. I only wish these came in brown as well!

  • stacy says:

    Why would anyone wear those dominatrix boots.

  • Silvia says:

    Can’t they make a vegan clog more birken looking? The concept is cool but those heels are hell!

  • EILEEN says:

    It’s nice to see so many great vegan options!!! I especially love the pair from Alloy. And, I love the price. Not sure I won’t fall off the 5″ heel, but it’s worth a try.
    Thanks for sharing ‘-)

  • Betsy Christison says:

    How about some recommendations for shoes that can actually be walked in by those of us who don’t wear high heels?

  • Wendy Stewart says:

    Thanks so much for adding another pair of clogs. I like the new additions better than Forever 21’s pair!

  • Wendy Stewart says:

    Thank you so much for finding these shoes! I love to wear clogs because they’re easier on my feet and I can still look good with pants or jeans on. I like them all, but my favorite would have to be the ones from Forever 21. However, since I have wide feet, I’ll have to try them all on. Oh, darn =)

  • Gwen says:

    I love the third ones down– the Newport News Clog. Plus I love the price 🙂

    I’m new to being a vegatarian so I’m not pure vegan yet. But I’m definitely kicking leather off my shopping list. Torturing an animal just to make shoes that can be made out of plant-based materials or other is out of the question.

  • beecharmer says:

    My first choice is Aldo but they are too pricey. The ones from forever 21 are very cute and less expensive. I couldn’t get the link to work either…got an error.

  • Michelle Miner says:

    I love all of them! but I prefer the ivory/cream clog that aldo makes, because of the color, classic look, and last but not least, the heel height. I think these will work great with pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, and even capris! these make me want to go out and buy some! Thanks for the great advice xoxo everyone!


  • Melissa Cahoon says:

    LUV the dark brown sooo cute…

  • loveanimals says:

    Are the glue’s vegan too in these mainstream brand names? Might be safer to shop at all vegan footwear places like Mooshoes, Karmavore, Vegan Essentials, etc…

  • Laura Spitalniak says:

    I LOVE the Alloy Keller Clog. Size nine please!!!

  • Laura Spitalniak says:

    I like the Carissa by Aldo ones best, but feel free to surprise me 😉 As long as they’re size 9, I’m flexible!

  • Alicia Potts says:

    I love them all, where can i buy them in Australia?

  • patricia Price says:

    Send me a magazine 1091 Oakcrest drive Charleston, SC 29412

  • Deirdre says:

    Def LOVE the Forever21 Biker Clogs. Also, can’t get the link to work, though. 🙁

  • Kathy says:

    I plan on hunting down and buying all 4 styles. Beautiful stuff, esp. for someone with a shoe fetish who only buys humanely.

  • Lisa says:

    Tried to look the last pair up to check how much shipping ect-but it doesnt exist.

  • Sonia says:

    OMG! Thanks PETA! I’ve been trying to find non-leather clogs since I started seeing them all over the place. It’s a toss up between Aldo and Newport News.

  • Tiffany says:

    they dont really appeal to me & i cant even walk in them (nor do i have any interest in learning), but as long as theyre earth friendly!

    i dont like the sandal clogs either @ all, but theyre so light & comfy!

  • Buddy says:

    I find the white ones oddly appealing.

  • ss says:

    Forever 21 Biker Babe Blogs cant get the link to work tho cant find them on Forever 21 either maybe

  • says:

    Great finds! I WISH I could wear any/all of them, but high heels are no longer an option for me following a broken ankle. If I had to choose a favorite, I think I’d go with the Alloy Keller clog.

    Over the years we’ve received a lot of inquiries asking if we know of sources for vegan ballet and pointe shoes. I wish THOSE were easy to find!

  • Jennifer M. says:

    Glad to see cruelty-free shoes coming out in popular styles. However, with men seeming to get shorter and shorter these days, I hate to wear platforms and super-high heels. Am I the only one that thinks about that?

  • Kirsten says:

    I love the light ones! So cute!

  • Helena Holmes says:

    Alloy Keller love the dark brown or forever 21 cos black can be carried through all seasons, but I LOVE them all…

  • Dani says:

    I love the Forever21 clogs!

  • Anne Cathrine Dalgaard says:

    My favorite is the Alloy Keller Clog, because of the color and shape (:

  • Michelle says:

    Love the Newport News platform. To die for! Wish we could get these in New Zealand!