Published by PETA Staff.

Leather is an ugly material: Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals. If you’re wearing leather, it probably came from China or India. Along with cows, other animals—including sheep, dogs, and cats—are often killed

for their skin.There are many new innovations in vegan materials and, specifically, vegan leather that render animal skins unnecessary.

Vegan Cowboy Boots: Good News for the ‘Urban Cowboy’

People’s perceptions about the way that we treat animals are changing, and store shelves reflect this change. From trendy and tough motorcycle jackets to heavy winter coats free of down and wool, vegan clothing has never been easier to find. It’s clear that the future of fashion is vegan, which will benefit both animals and the environment. Here are 14 stylish vegan leather western boots that will take you anywhere you want to go:

1. Big Sugar With Cowboy Up Curls

These attention-grabbing Kat Mendenhall numbers are like the ruby slippers of western wear.

2. Vegan Insider Boot

Vegan suede and leather embellishments add flare to Free People’s western-inspired ankle boots.

3. Stroll With the Punches Bootie

ModCloth and BC Footwear bring navy blue to the table, and we love it.

4. Polaris Black Pointed Mid-Calf Boots

Lulu’s boots boast gold glitter stars fit for a country singer.

5. Ring Detail Faux Suede Boots

Don’t you love the ring detail on Forever 21’s faux-suede booties?

6. Painted Floral Western Boots

Boot Barn carries these rugged cowgirl boots with a delicate floral touch.

7. Report Doman Taupe Suede Ankle Booties

Lulu’s does it again with soft, taupe vegan suede and a stacked heel.

8. R.U Reflective Star Boots

Featuring distressed vegan leather and star cutouts, these Forever 21 boots will make you want to dance the two-step.

9. Big Bug With Flamed Mouth Flames

You can see the artistry in Kat Mendenhall’s gorgeous pieces. We believe her when she says that her boots are “the first 100% vegan true Texas style cowboy boots on the market.”

10. Glitter Underlay Western Boots

A western glitter underlay embellishes these boots, which are available through Boot Barn in both brown and tan.

11. Distressed Broad Square Toe Western Boots

This men’s design, which features distressed vegan leather and top stitching, is available at Boot Barn.

12. Austin Western Boot

Keep your daughter’s toes cozy in Payless ShoeSource’s classic western boots.

13. Faux Leather Harness Western

The Western Company carries some leather-free designs like this:

14. Vegan Valor Ankle Boot

This Faryl Robin x Free People design is for the stylish woman who isn’t afraid to wear statement boots.

15. Vivi Western Ankle Boot

Designed by singer Jessie James Decker, these boots come in three colors—and we want all of ’em.


Do you need a new jacket to go with your boots? Check out our list of lightweight jackets perfect for springtime.

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