NAE Partners With PETA for Limited-Edition Cruelty-Free Shoes

Unisex Ankle Boots Are 100% Organic, Made From Cotton, Coconut Fiber, and Natural Rubber

For Immediate Release:
November 5, 2019

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Portuguese vegan footwear company NAE has launched a limited-edition PETA x NAE collection of Vegan Goodyear Welted Desert Boots, available in navy blue and sage green. Photos are available here.

Constructed using the Goodyear welting method—one of the most durable methods of footwear construction—the PETA x NAE ankle boots feature a modern unisex style and are made from sustainable materials, including organic cotton, coconut fiber, natural rubber, and cork. In honor of the collaboration, a percentage of sales from the collection will go toward PETA’s vital work to help animals used in the clothing industry.

“While suede shoes harm animals, NAE’s stylish and cruelty-free ankle boots will help PETA save animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Today’s shoppers want their purchases to reflect their values—and the PETA x NAE boots are the perfect choice for anyone looking for cool kicks that are kind to the planet and animals.”

Leather is the most economically important coproduct of the meat industry, so choosing vegan footwear spares cows the cruelty of castration, branding, and tail-docking as well as their throats being slit in slaughterhouses. Vegan footwear is also kinder to the environment, as more than 80% of the Amazon rainforest that’s been cleared since 1970 is used for either grazing or growing food for cattle used by the meat and leather industries.

The PETA x NAE boots cost $162 and are available for purchase at

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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