These tribal vegan boots may initially appear to be squarely in the tribal / hippie department but their somewhat 80s styling (they’re actually referred to as “retro” by the seller) does have a certain air of hipsterism you can use to your advantage. They come from Thailand and are made out of tribal fabrics by an enterprise working to empower local tribal women. These particular boots are made out of fabrics made by Akha tribal women, but the Etsy shop where I found them features stuff made from fabrics spun by the Hmong tribe as well. There are all kinds of vegan shoes, sandals and boots (including knee highs) in all kinds of mad colours. As with all stuff made out of tribal style arts, you can wear it full hippie with the whole harem trousers or sarong fabric dress thing or you could match it with more urban, classic stuff to just give a touch of hippie. Either way, I’m loving the black version.
Oh and they also do some shoes for men and some of them are quite unusual. I like these.
Check out the stuff in the Estsy shop.
These ever so slightly mad boots from wacky Canadian designers, Fluevog, are called “Tailor”. The vegan version is this paint-splattered denim material, but there is also a non-vegan brown version (so watch out). I’m totally loving the curved heels and the visible seams. Being me, I wish they also came in plain black fabric, but denim can be pretty versatile too. They’re definitely different. If you like the material but not the style, check out the Guide mary janes they make, which come in the same material but are, well, chunky mary janes. They’re also pretty awesome.
You can get both of these from the Fluevog site.
Well, it’s certainly sales season and everywhere you go is selling something off for less than it was. These super cute ankle boots by Novacas are in the Fashion Conscience sale, alongside other great vegan shoes (and some non-vegan shoes, so be careful!). They’re sort of butch and short of femme all at the same time and have that slight alternative chunky edge I really love about Novacas’ shoes. It reminds me of Bronx Shoes a bit, which I also love the look of, but they’re always made of leather (boo hiss).
These boots are reduced by £22 which is not a huge amount, but it’s a nice amount to not have to pay.
Get them on the Fashion Conscience site.
Low, steady glitter heels for you ladies out there who are not too fond of skyscrapers. These “womens schuh hamp zip ank glitter boots” on Schuh will totally do the trick for adding sparkle to your look and you won’t need to totter to wear them. They may actually be the perfect party shoes if you like boots and want to dance around on your night out. Plus…they’re so shiny! I can’t quite tell what the colour of the glitter is. Sort of blackish-purplish multicolour glitter? Who cares!
You can get them from Schuh.
Oh look! Someone’s taken my favourite Melissa lace up brogue shoes and have turned them into pretty little boots! Look at how pretty and shiny they are! Like all of Melissa’s stuff, they’re made out of that weird rubbery plastic material that’s actually surprisingly breathable, but not to everyone’s taste. It does, however, smell like bubblegum, which is pretty cool. For something made out of plastic and hailing from Brazil, these are surprisingly retro. I bet they come in different colours too (wouldn’t they be awesome in some sort of bright colour?) but so far I’ve only seen them in black.
You can get them from BBoheme.
And the winners of craziest rubbery rain boots for this season are these boots by Jeffrey Campbell. If you hate rain as much as I do and need some bright, silly and somewhat mad rain boots to make you laugh as you’re stepping in puddles and getting soaked, then these are your knights in yellow shining armour. I totally get these and I’m sure many of you on here will get them too.
The brogue detailing, in case you’re wondering, is actually printed on, which is not ideal, but will have to do. At least they’re likely to keep your feet warm and relatively dry and you’re bound to look like some sort of ultra cute cartoon character.
You can get them from Modcloth.
Sticking with the rugged knee-high trend, here’s a pair of boots from vegan, ethical company Cri de coeur. They’re a stylish mix of faux leather and faux suede, seen here in black, but you can also get them in a brown combo.
I think now I have the complete set on here – biker-styled knee highs, riding style and cowboy style. I’m really not helping my decision making process here, but there you go.
Cri de coeur are one of those good vegan companies I always feel good about recommending, which makes it a little bit easier to spend money on their stuff
You can get these from Endless.com.
Just when I thought I found my perfect vegan knee high boots (the Nina ones from Novacas), they go and do it again with this Eliza boot. Now I have to choose whether I want a classic riding boot or this sexy cowgirl offering. I want both!
These have some interesting features, like the brogueing, asymmetrical cuff and, of course, that whole sort of modern meets old cowboy look. The Nina boots are, well, more British.
Which one would you choose? I’ll let you know what I decide!
In the meantime, you can get them from Endless.com in the US.
Lovely lovely Olsenhaus! These gorgeous boots have cut out bits so may not be the most practical of winter boots but they are so beautiful, I’m willing to overlook that part.
Check out their pretty blue platforms and chunky heels! These, like many other Olsenhaus shoes and boots, are made out of recycled TV screens. The microfiber suede looks a lot like real suede but as I gather, it doesn’t mark when wet, as it’s not real suede. Bonus!
These also come in taupe or brown. I think they’re probably past season’s, as the black ones seem to be reduced.
You can get them from Endless.com
Often I find that when it comes to vegan shoes there’s a shortage of good classic shoes and boots that would last you for many seasons and go with many different looks. These riding boots by Novacas are certainly instant classics and are timeless enough to be worn from now till they die. They are priced accordingly, so don’t expect cheap and cheerful, but it does mean they’re likely to be your friends for many years. You know, I actually think these are exactly the boots I’ve been searching for since god knows when.
You can get them from Fashion Conscience in the UK and Endless.com in the US.
These super cute vegan boots from Vegetarian Shoes are in keeping with their “girly but sensible” style and have the advantage of being bright red, which is sure to brighten up a dark winter’s day for just about anyone.
I know they’re going to be a big hit with you guys, because, let’s face it, Veggie Shoes make decent shoes that are comfortable and last, so when they manage to hit the cuteness factor too, we usually have a winner.
Apart from the cute flowers, these boots have handy side zips and are padded, so should make neat casual and fun winter boots, which is handy, because winter is just about the corner.
You can get them from the Vegetarian Shoes site.
Steampunk has got a bit of catching up to do before it offers good choices for the fashionable vegan, but as it becomes more popular, the alternative vegan shoe staple companies are catching on and putting out more offerings. Sadly, this is a double edged sword as it means that, well, steampunk is now mainstream. On the other hand, if you like the style then you can actually now rock something cruelty-free and still look pretty cool.
So here we have another style from TUK who’ve already given us some nice Victorian-style boots. These are lovingly named “A7999L” and no, that isn’t some l33t speak or futuristic fantasy name, but a dull model number. Couldn’t they have come up with some fancy name for them? Oh well, at least they’ve got frills on the actual shoe, as well as nicely gothic lace panels and girlie scalloped bits.
The platform look may be more 1970s than 1870s but beggars can’t be choosers. These will fit a girlie steampunk or Victorian outfit nicely.
Get them at Endless.com.
You can see some more victorian / steampunk vegan boots here
Today on Vegan Shoe Addict, I’d like to talk about addiction. Addiction is a serious issue that affects many people. It can take many forms. Some people are addicted to drugs, others to drink or crap TV. Recently, a friend has confessed to me her addiction to TUK kitty shoes.
Sadly, I am to blame for her affliction in some way, as I was the one who wrote about the original kitty shoes on this very blog. Since then, TUK have brought out a few more styles and her condition has worsened.
Therefore it is with a slightly heavy heart that I reveal to you these ultra-fucking-super-awesome plaid kitty boots, measuring at the stylishly punk shin height – slightly higher than proper ankle boots. It’s like putting smack in front of a junky, so I can only take comfort in the fact that she probably already owns a pair. Oh and the fact that these are totally fucking awesome. That’s also pretty comforting.
All you other junkies can get these on Endless.
Oh yes, happy day! Remember when I wrote about the buckled up converse knee highs and wished they’d make an all black version? Well, they haven’t made a buckled all black version yet as far as I can tell, but they have made an all black knee high boot and here it is! It’s called the “Womens Converse As Xx Hi Trainers” and is available exclusively at Schuh in the UK (apparently) for a mere £50 including postage.
These are so cool on so many levels I may actually have to try them on. For some reason, Converse shoes never quite seem to agree with the shape of my feet, but for these, I’m willing to suffer the slings of minor discomfort.
You can get them from Schuh.
They might not look it, but these utterly goth-tastic (or skull-icious, if you prefer) ankle boots are 100% vegan friendly. Ogle their dark awesomeness! Pointed toes, a little heel and, of course, the 3 skull buckles make them extra awesome, as long as you don’t take yourself too seriously (and what goth ever does, eh?)
I’m totally loving these and even though I know there is no shortage of vegan goth shoes (as there is no shortage of vegan goths), I do think it helps to have super awesome ones turn up every once in a while on this blog. Don’t you think?
You can get these lovely boots from Endless.