8 Ethical Vegan Booties We’ve Got Our Eyes On

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These eco-friendly options and sustainable women’s boot selections are our favorites for a reason. Crafted from sustainable materials and vegan leather with meticulous attention to detail, they’re destined to become staples in your collection. Whether you’re seeking a chic aesthetic or functional must-haves, these will seamlessly integrate into your layered fall and winter outfits.

These styles are timeless, designed for enduring wear across seasons and years. Invest today for a lifetime of enjoyment!

A badass vibe but still very much fashion. Exaggerated boots are everywhere this season and wearing these boots is like acknowledging the trend without overly participating in it. We’re always a fan of a little added height and appreciated that the upper is made with upcycled nylon.

Most of our selections have practical heels because…we live in NYC and yes, we do take the subway. But these? Can’t resist adding them to our picks. Call them “an investment piece”.

From Stella:
Horses sent to slaughter in America are usually shipped abroad, spending over 24 hours in crowded trucks where they are often injured or killed.

My Ryder stiletto boots are handcrafted from #vegan materials that do not harm a single creature, with a biobased sole and studs in a nickel-free brass. x Stella

As made obvious by the brand’s name, Nae Vegan Shoes is a 100% vegan footwear company. In fact, Nae stands for ‘No Animal Exploitation’; their mission is to propose an animal-friendly and ecological alternative against human exploitation, which aligns perfectly with ours here at No Kill! In the construction of their amazing footwear, the brand uses only natural, recycled, and synthetic materials ensuring a much smaller environmental impact. They have a wide range of sustainable footwear for men and women.

Call them a sneaker. We still see more of a boot! Either way, these are lined with OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified microfibre manufactured in a system free of CO2 emissions. In addition to being hypoallergenic they are also antibacterial and antimicrobial.Beautifully hand-made in Portugal in a fair work environment.

BHAVA is an innovative women’s footwear brand founded by designer Francisca Pineda. Founded in 2012, Bhava continues to set a new standard in footwear design by sourcing the highest quality artisan, organic, recycled and cruelty free components. Manufactured in Alicante, Spain where shoes are still being handmade by generations of artisans, these vegan boots were inspired by Patti Smith. Their Italian vegan leathers do not contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome. 

With cold weather rolling in, a water-resistant shoe is a must. These dark green Commando Chelsea boots are composed of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified vegan rubber. The opening of this shoe is a bit tight, so size up and layer your thick socks under it to stay warm.

Hunter Boots is openly opposed to modern slavery and is committed to ensuring safe and ethical treatment of their workers. The company is currently working on an initiative to make all of their boots FSC-certified by 2025. Here is their 2022 sustainability report called the Hunter Protect Progress report.

Classic boots in the style of Worker Boots made of Desserto® cactus leather by vegan shoe brand Bohema.Good for every season and day. The interior of the shoe is finished with a breathable, fabric mesh
Shoes made by hand in Poland and the sole is made of recyclable rubber

Need statement boots with pointed toes that declare you an edgy rockstar? Look no further than VEERAH’s HEDY boots. With the shoe’s removable accessory, you can choose to dress up your boots with a tiny removable ankle belt or you can go without for a more classic and refined look.

VEERAH proves meticulous in their efforts to ensure that every feature of the shoe is sustainable and practical. The insole is made of algae to absorb impact, the lining is made from sustainably-sourced wood-spun Tencel textile  to wick away moisture, and a Natulon zipper which is made from 99% post-consumer recycled material.

We recently spoke to No Kill Mag’s own fashion editor Francesca Vuillemin about her work on VEERAH’s campaign. Read the VEERAH FW ‘23 article and see the pix here.

Issey Miyake x United Nude black slip-on boot crafted in a recycled knit with a chunky, undulating outsole. Aimed to reflect one of Issey Miyake’s core concepts – comfort, this ankle boot features a light and flexible outsole, a rounded toe, tonal leather detailing, a pull tab at the heel for easy dressing, and an Issey Miyake logo at the heel.


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