Ok ok we know technically it’s still five days away but … fall fashion!!! The change in season means so many fun garment things – scarves, jackets, and perhaps best of all, footwear. And in honor of Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots making its way back to Broadway, here’s our list of best boots and booties for the impending cooler weather.
These beautiful, heeled booties are currently on sale for only $45.60, so add them to your cart while you still can. The Paula Green boots are made with a vegan velvet material and a breathable microfiber. They are the perfect fall colors and totally versatile, whether you are going to work or a night out.
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.
If you have been longing for cowboy boots without the leather, then Matisse has the perfect boot for you. Milo Western boots are $120 and are made from a synthetic leather material. Matisse’s Coconuts line utilizes vegan materials to craft their shoes.
At $124, these biker boots are a great, ethical, and affordable option. These boots are certified carbon neutral and are even delivered through a carbon neutral supply chain. Additionally, they are created with Italian vegan leather made from plants and bio-oil. The 4 Strap Biker Boots are comfortable and stylish so make sure to check them out!
Will’s Vegan Store is another great place to find ethical vegan footwear, and they also have clothing. The brand’s philosophy is all about how making positive choices, like buying vegan products, can lead to positive change. Will’s Vegan Store only uses vegan materials from the uppers and linings in their clothing to the glue used for construction. They prioritize ethics and sustainability in all their products and support others to do the same.
These apple leather based silver booties add a little touch of luxe glamor to any look. Treat yourself to these handcrafted, Italian vegan leather heels – a little pricier than some of our other options at $450, but made to last and to wear again and again. The silver tone is perfect for the holidays, or for anyone who likes a bit of glam in their everyday look, but Sylven New York has a classic black version if that’s more your vibe.
With cold weather rolling in, a water-resistant shoe is a must. These handmade $170 utility 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.
If you have been searching for an elegant pair of ankle boots for this fall, look no further because these West Vegan Black Boots are the ultimate shoes to add to your closet. The wooden-effect block heel and square toe sets them apart from any other ankle boot. The West Boot is part of Alohas’ s VEGAN vegan shoe collection, so there is no need to worry about animal cruelty.These hand-made wear-with-anything boots are listed at $242.
Alohas has become quite a popular brand recently; you may have seen them on Instagram. No Kill is a huge supporter of their SVEGAN collection. This collection by Alohas works on an on-demand basis, meaning the brand holds off on production until customers have placed their orders; helps the brand to avoid any overproduction at the end of every product cycle. The shoes in the collection, ranging from sandals to boots, are all 100% vegan in support of animal rights and sustainability.
Need statement boots with pointed toes that declare you an edgy rockstar? Look no further than VEERAH’s $398 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 and astrologer Francesca Vuillemin about her work on VEERAH’s fashion week 2023 campaign. Read the VEERAH FW ‘23 article here.
Looking for a versatile luxury staple to slide on and wear every day from dawn to dusk? These $725 non-leather boots from the leader in sustainable fashion Stella McCartney are just that. Chelsea boots are currently on trend but have been considered stylish since the 1960s during the rise of mod fashion when they were popularized in London by The Beatles.
The Trace Chelsea Boots are made in Italy. Stella McCartney does not use leather or fur in their products. Instead, the brand opts for cruelty-free vegetarian materials and are working on producing new vegetarian leather materials that are plant-based and oil-free.
By Sam Wilhoit