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Fashion Trends: Ankle Boots

Fashion Trends: Ankle Boots

Keep up with spring fashion trends: choose cute booths without the animal cruelty!

Boots tend to be made from leather or sheepskin, but there are quite a few super cute, animal-friendly options that you can choose! You can totally keep up with fashion trends without hurting cows or sheep.

I often hear criticism about vegan shoes because leather is perceived as a natural material. The truth is, the tanning process for leather is very toxic. Tanneries pollute waterways, and while synthetic leather may not be the most eco-friendly, leather is no environmental superstar either.

Ready to fantasy shop with me? Here are the vegan ankle boots that I’m eyeing for spring!

Fashion Trends: Leather-Free Ankle Boots

1. Adelaide Bootie from Cri de Coeur

Cri de Coeur is a super hip vegan shoe company, and they’re committed to choosing environmentally-friendly components whenever possible for their shoes. The Adelaide Bootie is a sweatshop-free shoe, so you can stay on-trend without harming animals or human workers!

2. Sulley Fabric Bootie from Madden Girl

This cute ankle boot has a sassy side buckle. Wouldn’t it go nicely with a vegan moto jacket? The link above is to the site Moo Shoes, which is a wonderland of cruelty-free shoes and accessories. If you’re looking for belts, bags, shoes, or any other fashion trends, Moo Shoes is a great place to start.

3. Arcopedico L19

Not all of Arcopedico’s shoes are vegan, but the L19 is a very cute cruelty-free boot! Faux-leather gets a bad rep for causing sweaty feet, but the water-resistant fabric that makes up these shoes is breathable, so your feet stay warm and dry without getting too hot and sweaty.

Do you have a favorite vegan shoe company? I’d love to hear your faves in the comments!

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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    • AAH! I thought I had figured out your new gig, but this comment makes me think I was totally wrong. Also, you should totally treat yourself to boots – you work your patootie off!

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