Men’s boots have made huge strides in the past few years. Today, there are more cool men’s boots available than ever before that are stylish, durable, and cruelty-free. Plus, there’s a revolution happening on the materials front. Increasingly, we’re seeing innovative materials that are not only vegan, but eco-friendly as well.
One such material is Piñatex™, also referred to as “pineapple leather,” which is a non-woven, leather alternative that’s made with sustainable pineapple leaf fibers. Other new eco and vegan materials include Mycro©, a cotton-backed micro-fiber polyurethane that carries the European Union Ecolabel. The EU Ecolabel denotes that a product has met strict environmental criteria that consider the entire product life cycle – from the extraction of raw materials to production, packaging, transport, end use, and disposal.
If you like the look of leather but not the idea of wearing someone else’s skin on your feet, today you can find non-leather boots that break in and get better with age, just as the classic leather styles do. Or, if you like a more “plant-based” aesthetic, you can find cool men’s boots made with natural, sustainable materials like hemp. Today, you don’t have to compromise on style, quality, or your social values: the best men’s boots meet all of your criteria.
1. Men’s Non-Leather Chelsea Boots by Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens’ boots are ultra-durable classics. When the company came out with a range of cruelty-free options, animal lovers everywhere rejoiced. Today, you’ll find vegan Dr. Martens in a wide range of colors, styles, and animal-friendly materials.
2. Men’s Black Chelsea Boot by Will’s Vegan Shoes
Will’s Vegan Shoes is a 100% vegan footwear brand that makes a variety of cool boots for men. Founder Will Green set out to create a brand that would be gentle on people, animals, and the planet. All of Will’s boots and shoes are made in ethical working conditions in Italy and Portugal. In addition, the company focuses on having a carbon neutral supply chain, as well as running completely carbon neutral production process. Whether you’re looking for a dress boot for work or hitting the town, or a rugged work boot, Will’s is a brand that’s worth checking out.
3. Men’s Chelsea Ankle Boot by Metrocharm
Metrocharm is a brand that offers a wide variety of men’s non-leather boots in both casual and dress styles. If you like the look of leather, but want to go cruelty-free on a budget, you’ll like Metrocharm. Their shoes come in at the $30 – $50 price range.
This style comes in black, brown, tan, navy blue, and gray.
Vegan Work Boots for Men
4. Men’s Dock Boots by Will’s Vegan Shoes
5. Brown Urban Work Boots by Will’s Vegan Shoes
6. Japanese Industrial Safety Boots by Fugu
These Ninja-style Japanese boots by Fugu are pretty badass. While they’re comfortable and lightweight, they have a reinforced iron dome steel toe to protect your feet. They’re made with heavy, vegan-friendly canvas and come in a few different styles. Still need convincing? Go watch one of the recent Star Trek movies or the Hunger Games, and you’ll probably see some Fugus in action.Comes in ankle boot and tall styles. Colors: gray or black.
7. Men’s Hemp Laceup Boot by Risorse Future
8. Men’s Alpine-Style Non-Leather Boots by Native Shoes
Native is a 100% vegan footwear brand that offers a wide variety of styles of men’s boots and shoes. They utilize a low-emission manufacturing process, and their foam-injection molding process creates less waste than what it typical for the shoe industry. The materials used in their shoes are free of BPA, phthalates, formaldehyde, and other hazardous materials.
In addition, Native always ship their boots and shoes in recyclable packaging. Native shoes have a unique look, so you can choose to stand out from the crowd in some of their flashier colors or go with something more low key. They’re a brand that has something for everyone when it comes to casual, cruelty-free boots and shoes.
Available colors: black, white, red, and gray.
9. Vegan Work Boots by Native
Vegan Steel Toe Boots
10. Steel Toe Vegan Muck Boots
These top-rate steel toe boots are 100% waterproof, with a 16″ shaft for extra protection. They’re rate for sub-65 °F weather, plus they have a breathable mesh lining that wicks away moisture when it’s warmer outside. They have a certified steel toe to protect your feet from impacts from above.
11. Steel Toe Rubber Boots by Bogs
Vegan Combat Boots
12. Dr. Martens Vegan Leather Combat Boots
13. Vegan Constellation Combat Boots
The sky’s the limit with these cool constellation combat boots. The design is printed on tough nylon canvas. They have a breathable foam insole that is will keep your feet cool and dry. Check out Voideine’s Etsy store to see a few more styles.
Chukka Boots and Desert Boots
14. Men’s Black Vegan Leather Chukka Boots by Bourgeois Boheme
Bourgeois Boheme (sometimes referred to as “BoBo”) is a sustainably-focused shoe company that is breaking new ground by using with Earth-friendly materials like Piñatex™. They also use plant-based polymers that are derived from natural, renewable sources, such as grains and seeds instead of from petrochemicals. Their boots are made with PVC-free faux leather and microfiber. (PVC, which stands for polyvinyl chloride, is a material like polyurethane, that uses unhealthy chemicals in its production.)
15. Eco-Friendly Non-Leather Desert Boot by Bourgeois Boheme
16. Sustainable Hemp Desert Boot by Risorse Future
Risorse Future is an Italian vegan footwear designer that puts an emphasis on creating eco-friendly, sustainable shoes. They offer a number of styles of boots and shoes that are made with plant-based materials, including hemp and cotton. Their name translated into English means “Resources” and “Future,” which defines their sustainable design philosophy.
These cool, 100% vegan, sustainable desert boots are made with hemp and have a cotton lining. The sole is made with natural rubber. They are sustainably made in Italy.
17. Sustainably-Made Vegan Chukka Boots by Ahimsa
Ahimsa is an artisanal Brazilian shoemaker that only makes shoes that are cruelty-free, and they put a special emphasis on producing shoes sustainably. Ahimsa’s mission is to respect all forms of life and inspire conscious behavior.
Their end goal is “to have a more conscious society, one day completely free of cruelty.” Ahimsa’s shoes are all made in the company’s own factory. They chose not to outsource so they could ensure that workers would be treated well and make a fair wage. Their men’s vegan boots are all handmade. They also use water-based adhesives in all of their shoes.
18. Ethically-Made Vegan Leather Desert Boot by Will’s Vegan Shoes
19. Casual Faux Suede Lace Up Boots
20. Men’s Faux Suede Wing Tip Desert Boots by Alberto Fellini
Back in the day, when it was really hard to find stylish men’s vegan boots, there was Alberto Fellini. This is a brand that’s been around for decades, offering a wide variety of cool men’s boots and shoes in manmade materials.
Whether you’re looking for a vegan suede desert boot or a non-leather western-style dress boot, Alberto Fellini will have you covered, and at prices that are easy on your wallet.
21. Handmade Men’s Faux Suede Chukka Boots
These handmade vegan chukka boots are made with faux suede and fabric. The fabric upper is hand painted with an Africa-inspired motif. These boots are made to order. Just visit 2Woo’s Etsy store for more info.
22. Men’s Non-Leather Biker Boots by Will’s Vegan Shoes
23. Men’s Fashionable Vegan Leather Motorcycle Boots
Available colors: brown and black
Men’s Snow Boots and Winter Boots
24. Vegan Waterproof Snow Boot with Bungee Cord by Kamik
25. Vegan Greenbay Winter Boot by Kamik
Another style by Kamik, this boot has a bungee cord drawstring closure at the top and an ankle belt to ensure a snug fit. They’re made with waterproof nylon uppers and a heavy duty rubber sole. The shaft measures 13″ from the arch.
Available colors: black and gray
These knee-high waterproof rubber boots for men are rated for sub-40-degree Fahrenheit temperatures. They’ve got a removable thermal liner and an adjustable snow collar. The shaft measures approximately 13″ from arch and the heel is 1.25″.
Available colors: black and gray
27. Padded Men’s Winter Ankle Boots
Great for after snowboarding, skiing, or just walking around town, these padded ankle boots by Mishansha come in a couple of different styles and a variety of colors. They’re water-resistant and have a faux fur lining.
These boots come in a wide variety of colors, including blue, brown, black, purple, yellow, and red.
Rain Boots for Men
28. Men’s Rubber Rain Boots by Bogs
Bogs makes a variety of high-quality waterproof boots. These pull-on rubber rain boots have handy side handles and the shaft measure 12.75″ from the arch. Plus, they have a molded EVA foot bed and a removable insole.
29. Men’s Chelsea Boot-Style Rain Boot by Bogs
Available colors: black, dark brown, dark olive green, and gray
30. Classic Men’s Rubber Boots by Hunter
Hunter makes classic, high quality rubber boots for men in a few different styles.
Available colors: black, brown, and navy blue
31. Waterproof Chelsea Boots by Native
Available colors: black, olive green, and gray; and both white and black outsole rims
Men’s Vegan Duck Boots
32. Vegan Leather Men’s Duck Boots by J Sport by Jambu
If you like duck boots, but don’t want to wear real leather, check out these vegan duck boots by J Sport. They have a faux leather upper and partially recycled rubber outsole, plus a memory foam insole.
33. No Leather Duck Boots for Men by Lugz
Available colors: black, brown, and cognac brown
34. Men’s Heavy Nylon and Rubber Duck Boots by Sperry
Sperry makes high-quality men’s boots and shoes in classic styles.
Available colors: black and greenish-brown