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Editor’s Picks: Best Vegan Boots for Fall

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I know, I know. Shouldn’t this list have come out like, a month ago? But I don’t know about you–I’ve never done my fall shopping in August when it’s still quite sultry out. And in September, you feel like you can wear your ballet flats forever…until you realize just how cold the tops of your feet get once fall hits for real. I have this realization every single October.

Editor's Picks: Best Vegan Boots for Fall | Peaceful Dumpling

Jane and Serge, perfected booted

But have you ever noticed how every cool girl since Jane Birkin has embraced boots as her style cornerstone? Your boots are a chance to re-focus your style message…make it a little less precious, a little more mysterious. (Have you ever noticed–and loved–how your basic sweater and jeans look just a touch tougher and insouciant with boots instead of heels? Yeah me too). So without further ado, here are my favorite picks for best vegan boots for fall!

Fall Style: Best Vegan Boots

Olivia Wedge from Coral 8, $49.99 (reduced from $88)

Great vegan wedge boots are like the perfect man: attractive, super sexy, and yet stable and won’t let you down at the end of a long day. (amiright?) The criss-cross at the front keeps things just interesting enough.

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Cri de Coeur Raiku boots, $79.99

I love boots that are so basic and simple yet perfectly cool. It’s like the footwear version of the most sheer, perfect heather gray T. Wear with studied nonchalance.

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Rocket Dog Sheela Baxter boot, $79.95

Here’s something a little more rustic chic than Brooklyn hipster (not that you couldn’t wear this in Brooklyn). This would go equally well with a flannel shirt and jeans (make it skinny to off-set the tomboyish top), or with a surprisingly feminine, sweet crochet lace dress.

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Rocket Dog Cowell Harvey boot, $89.95

I love the top part, which can be folded down or kept over the knee. Wear with sweater dresses and leggings.

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Beatrice Patent Block Heel Chelsea Boots, $75.98

To continue with the man analogy, this is the boot for which I’m feeling a magnetic attraction. Modern, confident, 3.5″ stacked heel (so, basically perfect for running around all day), simple but slightly edgy with just a hint of gold on the inside of the heel.

Fall Style: Best Vegan Boots | Peaceful Dumpling

Missguided Eliza patent Chelsea boot, $47.48

Swap these boots in for your usual black ballet flats and voila! You’ve just mastered fall winter dressing, looking like your usual chic self but a little bit warmer.

Let’s talk boot personalities–what kind of boots do you wear, and with what? 

Also on Fall style:

Office Chic Picks

Back to School

Nouveau Nineties

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Photo: MarkDSikes.com; Moo Shoes; Rocket Dog; Missguided

Juhea Kim
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.
  • Hanna Mathilde

    This is my biggest problem.. I find it so hard finding shoes that are cruelty free because I can’t buy them online. Having wide feet and that i’m conscious about how good they are for my soles, I can’t just choose from size, I need to actually try them on. However, there are no places that sell good quality shoes that are cruelty free. I really wish that I could wear slippers and sneakers, but they aren’t really good for your feet + it’ damn cold 8 months of the year. I would love to not buy leathered boots/shoes, but there are absolutely no shops that does :/

    • Juhea Kim

      aw no!! I totally hear you. “good quality shoes” that are cruelty free being the operative phrase here! It’s not hard finding cheap, ill-fitting shoes that are made of all man-made materials, right? And finding them in a brick-and-mortar store is really really hard even in NYC. Have you tried Sorrel boots? They’re more for weather so I find them quite comfortable, durable, and if you choose rubber/nylon ones they are vegan.

  • Christine

    I have peripheral neuropathy including paralyzed toes, bad knees, and ginormous calves. Finding shoes that work for me is hard enough without also trying to find vegan ones! I try. Lord knows, I try. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Juhea Kim

      aw no! I’m sorry to hear that. Maybe one way to get around it is to look for booties with low heels? I have a pair of vegan long boots but I definitely hear you on boots that feel good on your calves!

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