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The Best Vegan Knee High Boots to Beat the Winter in 2024

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Vegan knee high boots are perfect for your outfits in autumn and winter. They not only look stylish but they keep your legs really warm, too!

I love my knee high vegan boots on cold rainy days (not that we have many in Barcelona, but I’ve worn them in London and Chicago too) because they keep my legs nice and toasty.

Among others, some of the best vegan high boots I’ll be covering include:

For more cruelty free winter boots, see my full guide to vegan boots here.

Read on to see the best vegan knee high winter boots.


Wills Vegan heeled over the knee boots

Will’s Vegan leather heeled knee high boots

Looking for stylish and classic vegan knee high boots? UK brand Will’s Vegan Store makes these knee high boots with Italian vegan leather. The vegan leather is breathable and water resistant.

These Will’s Vegan knee high boots fit snug against your leg, with an elasticated back panel, flexible upper materials, and they are lined with soft vegan suede so they’re comfortable to wear against bare legs. These classic style boots work as either day wear or evening wear, depending on the outfit.

The zip goes from top to bottom, making them easy to take on and off. The comfortable rubber insoles are designed not to compact over time.

The outsoles are made with wood effect rubber and feature 3 inch / 6.5cm heels.

Will’s has a certified carbon-neutral supply chain and they ship using recycled and recyclable materials.

Heeled over the knee boots with a mini fake rose gold dagger hanging round the ankle

Sylth Virago Penelope over the knee vegan boots

These knee high faux leather boots are designed in New York and made in Italy. A classic style knee high boot with a very cool detail – their signature rose gold dagger hanging on the ankle. You can use this wrap as a bracelet or necklace too.

These luxury vegan leather knee high black boots have a 3.5 in/ 9cm heel.


Stiletto heel black knee high boots with the top few inches covered in beading

Sylth Virago Persephone knee high embellished boots

These are the knee high boots to get if you want some bling. These beautiful boots are embellished with a bead design handmade in India, they have unique curved 4.5 in / 11.5cm stiletto heels with their rose gold logo.


heeled black vegan boots knee high from collection & co, featuring full length zip

Collection and Co Carina knee high boots (vegan upcycled leather)

Both the upper and lining of these vegan tall boots is made of upcycled vegan leather, and the sole is natural rubber. Collection and Co is a vegan shoe company that aims to be as eco-friendly as possible, using a variety of upcycled vegan leather, eco friendly materials like pineapple leather and recycled plastics.

They aim to reuse materials from prior collections and utilise responsible manufacturing in a small factory in Greece.

These vegan leather boots have a comfortable block heel of 6cm. They have a helpful list of calf circumference for each size, so you can check if it will fit.


The legs and feet of someone wearing lace up knee high boots, standing on a rock

Bhava Alcott lace up vegan knee boots

Want unique non leather knee high boots? This style from Bhava is different – the Alcott is a lace up knee high boot, featuring a weatherproof winter grip sole, a removable ankle strap and a removable cork insole. 

Named after the Victorian author and suffragette, these vegan knee-high boots are limited edition. The heel is 2 3/4″ with a 5/8″ platform. Because of the lace-up design, they are more likely to fit a range of different calf sizes, too.


Flat black vegan leather knee high boots with full length zip

Wills Vegan Shoes knee high boots

These boots are carbon neutral! With a low heel, they’re also practical and comfortable. They’re shipped in sustainable paper and cardboard packaging, without plastic.

These vegan flat boots have a round shape toe. The flat sole make them comfortable, while their classic black look done vegan style make them easy to style.

Vegan footwear brand Wills started out making vegan men’s shoes, but now they sell shoes for women too, as well as bags, accessories and more.

They have a huge range of boot styles for sale, from water resistant boots to winter boots with deep treads, waterproof hiking boots and more.

Will’s has online stores in the US, UK, Germany and rest of Europe – just choose your country/currency in the top left corner of the page.


Tall black vegan leather boots (flats with very small heel)

Bhava Fargo tall hiker boots

If you’re looking for supremely comfortable faux leather knee high boots, look no further. 

These vegan black knee high boots from Bhava come with two removable insoles, one of comfortable cork and another for winter made with vegan organic cotton shearling. 

Bhava offers free shipping in the US and Canada on orders over $299, and free returns or exchanges too (within 30 days).

Bhava always gets lots of praise for comfort and these boots are no exception. 

With 5/5 stars and 29 reviews, customers praise how comfortable and stylish the Fargo boots are.


Burgundy vegan leather boots with tall upper, wooden heel and small wooden platform under toes

Bhava Ziggy platform knee high boots

These vegan leather knee high boots were inspired by David Bowie and come in black or burgundy vegan leather.

These lovely vegan boots feature a 3-inch wooden heel and platform, rounded square toe and are made with a soft vegan leather. 

Like all Bhava shoes, they are made in Alicante, Spain, where generations of artisans have been crafting shoes for many years.

Reviews praise how comfortable these boots are, with one customer even remarking that they were stuck travelling for 24 hours in these boots and their feet were comfortable the whole time.


Violet velvet knee high boots with chunky heel

Stella McCartney Cowboy velvet high boots

Stand out this season with these luxe feel, crushed velvet boots in a violet hue. They feature a sock boot, Cuban heel and have an inside ankle zip.

They’re made in Italy.

Black vegan leather over the knee boots with chunky heel

Stella McCartney Skyla vegan leather thigh high boots

Another way to stand out is with these vegan long boots from designer Stella McCartney. As a lifelong vegetarian, she doesn’t use any leather in her collections (though she does use wool and silk, so be careful if you’re looking at her clothes range).

These vegan over the knee boots are made in Italy and the upper is made of black vegan leather. They also feature a chunky heel and platform.

If you love the look of over the knee boots and designer boots, these vegan thigh high boots are the perfect combo. These black vegan heeled boots will make a big statement. They’re definitely eye-catching, with their chunky high heels, platform sole and thigh high cut. The platform sole is textured and the upper is made from Stella McCartney’s signature Alter Mat vegan leather in a matte finish.



What are vegan knee high boots?

Vegan boots (of any style!) are boots that don’t use any animal products like leather or wool. Instead, they are made using vegan leather, wood, canvas and other animal-free materials.


What can you pair knee high boots with?

Knee high boots look great with miniskirts or under dresses, and they also work well with jeans – if you your jeans fit into the boots, that is.


How wide are knee high boots? How do you ensure they fit over your legs?

One tricky element with knee-high or thigh-high boots is finding boots that fit your calves and thighs. Look for boots’ width and be aware you may need to return/exchange them.

With knee high boots, it’s not just a matter of ordering your usual size, as anything from slim legs to wider legs or wide feet may affect the fit. That’s why it’s best to measure the circumference of your calves at their widest point and then look for the calf circumference on the boots so you get the right leg fit. Also, bear in mind that synthetic materials don’t always have as much give as animal-based leather, so they won’t necessarily stretch to accommodate your fit, making it even more important to select the right size.


Are knee high boots good for winter?

I love wearing knee high or thigh high boots when it’s cold out as I find they keep my legs really warm – even warmer than a pair of jeans.

Depending on where you live, how much it snows and if you tend to have to walk across icy sidewalks, they may or may not work.

Be sure to look at the treads, and consider whether flat boots or a low heel would be easier to walk in in wintry conditions, rather than high heels.


How are vegan shoes made? What is vegan leather made out of?

Vegan shoes can be made out of different materials, from canvas to hemp to cork or vegan leather. Vegan leather itself is also made from many different materials.

It can be made from PVC (which is really bad for the environment and I recommend avoiding it – thankfully it’s not used that much anymore by many vegan companies), polyurethane or PU leather or more recent inventions like pineapple leather, apple leather or mango leather, which are all made from leftover waste from the food industry. 


Do vegan boots last?

With proper care, your boots will stay in excellent condition for a long time. Experts recommend rotating shoes to make them last longer, and getting shoes repaired is also important. I have a pair of boots I’ve had for 8 years and counting, which have lasted so long thanks to having them re-soled many times. Look for a good shoe repair shop near you! 


Should I give knee high boots as a gift?

It can be tricky choosing shoe styles, let alone talking calf circumference into account as well as shoe size, so a gift card to a vegan shoe store might be a better choice.

Immaculate Vegan has gift cards and make a great choice because this online marketplace sells a range of different vegan brands and styles, plus bags and accessories as well as shoes.


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Looking for more vegan shoe styles?

Check out my guide to all styles of vegan boots, and my more detailed guides to vegan Chelsea boots, vegan combat boots, vegan Timberlands here, vegan winter boots, vegan cowboy boots and vegan ankle boots.

Find my guide to vegan sandals.

Check out my guide to vegan trainers and vegan Reebok style sneakers here.

You can also find my guides to the best vegan loafers and vegan flats .

Find my guides to vegan designer shoes and vegan heels.

I also have guides to vegan womens shoes and mens shoes, vegan dress shoes, vegan clogs and vegan slippers.

See all my vegan fashion & beauty guides.


What would you pair your vegan knee high boots with?



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2 thoughts on “The Best Vegan Knee High Boots to Beat the Winter in 2024”

    • Glad you find it helpful! :) Wow, 14 years is an impressive length of time for boots to last – well done for taking care of them (I guess you must have taken care of them well for them to last so long!). Sounds like it!


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Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’ve been vegan since 2008 and vegetarian my whole life. Since going vegan, I’ve lived in 4 countries and travelled to over 30! I’ve also published two bestselling vegan books (The Essential Vegan Travel Guide and The Barcelona Vegan Guide) and had my work featured in The New York Times, Vegetarian Food & Living and Vegan Life magazine. I’ve veganised my life and I’m here to help you design your life around your vegan values. 


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