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The Best Vegan Winter Boots To Keep Your Feet Warm & Comfy

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Winter boots are an essential if you live in a cold, wet climate. Vegan winter boots are just as practical and stylish as their non-vegan counterparts, if not more so. Lots of vegan leathers cope better with water, though if you live in a very snowy or rainy locale, look for a waterproof vegan winter boot. 

As a long-term vegan since 2008, and someone who was born in the Midwest US, I know a bit about vegan winter boots! So I know how tricky they can be to find, which is why I put this list of the best vegan winter boot brands together to help you out.

Some of the best vegan winter boots:

Best overall: Bhava women’s Aspen winter hikers

Best for practical boots: Alexandra K Boom women’s grape leather vegan snow boots

Best for dressy boots: Will’s insulated waterproof Chelsea boots (men’s + women’s)

Best for vegan designer boots: Stella McCartney women’s Trace Chelsea boots

Best for vegan water-resistant walking boot: Will’s insulated country boots (men’s + women’s)


More vegan boots for winter:

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather women’s vegan clog boots

Will’s WVSport women’s vegan duck boots / snow boots

Bhava Ginsburg women’s vegan winter boots

Matt & Nat Otoki women’s tall vegan rain boots

Noize Aya tall puffer boot

Will’s vegan men’s insulated dock boots

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather Blaze vegan apple leather ankle boots (women’s and men’s)

Xero Alpine women’s and men’s vegan barefoot winter boots


Person walking down snowy street in coat and boots

I was born in the Midwest US, so I know a thing or two about winter, and I tend to think winter boots fall into two camps: practical ones, with grippy soles and waterproof outers, which allow you to walk through feet of snow, and dressy boots, which will keep your feet warm and match your clothes for the office or the bar, but aren’t cut out for trudging through snow banks.

Both have their place, so I’ll cover both types. Also, don’t forget a vegan winter coat to keep you warm! (Again, these fall into two varities – practical and stylish.)


The best vegan winter boots:

Vegan lace up ankle boots

Best overall (practical & stylish): Bhava women’s Aspen winter vegan walking boots


  • Made with faux shearling lining for warmth
  • Come with removable insoles and extra pair
  • Can style them in many ways, ideal for city winters


  • They may not be warm enough in long periods of extreme cold (subzero Fahrenheit)
  • They are not rated as waterproof, although reviewers state their feet were dry in rainy conditions

These vegan winter boots give you the best of both worlds: they are both practical for winter and can be styled many ways.

Bhava call these “urban hikers,” which strikes me as the perfect phrase. I wouldn’t go trekking through snowdrifts in these boots, but these are perfect for wintry conditions in a cold city.

They have glowing reviews from people who’ve worn them in Paris, New York and Canada, though one Midwestern reviewer said when it got very far below zero her toes were cold, so they might not suit the most bitterly cold days, but to wear on errands or out for a drink on your average chilly winter day they’re ideal and can be dressed up or down.

They are lined with Italian vegan shearling to keep you cosy and warm even in cold climates, and they have flexi rubber soles.

They come with two pairs of removable insoles, Bhava’s signature comfortable cork soles and a new organic cotton vegan shearling insole ideal for winter.

Like all Bhava boots, they are made in Alicante, Spain, where generations of artisans have been making shoes by hand.

All Bhava shoes are vegan and they use phthalate- and PVC-free vegan leather.

You can find my full guide to vegan walking boots here.


Vegan black snow boots from Alexandra K

Best for practical boots: Alexandra K Boom women’s grape leather vegan snow boots


  • Water-resistant
  • Made for snowy conditions
  • Eco-friendly grape leather
  • Cotton faux fur lining


  • Not suitable for office wear

If you are going to be wearing your vegan boots all winter-long, from sledding to walking through snow drifts, then these are the vegan leather boots for you.

These snow boots from Alexandra K are made of vegan grape leather, an eco-friendly and 100% vegan leather made from leftover waste from the wine industry, and vegan corn leather. 

They are waterproof, have textured soles and are lined with a 100% cotton faux fur lining to keep your feet cosy.

These waterproof vegan boots also have a removable insole.


Black vegan Chelsea boots with elasticated panel

Best for dressy boots: Will’s insulated vegan waterproof Chelsea boots (mens + womens)


  • Keep you warm up to -22° C/ -7.6° F
  • Waterproof
  • Stylish, can be dressed up or worn as vegan work boots


  • Ankle length, so only protects your leg from snow or puddles up to ankle
  • Run on the large side

Will’s Vegan Store have made the ideal indoor-to-outdoor vegan winter boot, a classic Chelsea boot, but made waterproof and with added insulation. 

If you live in a rainy climate, these are the perfect vegan waterproof boots, however since they’re only ankle length I wouldn’t go trudging through foot-deep snow or splashing in really deep puddles in these. But they’re ideal for rainy days.

The vegan waterproof winter boots are insulated with Primaloft, a high quality insulation made with 90% recycled content (made with recycled plastic bottles), to keep your feet warm up to -22° C/ -7.6° F weather.

These warm vegan boots are also lined with vegan fur to keep your feet cosy. They are made with waterproof uppers and the soles have deep threads for traction. The waterproof vegan shoes’ insoles are made of recycled materials and are deep and squishy for comfort.

As one of the first vegan shoe brands to specialise in making men’s vegan styles, Will’s has since expanded to make women’s shoes too, as well as bags and coats, while maintaining their emphasis on quality vegan and eco-friendly versions of classic looks.

Click here to see the vegan winter boots (men’s sizing).

Click here to see the women’s boots.



Cream vegan Chelsea boots with brown sole from Stella McCartney

Best for vegan designer boots: Stella McCartney Trace vegan winter boots (womens)


  • Well-known designer brand
  • Iconic look


  • May not be suitable for the coldest or snowiest conditions

These boots from Stella McCartney are my pick of best vegan designer boots from a well-known luxury brand.

As a lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any leather or fur in her collections, and her bags and shoes are vegan (but she does sometimes use wool or silk in her clothing line, so check carefully if buying a coat, blouse or dress).

These cream Chelsea boots have elasticated sides and heel tabs and a contrasting Stella McCartney logo. They’re made in Italy.

These would be great to make your street style look, but they aren’t lined with extra insulation so wouldn’t be suitable for the coldest or snowiest days – not to mention you wouldn’t want to ruin your Stella McCartney shoes with sludgy snow.


Black vegan leather mid calf boots

Best for water-resistant walking boots: Will’s Country men’s and women’s insulated vegan boots (winter)


  • Keep you warm up to -22° C/ -7.6° F
  • Insulated
  • Comfortable and flexible Vibram outsoles


  • Water-resistant, not waterproof, so not suitable for deep, running water

Will’s describe these as a cross between wellies and walking boots, though they are not waterproof so not an exact swap for rain boots/wellies. 

They’ve been designed to be comfortable for walking, and similar in feel to a pair of walking shoes, but with insulation and they’re waterproof so perfect for walking in wintry conditions. 

The warm vegan winter boots have Vibram rubber injection outsoles with an open tread, which you can hose down after walking in muddy conditions. They also have anatomic insoles that are removable.

The uppers are scuff- and water-resistant, but they’re not waterproof so you can’t wear them in running water or in deep snow or puddles for long periods of time.

These boots are made in a factory in Italy that’s 70% solar powered.

Click here to see the men’s boots.

Click here to see the women’s boots.


More vegan winter boot options:

Clog boots with black vegan leather Chelsea boot upper

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather women’s vegan clog boots

These vegan winter boots for women combine the comfort of clogs with the warmth of boots.

They are waterproof and made of a premium vegan leather – eco-friendly OEKO-TEX and REACH certified vegan microfibre leather uppers, a soft microfibre lining, an anatomical footbed made of alderwood and a non-slip sole.

The vegan womens winter boots are made by 100% vegan brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather in collaboration with Troentorp, a Swedish brand that’s been making traditional Swedish clogs for 100 years.


Vegan black leather lace up boots with vegan wool cuff

Will’s WVSport women’s vegan duck boots / snow boots

Keep you warm up to -22° C/ -7.6° F

Will’s make some of the warmest vegan winter boots. These vegan women’s snow boots are rated to keep you warm up to -22° C/ -7.6° F.

The black vegan leather boots have a duck boot construction with a water-resistant layer, a vegan wool collar and vegan shearling lining to keep the warmth in and water out.

The outsoles are ballistic welded to the uppers and have treads for grip, traction and stability, though they also recommend the use of spikes in icy conditions.


Vegan lower calf length lace up black boots

Bhava womens Ginsburg winter boots (vegan)

These vegan fur lined boots from Bhava are named after Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.

The vegan winter shoes have a vegan leather upper, faux fur lining and extra comfortable removable cork insole.

These boots don’t have the deep treads for traction other winter boots have, so I’d be cautious about wearing them in very icy or snowy conditions, but if you want boots to keep your feet warm while looking stylish, these are a great option.


Solid black vegan leather lace up boots

Noah Italian Vegan Claudio vegan leather winter boots (women’s and men’s)

These unisex cruelty free winter boots are water-repellent and breathable. 

The vegan leather winter boots are made of Micronappa, a vegan microfibre-based nappa leather, which is soft, durable and dirt-repellent, as well as breathable. 

The sole is a thick tread made with recycled materials, to stop you slipping in wintry conditions.

They have a non-slip sole, adjustable laces, and come with a soft, removable insole. The sole is 1.5 – 3cm.

Like all Noah shoes, they are PETA approved.

One thing I love about NOah shoes is they’re all unisex and come in a really wide ranges of sizes, from UK3 / EU36 / US5 to UK 13 / EU48 / US14.

THey come in borwn or black.


Black rain boots

Matt & Nat Otoki women’s tall rain boots

If you’re looking for classic vegan rain boots/Wellies, these are made in the typical style. Tall and made of recycled, waterproof PVC*, they have a 1-inch outsole.

These vegan waterproof shoes are tall, coming nearly up to the knee, so they’ll keep your jeans from dragging in puddles (doesn’t everyone hate that feeling of vegan ankles/wet jeans?).

*I typically advise staying aware from PVC shoes, but these are recycled so it’s preferable. Or you can opt for eco-friendly natural rubber rain boots like the ones from 100% vegan rain boot company Merry People, who use natural rubber for their boots.


Person wearing long coat and vegan tall puffer boots

Noize Aya tall puffer boot

These puffer boots are ideal if you want your feet to feel ultra cosy all day.

They hit just below the knee, and are wind- and water-resistant. The insulation is made of 100% post consumer recycled water bottles. 


Black vegan leather and vegan suede lace up boots

Noah Italian Claude vegan fur lined vegan winter boots (men’s + women’s sizes)

These faux fur lined vegan boots are breathable and water-repellent. 

The outer is vegan microsuede and vegan micronappa leather. The vegan microsuede is similar to suede, but made of vegan materials; it’s composed of ultra-fine polyester and it’s easy to clean, breathable and, unlike suede, is waterproof (so it’s even better). Vegan micronappa also made from ultra-fine woven polyester, and is similar to nappa leather. It’s soft, durable, breathable and it’s dirt-repellent.

The interior is lined with vegan fur, and padded ankles. 

They have a reinforced heel and non-slip sole.

These unisex boots come in a range of sizes, from UK2.5 / EU35 / US4.5 to UK 13 / EU48 / US14.


Black lace up vegan leather ankle boots

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather Blaze vegan apple leather ankle boots (women’s and men’s)

These trendy ankle boots are perfect for winter styling. They are not waterproof so I wouldn’t wear them in heavy rain or snowfall, but they’ll keep your feet warm in winter.

They’re made of apple leather, an eco-friendly vegan leather made from food industry waste. Apple leather is naturally soft and doesn’t require breaking in.

They’re lined with a breathable, anti-bacterial microfibre lining, and they have rubber soles.

Like all footwear by 100% vegan brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, they’re sweatshop-free and fair-trade.


Vegan Doc Martens 1460s

Vegan Dr. Martens 1460 boots

If, before coming to the vegan lifestyle, you loved the classic, edgy look of Doc Martens, you’ll be happy to hear they have a range of vegan options made with synthetic materials and vegan glue.

This version of their classic 1460 boots are free from all animal products and made with vegan leather uppers.

You can tell which Docs are vegan by looking at the pull tub on the heels. The vegan DMs have yellow and white pull tabs (while their leather shoes have black and yellow pull tabs).


Black lace up boots, ankle length

Xero Alpine women’s and men’s vegan barefoot winter boots

If you’re looking for vegan barefoot winter shoes, Xero make this vegan pair, available in both men’s and women’s sizing. 

The Alpine snow boot is waterproof and lightweight. It’s also insulated with 200g of insulation and lined with polyester fleece to keep your feet nice and warm. It has a removable heat-relfective insole.


Children's snow boot in black with honeycomb motif in white and red stripe

Vegan children’s boots: Vivobarefoot Lumi

If you’re looking for vegan kid’s snow boots, the Vivobarefoot Lumi boots are waterproof and warm. 

They are made with recycled materials (though as far as I can tell, they don’t specify which parts are recycled) and through Revivo, you can send shoes back in when they can no longer be worn, and they will turn them into new shoes.

They have a thermal insole and the outsole is designed for kids to play on any terrain.


Brown vegan suede boots with white vegan fur lining

Pawj vegan Ugg boots

If you’re searching for Ugg vegan boots, Ugg themselves don’t make vegan shoes, but Pawj are an ethical alternative!

They have a range of vegan Ugg style boots and vegan fur boots. The Aspen boots have a vegan suede outer with a vegan shearling and vegan fur lining. 

Find my full guide to vegan Ugg alternatives here.


Brown vegan leather lace up boots with vegan shearling lining visible

Will’s insulated vegan mens winter boots

These mens vegan winter boots from Will’s are made with an outer of Italian vegan leather made with bio oil from Northern European-grown cereal crops. The process of making it is carbon neutral.

They are insulated with Primaloft made from 90% recycled materials and lined with vegan faux fur to keep you warm down to freezing temperatures.

The insole are deep and comfortable and the outsoles have thick treads with lugs to give you plenty of traction.

You can find my full guide to men’s vegan boots here.


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I also have more guides to vegan shoes, such as my guide to the best vegan shoes, vegan men’s shoes, vegan women’s shoes, vegan dress shoes, vegan sneakers, vegan clogs, vegan sandals, vegan designer shoes and vegan slippers.

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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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