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- 2019 has been called "the year of the vegan" by The Economist.
- With an increasing interest in the vegan lifestyle, brands are offering more vegan options to appease their customers.
- While finding vegan fashion might not be as easy as finding vegan food, it’s possible — and there are lots of great options out there.
- Here are 9 great winter boot options that also happen to be vegan.
In a recent article that dubbed 2019 as "the year of the vegan," Economist correspondent John Parker examined the soaring interest in the vegan lifestyle of late, and how it’s impacting multiple industries. A quarter of Millenials today identify as vegan or vegetarian, and companies are working to reach these consumers by accommodating their needs.
In response to people cutting meat out of their diets, McDonald’s has created a McVegan burger. Brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are making plant-based meat substitutes that actually look, feel, and even "bleed" like the real thing. Even Tyson, the largest meat processor in the U.S., is getting in on the plant-based protein trend.
But, at its core, veganism is more than just a diet. It’s also a system of values that is causing more and more people to consider how other products they use — think clothing, home goods, and accessories — are made. Vegan labels have become prolific in grocery stores and on the boxes of your favorite snacks, but there’s less transparency when shopping for clothing and accessories, making the process a little more difficult.
There are plenty of brands making chic, stylish clothing and accessories that also happen to be cruelty-free. And, plenty of your favorite existing brands have started added vegan options to their offerings. To make it easier for you, we rounded up 9 great pairs boots that are perfect for winter and also happen to be vegan. Whether you’re vegan or not, we think you’ll love — and really want to wear — one of these pairs.
Keep reading for 9 pairs of vegan winter boots:
Women’s Ilse Jacobsen Short Rain Boot
Finding a replacement for warm, shearling-lined boots may prove a little difficult when you’re shopping vegan. These rainboots are a good option. They’re made with natural rubber from renewable resources (bonus points for sustainability) and lined with a soft fleece to keep your toes toasty on cold days. The thick sole is slip-resistant and adds some insulation between your feet and the cold ground. With a combination of waterproof rubber and a soft, cozy lining, you’re set for cold, snowy days.
Men’s Sorel Short Canvas Duck Boot
A comfortable yet durable pair of boots isa winter necessity. Many duck boots have a leather upper, but this pair opts for canvas instead. While not advertised as vegan, these are simply made with canvas and rubber. The entire boot is seriously waterproof, even the seams are sealed to keep out rain, so you can be sure your feet will be kept dry no matter the conditions.
Women’s Dr. Marten’s Vegan Chrome Boot
Classic Dr. Martens get a vegan twist. This version of the 1460, the original Dr. Martens boot, is made with 100% vegan leather and finished with a chrome gloss. Everything else is the same — the lace up front, yellow stitching, signature heel loop, and air-cushioned sole have all stayed true to the original.
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