It might seem strange for vegan leather and cowboy boots to go together, considering the rich history of livestock raising involved in the cowboy culture. But a lifestyle involving a love of animals doesn’t mean you need to use animal products in your day-to-day where.
It’s possible to find functional vegan cowboy boots, for both men and women, made with leather alternative products.
Or perhaps you’re less concerned with getting dirty and more concerned with the authentic, distinct look of cowboy boots. Whatever it is you’re looking to get from a great pair of boots, the market offers a wide range of vegan leather goods.
Coconuts Cimmaron Faux Leather Western Boot
Coconuts, a division of the well-known Matisse brand, starts our list off with a women’s faux leather western-style cowboy boot. The sole is synthetic with a 1.5 inch heel and mid-calf height for an authentic look.
Customers seem to love these boots for classy events such as themed weddings. Ordering a half to full size up is recommended due to these boots being a bit tight around the calves. The embroidered design and small details on the toe add a beautiful touch. They may not keep your feet warm like vegan winter boots, but you will surely look stylish!
Sizes: Women’s 5.5-11
Available colors: Tan/Turquoise, Chocolate/Beige, Black, Brown/Brown, Cognac, Burgundy, Black/Taupe, Taupe/White, Tan
Charles Albert Modern Western Cowboy Distressed Boot
These Charles Albert boots are very obviously more about style than function. At first glance the most noticeable thing about them is the stacked heel which is significantly taller than most on cowboy boots at 2 ½ inches. From the arch of the foot, the boots are 8 inches in height and have pull-up tabs for easy on and off at the cuff.
Padded lining makes this a comfortable boot to wear for a night out, and it comes in a variety of colors to match any outfit. Keep in mind that these boots are made for style and not work – they’ll wear out quickly in day-to-day wear.
Sizes: Women’s 6-11, full size only
Available colors: Mocha, Navy, Red, Grey, Blush, Black, White, Brown, Cognac, Tan
Roper Riley Western vegan cowboy Boot
Roper has a stunning variety of western-style vegan leather boots available, and we’ll be looking at a few examples here. First off is their women’s Riley western boot. With gorgeous, curving embroidery in contrasting colors, these boots reach mid-calf at 13 inches from the arch.
Rubber soles make gripping possible on many surfaces – even the dance floor. Surprisingly, even with a snip toe design these boots are true to size. Despite how authentic they look the faux-leather is not water resistant.
Sizes: Women’s 5-11
Available colors: Brown, Pink, Red, Tan, Brown
Roper MEN’S Basic Square Toe
Number 4 on our list is another Roper boot, but this time, a men’s option. The design of these boots is a dead giveaway that they aren’t meant for working. They’re stunning, intricately designed with both texture and embroidery in two-toned colors.
The heel is 1 1/5 inches and the square toe is purposely broad to make sure they’re a comfortable fit. When men love about these boots is that they’re both affordable and durable.
Sizes: Men’s 7-13
Available colors: Black/Brown, Brown/White
Shoes8teen Faux Leather Western Boots
For a more simple, traditional design, Shoes8teen has a polyurethane leather boot available. It’s a mid-calf design that fits larger calves and the heels are a comfortable height at 1 ½ inches. An adjustable strap on the sides allows for a tight or loose fit depending on preference of the wearer.
Although the fit is true to size, many customers complain that the quality varies between purchases. If you’re not looking for anything special – just a simple design – these might be the boots for you.
Sizes: Women’s 6-10 full size only
Available colors: Burgundy, Black, Cognac, Tan
Roper Women’s Chunks cowboy Boot
Roper appears on the list again with another women’s western boot – this time, with an understated design and only one color option. The Chunks boot comes with a thick sole, slightly shorter heel at 1 ¼ inches, and lightweight design.
The vegan leather is water resistant but not marketed as waterproof. They’ve been used both for farm work and casual wear and are touted as “true” leather cowboy boots, but vegan. The only downside might be that they are one size fits all when it comes to color and design.
Sizes: Women’s 5-11
Available colors: Brown
Amali Rancho Men’s Western Boots Wingtip
Another men’s option on the list, Amali Rancho stepped outside of the box creating these wingtip western boots. In fact, this pair of vegan cowboy boots is a little different, as it’s a pair of vegan ankle boots. If you’re looking to make an impact, these are the boots for you. The four colors they come in are all as eye-catching as their devilish design.
Embroidered, buckled, and multi-toned, this vegan leather looks high-end. Amali markets them as “southern” style western boots at ankle-height, made for easy slip on and effortless style. They aren’t lacking when it comes to durability – the enforced heel is sturdy and supportive. Be aware that these boots run somewhat small, especially if you like thicker socks.
Sizes: Men’s 7.5-15
Available colors: Black, Grey, Burgundy
Very Volatile Women’s Raspy cowboy Boot
Very Volatile steps it up with a classic but stylish women’s boot. Coming in up to mid-calf, this boot has a 2 inch heel for added height and a wide opening. The leather-like upper has gorgeous embroidery.
Made for comfort, the heel is angled to guarantee long-term wear. If you’re looking for a classic but feminine take on vegan cowboy boots, these are a great option available in four simple colors. They do run big, so it’s not necessary to order a size up.
Sizes: Women’s 6-10
Available colors: Black, Tan, Taupe, Wine
Whether you’re looking for a stylish addition to an event outfit or boots made for a day’s work, the vegan leather market has quite a few options available to fit your needs. Other products, such as vegan leather couches are likewise becoming more available.
This particular style of boot takes on the challenge of fitting women and men true to size and with room for calves. Running anywhere from classic to fashion-inspired, what remains consistent throughout is the authentic appeal of a historically proven style.