Vegan-ish Hiking Boots

Vegan-ish Hiking Boots

animalfeet_landingpage_banner1-1A lot of shoes are made from animals. With a trip to Yellowstone coming up, I needed some vegan hiking boots. Here is my research in case it helps.

To note:

  • I was searching for women’s mid-cut hiking boots, so my list does not include low-cut hiking shoes. Many of these brands also offer low vegan options. There are one or two high cut/men’s.
  • Some of the styles listed are current, but some are previous or discontinued. I listed them here because I have no problem with buying used. The pair I wound up buying was found used on eBay.
  • When it comes to vegan shoes, there is a consideration of glue. It is not easy to find out whether a shoe’s glue is animally derived. Sometimes the shoe company doesn’t even know. [This is a very thorough link on athletic shoe brands’ glue type that also includes information on working conditions. And this great compilation from Vegan Outdoor Adventures, which has much more information than my own, has some information on vegan glue.]
  • I am calling this list Vegan-ish, as the shoes listed contain no animal skins. The glue might be animally derived. Please feel free to chime in if you have definitive and current information on the glue source. If you’re a vegan who abstains from animally-derived glues, please share the brands and shoe styles you own, not just yell about how some of these shoes are not vegan.
  • I am not maintaining active hyperlinks on the shoe choices. An internet search on the shoe will bring up the most current active websites.

Adidas
Terrex Swift R Mid GTX
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Terrex Fast X Mid GTX
Adidas Outdoor Terrex X Mid

Outdoor AX2 Mid GTX
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Arc’teryx
Bora Mid GTX
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Eco
All Terrain Pro Waterproof Hiker
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Garmont
Kiowa
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La Sportiva
Synthesis Mid GTX
imgresCore High GTX
MZ_Core_Womens_BlueCoralFrost GTX
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Trango S EVO GTX
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Mammut
T Aenergy GTX
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Merrell
Capra Bolt Mid
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imagesGrassbow Sport Mid
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Montrail
Women’s Trans Alps™ Mid
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NorthFace
Ultra Fastpack II Mid
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Litewave Explore Mid
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Salomon
X Ultra Mid 2 GTX  contains PU-coated leather
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Treksta
Cape Mid GTX
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Evolution Mid GTX
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Evolution Mid 161 GTX
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Under Armour
Speedfit Hike Mid Hiking Boot
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Wicked Hemp
Trail Shoe
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Path Finder
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Zamberlan
230 SH Crosser
imgresThis is the pair I wound up purchasing, very gently used for 37% of the $175 retail price. It won the 2013 Backpacker Editor’s Choice award. I also bought a pair of Merrell’s Grassbow low. I’ll update this post with my notes on their performance.

 

 

 

Some shoemakers with low-cut vegan outdoor-sy shoes:

Ahnu
Jambu
Keen
Oboz