It’s the main reason I wanted to start this website: hiking boots
I haven’t gotten a new pair in a few years because every time I started to look online I got frustrated. I want to compile the ultimate collection of vegan outdoor gear on VeganOutdoorAdventures.com!
Some sites are awesome enough to include a “vegan” search criteria. REI is one of them. I took the extra step to contact each individual company to ensure all materials, including any glues used, are synthetic. Be careful with this feature when searching for vegan stuff. REI lists a pair of Lowa hikers as vegan, but when I contacted them directly I was told that they use so many different glues sourced from different companies that there’s no way for them to tell whether a non-leather boot is actually vegan. Bummer.
I’ve converted this post into an actual gear page, which you can find here: http://www.veganoutdooradventures.com/vegan-hiking-boots/
Check out some of the super informative comments below and then head on over to the Vegan Hiking Boots page to see the full list including boots from Merrell, Zamberlan, Treksta, Vegetarian Shoes, Wicked Hemp & LaSportiva.