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Looking for a vegan alternative to the classic UGG boots? It’s perhaps no surprise that the iconic sheepskin boots are not considered vegan. But if you love the comfort and style of the signature UGG boots, you’ll be happy to hear that there are animal-free and vegan options available.
In this post, I’ll be sharing some of the best vegan alternatives to UGG’s classic boots.
But before I get into it, let’s start by asking are any of UGG’s shoes vegan?
Are UGGs Vegan?
Unfortunately, UGG’s boots are not considered vegan. All of the classic UGG boots are made with animal materials like sheepskin, animal leather, fur, suede, and/or wool.
UGG states in its product descriptions, “This product contains real fur from sheep or lamb. Fur may be sourced from Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. It has been artificially dyed and treated. Made in China.”
In 2021, UGG launched its Plant Power Collection featuring various styles of vegan shoes made with carbon-neutral plant-based materials. However, at this time, UGG hasn’t released a vegan version of its classic sheepskin boots.
Vegan UGG Alternatives
So, if you love the style and comfort of UGG classic boots but want a cruelty-free and vegan option instead, I got you covered.
I’ll be sharing some of the best vegan alternatives to UGG without the animal cruelty.
Zette Shoes is the in-house brand of the online vegan retailer, Vegan Style. Their ‘Willow’ vegan Ugg-style boots are made from Oeko-Tex certified microfibre and come in black, silver, and beige. The cruelty-free faux-wool lining vegan slipper boots will keep your feet warm and toasty. They’re also ethically handmade in an all-vegan factory in Brazil.
PAWJ Vegan Ugg Alternatives
If you like variety, then check out PAWJ’s collection of vegan UGG boots. They have lots of different styles and various colors to shop from and they’re all entirely vegan! PAWJ’s vegan boots are made from high-quality synthetic suede and faux fur. Their silhouette and colors are quite similar to UGG’s like their mini’s height is 5.25″ compared to UGG’s which are 5″. You can also find some of PAWJ’s vegan ugg boots on Amazon too!
Bearpaw – Vegan Options
For the most affordable vegan ugg boot alternative option, I would recommend Bearpaw. Although not an entirely vegan brand, Bearpaw launched a collection of vegan shoes made with all vegan materials. Most of their vegan boots and slippers are quite similar to UGG’s when it comes to styles, colors, and height. **Just make sure you’re buying the ones that specifically say they’re ‘Vegan’ in the product name.** Some of Bearpaw’s vegan boots can also be found on Amazon.
Also, Bearpaw has confirmed to me that the glues they use in their Vegan shoes are made without animal by-products.
Vegetarian Shoes – Snug Boot
Instead of UGG’s classic short boots, try Vegetarian Shoes’ Snug Boot instead! Made in Europe, these vegan boots look like UGGs but are made from soft and breathable faux-suede and lined throughout the interior with fleecy faux-sheep wool. Your feet will stay cozy and warm and so will the animals because absolutely no animals were harmed or killed for these cute vegan boots!
And if you’re looking for a pair of vegan UGGs made with sustainable materials, Vegetarian Shoes has got one made with pineapple leather!
Beware of Sellers on Amazon
You can shop for vegan boots like UGGs on Amazon as they have a lot of styles and options made with cheap faux materials that are technically vegan.
But there’s very little information available about these resellers and their ethical practices. Throughout the years, reports have shown some retailers (like Boohoo) selling items labeled as “faux-fur”. But upon investigation, it turns out they were actually made from real animal fur.
I think it’s best to avoid buying faux-fur products on Amazon from brands or sellers that you aren’t familiar with. What I do when I shop on Amazon is actually Google the brand or company name first. If they don’t have a legitimate website and the only search result that shows up is a link to their Amazon store, I don’t buy from them.
From my research, both PAWJ and Bearpaw are available on Amazon but I recommend them both as reputable brands with quality products.