Vegan Low Top Hiking Shoes
Last updated 5/12/17
Low top vegan hiking shoes for those days when you want more support than a trail runner but less weight than a hiking boot. These shoes are all 100% vegan. (Please read this disclaimer before purchasing.)
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The Arc’teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe is recommended for backpacking trips where you plan to do some light climbing or bouldering, or on your way in to a climb. The Vibram® MegaGrip rubber compound outsoles are grippier than most hiking shoes. And they’re waterproof and breathable.
Also in men’s.
Wicked Hemp makes shoes out of natural and recycled materials. The Wicked Trail are a lower-cut boot which looks better for a light stroll in the woods than climbing mountains, but that’s awesome, too! According to their website, the hemp canvas will keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. (Also available in men’s.)
After confirming that Adidas did have vegan hikers a few years ago, they are now giving us conflicting information on the current boots. We’re unsure whether the glues used are now animal-based, or if the boots are in fact still vegan, but the customer service reps are not looking into or passing along the correct information. Until we’re able to get some straight information, they’ve been removed from this list.
Contact Adidas: (800) 982-9337
“While we have many footwear products that don’t contain any kind of natural leather or fur, we can’t guarantee that any of them are 100 percent vegan because some of the adhesives used to assemble these products MAY contain some animal by-products.”
Contact Columbia: http://bit.ly/2fSamSk /(800) 622-6953
“We currently cannot grantee 100% Vegan product due to not being sure about the glue we use in our shoes.”
“Currently at this time there is no plans in the works for a complete Vegan shoe. We did at one time but market did not show interest in the shoe.”
Contact KEEN: email@example.com / 1-866-676-KEEN (5336)
Don’t appear to have any boots made without leather.
firstname.lastname@example.org / (406) 522-0319
“Unfortunately, we do not have a policy that claims 100% animal free byproduct on any of our shoes. Many of our shoes are manufactured with suede. Some of our models are synthetic but again, I cannot offer a shoe that has the guarantee you’re looking for.”
Contact Salewa: email@example.com / 303-444-0446
I was told in a phone conversation that all glues used are “natural”. When I asked if that meant animal byproducts I was told that yes, this is the case.
Contact Salomon: 1-800-875-2619
“As concern the models which have a completely synthetic upper, we can’t be sure that the glue we use is free of animal derived components. Therefore, we prefer you don’t consider any of our article as vegan.”
Contact Scarpa: http://www.scarpa.com / 303-998-2895
The North Face:
“None of our footwear is considered vegan at this time.”
Contact The North Face: https://www.thenorthface.com/help/contact-us.html / (888) 863-1968
“At this time, we our Vasque line of hiking boots does not have any 100% Vegan options. We are sorry we do not have a boot to fit your needs.”
Contact Vasque: CUSTOMER.SERVICE@VASQUE.COM / 1 (800) 224-4453
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