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Old Sunday 19th November 2006, 23:25   #1
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Non-Leather Hiking Shoes?

Ive been looking around for a decent pair of hiking shoes as my old pair have bitten the dust. I am a vegan, and am thus looking for shoes that are not made from leather or animal glue. Does anybody have any recommendations?
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Old Sunday 19th November 2006, 23:43   #2
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You say 'shoes' - I've always prefered boots for the ankle support they provide.
I have Zamberlan, Brasher & Karrimor fabric boots all of which are very comfortable and required no 'breaking in' - at the moment the best deal is on Berghaus Explorer boots.

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Ive been looking around for a decent pair of hiking shoes as my old pair have bitten the dust. I am a vegan, and am thus looking for shoes that are not made from leather or animal glue. Does anybody have any recommendations?
You could try Vegetarian Shoes. Brighton may be a bit of a trek to go and try them on though.
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Old Monday 20th November 2006, 08:13   #4
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i was thinking about going down to london in a few weeks. i guess brighton isnt that far away...
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Hi spargeltarzan

I've got a pair of Ranger vegan walking boots from Ethical Wares:
http://www.ethicalwares.com/rang.htm

I'm very happy with them - I think they're better than the Vegetarian Shoes walking boots I had before.

Feel free to PM me for more details.

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I agree Vegetarian Shoes and Ethical wares are both brilliant, plus you could also try: www.naturalcollection.com/vegsoc

They have some great hemp hiking boots: http://www.naturalcollection.com/veg...?subgroup=2004
I'm a veggie so I don't wear leather either, and I bought a pair of these last year and I love them. They're waterproof enough to withstand light rain, but I think hiking boots from Vegetarian Shoes / Ethical wears would probably be more waterproof.

Hope you find what you're looking for :-)


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I have some Ethical Wares Ranger boots, which have lasted well. I tried their Kathmandu walking shoes, but found them liable to keel over, so I stopped wearing them to preserve my ankles. Columbia peakfreak outdry shoes are non-leather, waterproof and very comfortable for walking, but I don't know whether they are completely vegan (I don't know what glues they use)
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I few options here.

https://wills-vegan-shoes.com/men-s-...es.html#page=1

Vibram soles are very good generally, and a few different upper / styles of boot / hiking shoe available.

Tempted to get a pair myself!
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