I am looking for advice from vegan hikers. Need gear advice, especially shoes. If possible without plastic and toxic water repellents.


@mplammers Just curious... If hiking boot is not made of leather or synthetic materials, what else is there?

@paladin I'm not sure, but vegan leather alternatives exist, as well as fabrics of all kinds. Rubber doesn't have to be processed oil and non-toxic waterproofing should be possible as well. It's just that all of this is quite new and it seems a rare question. I know the planet is a burning corpse already, but I don't want to use my boots to kick it even more. I'm not a vegetarian, just completely fed-up with the lies from the "animal processing industry".

@mplammers I guess this material (fair trade) with appropriate additives should do for the boot sole: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_
Upper part should be canvas.
Maybe something called desert boot could be found made from appropriate materials. Good luck!

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