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 Post subject: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Hi,

I'm going on a trip to Iceland in May and I am trying to find appropriate shoes for outdoor adventures. I'd like hiking boots (as opposed to trail runners) because of the cold, snowy conditions we're likely to be in. We're doing at least one glacier hike. Any advice? Bonus points if they come in wide width!

-Shandra


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:16 pm 
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http://www.amazon.com/Bogs-Womens-Jamis ... B004KKYZZM
These are waterproof and rated to -20 degrees!
Bogs might make some other hiking shoes as well, and they make a lot of all synthetic shoes.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I bought Merrell hiking boots with Gore-tex a few years back that were vegan. I can't find any vegan ones now on their website but I got mine at REI so you might just stop there if you live near one and take a look.

This is all I can find on their website right now. It's a men's shoe but I've gotten by with men's boots before without any issues. I have no clue why they wouldn't offer an option for women! They might not be very warm either :( Mine are huge heavy duty things.
http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product ... o-Manistee

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
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I bought some Trespass boots recently which were made from all-synthetic material.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Oooh, I was gonna ask this same question! (Well, I'm not going to Iceland, but I need some new boots). The Bogs look super interesting. I've had Merrills before and I really like them, but when I was in REI this past week there weren't any synthetic ones. However, I haven't looked online for any yet.

I've never heard of Trespass- I'll have to check them out.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Update: I found these "hiking sneakers" that seem to be vegan: http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-1 ... h&prefv1=D

They also come in funkier colors: http://www.newbalance.com/Limited-Editi ... h&prefv1=D

The Trespass ones are a bit out of my price range and it seems Merrill doesn't make vegan ones anymore. I looked up what the interior of the New Balance ones is made of since it looked furry, and it's made from recycled materials, so that's also nice. If I get these, I'll let you all know what I think!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:57 pm 
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It seems to be some crazy anomaly but my feet and NB do not get along. I've tried various sizes, styles, etc. I only end up with pain. I've given up on them but many people swear by them.

These look to be vegan (and other shoes I have from inov-8 are vegan)
http://www.zappos.com/inov-8-roclite-28 ... te#prdInfo

And these all look to be leather-free and although Zappos is generally really good in it's descriptions, I'd also verify with the manufacturers website or even contact the manufacturer.
http://www.zappos.com/vivobarefoot-synt ... ne#prdInfo
http://www.zappos.com/adidas-outdoor-ax ... al#prdInfo
http://www.zappos.com/merrell-proterra- ... re#prdInfo
http://www.zappos.com/salomon-xa-pro-3d ... on#prdInfo
http://www.zappos.com/montrail-badrock- ... da#prdInfo

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:58 am 
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@linanil These all look awesome! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:59 am 
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Garmont periodically puts out a vegan boot or hiking shoe. I have been pretty pleased with mine (Nagevi, I think) for three -season hiking. I'm definitely on the look-out for some more heavy duty boots with goretex, suitable for rougher hikes and winter and whatnot. I have really narrow feet, so my boot choices are even further narrowed (heh) down.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:30 am 
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I have some Garmont winter boots but when I looked at the current model they aren't vegan anymore. I'm looking for non-winter boots (mine are rated to -30F so not great for anything other than snow) and have had a hard time finding any locally that I can try on first. Sorel has made vegan winter boots but I don't know how the tread is. If you can't find a nice winter hiking boot you could maybe get away with winter boots with some yaktrax if you aren't doing really aggressive hiking.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:13 pm 
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crowderpea wrote:
I have really narrow feet, so my boot choices are even further narrowed (heh) down.


I have really wide feet, so I understand how hard it is!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 am 
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New Balance 1099 Limited Edition hinking boots are synthetic, but it looks like they may be starting to phase them out, so get them online while they last. If the words "Limited Edition" aren't in the title they are not synthetic. New Balance has a very fast customer service department, if you have any doubts about one of their shoes you can give them a call.

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