Vegan mountain boots
Text: Anna Plaszczyk, photos: press release
20 July 2018
More and more large and well-known outdoor brands offer vegan mountain boots. Thanks to the latest materials their quality is comparable with leather shoes. Such shoes are included in the Mammut, Adidas or Asolo offer. Vegan shoes are not just shoes without any leather elements. It is important that they should not be made of components of animal origin. They are often, for example, ... in adhesives. Few years ago it was uneasy to get good technical vegan shoes. Nowadays the outdoor companies are looking for plastics that will not only replace the skin, but will be better.
Mammut offers several models of vegan shoes. One of them is T Aenergy GTX, produced in versions for men and women. These are lightweight and durable boots with Gore-Tex membrane and Vibram sole that will be ideal for hiking in the mountains. T Cirrus Mid GTX has elements of synthetic leather, original binding system and Gore-Tex membrane. You can hike or ride a bike in it easily.
Adidas has also a model of mountain, vegan shoes. Terrex Swift Mid GTX shoes has all advantages of Gore-Tex membrane: high water resistance and very good breathability made without the materials of animal origin. The model is available in versions for women and for men.
Zamberlan presents model SH Crosser Plus GTX RR, awarded in the plebiscite: Backpacker Magazines 2013 Editors Choice. The shoes combine classic, heavy mountain boots cut with the lightness of modern materials.
La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX boots surprise truly, they are also the winner of the plebiscite Editors Choice of Backpacker Magazine. The shoes have an original system that protects the ankle and a rubber rim. Trango S Evo GTX are mountaineering boots for three seasons with a place for semi-automatic crampons.
The most technical mountain boots that do not contain any animal materials are Parete Nord GV made by Asolo. These shoes are recommended for technical climbing and hiking in a very demanding terrain. It is extremely important that they work with semi-automatic crampons.
MERREL has offered many models of womens and mens vegan shoes, but there are no high boots that can protect the ankle. However, you can find perfect running shoes that can provide high adhesion and high breathability of the fabric.