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The Best Vegan Uggs Ever

Published on January 25, 2011 by   ·   19 Comments Pin It
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We would never wear the tortured skins of sweet sheep on our fine feet.   Millions of sheep have been killed to make Uggs.  It fact, it takes multiple sheep to make one pair of Uggs (about 8 smaller sheep).  Most Uggs aren’t made in Australia. They are currently made in China from imported sheep skins.  That said, do you still want to participate in that kind of cruelty for toasty toes?  We didn’t think so.

Pamela Anderson said; “I feel so guilty for that craze being started around Baywatch days – I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm – never realizing that they were SKIN! Do NOT buy Uggs! Buy Stella McCartney or Juicy boots – I’m looking for alternatives myself for my boys and the men in my life! I’m designing some right now for my family and will try and have some available on my Web site soon.”

And we will admit, until now, most of the faux Uggs on the market are cheap, flimsy, and not even remotely soft and cozy and wearable as the real deal.  Imagine our excitement when Neuaura (an all-vegan shoe line) announced the first ever high-end vegan Ugg (named the “Robin”.)  They are made with recycled ultra suede, plush faux fur lining, and have a really durable non-skid sole.  Best of all, the upper material is 100% water-proof, so unlike people who get their Uggs ruined in the winter conditions, you will be walking on boots that still look dope! Plus, these are actually cuter than real Uggs with the tough looking motorcycle hardware.  And they are made in a factory that is “human rights approved.”

Yea, they are pricey, but they will pay off in the long run with not having to constantly buy new, crappily-made versions every winter.

BONUS: You have ONE WEEK to get 20% off with code 10038, take advantage of it. This coupon code is  good until Feb 2nd.

Robin Hide, $225 @neuaurashoes.com

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Readers Comments (19)

  1. With the 20% off, these actually cost exactly what I paid for my real Uggs waaaay back when (before I was enlightened). I say it’s worth it since they’re waterproof & will withstand winter weather! And for those who like that “Ugg look,” these seem to be a great cruelty-free alternative. I’m very tempted to buy, since I need some new winter boots & have been looking for something that will hold up in Minnesota winters…

  2. Lilian Baars says:

    Wow, I want those!!!! I hope I can get them in Holland to!!! Very nice, greetz Lilian

  3. Meredith says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I have been looking for a good pair of fake uggs! :) So nice to know!

  4. You’re right, these are cuter than most real Uggs. I love that they are waterproof!

  5. Katrin says:

    Sorry, but aren’t Juicy Couture boots made of real leather?

  6. Jessica says:

    This is such a great discount for awesome boots! I have several pairs of shoes and boots from NEUAURA http://www.neuaurashoes.com and have never been disappointed!

  7. Chloé Jo says:

    K – No idea why Pamela mentioned Juicy boots. Maybe they briefly did some vegan shoes.. I know they recently pledged to be fur free.. but that has nothing to do with vegan shoes! Anyway, we have a comprehensive list of vegan fashion sites here: http://girliegirlarmy.com/blog/20080812/eco-veg-living-101/

  8. wanda says:

    What IS ultra suede anyway?

  9. MaryNYC says:

    Ultrasuede is a fabric that has a nappy texture, sort of like sueded leather. from “ultrasuede.com”:

    This fabric, which was later trademarked as Ultrasuede®, combines the rich aesthetics of a suede surface with benefits no animal product could ever offer. Ultrasuede® is soft, supple and sensuous to the touch. Yet it’s also resistant to stains and discoloration. It’s even machine-washable or dry-cleanable.

    Thanks for the blog post. Good to know! However, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing any Uggs-type shoe.
    Ick. Others don’t feel that way, so I hope they buy these instead!

  10. vic says:

    just found your site. this is a very informative article. 8 sheep to produce a pair of uggs is sad and gross. I have found amazon has some cheaper fake vegan uggs which have got five star reviews. I have a vegan fashion blog http://www.marthaflatley.wordpress.com
    … thanks for this info.

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  14. Miss_Faery says:

    I got some fake wanna be uggs from GAP. All man made materials, on clearance for $12.00 lol. Just as cute and durable, plus they dot get messed up in the rain. Go vegan! :)

  15. Michaela says:

    I have a question about the Neuaura boots.

    I’ve been searching for good quality, warm and waterproof ugg replacements (I’m new to vegan and I decided to go food first then slowly wither away my nonvegan clothing items).

    My current uggs are falling apart and I know I need to invest in a new pair of comfy winter boots and I wanted to make them vegan. I came across these in my search and multiple vegan websites have called them waterproof, but the website says that the upper is waterproof but the boot isn’t. Can someone explain that to me? Or can anyone who bought them tell me how they do in the snow? (I’m from the Northeast so its pretty important).

    Thanks so much in advance for the help!

  16. Kirstie says:

    So that steak you eat for dinner, you realize that comes from killing a cow, right? So when they kill the sheep for the meat the skin can be thrown away or it can be used to make boots. Hm. They don’t kill the sheep just for the skin. It’s not cruelty. The sheep are in fact treated humanely. Do some non PETA research and get the real unbiased truth

    • Jordana says:

      Kirstie
      You are an unadulterated idiot.
      Do YOUR research.
      Meat and skins are entirely different markets.
      But at the root of it killing is KILLING is murder.
      Go visit a slaughterhouse yourself then speak.

      • Pam says:

        omgosh! Thank You Jordana after reading Kirstie’s insane comment I thought my head would explode. Kirstie PLEASE go to PETA’s website and watch the horrific video. THE SHEEP DIE IN A HORRIBLE,INHUMANE AND TORTUOUS WAY IT’S HEARTBREAKING AND VICIOUS THAT IS THE “REAL UNBIASED TRUTH”




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