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#1 Old 04-11-2010, 07:35 AM
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Hey everybody I have a quick question for you. My husband and I are planning to climb Mt. Fuji this summer and I need some boots (preferably mid). I can't seem to find them cruelty-free. I'll have to be able to order them online, preferably something girly if they make any vegan ones that are cute..but of course, if there are none I'll settle for almost anything.

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#2 Old 04-11-2010, 08:26 AM
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I've been buying cruelty boots from one company for years now. They have a huge range and ship all over the world.

The hard core hiking boots are here:

But there are 3 pages of women's boots here some of which may be suitable for your needs.
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#3 Old 04-11-2010, 08:33 AM
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You should check out New Balance. They have vegan shoes and they can handle wear and tear. Do you really need hardcore boots for this? I've climbed 14'ers with good mid range boots/running shoes. Plus, you'll be spending lots on vegan shoes and i don't know that the price is worth what you actually get for something that needs to be really rugged.

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#4 Old 04-11-2010, 08:57 AM
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If you look on,,, or the ones previously listed, I'm sure you should be able to find something. When looking on the first two, make sure to type in vegan, under the women's section- sometimes you have to type in vegetarian and it will show vegan, too. Read the made from labels under the description tabs, because sometimes some non-vegan shoes fly under the radar...somehow. I agree about the running/trail shoes, too, that's what I've used for years and/or the waterproof/rafting/hiking sandals, too. Both are great. Have fun!
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#5 Old 04-11-2010, 10:23 AM
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I have a pair of low cut Patagonia Finns that are great for hiking the rocky mountain trails of New Mexico. For a peak like Mt. Fuji, I suggest looking at the Garmont Kiowa vegan hikers but be aware that Garmont boots can fit funny if you have narrow feet. I've heard good things about the boots at Vegetarian Shoes (that Mr. Falafel provided a link to) but they do require a good breaking in. Merrell makes some good mid-cut vegan hiking shoes which my wife has had a good experience with (but Merrell only makes vegan mid cut models for women). Hope this helps.
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#6 Old 04-15-2010, 09:41 PM
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I've been thinking about it lately and we might not go - but thank you everyone for the suggestions. Sorry it took me a little while to get back on here!
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