Friday, November 20, 2009

Cozy Vegan Faux Shearling Boots by Nino Puccioni


I have wanted a pair of UGG-type boots for a long time. But I don't want to support the leather industry so I've held off. When I came across these fab faux shearling boots, I thought, finally! I'm very pleased to see some vegan options out there.

These Nino Puccioni boots look like just like Uggs, but are man made and vegan friendly. They are much lighter weight and not as warm--I would not choose these for really cold (or wet) weather. But for more moderate Fall-Winter weather, I think they're great. They'd also work well for travel because they're so light, think slip-off boots for the airport or something lightweight to pack. Having said that, the sole is thin, so probably not the best for walking all day and keeping the tootsies comfortable unless you're used to that.

As for the fit, they are cozy and comfy, but tend to slip in the heel on me, so I've now tried wearing them with thicker socks and that helps. I think one of those insert things might work too. Sizing runs slightly small--if you plan to wear socks, you're supposed to size up a half size, but if you are wearing them without socks, you get your true size or size down a half size. Check them out HERE.

7 comments:

Norma Jean said...

These boots look really nice, thanks for posting them--off to the website now!

Eco Mama said...

That's great Norma Jean, let me know what you think.
xo
Eco Mama

SLY said...

They are uber cheap and they are good for the environment. I once bought ugg boots years ago and I loved them because they were comfortable. In the years since I've been looking for a suitable replacement and you just found it for me. Thanks! I love your suggestions.

Eco Mama said...

Hi Sly! Hope they work out for you. Thanks for your support.
xo
Eco Mama

SLY said...

Questions. Is the leather real or fake on these boots? I can't tell. The website only says Faux Shearling which is in reference to the inside of the boot. What about the outside? Mine arrived today. They are amazing.

Eco Mama said...

They're fake suede leather SLY. I'm so glad to hear you like them!
xo
Eco Mama

ikoo said...

I have this too, actully similar. I really love this, it is really comfortable.

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