Finding a stunning, statement pair of platform boots as an ethical vegan is one of the most difficult tasks there is.
However, we have taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you by finding 15 amazing vegan platform boots that you won’t want to miss out on. If you like platform shoes, please check out our vegan platform sneakers too.
Go ahead and check them out.
1. Dr. Martens Women’s Vegan 2976 Quad Chelsea Boots
One of the most prominent and high-quality footwear brands in the world is Dr. Martens. Thankfully, they offer a few really good vegan options in their range.
One such option is the 2976 Quad Chelsea boots. These boots are perfect for anyone who wants a little height boost from the platform but otherwise wants a fairly regular-looking boot.
The outer of this boot is made from vegan leather and looks like a standard Chelsea boot.
However, the sole has been built up to create an effective yet subtle platform that you can wear every day.
2. Steve Madden Women’s Bettyy Combat Boot
If you are looking for a tougher looking design that can make you feel like you are ready to take on the whole world, these Steve Madden combat boots could be what you are looking for.
The design of the boot is a very classic, combat boot design with eight eyelets that make you feel like you are lacing up your boots to face your enemy.
The outer is made from vegan leather and is incredibly durable. The sole of the boot is described as being extra chunky.
Again this is a subtle platform that provides added height without too much of a statement. This boot is available in multiple colors.
3. Dr. Martens Vegan Jadon II 8-Eye Synthetic Platform Boots
If you want to stick with a brand that you know, love, and can trust, these Dr. Martens are very similar to the Steve Madden boots.
The combat boot design features the 8-eye design so that you can lace them all the way to the top for extra support and security.
They also feature the signature yellow Dr. Martens tag at the back which makes pulling the boots on super easy.
Instead of the classic yellow stitching, these boots feature black stitching which fits the combat aesthetic.
The sole of these boots is rubber and features rugged tread to keep your feet steady.
4. JABASIC Women’s Chelsea Elastic Ankle Boots
Another brand that you might not be familiar with is JABASIC. This brand makes vegan shoes that are incredibly high-quality and durable.
Despite their reasonable price tag, these shoes are definitely an investment that will last you for a very long time, no matter how much you find yourself wearing them.
The platform sole of these Chelsea boots has been built up to a height of 1.25” which is modest but still makes a difference in your height and your confidence.
These boots also come in a generous range of colors so you can easily find a pair that matches your personality.
5. Dr. Martens Men’s Vegan 1460 Fashion Platform Boot
Another offering from Dr. Martens is the men’s vegan 1460 fashion boot.
These boots have one of the smallest platform soles on this list, but it is still built up a little and let’s face it, these boots are a classic.
The outer of the boot is made from 100% synthetic materials, no leather in sight. The yellow, Goodyear welt stitching is iconic and will have you standing out in a crowd.
Again, you can purchase this boot in different colors to suit your preferences.
6. Circus By Sam Edelman Women’s Darielle Ankle Boots
If you are looking for a boot that you can wear on a daily basis but has a platform sole that makes a statement, these boots could be for you.
The Circus range by Sam Edelman contains the Darielle ankle boots that do not mess around.
The sole of these ankle boots immediately catches your eye and looks intimidating and imposing.
If you like your platform boots to give you a boost in confidence, these will definitely be able to do that for you.
The synthetic materials help keep this boot 100% vegan and the range of colors to choose from lets you find a pair that suits perfectly.
7. Dr. Martens Vegan Sinclair Platform Boots
The final offering from Dr. Martens on this list is the vegan Sinclair boots. These boots are one of the most fun looking Dr. Martens on the market.
The design is still close enough to the classic to be recognizable, especially with the yellow stitching.
However, the lacing of the boot, the zip down the middle of the tongue, and the built-up platform sole make this boot stand out from the crowd in the best way.
If you love the look of a classic Dr. Martens boot but want something a little different and more out there, this is the boot for you.
8. Cape Robin Women’s Radio Vegan Platform Boots
Speaking of more out there boots, let us introduce the Cape Robin women’s Radio boots.
Okay, so these might not be the perfect boots for everyday wear, but they are something special. There is no denying that these are platform boots and boy do they mean business.
Not only is the platform unmistakable on these boots, but there is also an extra heel incline of around 2 inches.
If you are looking for extra height, these are a great option. The colorful pattern detailing on the synthetic outer adds even more personality.
9. WETKISS Platform Boots For Women
If you are looking for a pair of platform boots that instantly take you back to the 70s, these could be the boots for you.
The WETKISS platform boots for women are essentially a modern-day go go boot.
The block heel and the platform sole create a stunning silhouette and can easily boost your confidence as well as your height.
The best thing about these boots, aside from the fact that they are vegan, is that they can be worn with a casual outfit during the day, or dressed up at night.
The ultimate, versatile, go go boot.
10. Mattiventon Mid-Calf Double Platform Boots
If you liked the look of the WETKISS go go boot style platforms above but wished that the shaft was longer, these Mattiventon mid-calf double platform boots could be what you are looking for.
They are very similar in shape and size of the platform to the WETKISS boots but the shaft is much longer which changes the aesthetic of the boots.
Again, these are made from 100% vegan, synthetic materials.
11. CYNLLIO Women’s Punk Platform Boots
If you are looking for more of a punk platform boot, these CYNLLIO women’s punk platform boots are just what you need.
The platform sole of these boots creates a lot of lift and there is even an added wedge heel to give you that extra boost.
The chain detailing on these boots provides a tonne of attitude to carry you through the day. You can also purchase these boots with buckle clips instead of chains.
12. Women’s Platform Boots With Round Toe
If you are not a fan of wedge heels with your platform boots, these round-toed, chunky heel, platform boots could be what you are looking for instead.
They still feature the same punk feel with the chain detailing but the tread on the platform sole is a lot more rugged and provides extra grip and support.
There are so many variations of this boot that you can purchase, you are sure to find something that matches your personality.
13. Erocalli Platform Boots For Women
These Erocalli platform boots are the perfect combination of the go go boots we mentioned above and the combat boots from the start of this article.
The platform heel is incredibly sleek and stylish, but the outer of the boot looks just like a combat boot.
The perfect combination of feminine, chunky heels and hardcore platform combat boots. No matter what your mood, these boots will match you every day.
14. Soda Top Shoes Jaber Ankle Boot
These Jaber Ankle Boots from Soda Top Shoes are the perfect balance between everyday chic and tough, platformed ruggedness.
The out of the boot is made from synthetic materials and looks very much like a heeled Chelsea boot.
However, the chunky platform sole and block heel give the shoe an edge and a tonne of attitude that can really lift you throughout the day.
15. Mattiventon Platform Boots For Women
Another offering from Mattiventon shoes are these Platform boots for women. They are essentially the go go boots mentioned above, but on steroids.
The shape of the heel feels very much like a caricature, like something you’d see in a cartoon.
The platform sole just adds to the larger-than-life feel of these boots. They are available in three colors.
Tips and tricks
Platform boots are a fun fashion choice, adding height and a retro flair to any outfit.
For those who follow a vegan lifestyle, it can be tricky finding cruelty-free platform boots that are also comfortable and durable.
The material and construction of vegan boots can differ from traditional leather varieties. However, with some savvy shopping tips and proper care, platform vegan boots can become a staple in your vegan shoe collection.
In this section of tips and tricks, we’ll provide key considerations for selecting high-quality platform vegan boots, along with advice to maintain your boots so you can strut in style season after season.
From examining materials and fit to protecting soles and cleaning properly, these tips will help elevate your vegan boot game.
Choosing Platform Vegan Boots:
- Check the platform height – Make sure the height of the platform sole is comfortable for you to walk in. Around 2-3 inches is manageable for most people.
- Ensure proper fit – The boots should fit snugly without pinching, especially around the toes and heel. Proper fit will make the platform sole easier to balance on.
- Look for stability – A chunky, rigid sole rather than thin, flimsy one will provide stability. A textured tread is also good for preventing slips.
- Try the ankle support – Ankle-height boots feel more stable than calf-height ones for first-time platform wearers.
- Examine materials – Durable eco vegan leather, canvas or microfiber uppers will withstand daily wear better than cheaper materials.
Caring for Your Platform Vegan Boots:
- Protect the soles – Apply a sole protector spray to prevent wear and improve traction.
- Use shoe trees – Placing shoe trees inside the boots after wear will help maintain the boot’s shape.
- Clean gently – Use a soft bristle brush and vegan leather cleaner to gently scrub dirt. Avoid harsh chemicals.
- Check for wear – Examine the soles regularly for smoothing and the uppers for cracks. Address issues early to maximize lifespan.
- Store properly – Keep boots in their original box if possible, stuffed with paper to retain shape. Avoid direct heat or sunlight.
Following these tips will help you select comfortable, durable platform vegan boots and care for them so they last many seasons! Let me know if you need any other vegan footwear advice.
There are so many fun and quirky vegan platform boots available on the market.
Some are a lot more quirky and unusual than others, but it is also possible to have a subtle platform boot that gives you just a little boost. Whatever your style, there will be something out there for you.