Will's Vegan Store

Men's WVSport Waterproof Hiking Boot | Black

Cruelty-Free Ethically Made   Sustainable   Vegan  

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$209

High-tech, carbon-neutral, waterproof and vegan ... what more could you ask for in a hiking boot?

The men's WVSport Waterproof Hiking Boot from Will's Vegan Store features advanced ballistic welded construction with abrasion- and scuff-resistant uppers created from Lyliane 3DMX and Cordura materials.

Vibram rubber injection outsoles give super-grippy traction and durability, while a special waterproof membrane coupled with a sealed tongue and treated uppers, provide breathability and long-lasting waterproof protection. Removable EVA insoles support the forefoot and midfoot.

These boots are ethically made in Italy under EU employment, discrimination and health & safety laws, are presented in sustainable non-treated packaging and are delivered through an eco-friendly, plastic-free and carbon-neutral supply chain. Get your hike on in ethical, cruelty-free and sustainable style and comfort.


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Shipping Notes

  • Sizes in stock in our Sydney warehouse typically ship within 2 business days
  • Sizes not in stock locally will be ordered from the UK and typically ship within 3 - 6 business days

Can be returned unworn, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase for exchange (e.g. different size or colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price, less shipping, if applicable.

Regular sizing with a slightly wider fit. Order your usual size. If you're a half size, we recommend ordering up.

The sizing advice we provide is based on that of our brands, but feet come in many different shapes and sizes!

If your normal shoe size isn't quite right for you in this style, you can request an exchange for another size (subject to availability and our standard Exchanges & Returns Policy).

Please contact us with any enquiries / fit recommendations.

  • Uppers: Lyliane 3DMX & Cordura materials
  • Outsoles: Vibram rubber injection
  • Removable EVA insoles
  • Waterproof construction

Two primary things make shoes vegan: (1) they contain no leather or other skins, and (2) they are not made using any animal-based glue.

Various terms are used to describe the materials used for vegan shoes. These include vegan leather/suede, faux leather/suede, and micro-leather/micro-suede These materials are typically made from man-made microfibre.

While historically non-leather alternatives have received a bad rap for their toxicity and poor quality, among other things, modern production techniques mean that today's materials are far less environmentally damaging and of much higher quality. Polyurethane (PU) is commonly used, rather than the more toxic PVC, and many microfibres are produced using at least some portion of recycled materials. Furthermore, the newest forms use a water-based method to apply the PU to the fabric, rather than the highly toxic solvents that were traditionally used.

Microfibre fabric is lightweight, durable, and somewhat water repellant, so it makes a good substitute for leather. Microfibre is also made into Ultrasuede, which is cheaper and easier to clean and sew than natural suede leather.

Although there are some environmental concerns about microfibres entering the oceanic food chain via washing, this is not an issue with footwear and accessories, as these items are not washed.

All of Ecoture's carefully-selected vegan shoes are made from the highest-quality faux leathers and faux suedes. Our partner brands are focused not only on the vegan and cruelty-free aspects of their products, but also on their ethical and sustainability impacts.

More information on the materials, ethics and sustainability of the footwear industry can be found in our blog post, Is there something wrong with your shoes?

Will's Vegan Store uses high quality vegan leathers and suedes to make its footwear, so you will find your purchase requires little attention to keep it looking as good as new. It does not spoil or stain when it gets wet. In fact, Will's shoes perform really well in wet and muddy conditions and they're water resistant. This means you can wear them for extended periods of time in light rain, walk through shallow puddles or wet grass and have dry feet. We do not recommend wearing in deep puddles, running water or extended periods of heavy rain.

Will's footwear is easy to clean. Here are some general cleaning instructions:

Vegan leather uppers

Wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. Polish can be used to bring out a shine and return colour. Any synthetic product should work just fine, apply as described in the instructions. It is recommended you test an inconspicuous area first.

Vegan suede uppers

Wait until dry then brush with a suede brush or something similar. For more extreme cases you can wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. You should not expect water marks as the material does not mark or stain like conventional suede when it gets wet.

Please do not apply waterproof or other protective treatments, they are not necessary and can mark and damage the materials. 

This product is Carbon Neutral, Cruelty-Free, Ethically Made, Sustainable, and Vegan.


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Hands down the best pair of hiking shoes I ever got.

Hands down the best pair of hiking shoes I ever got.

WVSport hiking shoes were perfect for me. After reading all these amazing reviews I knew I had to get a pair for myself. Having small feet as a male, my shoe size is typically 1 size smaller than the smallest mens aussie size available in-store. I managed to get in touch with Caitlin from Ecoture and she genuinely tended to my request to try them on before buying. Both Caitlin and Luke are absolute legends! Ended up paying and walking away with a pair of EU39 womens. All WVS shoe sizes are unisex regardless if male or female.

Been using them since and could not be happier! Customer service was exceptional and the service team went above and beyond. Love it!

The shoe felt extremely comfortable, materials were durable and it looked great! Received a few compliments on how cool it looks, some were even shocked to know it was vegan! The entire shoe is properly stitched together with care, I know I will be using this pair for a long time to come!

Thank you Ecoture and WVS! And special thanks to Caitlin & Luke!

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