Doc Marten Makes Vegetarian Boots

Animal rights purists can now be hip and eco-friendly

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Animal rights purists can now get hip to the newest Doc Marten foot fashion without feeling like they’re betraying their vegan beliefs, writes The Animals’ Agenda (March-April 2000). Made from a microfiber called Lorica, the new “vegetarian” boots answer a demand the company says it’s been hearing for years without resorting to using plastic, vinyl, or other cheap synthetics.