While I cannot justify tossing the items that I have that are not animal cruelty free I can make sure anything that comes in is. I had several pairs of boots that had reached their wear limit at the end of last season. While we were traveling my husband found these. I fell in love with them immediately and they are all man made materials. I was actually able to get them on sale, which helped cushion the clothing budget some. However, no matter what new boots are rarely inexpensive. They come to the right height on my leg and are neutral enough I am certain I will get a lot of wear out of them. I've tried them with pants, skirts, and dresses with good results.