Winter Boot Roundup

Bogs Ultra Mid 2

Bogs Ultra Mid 2

This is so late in coming, but unfortunately it is far too often the case that we feature styles halfway or mostly through the appropriate season.  We weren’t even going to do this, but in New York (and the Midwest, South, Atlantic, and Northeast) we were just slammed with a brutal arctic chill and the first real snowstorm of winter.  Nothing like that 1-2 to knock you on your ass and think about the appropriate gear.

Today we’re featuring four of our favorite vegan winter boots.  We think that there is a decent amount of variety in this section to satisfy different tastes and needs.  At the most practical end is the Bogs Classic Ultra Mid 2, which will be able to handle more extreme weather conditions.  It’s waterproof, insulated, and comfortable.  I especially like the top handles and stretch bootie for easy access.  Similarly, the Kamik Hunter is a calf high waterproof rubber boot with an insulated liner.  A neat feature is the adjustable nylon collar at the top.

Kamik Hunter 3

Kamik Hunter 3

 

Vegetarian Show Snowdon Boot

Vegetarian Show Snowdon Boot

For a little less protection, check out the Snowdon Boot from Vegetarian Shoes.  It’s more of a work/hiking boot, but still has great water protection with a one piece constructed upper.  It also is has an inner liner throughout for warmth.  For something along those lines but sportier, the Synth Hiker by Vivobarefoot is a great option.  This hiking boot feature some type of waterproofing, but the emphasis here is on comfort and flexibility.  Vivo Barefoot emphasizes it’s lightweight and thin sole which helps you “feel the ground” better.

Vivo Barefoot Synth Hiker

Vivo Barefoot Synth Hiker

Rounding up the roundup, we have Brave Gentleman’s Worker Boot.  I’ve seen these and I can tell you they are not insulated, and it’s questionable how water resistant they are.  But they look right.  These may be better as an all year round boot, but a little less suitable to harsh winter weather.

Brave Gentleman Worker Boot Brown

Brave Gentleman Worker Boot Brown

 


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3 Responses to “Winter Boot Roundup”

  1. Gravatar of Anon Anon
    17. January 2014 at 09:36

    Doc Martens put out a vegan 8 eye boot. Runs very large, doesn’t breathe too well. But it’s doing the job for me.

  2. Gravatar of Henry Henry
    21. January 2014 at 20:21

    Word, the Doc Marten 8 eye is a popular vegan boot. But we left it out of here because it didn’t seem like a weather resistant boot. But hey, if it works for you, maybe it is fine for winter. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Gravatar of anon anon
    10. February 2014 at 11:56

    Tretorn and Native also make some halfway decent looking rubber boots.

    I actually bought the BG worker boot in black and suede and they were veeery lightweight. The soles are made out of some kind of foam like material rather than rubber. Really disappointing, especially because I liked the original black mastermind derby BG put out.

    For the winter I’ve just been wearing Novacas’s now discontinued but very nice black maddox sneaker. Really love the sole on them and they’ve got a nice profile although the lining is not that durable, having already worn a way a bit on the inside around the ankle. Wish Novacas would put out more sneakers like a simple low top for s/s

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