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.
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.
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.