Gallery: 7 Eco-Friendly (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow,...

GREAT WHITE NORTH

Made in Canada, where people know cold, the Alexandra by Kamik features a quilted nylon upper, cushy fleece-and-foam insulation, and a molded felt insole for plush underfoot comfort. Bonus: You can send the boot back to Kamik for recycling when it's ready to shuffle off the mortal coil.

Note: May contain fleece.

+ Alexandra $50 (on sale from $95) at Amazon

+ Kamik

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ALL-WEATHER WARRIOR

Even the icy plains of Hoth wouldn’t pose a challenge for the Nupste Fur IV by The North Face. Tootsies remain dry in a water-repellent sheath of down-insulated, recycled-polyester ripstop, while ankles stay extra-snug in a faux-fur swaddle of 100 percent recycled PET.

Note: May contain goose down.

+ Nuptse Fur IV $89 at Shoe Buy

+ The North Face

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COLD COMFORT

Clad in a seam-sealed canvas-and-rubber shell—and lined with a removable “InnerBoot” made from recycled polyester felt—the 1964 Premium Canvas boot by Sorel is rated for temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Plus, the low-profile herringbone outsole is grippy enough for perilous icy patches that threaten to thwart your dignity at every turn.

+ 1964 Premium Canvas $130

+ Sorel

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HIGH AND MIGHTY

As bespoke as you can get—without the vertiginous prices, that is—Patagonia’s Fiona offers tough-as-nails recycled-nylon ripstop, a supportive arch shank, and stretchy neoprene at the rear for a custom fit. The knee-high boot also includes a recycled polyester lining and synthetic PrimaLoft Eco insulation for a one-two punch of warmth without sending feathers flying.

+ Fiona Quilted High $180

+ Patagonia

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ERSATZ UGG

We’ll try not to judge. If UGG-style booties are your jam, take the animal hide out of the equation with the Neauara’s Robin which comprises waterproof synthetic suede (derived from recycled plastic bottles, natch) and the cushiest faux fur lining this side of the Tundra.

+ Robin $165

+ Neuaura

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GREAT WHITE NORTH

Made in Canada, where people know cold, the Alexandra by Kamik features a quilted nylon upper, cushy fleece-and-foam insulation, and a molded felt insole for plush underfoot comfort. Bonus: You can send the boot back to Kamik for recycling when it’s ready to shuffle off the mortal coil.

Note: May contain fleece.

+ Alexandra $50 (on sale from $95) at Amazon

+ Kamik

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STORMY WEATHER

Sure, the Kelly Vinter by Tretorn may look like an old-fashioned rubber rain boot, but the faux-fur and post-industrial mesh lining would beg to differ. An EcoOrtholite insole, made from non-food bio-oil, completes the cushy setup.

+ Kelly Vinter $85

+ Tretorn

Originally published Jan. 5, 2012

10 Responses to “7 Eco-Friendly (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush”

  1. EcoCloset says:

    So cool – love them!

  2. MsKristiina says:

    Are the sorels vegan?

  3. pris.arch says:

    Sorel’s arent vegan, I’ve sold some… And they are made in Asia, no longer made in Québec, Ca…We don’t really know if they are fare trade and all… All I know, is from experience, they only last 2 years tops, then the canvas usually cracks…

  4. memma80 says:

    Please see The North Face’s Down Policy. I wouldn’t describe Down as vegan.

  5. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    Hence our “mostly vegan” disclaimer.

  6. hayley99 says:

    Vegan means 100% animal free, therefore “mostly vegan” doesn’t make any sense. It’s either vegan or it’s just slightly more environmentaly friendly than regular brands. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but using the term vegan in this article is a little misleading.

  7. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    “Mostly vegan” as in most of the boots we featured are vegan. Not “this boot is mostly vegan”.

  8. alejandraq says:

    I think they mean that besides being Eco friendly they’re vegan

  9. jewelsky0 says:

    No Sorel is anything but vegan! Coyote fur trim on their jackets and coats, brimming with goose down.

  10. jewelsky0 says:

    Sure these companies may make animal fur and skin free boots, but they sell other items that are adorned with animal fur and insulated with feathers. Careful where you buy from if you are serious about animal cruelty.

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