Our Tested List of the Best Winter Boots and Rain Boots
What’s in your closet? We are firm believers that no wardrobe is complete without a full assortment of sassy, classy, sexy and utilitarian women’s winter boots. From womens snow boots, rain boots for women, to over the knee boots are essential to the creation of your perfect look, no matter the weather.
In celebration of the versatile boot, we’ve compiled a collection of the top eco-friendly, natural women’s winter boots. Each pair is ethically and sustainably sourced and some are even made in the USA. You’ll find style for snow and fashions for fall fun. Pick the rain or winter boots you love the best and feel warm knowing that your boots are good for the planet.
1. Alice & Whittles
Type of Ankle Boot | Rubber Ankle Boot
Ankle Boot Benefits | FSC Certified, Fair Trade, Sustainable, Waterproof, Removable Insole, Handcrafted, Fair Rubber Association
Ankle Boot Material | Fair Trade Rubber
Women’s Boot Size | 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Women’s Boots Price | $110
Next on the list is our Alice & Whittles review. For this review, we’ve chosen the versatile and quality handcrafted Classic Moutarde D’or Ankle Boot. This boot is lightweight, and is certainly not limited to winter wear. Whether you live in rainy Seattle or sunny Florida, this boot is a must-have for your wardrobe. The rubber used to create these boots is sourced from FSC certified forests. The Forest Stewardship Council works with manufacturers to ensure that source forests are responsibly managed and sustainable, and that harvesting and reforestation is implemented under fair trade, socially responsible conditions. Rubber is also audited by the Fair Rubber Association.
The boot itself is a dream. This little Alice & Whittles rubber ankle boot is 100% waterproof and features a removable insole for your comfort. Each boot is handcrafted to ensure quality. Reviews of the Classic Moutarde D’or Ankle Boot state that the shoe runs narrow, so be sure to order a size up from your usual.
2. United by Blue
Type of Winter Hiking Boots | Winter Forsake Patch Hiking Boots
Winter Hiking Boots Benefits | Recycling Program, Give Back, Eco Friendly, Green
Winter Hiking Boots Material | Full Grain Leather
Women’s Boot Size | 7
Women’s Boots Price | $360
The first boot on our list of the top eco friendly natural women’s boots is our United by Blue review. United by Blue offers many products which are made in the USA, and all are made from fair trade, eco friendly and sustainable sources. Furthermore, United by Blue promises that each product sold by the company removes one pound of trash from the world’s waterways. United by Blue is a certified B Corporation, meaning that you can be assured each product in the United by Blue catalog is sustainably sourced, ethically sourced and made under fair trade conditions. United by Blue is truly a give back organization you can feel good about supporting.
The Women’s Forsake Patch Boot is one of our favorite products in the United by Blue catalog. This boot is sturdy and durable, as well as 100% waterproof. Breathable and lightweight, the boot is your perfect companion for hiking, horseback riding or just raking leaves. A full grain leather ad textile upper offers support, and the EVA midsole keeps you comfortable as you move.
Type of Hiker Boot | Vegan Leather Platform Boot
Hiker Boot Benefits | Artisan Made, Vegan, Sustainable, Fair Trade, Ethically Sourced, Eco Friendly, REACH Certified
Hiker Boot Material | Vegan Leather
Women’s Boot Size | 5 to 11, Including Half Sizes
Women’s Boots Price | $279
The BHAVA Aspen platform boot is so cute, you’ll be afraid to get it dirty. Handcrafted in Spain from vegan leather, this boot is available in four colors: black, ivory, natural. Additionally, each pair you buy includes a second, colorful lace so you can switch up your style whenever the mood strikes. The detail of this boot makes the shoe stand out from other hikers. It’s made from Italian vegan suede and features brass hooks and contrast stitching along the soles. The insoles are removable, so you can air dry them or replace with orthotics. Best of all, the BHAVA Aspen Platform boots for women is REACH certified. You’ll never find any PCP, formaldehyde, phthalates or other harmful toxins.
We’ve included this BHAVA review because we love the boot, but also because we stand behind the vision of the company. BHAVA adheres to the belief that there are many “victims of fashion,” including animals, underpaid workers and the planet. The company sources products ethically and under fair trade conditions, and is committed to lessening fashion’s impact on the planet.
4. The Root Collective
Type of Ankle Boots | Slate Ankle Boots
Ankle Boots Benefits | Designed in the USA, Handcrafted in Guatemala, Fair Trade, Sustainable
Ankle Boots Material | Cotton, Leather
Women’s Boot Size | 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Women’s Boots Price | $218
The Espe Boot from The Root Collective is an everyday boot you can pair with literally any outfit. The genuine leather front is classic, but the handwoven cotton heel is what makes this boot stand apart. Wear this boot to work with a boot cut pant or to the mall with jeans. The Espe Boot will look great no matter where you’re headed. There’s more to love about the Espe boot than just the look, too. As we researched for this The Root Collective review, we learned that this unique little boot was designed in the USA and handcrafted by artisans in Guatamala. Of course, the boot is fair trade certified ad created from sustainable materials. Handwoven cotton comprises the heel of the boot and the outsole and lining of the boot are made from sustainable, genuine leather.
The Root Collective is committed to supporting women in fashion. The company strives to educate consumers about the impact of fashion on the planet, and lists ethically sourced, eco friendly products in its line.
5. The Walking Company
Type of Weather Boot | Cold Weather Boot
Weather Boot Benefits | Sustainable, Fair Trade, Supports Women’s Causes, Responsibly Sourced, Cruelty Free
Weather Boot Material | Full Grain Leather, Wool Felt, Vulcanized Rubber
Women’s Boot Size | 6 to 10, Including Some Half Sizes
Women’s Boots Price | $145
In every woman’s closet, there should be a comfortable, warm winter snow boot. This The Walking Company Sorel Slimpack II Lace boot is just what you need. The boot is waterproof, durable ad oh so warm. The soles grip snow and ice to keep you safe in even the most dangerous of conditions. Even the wool felt collar helps to keep the snow and cold from reaching your feet. The Sorel Slimpack II Lace boot features a sustainably sourced leather upper and a molded EVA footbed. The shoe offers optimal support, and strong construction helps prevent slips and ankle twists as you brave the colder weather. Vulcanized rubber mid- and outsoles provide additional comfort.
The Walking Company has gotten great reviews for customer service, eco-friendly packaging and quick service. However, we’d be remiss not to include a Sorel review in our list of the top fair trade, eco friendly winter outdoor boots for women. Sorel is a company with a strong sense of social responsibility. HERproject, for instance, is a Sorel partner initiative which empowers women throughout global supply chains.
6. U.S. Outdoor
Type of Winter Boot | Knee High Winter Boot
Winter Boot Benefits | Sustainable, Recycled Materials, American Company, Family Owned Business
Winter Boot Material | Full Grain Leather, Recycled Felt, Faux Fur
Women’s Boot Size | 5, 6, 6.5
Women’s Boots Price | $90
The U.S. Outdoor Sorel Joan of Arctic Boot is perfect for those of you who are more likely to experience severe cold weather conditions. This is the ultimate women’s snow boots. Reaching past your calf, you’re sure to keep snow and ice from affecting your feet as you shovel in the snow. Features of the Joan of Arctic boot include a removable faux fur cuff as well as a waterproof full grain leather upper. Reviews of the Joan of Arctic say it ties snugly, keeping your feet fully warm and protected.
Our U.S. Outdoor review wouldn’t be complete without once again making mention of Sorel. Sorel follows strict Standards of Manufacturing Practices, including an assurance that no child or forced labor is used in product creation. Hours and wages are fair, workers are ethically treated and stringent health and safety codes are followed as each quality product is produced.
7. Blue and Cream
Type of Rain Boot | Rugged Rain Boot
Rain Boot Benefits | Cruelty Free, Small Business Supporter, American Company, Sustainable
Rain Boot Material | Rubber, Polyester
Women’s Boot Size | 36, 38, 39
Women’s Boots Price | $225
Are you still searching for the perfect rain boot? Perhaps this Blue and Cream review is just what you’ve been looking for. The Blue and Cream Rag & Bone Moto Rain boots for women is more rugged than any we’ve previously seen. You’ll love the 1 3/8 inch heel, which gives you firm purchase no matter the weather conditions. The shaft is over six inches tall, so your feet will stay dry and protected – even if you spot that puddle too late.
A sustainable rubber tread sole is surprisingly lightweight, and the boot is deceptively breathable. We love the detail, too. A crossover strap and stud closures make this boot edgy and unique. Reviews of the Rag & Bone Moto Rain Boot say the shoe fits true to size.
Type of Work Boot | Steel Toed Work Boot
Work Boot Benefits | WRAP Accredited, Fair Trade, Socially Responsible, Eco Friendly
Work Boot Material | Eco Friendly Synthetics
Women’s Boot Size | 6 to 10 Including Half Sizes
Women’s Boots Price | $175
Carhartt is one of the most well established brands in workwear, and it’s also one of the most environmentally conscious outdoors companies in America. We’ve included a Carhartt review on our list of the top fair trade and eco friendly women’s boots for those of you who need a good, solid work boot. The 10 inch Steel Toe Wellington by Carhartt features, of course, a steel toe which is suitable for even the most strenuous work. Whether you’re in construction or farming, this boot will ensure you stay safe.
As with all Carhartt products, quality materials are designed in the United States which are waterproof, lightweight, breathable, strong and comfortable. This particular boot boasts FastDry technology which promises to keep your feet dry, no matter how hot your working conditions. Carhartt is a WRAP Accredited business. WRAP stands for World Responsible Accredited Production, and is an independent organization which audits companies like Carhartt for labor ad environmental conditions.
Type of Snow Boot | Snow Boot
Snow Boot Benefits | Sustainable, Eco Friendly, Family Owned Business, North American Company, Recycling Program, Recycled Materials
Snow Boot Material | Nylon, Suede, Faux Fur
Women’s Boot Size | 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Women’s Boots Price | $33 to $120 Varies with Color and Size
Kamik is a family owed Canadian business which sources 73% of its production materials locally. In addition to using local materials, many of the Kamik product line is crafted, in part, with recycled waste like water bottles. It’s not just Kamik products that are eco-friendly. The production process is planet-centric, too. Kamik uses a sustainable manufacturing approach, using hydroelectricity, water reuse and a 100% waste recycling program.
If you’re looking to replace your old Kamik boots, don’t throw your old kicks in the trash! Kamik offers a recycling program, which allows you to send your worn boots to the company for responsible disposal and reuse. For our Kamik review, we chose the Women’s Snowvalley Boot. This midcalf snow boots is warm, soft ad waterproof. Choose from 18 different colors – our favorites are the white and the charcoal – and select your size. Whatever your style, you’ll love your Kamik boots as much as we love ours.
Type of Snow Boot | Snow Boot
Snow Boot Benefits | Ethically Crafted, Eco Friendly, Green, Sustainable, Give Back
Snow Boot Material | Faux Fur, Synthetic Textile and Suede
Women’s Boot Size | 6 to 11 Including Half Sizes
Women’s Boots Price | $100
Columbia is one of our favorite companies here on Citrus Sleep. Founded over 70 years ago, the company has had a longstanding commitment to ethical, sustainable products. Additionally, Columbia Sportswear strives to give back to the planet, choosing to partner with organizations like The Conservation Alliance and The Ocean Foundation. Through financial and product donations, Columbia commits to making the planet a greener place.
It’s no surprise, then, that we’ve chosen to include a Columbia review in our list of the top eco friendly snow boots. For this review, we’ve selected the Minx Shorty III. This little boot is available in four colors, so choose the style you like the best. Textile technology ensures you’ll be warm and snug, from the waterproof outer synthetic all the way down to the Omni-Grip rubber outsole. This boot is for the true outdoors woman. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or commuting to work, you can put your confidence in the Minx Shorty III.
Type of Leg Boot | Leather High Leg Boot
Leg Boot Benefits | Non-Toxic, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Green, Ethical Company
Leg Boot Material | Leather, Polyester Lining
Women’s Boot Size | 6 to 9.5 Including Half Sizes
Women’s Boots Price | $250
We were looking for a classic, sexy leather boot which was made with the planet in mind. We’re pleased to report that we found just that! This Mango review is just what you need if you’re looking for a Hollywood-ready pair of boots that’s also eco-friendly and socially responsible. The most striking quality of the Leather High Leg Boot by Mango is the quality of the craftsmanship. You won’t find any materials in this boot that are less than the absolute best. The shoe features a bovine leather outer and a buffalo leather insole. Lined in polyester, the boot is soft as butter when you step into it.
A four inch heel creates the perfect look when paired with a pencil skirt or even your favorite party dress. What’s more is that you’ll feel good about shopping with Mango. Mango is committed to reducing its carbon footprint, both in manufacturing and administration.
Type of Knee Boot | Winter Boot
Knee Boot Benefits | Natural, Give Back
Knee Boot Material | Leather, Faux Fur, Rubber
Women’s Boot Size | 6.5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Women’s Boots Price | $200
Next on our list is our GETZS review. In addition to quality and fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, we also love the “give back” mission of the company. Getzs has many programs that they support throughout the year including the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Benefit Sale. From every purchase made at GETZ’S, the company deducts 5% of profit and sets it aside. Those funds are then used to support of this program and other worthwhile causes.
Consider, then, this over the winter boot by KEEN. It’s truly unique, from the fretwork to the mauve suede. Wear this boot over a legging or pair it with a mini. A round toe keeps your toes comfy, and a low, flat heel means you can spend the day in this shoe. Reviews of the GETZ’S Keen Durand Polar winter boot say the shoe runs true to size, and is silky soft.
Type of Ankle Boots | Suede Ankle Boots
Ankle Boots Benefits | Eco Friendly, Give Back, Sustainable
Ankle Boots Material | Suede, Rubber
Women’s Boot Size | 36, 37, 39, 41
Women’s Boots Price | $200
Last on our list of the top eco friendly, fair trade boots for women is our Orvis review. We’re certainly no strangers to the company, we’ve explored the Orvis catalog in the past. We’re strong believers in the commitment of Orvis to the planet. In fact, the company donates 5% of net proceeds, each year, to organizations that protect natural resources. Donations, to date, total over $20 million.
We chose these Pikalinos Bacquaria Booties for our Orvis review. Pikolinos is a tannery in Spain, which is where the vegetable tanned suede is sourced. We love the boot for the way it blends a feeling of the outdoors with just a bit of sass – the result is a shoe that easily transforms from work wear to party style. The boot features details you won’t want to miss, either. A leather harness adds interest to the shoe, while non-slip rubber soles let you walk in comfort and confidence. Each boot is hand burnished, so o two pairs are exactly alike.
Boots Worth Exploring To Pair Up With The Perfect Outfit
We love boots! We know you do, too, so we’d love for you to explore these eco-friendly options. Whether you’re searching for the perfect rain boots for women, construction boots or you just want something to pull over a pair of leggings, there’s a boot on this list to meet your needs. Each shoe on this list of the top fair trade, natural boots is earth-friendly and fair trade and some are even made right here in the USA. Choose the pairs you love the most and stock your wardrobe for every occasion.
Jessica Lauren is Founder, contributing Author and Owner of Citrus Sleep. Citrus Sleep is an online publication that highlights brands, sleep products, women’s fashion, subscription services and ideas creating positive social change and promoting a healthy lifestyle. After spending nearly a decade working in PR and marketing for several brands and startups, Jessica knows what truly drives conversions, sold-out launches and guest posts.