Founded by Kweku Larbi, Baxter Wood Company creates durable, waterproof footwear while helping to make a difference in his home nation of Ghana, Africa. These handsome wellie-inspired boots are made from sustainable 100% tree rubber, and every purchase helps to provide education for children in poverty.
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Form and function rule with the Good Design Award-winning Packable Rubber Rain Boots by Japan’s Pokeboo. Made from flexible natural rubber, the boots are thin and lightweight with a durable synthetic rubber sole and drawstring top to keep out rain and bugs. They neatly fit into/onto a backpack with its carabiner pouch.
How do you improve the original duck boot? Make it warmer and more flexible by replacing the traditional rubber shell with waterproof AeroForm polyurethane so it doesn’t transfer cold. Coupled with a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper and heavy-traction soles, the LaCrosse Aero Timber Top is built for slushy, muddy tasks.
Snow and ice have met their match with Danner’s gorgeous suede hiking boot. Built for men and women, it outfits the popular Mountain 600 collection with a high top and cold-weather tech: Vibram’s Arctic Grip and Ice Trek rubber compounds for traction, plus Primaloft Gold insulation, a waterproof zipper, and a Danner Dry waterproof membrane.
Chrome’s understated and comfortable workboot is designed to keep your feet dry when stormy weather hits. It’s got a full-grain leather upper, a vulcanized rubber sole, an impact-resistant footbed, and a waterproof membrane to keep the wet stuff out all day long.
Following on the heels of Nike’s SpongeBob x Kyrie team-up, Timberland’s limited edition salutes 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants. Available in black and bright blue, the boots feature a bespeckled SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and the evil Plankton, with leather uppers, PrimaLoft insulation, and rubber lug outsoles.
The Bòtann is a stylish and comfortable take on wellies, or waterproof boots. It has a mid-cut silhouette, a neoprene lining for warmth, a heel seal and loop for quick access and removal, a chunky outsole, and a rubber shell that makes it waterproof from top to bottom.
Sanuk’s soft and low boots will your feet warm and comfortable after a long day at work or for a long day of chilling. They have a puffy jacket upper, faux shearling liners, foam footbeds, sawtooth sole and an easy entry heel. Also available in women’s and youth sizes.
Can’t bear to give up your high tops when there’s snow and ice on the ground? This urbane suede offering from Forsake offers a lightweight, athletic fit with seam sealed waterproof construction, so you don’t have to wear your heavy, stanky boots. You’re welcome.
Danner teamed up with fellow outdoor gear maker Filson to make an even tougher version of its Grouse hunting boot. The shoe’s upper is made of leather and Filson’s oil-coated canvas, with Gore-Tex lining to ensure maximum waterproofing and abrasion-resistance.
Nike celebrates the Air Force 1’s 35th anniversary with a continuation of the silhouette’s Special Field Boot mashup. The casual military shoe takes an even more street wear turn, with a high cut profile and laces that can be arranged in a variety of ways.
As they say on Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.” Always be prepared for the cold with The Hill-Side’s handmade boots, based on the design of a 1950’s US Air Force survival kit mocc boot. Made from warm wool felt, with a rubber outsole, and a versatile rope lace system.
Boots are almost certainly the most useful footwear. They protect your feet and ankles from dirt, mud, and water, and can provide the traction and support you need for varied terrain. If you’re looking for boots you can wear on a daily basis, check out Everyday Carry’s picks.
A versatile boot that goes from everyday shoe to rugged hiker. It’s made from waxed full-grain, waterproofed leather, waxed cotton canvas, and has a durable 100% rubber vulcanized lug outsole. Available in auburn/red, black/grey, black/burgundy, and brown/olive colorways.
Under Armour’s new hiking boots are handsome enough to wear on level ground. But they’re not all bark. They’ve got a lightweight textile upper with a Gore-Tex membrane, a foam overlay for a snug fit, a foam insole, dual density EVA midsole, and a Michelin outsole.
Ethical shoemaker Po-Zu will be releasing a line of officially licensed replicas of Star Wars character footwear. And at least one pair of feet. Dropping 8/2017, the first batch consists of Rey’s boots, Finn’s boots, Poe Dameron’s boots, Resistance sneakers and Wookiee feet.
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