Get set for fall with these ethically-made weatherproof boots and shoes. Your feet will stay warm and dry, and your mind can rest assured that their production was not damaging to workers or the environment. High-quality footwear will last longer and serve you better over the years, so don’t skimp – particularly when it comes to cold-weather footwear.
Aigle makes real rubber boots. The boots are handcrafted in more than 60 stages, using 100 percent natural rubber, rather than the synthetic materials most commonly found in waterproof boots nowadays. From Aigle’s website:
“Rubber boots are more robust and durable and have a high resistance to wear and tear and ripping, so you can pass them down through the generations. Products made from plastic, derived from petroleum, will not provide you with the same level of comfort nor the same amount of flexibility when walking and will become much more brittle over time.”
Aigle boots come in varying heights, styles, and colors, with options for men, women, and children. If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you can order online through retailers such as Altitude Sports and Zappos.