month : 02/2018 2 results

Horseware Ireland Review

Horseware Ireland made our list of sustainable equestrian footwear options, because of their commitment to energy efficiency and REACH compliance. Since Horseware Ireland offers multiple styles of country style boot, there were a few options to choose from.  I purchased the Rambo boot, although I still have not heard from Horseware Ireland about the supply chain and tanning methods.  The Rambo boot contained the least amount of leather, which was combined with their ballistic nylon (used ...

Footwear: Treat Your Feet Without Compromising Your Values

Buying the proper footwear as an equestrian can be a lot of things - but stressful and daunting shouldn't be two of those things. Whether you want leather or vegan friendly, here are some eco-friendly footwear options that won't make you feel like you sold your soul to ride your horse in a nice pair of boots.

Western Wear

Kat Mendenhall
Kat Mendenhall Boots with Standard Swirly Swirls design

Kat Mendenhall Boots with Standard Swirly Swirls design

Based out of Dallas, Texas, vegan activist Kat Mendenhall produces practical and stylish cowboy boots made from a patent microfiber material. The boots are PVC free, and are manufactured sustainably in the USA. Each pair of Kat Mendenhall boots has a natural grain look and is fully customizable. Women’s boots start at $485, and take about 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. (Bonus: Be sure to check out Kat’s web store for stylish vegan belts and other goods!)

English Boots

Hobo Boots
Hobo Eco Collection Boots

Hobo Eco Collection Boots

German-based company Hobo produces boots made not only with vegetable tanned leather (some even come from organically raised Bavarian cows) – but they also produce a line of eco-friendly boots made with a recycled sole. Hobo produces dress boots, field boots, various styles of Jodhpur boots, and half chaps.  Unfortunately for riders located stateside, there is no US supplier of Hobo boots at this time....