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.
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!)
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....