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 to produce their horse blankets) to make these boots.
The boots were on sale for $180.00, which was reasonable compared to other similar brands such as Durbarry and Dublin. There was no option for any free shipping, which seemed a bit pricey – but they were delivered within 2 days.
The boots themselves were incredibly comfortable from the get-go, almost no break in time. As for breaking them in, the weather immediately cooperated with putting them to the test – 5 inches of rain in two days, along with temps from 30 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. These boots kept my feet comfortable, warm and dry during barn chores. Once I was readh to ride, all I had to do was rinse them off – which is what I’ve been longing for during regular schooling days.
Overall, these boots were a great option for riders who want to buy a more sustainably made all-weather boot that will last.