Ethical Edit: Splash Into Spring In These Sustainable Rain Boots
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Oh, the rain boot. The look, the feel and even the smell of a rain boot is like an instant time capsule back to childhood. The nostalgia of quickly putting on your little yellow rain-coat with your matching boots to go run in the mud and jump in the puddles. For those of us that considered this a pastime of childhood, may rain boots forever live on in our adult years!
With the resurgence of the rain boot this spring, we are looking to brands creating these keepsake boots ethically, sustainably and with eco-friendly production methods. Below is a roundup of our top rain boot picks for the spring showers ahead.
1. Chelsea Lace Kale Ankle Rain Boots by ROMA, $65 | These vegan and eco-friendly boots are made from Natural Rubber, and with every ROMA boot sold, a new pair of boots are donated to a child living in poverty. We love the decorative lace-up detail on the front—making these boots super cute and keeping them functional as slip-ons.
2. Classic Moutarde D’or Ankle Boot by Thesus Outdoors, $110 | These rain boots are made from “natural rubber from local rainforests in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable way.” Their boots are fair trade and they are transparent about their production methods. We love that these boots are not only sustainable but are also beautiful and stylish.
3. Fitzsimmons Treklite Ripstop by Native Shoes, $95 | This “Beast Free” brand creates shoes that are light, water-resistant and perfect for most terrain and weather. They are also working on a program to give all used Native shoes a 100% new life through their recycled remix project.
4. Nevaditas Winter Ruby Rain by Handmade Barcelona, $110 | We love these classic red vegan rain boots that are ethically made by artisans in Colombia using sustainable and natural materials.
We hope that you enjoy the spring showers in these boots and don’t forget to check out our spring capsule wardrobe to inspire looks to pair with your rain boots.
Courtney Jay Higgins is the Associate Editor at The Good Trade. She is also a Yoga Instructor, vegetarian, wellness and fashion enthusiast. Originally from Colorado, her soul found California when she came to get her degree in Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising. She has a background in telling a story through writing, creative direction and content creation. Check out her blog and Instagram for her unique perspective on the mergence of fashion and spirituality.