Packable Rain Boots

Winner of a Good Design Award, Japanese industrial gear brand Pokeboo’s durable, packable rain boots fold up and stow away in an accompanying pouch. Composed of water-resistant natural rubber, with a comfortable nylon lining, the lightweight footwear can insulate against cold, rainy gardening days; its rubber outsole offers extra-grip, as well. Finally, a drawstring closure at the top provides another barrier against the elements.

Wolverine’s 1000 Mile Old Rip Van Winkle Boot Batch III

A custom-cut slice of a bourbon barrel adorns the heel of these shoes

Heritage footwear and clothing brand Wolverine has once again partnered with legendary bourbon distillery Old Rip Van Winkle (producers of Pappy Van Winkle and more) on a collaborative version of their much loved 1000 Mile Boot. Known as Batch III, the limited edition cap-toe boot—designed in Michigan and handcrafted in Arkansas—features a heel stack that incorporates a custom-cut slice of an oak barrel that once held Old Rip …

Classic Wool Slippers

Kyrgies honors the beauty of wool and the traditional craftsmanship of felt through timeless footwear. Their classic design is handmade by artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with wool from small, family-herded flocks nearby. Using low-impact dyes, they offer the cozy slippers in three subtle colors. Only four components make up the slippers: wool, glue made from natural rubber, polyester felt and silicone grips.