Women’s Winter Boot Roundup

*Updated for Fall 2019!*

If you’re looking for a cold weather barefoot boot, look no further! Here is a pretty extensive list of what is available. I have not tried every one of these, so be sure to do your own research about them! Also, I’d love any feedback about boots I’ve left off, boots that in fact don’t meet barefoot standards, or boots on this list you’ve tried and loved!

Chelsea boots

Vivobarefoot – VB usually has a Chelsea style boot in the fall/winter, but it seems to change each year. See my review of the 2018 Fulham boot here
Xero Vienna – Also available here.
Zaqq Handmade – This shop has A LOT of chelsea boot styles.
The Drifter Leather Chelsea (I own a pair and love them!)
Luk Shoes Ankle High Boots
Otz Paso  – With insoles removed
Camper Right – The Camper Right Nina is a minimalist line with a lot of lovely shoes available this season! This little bootie is adorable.
Camper Peu Cami – Mentioned in this review, – with insoles removed. Doesn’t seem to be available year round.

Lace up boots

Vivobarefoot Gobi Hi Top – Brought back seasonally, usually released sometime in the fall.
Camper Peu Cami – With insoles removed.
Lems Boulder Boot
Leguano Chester Boot
Magical Shoes Alaskan
Drifter Leather Foris
Gaucho Ninja Leather UK
Unshoes Traverse – See my review here
Tadeevo Winter Shoe – I tried these! Some pictures at the end of this post
Baer Melinda Boots
Wildling Rewild boots – Several styles, some lined and some not. Make sure you’re in the Rewild section, which is the adult sizes.
Gea Soles boots
DaVinci Barefoot
Belenka Winter Boots
Zaqq Handmade
Sole Runner Yepa

Hiking Boots (There’s some overlap with the lace up boots here, but these are “sportier” looking)

Xero Daylight Hiker
Vivobarefoot Tracker
Vivobarefoot Magna Trail
Feelmax Kuuva
Columbia Minx – With insoles remove
Xero Mika
Sole Runner Transition

Desert Boots

VIvobarefoot Gobi lo top
VIvobareafoot Porto rocker
Soft Star Chukka
Drifter Leather Leona
Ahinsa Ankle Boots – Vegan!

Lined winter boots

 Soft Star Phoenix
The Drifter Leather Wren
Camper Peu Boots – They have a few lined options every year
Manitoba MukLuks
Vibram Furoshiki Mid Boot as well as a few others
Joe NImble Combitoes – Available in the US
LL Bean Wicked Good Lodge Boots
Steger Mukluks
Tikki Nanook Boots
Sole Runner Larissa – Also could pass for a Chelsea/dressier type boot
Wildlings Rewild Lined Boots
Belenka Winter Boots
Xero Mika
Zaqq Handmade
Luks Winter Boot
Ahinsa Winter Boots

Riding Boots

Drifter Leather Vera Riding Boot – See Review Here
Belenka Riding Boot

Zaqq Handmade
Vivobarefoot Ryder – Currently sold out everywhere!


 Minnetonka Moccasin boots – There are a handful of styles and I don’t believe they are all zero drop, though some of them definitely are.
Semnotic Storm – More like a hi top sneaker, but they’re lined and look warm!
Vibram – They always have a variety of boot options available. Not sure what category they fit in though…

Joe Nimble has a good variety of boots available, but they do not ship to the US, so are only available to international customers.

3 thoughts on “Women’s Winter Boot Roundup

  1. Sam Reply

    Keep up the great blog! I’m really enjoying your varied styles and reviews. I feel like our feet and preferences seem similar so I’ll let you review before I buy haha!

    I have the Xeroshoes Vienna and I like a lot of things about them but your Vivo Fulham is definitely sleeker! The Vienna is very comfortable but made of canvas (as opposed to leather) and the medial area of the canvas next to my arch puffs out way more than necessary. It really plays up the ‘clown shoe’ look and makes the rear end of the shoe too wide. I love them but part of me wishes I’d tried the Vivos as I’m a leather gal and prefer a sleek look. That said the elastic opening is A+, the toe box is great, they added a toe cap, and I love how much ankle freedom I have.

    • Anya Post authorReply

      Thanks so much for this info! I am also a leather girl and always go for sleek. BUT, you can’t beat comfort. I’m sure this info will be helpful to other readers, so thanks again!

  2. lynn Reply

    So happy to find this list! I found the Vienna too narrow, and I’ve had several pairs of Vivos wear out in the soles after one season- their women’s can also be too narrow for me. Will check out some of the other options on this list!

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