If you live or work on a farm or homestead, you need comfy farm boots. There are many styles and brands of farm boots for women at different price points and purposes. But how do you decide which boots will work for your needs?
We want to help your feet feel good while you work.
Here is how!
What Are the Best Farm Boots for Women?
I’m going to be straight with you. There are no perfect, magical boots that will suit all of your farming or homesteading needs and keep your feet doing a perpetual happy dance.
Take it from someone who farms in northwest Wisconsin, where temps drop well below zero degrees in the winter and climb above 90 in the summer! (And add a healthy dose of hot, sticky humidity.) Then, spring comes. A large amount of melting snow usually turns my quaint little flower farm into a mud slurry. It isn’t pretty.
Long story short, you need more than one pair of boots. For those of you who love shoe shopping, you’re welcome!
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What Are the Best Muck Boots for Women?
Let’s talk mud. And muck! If you live anywhere with precipitation or keep livestock, muck boots are a must on the farm. What is a muck boot? A muck boot is rubber and waterproof and keeps your feet clean and dry.
Muck boots should also be easy to wash. When you’re trekking through mud or critter poo, being able to hose down your boots is a mandatory option. Or, if you’re like me, just let the muck dry and let the dirt clumps fall off all on their own.
Muck boots come in a variety of styles! Some are short, and some are tall.
Some are comfy and insulated, and some are pretty bare minimum and provide a waterproof lining and barely anything else. I have a small collection of muck boots that I use for different purposes on my farm.
On a rainy day in the summer, I usually choose a shorter and lighter rain boot to keep my feet from getting soggy. A knee-high boot in this situation will make my calves sweat and chafe.
In the fall weather, though, when it’s cooler, those knee-high rain boots keep my legs warmer and drier when I’m wading through rows of dewy flowers.
Winter is a different story. A well-insulated muck boot is a must!
Walking from my house to the chicken coop to the barn, I may trudge through deep snow, straw bedding laced with chicken nuggets (bird turds), puddles of snowmelt, and mud. My insulated muck boots are the footwear of choice for most of the winter on my farm.
Muck Boot and Rain Boot Brands for Women
These come recommended again and again in farming and homesteading social media groups, with good reason.
They are sturdy, reliably waterproof, come with varying insulation and coverage, and are cushioned with a comfy foam insole. The price tag is heftier on these brands than on others, but if you ask me? They are worth the investment.
I have a pair of Bogs Neo-classic Mids (pictured below) that I purchased more than three years ago and are still going strong. They have mild wear and tear, despite being my most-worn winter boot.
Most of the lighter-weight rain boots I’ve purchased over the years crack in 6-12 months and pale in comparison to the comfort of my bogs.
Additionally, they have a soft inner lining, so if I need to jump into them without socks and run outside for a quick task, I don’t have to worry about them erasing the skin on my heels or ankles. (If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about!)
My only complaint with this model is the lack of good traction for hiking up slick hills in the winter. So if I buy boots from Bogs again, I’ll likely go with one of the Whiteout models (pictured below) as they have much deeper tread.
The Muck brand models and styles comparable to the Bogs Classic and New-classic are their Chore Boots. (pictured below is their Women’s Chore Mid Snow Boot)
I don’t have any personal experience with the Muck brand, but my friends and colleagues that wear them rave about them the same way I do about my Bogs.
For warmer weather?
A classic rain boot is all we need for wet or muddy days on your farm or homestead. There are different brands available at farm supply stores at ranging price points.
I frequently buy the women’s Servus boots from Fleet Farm due to their affordability and sturdy footbed. These do tend to crack. So a boot with a softer rubber upper is recommended.
Western Chief is comparable in price and seems to hold up for a longer duration. They come in a huge range of awesome colors and designs! Pictured below is the Western Chief Women’s Mid Rain Boot, in Paisley Red.
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What Are the Best Safety Toe Boots for Women?
When doing heavy lifting or using dangerous machinery, it’s always a good idea to wear a boot with a safety toe, either steel or composite.
On several occasions, boots have saved my toes! I have dropped cinder blocks or other heavy objects on my foot and was glad I was wearing safety boots. The times I wasn’t? Well, I sure wish I had been. Ouch!
The things I look for are:
- Comfort. You’re going to wear them a lot and sometimes for long periods.
- Water resistance. Many farming and homestead projects start early in the morning. That’s when the grass is still soaked with dew or after a rainfall. Having wet feet is a drag.
- Durability. Safety toe boots are not usually inexpensive, so they need to last.
Steel toe and composite toe boots offer good protection, although steel toe boots give the best overall defense. However, they can get quite uncomfortable in cold weather and are less flexible than a composite toe.
Best Women’s General Farm Work Boot Brands
I am still hunting for the perfect work boot that fits most farming and homesteading applications. I’ve burned through quite a few different brands and have never been super impressed. But I am pretty stingy when spending money on work boots since I wear them out pretty quickly.
But if I were willing to front the cash, I would buy a pair of Red Wing boots (like the Iron Ranger pictured below).
On many occasions, I have had Redwing boots recommended to me by hard-working farm women. Redwing is well known for its quality and durability, which is probably why most of their work boots cost over $250.00.
The memory foam sole does make them pretty cozy for steel toe boots. And they do keep out water, so, for the price, they are a great all-purpose farm boot. My feet stay dry, and I feel like my feet and ankles are protected when operating my large Husqvarna rototiller or running the lawnmower.
Skechers Workshire Peril is also a reliable brand among homesteading women for steel-toe boots with cushioning. Many of our friends swear by Skechers. They’ve been around for a while, and their brand is trustworthy enough.
The Timberland PRO Women’s steel toe boot (pictured below) is popular and highly rated among female homesteaders. At approximately $140, it’s a relatively economical purchase and seems to check all of the boxes with comfort, durability, safety, and keeping feet dry.
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More Farming Boots for Women – Our Top Picks!
Farming is tough when you stand up on your feet for hours – especially in the scorching heat – or if you see that the rain is coming.
Unfortunately, our earthly farm tasks don’t stop just because the weather is hot. Or even if it rains!
So – we put together a list of the best comfy farm boots for women. These boots are perfect for homesteading, farming, ranching, and gardening. And they keep your feet relaxed when working in the mud, muck, and rain.
We hope they make your homesteading journey safer.
We love BOGS on those days when you need to feed your chickens or hogs, but you notice menacing rain clouds in the background. You don't want to go out and get soaked! But, no worries. These boots are easy to throw over your feet - even with thick wool socks.
And they feel comfy. They're perfect if you want a heavy-duty pair of waterproof farm boots that aren't too heavy. They have a slip-resistant outsole - perfect for slick and muddy conditions. Some reviewers note that BOGS aren't as durable as other farm boots, but we think they are solid enough for the price.
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Red Wing Heritage Moc boots are some of the comfiest and best-looking farm boots. By far! The boots are a soft full-grain leather that breaks in quickly. The boots have a polyurethane outsole perfect for traction. They also have triple stitching and come from the USA. They are reasonably waterproof. However, the shoes are so beautiful-looking and well-made that you won't want to get them dirty.
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These muck boots are perfect for wet farm weather. Or, whatever the weather! They have a comfy fleece lining, so they don't chafe your legs and feet. The wide opening lets you slip your feet in and out without struggling. We also love the neoprene bootie that feels durable yet breathable. Most critically? These farm boots keep your feet dry as they're 100% waterproof. The reviews are also stellar, and most homesteaders have good things to say.
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Need a farm boot for heavy-duty homesteading? Consider the Workshire steel toe boots from Skechers. The work boots are 100% leather - with a buffalo crazy horse leather upper.
You'll notice a soft footbed with a gel infusion and memory foam cushion. Many reviewers cite that they're comfy - and the steel toe keeps your feet safe when lifting heavy farm loads or wheeling bulky loads in your wheelbarrow.
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Western Chief boots are old-school! They go back to the 1891 Alaskan Gold Rush. These boots are the best for farmers who work year-round. In the rain, snow, and sleet! They have a waterproof, slip-resistant outsole.
They also help keep your feet warm - even in temperatures as low as - 20 degrees. The boots also look colorful and stylish. That is - until you get them covered in the mud and muck. Oh well. Muck rinses off - no problem!
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Timberland PRO Titan boots are perfect if you do lots of roughhousing farmwork and if you need added foot protection. They are sturdy, lightweight, and waterproof. We love the full-grain uppers with comfy linings.
They also help protect against open circuits and electrical hazards. Perfect for protecting the tiny bones in your feet when doing the heavy lifting on your farm. Stay safe!
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Want a cheap pair of waterproof farm boots that rock? These boots are one of the most underrated options! They feature 100% waterproof materials, comfy insoles, and slip-resistant outsoles. You also get a DuraPro steel toe - bonus points if you load up your wheelbarrow with bulky loads or do any heavy lifting. Keep your toes safe!
The outsole also helps protect against fuel oil. These boots rock if you do lots of work in oily garages, workspaces, or sheds. We also love the doff tab! You can slip in and out of the boots without stress.
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No matter which brand you go with, the vital things to look for in good farm boots are comfort, safety, and dryness. Your feet need to carry you through several tasks on your farm or homestead.
It’s critical to take good care of them!
Matching the best boot to the specific task and weather conditions of the day (or night) will make your work more enjoyable, to boot!
What about you?
Which work boots for women are your favorite?
Or – maybe we’re missing a brand or farm boot?
There are so many different styles, shapes, and materials.
Thanks so much for reading.
Have a great day!