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Patagonia Shoes Review

by Tiffany in Eco Fashion

The Patagonia brand is no stranger to me. They have a reputation for being a very green and ethical company and their products are a reflection of that. They are also widely known by outdoor enthusiasts since so many of their products are geared towards fitness and outdoor play, whether it be their shoes or their clothing. I have wanted a try a pair of their hiking shoes for a long time and actually had a few of their products bookmarked in my web browser in preparation for purchasing a good pair of winter hiking shoes. My Vibram Five Fingers got me by in style and safety all spring and summer but I am not into the whole primal thing of hiking in the snow wearing minimalist footwear.

Patagonia footwear is also doing something really cool right now that caught my attention. They have teamed up with Healthy Child, Healthy World and are donating $10 for every pair of shoes sold until October 14. This is a great pairing because both companies care about chemical safety for our planet and for families. Healthy Child Healthy World obviously advocates for corporate policies and government legislation that protect children from environmental health risks. They also seek to increase consumer awareness so we can vote with our dollars and attack this issue from that angle as well. Patagonia is known for their eco awareness and their efforts to reduce harmful chemicals from the manufacturing and dying processes of their lines. They too are advocates for a healthier planet.

Their footwear can be purchased through shoe retailer OnlineShoes. They have free shipping and free returns which is important to me because I have lots of issues getting shoes to fit (wide feet and really high arches). For this promotion, OnlineShoes was kind enough to send me a pair of the Patagonia Hiking Boots. I got the Patagonia Drifter A/C Gore-Tex® in Canteen and Dark Celadron colors. Its a waterproof trail shoe which will be important for hiking in the snowy Ohio weather and it has a 20% recycled footbed. It is manufactured by ISO 14001 Approved Suppliers, which means that materials are sourced from companies that follow a strict set of environmental standards. It can be resoled if need be and the Vibram® Trail Ecostep outsole is made of 30% recycled rubber.

They fit like a dream and they are very comfy so far. I haven’t done any serious hiking in them yet but I am all set for our local winter hiking series now. Last year I hiked in regular tennis shoes and slippage was a problem so I can’t wait to break these babies in on the trail. I plan to pair these with a comfy pair of wool socks (see my Eco Friendly Hiking Gear for Women post for my top choice). My tootsies are gonna stay warm and dry.

Online Shoes is also offering a free pair of Patagonia shoes to one of my readers, along with a copy of the book Healthy Child Healthy World, which is an awesome book BTW! To enter just leave a comment telling me what shoes you think you would select and why. You can win extra entries by :

Giveaway CLOSED! The winner is Melissa H. Congrats!!

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Giveaway sponsored by OnlineShoes.com.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

126 Comments

  • Joseanna Watters

    I love the Patagonia Attee Tie weatherproof boots! We live in Colorado and love to go on walks with the kids and shoveling the driveway would be much more enticing wearing these :)

  • Erink712

    I’d love the shoes you have a photograph because they look so comfortable!!

  • Kate Stillman

    I would probably let my husband pick out a pair. He really needs new shoes for work and play!

  • Ursula Zamora

    Like NaturalFamily Living on FB

  • Ursula Zamora

    Like OnlineShoes on FB

  • Ursula Zamora

    I would choose between the Bandha Sandals, Advocate shoe or the Bly Hemp…just not sure!

  • Beth Crutcher

    Online Shoes facebook follower

  • Beth Crutcher

    Natural Family Living Facebook Follower

  • Beth Crutcher

    I’m totally digging the Addie Rider boots in Chimney. They’re functional and super stylish. They’d also be the perfect boot to transition from fall into winter. 

  • Dee

    I’d get the Patagonia Attlee Tie Waterproof. Love them!

  • Amanda Conner

    Oh, the Drifter A/C is must.  I’ve never liked the constriction of a high top hiking boot and this trail shoe looks good enough to wear everyday.  It would come in so handy for the hikes we take around Central Texas.  I especially like the Canteen/Dark Celadron.

  • Dee

    I like you on fb as Dee G.

  • Dee

    I follow online shoes on twitter @deegee13:twitter

  • Dee

    I like onlineshoes on fb as Dee G. Thanks! :)

  • Theporchprincess

    Ohhh… I like the Drifter AC’s too!  Thanks!!  

    • Theporchprincess

      I forgot the “Why” part – I’d love to have a good pair of hiking shoes as I”m desperately still trying to lose the 40 “baby pounds” even though the “baby” is three years old :)  Hiking would be so much lovelier if I had a nice pair of shoes to inspire me.  Thanks!!  

  • Theporchprincess

    Friended Natural Family Living on Facebook!  Yippee!! 

  • Theporchprincess

    Liked OnLine Shoes on Facebook, too!  Can’t wait to get their updates (l love shoes!!)  Thanks!!  

  • Georgia

    I am a huge fan of patagonia products and am drawn to the
    Bandha T-Strap Sandal although I would like a pair of flats as well…..

  • abigail (aka mamatouille)

    I love the Tsali in Rhubarb (what a nice red!). I need some new walking shoes, but it’s a toss-up between that one and the Attlee Tie boot in Forge Grey. They’re both waterproof—I live in Seattle. Enough said!

  • Snoopyqt

    I like Tsali the red color as well. Cool looking shoe. Liked Natural Family Living on Facebook.

  • http://lifewithroozle.com Casey

    These shoes look great! I love the Specter in Narwahl but it is so hard to pick! They are all so great! 

  • Tammie Hutto Egloff

    Oh!!! I LOVE the Lugano Lace Mid Waterproof in Sable Brown. Just what I need this winter!

  • Jamie Love

    I love the Tsali!  Being a runner, I can never have enough running shoes :)  I’m not picky on colors, all of the colors are great!

  • Tammie Hutto Egloff

    Following Onliine Shoes on Twitter.

  • Tammie Hutto Egloff

    Following Online Shoes on FB (already following your blog on FB).

  • Grace

    I am in desperate need of new winter boots for the upcoming Boston winter! I would love to try the Lugano Lace Mid Waterproof boots- thanks for the opportunity to win a pair!

  • Jasmyne Martinez

    I really love the Patagonia Fiona Quilted Mid high boot in plum. I live in Washington where it is raining the majority of time so I need something in the fall and winter that keep my feet dry besides just rain boots! I also work where there is some hard to walk on gravel and these boots look like they would keep good traction, plus the plum color is so cute!

  • Jasmyne Martinez

    I am following OnlineShoes on Facebook!

  • Jasmyne Martinez

    I am following Natural Family Living on Facebook! Very excited to see there is a Facebook page I was not aware :)

  • Anonymous

    I’d get the zodiac ankle boots.

  • Anonymous

    I like online shoes on facebook.

  • Jennifer E

    Awesome!  i would pick either the Kenosha or the Pinhook shoes :)

  • Anonymous

    I like natural family living on fb. 

  • Juliannekane

    I would love the Patagonia Drifter A/C Gore-Tex because they would be a huge improvement on the tennis shoes I’ve been trying to hike in !

  • http://melissahuie.blogspot.com Melissa H.

    I like OnlineShoes on Facebook.

  • http://melissahuie.blogspot.com Melissa H.

    I’d get the Drifter A/C Gore-Tex.  They’d be great for hiking!

  • http://melissahuie.blogspot.com Melissa H.

    I like Natural Family Living on Facebook.

  • http://melissahuie.blogspot.com Melissa H.

    I follow OnlineShoes on Twitter.

  • Alisa

    Thanks for the post about Patagonia. I’m a native of
    Colorado, and Patagonia is very popular here, we love their philosophy and
    products! I also worked in Antarctica where the brand was highly used as well.
    Right now I would chose the Lugano Lace High Waterproof Forge Grey boots
    because my baby is 14 months and I’m still carrying her on my back when I walk
    and hike. These boots would be perfect for the winter months while trekking
    with my girl and two Weimaraners!

  • Amy A.

    I like the Drifter and the Pinhook!

  • Amy A.

    I like Natural Family Living on Facebook!

  • Amyallen76

    I like Onlineshoes.com on Facebook!

  • domestic diva

    I like the drifter and also the zodiac ankle boots — and so many others.  Tough choice.  Good thing I have a few days to think about it.  :-)

  • Catherine Madison Meyer

    Love the fiona boots! Need something good for another blizzardly winter.

  • Gmbergemann

    I think I would choose the Maha shoe. It looks comfy and yet you could wear it with a lot of different outfits. I really need that combo being a mom. As much as I love getting out in the woods, I need something for everyday wear and those look great. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • Ashley C

    I love the Maha!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  • saradaniel13

    I would get the Tsali Narwahl shoes – looks like they’d be great for hiking in our Southern CA mountains!

  • Julie

    I like the Drifter a/c Gore-tex shoe! What a cool give away.

    • Julie

      Why that shoe? They look great and they fit my crazy lifestyle always chasing kids!

  • KathieW

    Since I hope I am the winner of the Patagonia hiking boot – in addition to that, I’d also like a pair of Harley Davidson boots (my husband just bought a motorcycle)!

  • KathieW

    Since I hope I am the winner of the Patagonia hiking boot – in addition to that, I’d also like a pair of Harley Davidson boots (my husband just bought a motorcycle)!

  • Bhav

    I would select the Patagonia Fiona Quilted High Black. We live in the East Coast and with winter comes snow; a lot of snow. These boots are tall and waterproof and CUTE!!  Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Bhav

    I like Onlineshoes on Facebook as Jo Sue.

    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

  • Bhav

    I follow Onlineshoes on twitter as @bvbabybv:twitter

  • Bhav

    I follow Natural Family Living on Facebook as Jo Sue

  • Kimberly Mills

    I love the Addie Ruffle.

  • Kimberly Mills

    I’m following on FB

  • Kimberly Mills

    twitter follower

  • Kimberly Mills

    and I follow NFL on FB

  • olymom

    loved the Bly Hemp…I might really need those.

  • olymom

    and following NFL on FB

  • olymom

    following online shoes on fb

  • http://www.greensahm.com Stephanie – Green at Home Mom

    I keep eying the boots and reminding myself I have a decent pair of waterproof boots. Still love the Fiona Quilted High Deep Plum, but I suspect the P26 Mid A/C Gore-Tex® Forge Grey/Storm would be more practical.

  • Jennifercausby

    I love the Addie Boot, the Better Clog and the Fiona quilted boot! They have great styles and I love their business practices!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  • Jennifercausby

    I like Online Shoes on Facebook!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  • Jennifercausby

    I follow Online Shoes on twitter @JCAusby:disqus 
    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  • Jennifercausby

    I like you on Facebook!

    jennifer causby at hotmail dot com

  • Deanna G.

    I’d choose the Patagonia Specter Ultra Marine because they look like they’d be great workout shoes! :)

  • Deanna G.

    I like OnlineShoes on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

  • Deanna G.

    I like Natural Family Living on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

  • Deanna G.

    I follow OnlineShoes on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

  • Anonymous

    I love the Drifter gore tex shoes! Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    I follow Onlineshoes on facebook

  • Anonymous

    follow onlineshoes on twitter

  • http://twitter.com/channynn Channynn

    Patagonia Maha Smooth Deep Plum are my favorite! They look very comfy.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  • http://twitter.com/channynn Channynn

    I follow Onlineshoes on twitter.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  • Lbrinkman2010

    love the
    Maha Sable Brown

  • Andrea Scherer

    I’m torn between the Attlee Tie Waterproof Dried Vanilla and Drifter A/C Gore-Tex® Canteen/Dark Celadron

  • Andrea Scherer

    I follow Natural Family Living on Facebook

  • Dawn Calgaro

    I would get the Patagonia Specter Ultra Marine running shoes. I need a new pair of running shoes and these sound comfortable and look very flashy.
    dmcalgaro at yahoo dot com

  • Dawn Calgaro

    I follow Natural Family Living on Facebook

  • Dawn Calgaro

    I follow Online Shoes on facebook Dawn Calgaro

  • Dawn Calgaro

    I follow Online Shoes on twitter dawnsdailydiggs

  • Krsteinmetz

    Spectra ultramarine would be great for trail runs! I enjoy following Natural Family Living on facebook.

  • Heathcneal

    I’d choose the Bly Hemp Cattail for sure! What a great looking shoe that has both functionality for the outdoors and looks good for casual fashion as well. I always love a shoe that can serve more than one purpose.

  • Anonymous

    I like Patagonia Tin Shed 6 Waterproof in Forge Grey. It’s a durable looking boot! bikeohio2010 at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I follow onlineshoes on FB as Jay Cee.

  • Anonymous

    I follow Onlineshoes on twitter as bikeohio.

  • Anonymous

    I follow Natural Family Living on FB as Jay Cee.

  • Alyra

    My husband needs new shoes – I think he would like the Scree shield.

  • Alyras

    facebook like

  • Alyra

    Natural family living facebook like

  • Julie L

    http://www.onlineshoes.com/womens-patagonia-addie-ruffle-esspresso-p_id231804 love these stylish plus I need a new pair of boots :)
    thanks

  • Julie L

    like u on fb Julie Scott Laws

  • Julie L

    like Online shoes on fb Julie Scott Laws

  • Jennifer E

    When will the drawing be?  I hope I win :)

  • Jo

    I’d love to try the Specter. Eco-friendly trail runners- Id put them to good use!!

  • Alicia

    Ooh, I love them all!  I’m not sure which I’d pick (one of the walking shoes, I think) but I have to admit to being partial to the Fiona shoes and boots since I just gave birth to my baby Fiona 6 days ago.  :) 

  • Illya Gonzalez

    I just love the Patagonia Drifter A/C Gore-Tex® you have, and specially if they are waterproof.

  • Laura

    Tough decision!  I like the ones you have, but I also like the P26 Mid GoreTex boots.

  • Carlye828

    I would like the Patagonia Drifter A/C Gore-Tex®.  A recent transplant to Ohio from Florida, I all of a sudden find myself in need of something other than a flip-flop!  Oh, no!!!!  These would be great to keep my feet toasty and dry on winter hikes in the metro parks! 

  • Rosiejess6

    Follow on FB- Natural Living

  • Rosiejess6

    Follow on FB- Natural Living

  • Rosiejess6

    Follow onlineshoes on FB

  • Rosiejess6

     I like the Patagonia Drifter A/C Gore-Tex® because it seems like a all terrain shoe and its cute, I also like to support buying recycled material.

  • Kristen Fagan

    I like the Patagonia Kenosha because it looks like a cute stylish shoe for everyday wear but also sporty and good for hikes.

  • Kristen Fagan

    I follow Natural Family Living on Fb for an extra entry, thanks!

  • Emily

    I would select the fiona quilted mid, what a wonderful, fun looking shoe.  I don’t have anything else like it.

  • Anonymous

    I adore the “Patagonia Addie Ruffle Black Shoe!”
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppesp[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • Anonymous

    I follow OnlineShoes via Twitter…
    Again, many thanks to you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • Anonymous

    Also, I follow Natural Living Family on Facebook!
    Merci,  Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • Titus2fam

    I liked Patagonia Shoes on FB! 

    titus2fam at yahoo dot com 

    (((((HUGS)))))  sandi

  • Rulerofelves

    i follow Natural Family living on FB!

  • Rulerofelves

    i liked Patagonia shoes on FB!
    rulerofelves@hotmail.com

    • Rulerofelves

      oops!  supposed to say  “I liked Online Shoes on FB”.  My brain isn’t working today.  sorry!
      rulerofelves@hotmail.com

  • Rulerofelves

    I follow Online Shoes on FB
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  • Rulerofelves

    It is tough, but I would choose either the Drifters or Better Clog Jane! 
    rulerofelves@hotmail.com

    • Rulerofelves

      I love the Drifters, but could really use a pair of cute casual/dressy shoes more.

  • Lisamlennon

    it’s so hard to decide! maybe a pair of waterproof boots like the Lugano Lace. i need some boots that will withstand walking and playing outside, but keep my toes warm and dry!

  • Lisamlennon

    i follow nfl on fb

  • Lisamlennon

    now i follow online shoes on fb too!

  • Mizz Review Lady

    I really like the Anon although its hard to choose because I like so many of them!
    damezane@hotmail.com

  • Mizz Review Lady

    I follow online shoes on twitter as lawnanoe
    damezane@hotmail.com

  • Mizz Review Lady

    I follow Natural Family Living on Facebook as lawnayoung