Combining fashion with function, it’s no wonder Barbour's women's boots are so covetable. Available in a wide range of colors and styles, these boots are designed to last. High-quality materials, functionality and considered details are cornerstones of Barbour's collection. Available in a range of styles and silhouettes, Barbour's boots are well worth the investment. Your rubber boots will become more beautiful with time as long you take special care when maintaining them. Before attempting to clean rubber, we would advise checking the care instructions for the specific item before washing. Our edit of Barbour boots features a whole host of unique yet easy-to-wear pieces. Shop all your favourites right here.
The Barbour Boots Buying Guide
A British heritage brand renowned around the world for its iconic collections of wax coats, quilted jackets and practical boots, Barbour has been a go-to for outdoor apparel since it was established in 1894. Originally founded to supply fishermen and farmers with flexible, waterproof coats, John Barbour's legacy has developed into a fashion-forward ready-to-wear label loved by working men and fashionistas alike. From classic wellies perfect for romping around the countryside or staying dry at European music festivals to city-chic Chelsea boots in premium leather and suede, Barbour boots offer the ultimate in comfort and weather protection wherever you are.
Synonymous with high-performance, technical outerwear, Barbour has expanded to include a wide range of women’s boots. The brand’s collection of beautifully made, highly durable shoes includes everything from waterproof wellington boots to buckle-detail ankle boots, leather knee-highs and suede lace-ups. Each pair combines British tradition and craftsmanship, and can be worn for a variety of occasions. Expect reworked Chelsea silhouettes like the Wilton and Abigail, alongside warm fleece-lined designs such as the Rebecca and Hamsterly. Read on for our women’s Barbour boots buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you, what size to buy and how to care for them.
The Most Wanted Barbour Boots
Barbour Amble Boots
Barbour’s Amble wellington boots offer form and function in equal amounts. Crafted from rubber and lined with cotton and neoprene, these waterproof boots ensure feet remain dry and comfortable on wet, wintry days. They feature adjustable side gussets with a Barbour branded roller buckle, and a logo patch at the front. Barbour’s Amble boots come in a wide range of colors.
Barbour Sarah Boots
Crafted from premium leather or suede, Barbour’s Sarah Boots boast a low-cut, round-toe profile that’s accented with a double buckle detail. A branded inside zip ensures an easy in-step, while the low heel adds subtle height without compromising on comfort. These ankle boots sit on a commando-tread outsole for grip and stability, and are lined with cotton and leather for a soft, breathable feel.
Barbour Abigail Boots
The brand’s Abigail Boots give a nod to the British label’s iconic outerwear with signature diamond quilting at the heel. Made from premium leather, these modernized Chelsea ankle boots come with elasticated side panels and a pull loop. They are built on a tough rubber outsole and finished with Classic Tartan at the inside for an unexpected flash of pattern. Choose from a selection of different colorways, including black, brown and navy blue.
The Barbour Boots Sizing Guide
Barbour boots use UK sizing, and you can use the chart below to convert into your usual European or US size. For example, if you normally wear a women’s UK 5 (or a US 6.5), you should buy your Barbour boots in a size 38.
How To Care For Your Barbour Boots
Maintaining your Barbour boots properly is essential to keeping them looking their best for longer. With the right weather protection and shoe care, your boots should last many years. Follow our tips below to help prolong the life of your boots:
- If the leather on your boots become scuffed or marked, it will need a cover up. You can use a boot polish in the same color or in a slightly darker shade, and apply to your boots with a soft cloth. Once applied, leave the polish to be absorbed into the leather. A soft brush can then be used to create a shiny, polished finish.
- Suede uppers require a different method of cleaning to polished leather boots, as the texture of suede can easily be ruined by polish. A suede eraser can be used to target minor marks and scuffs, and then the nap of the suede can be restored with a brush. Apply a ‘Suede-Guard’ spray to help protect your boots from water and stains.
- Conditioning your leather will prevent your footwear from drying out or cracking, and maintain its original look. Apply a conditioning cream to your leather Barbour boots with a soft cloth.
- To clean your rubber Barbour wellington boots, we recommend wiping away any dirt with a damp cloth and then allow them to air dry naturally. Avoid cleaning with bleach or detergents, and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Where are Barbour boots made?
Although some of the brand’s waxed-cotton jackets are made in Britain, Barbour boots are made overseas, mostly in Turkey, Portugal and Bulgaria. They maintain the premium materials and high quality finish you’ve come to expect from Barbour.
- Are Barbour boots waterproof?
Barbour’s wellington boots are crafted from 100% rubber and are all waterproof, including the Wilton, Amble, Jarrow and Bede styles. The Verona ankle boot comes with a water resistant fleece lining, which is ideal for keeping feet warm, dry and cozy in wintry conditions.
- Do Barbour boots run true to size?
Barbour boots generally fit true to size, and we recommend taking your normal size. We would recommend choosing a size in certain cold-weather boots that allow room for thick socks.