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Wildling Shoes Fall 2022 Collection Review

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Wildling Shoes Autumn Winter models being worn by 4 people. The picture is from the shins down, and there's a chubby baby being held standing in the middle. Yew, Chestnut, Chokeberry, and Pine models are represented

by Samantha

Wild ShoesThey wowed me the first time I tried them on and have only gotten better in recent years. Their long-awaited cold-weather collection is out for the season with some new features and plenty of waterproof options!Read on for details on Wildling Shoes Fall/Winter 2022-23!

Index

  1. Wildling Shoes Orders
  2. Wild Shoe Care
  3. Size & Setting
  4. Yew
  5. Brown
  6. Aronia
  7. Pine
  8. Other Autumn/Winter models
  9. Fundamentals
  10. Conclusion

Photo Collage of several pair of Wildling Shoes Fall 2022 releases. The text reads Anya's Review's Wildling Shoes Autumn Winter 2022-2023 Review

Wildling is an amazing company that is dedicated to using sustainable materials and ethically producing shoes. You can read more about their business practices atWildling Shoes Spring/Summer Review.

Some of the Fall Winter styles were VERY popular and sold out quickly, but they are restocked at regular intervals! You can sign up for a restock notification on the product page.

Wildling Shoes Orders

Wildling Shoes is available on a US and EU website, but your shoes will ship from Germany either way. They offer free shipping on orders over $200/€200 and your first return is free. If you need to return more than once, it costs around $10 (or €3.50 from within Germany).

If you buy from the US website, you can return them to a US address. If from the EU website, orders go back to your EU hub. Returns are very easy, you register in their Returns Portal and schedule a DHL Express collection from your door.

Buy Wildling USA
Buy Wildling EU

Wild Shoe Care

All of this season’s models have an integrated membrane for water resistance. Additionally, most models are also pre-treated with a waterproofing spray. That means your Wildlings are more functional for the weather, the fall weather! To maintain water resistance, you can reapplywaterproofing spraythroughout the season.

Wildlings with 100% wool uppers should not be treated with any type of spray – they are naturally water repellent. The best way to clean your Wildlings when they get dirty is to let them dry completely and then pat or brush off the dirt. I found that the ones with the wool top repel dirt fairly easily, but the cloth ones need more frequent brushing to remove dirt. The new, tightly woven canvas wipes up beautifully!

Wildling has just launched its Repair Center where you can make the necessary repairs to your Wildlings that are under warranty. Simply contact customer service and they will guide you through the next steps based on your individual needs.

Size & Setting

Thanks to Wildlings’ unique construction, they can accommodate a variety of foot shapes. They have a square toe and the materials are very flexible. There is nothing rigid about these shoes. I recommend using theWild Fitkitto find your size and refer to the size notes for each model on the product page. You can also useEU/US size conversion table. USAwhich has recommended foot lengths (this was updated April 2022, so if you’ve ordered before, be sure to check out the new conversions).

Wildlings Shoes Autumn Winter 2022 2023 Fit Advice for specific models

Find these notes and other frequently asked questions about the Fall/Winter collection here

Yew

Close up of Wilding Yew worn with socks on small rocks. They are olive green dense weave canvas with wool interior and very flexible outsole with anatomical toe box

$119-$149 | wool lined | Waterproof membrane | Sizes US Kids 7 to W 14 / M 13.5

Yew Shop

The most water repellent model Wildlings has ever produced is the Yew. It has a sturdier hiking boot style thanks to ring eyelets and extra-long laces meant to wrap around the ankle. It was a little tricky for me to get the laces through the heel tab, but you don’t have to pull them out every time. There is plenty of length to loosen the laces and leave them threaded!

The upper is a very tightly woven cotton canvas (in the perfect olive green shade!) that helps keep water out. Inside you’ll find felted wool that adds another layer against the elements. To top it off, there’s also an integrated membrane AND a water flap to give them the best possible chance of keeping their feet dry. Just remember these are waterproof and not waterprooftestand should not be expected to function as such.

Overall, Yew feelsslightlymore substantial than the Wildling models I’ve used before, and roomier, too. I think they are fantastic. I love the aesthetics, functionality and feel. Like all Wildlings, they are super light, flexible and have excellent ground feel. You can’t find a more minimalist cool-weather boot.


Brown

$79-$139 | Wool & hemp | Waterproof membrane | Sizes US Boys 3 to W 14 / M 13.5

Buy Chestnut

Are these the cutest shoes in the entire world? Quite possibly. Just look at them! They are beautiful! The upper part is a beautiful blend of undyed wool and hemp and is also lined with wool. They open nice and wide, are easy to pull on, and the laces provide a secure fit. I don’t usually wear shoes that lace up with my little babies, but these are so adorable I don’t mind the extra minute it takes! You can change them toelastic lacesif you also want.

The sole for toddler sizes (EU 18-22 or US 3-6) is slightly different. Same material, same wild flex, but no cut-outs at the bottom or wrap around the toe or heel.

Modeled here on my 8 month old, I purposely got a size larger to give myself room to grow. It’s not close to walking yet, so the extra length isn’t an issue and there’s plenty of room for aWild Wool Stenciland even socks when the temperatures drop even lower. I hope they still fit in the spring when they should be walking!

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Aronia

by Anya

$79-$139 | Felted wool | Waterproof membrane| Sizes US Boys 3 to W 14 / M 13.5

Buy Chokeberry

I optedby Chokeberry this season because I wanted a pair of Wildlings that were wool inside and out so I could wear them through the winter. For what essentially feels like a sneaker, they’re surprisingly functional. The inner membrane makes them waterproof and the addition of awool templatemeans I can comfortably wear them down to about 20F/-7C.

They also fit extra wide so I have plenty of room for warm socks in them in my usual size. The cool petrol green color looks neutral, but still adds a bit of color. Like all my Wildlings, I hope they will be an option for this great season.

Another wool-on-wool option for the cold season isNorthern Wolf.


Pine

by Anya

$69-$119 | vegan | Waterproof membrane | Sizes US Boys 3 to W 14 / M 13.5

Buy pine

For my oldest son I chose Pine. These shoes are made from a blend of organic cotton and linen and have a waterproof inner membrane. They’re neutral and subtle with just a few details on the laces and interior pattern.

My son likes everything blue and refuses to wear shoes that aren’t quite soft, so Wildling is a natural choice for him. Pine isn’t as warm as wool options, so it works best as a transitional fall shoe.


Other Autumn/Winter models

Here’s a look at the rest of the models currently available this season, but sometimes Wildling throws a few surprises, so keep an eye out!

Stock imagine of Wildling Shoes Robinia, a high cut vegan grey barefoot boot

Robinia – $119-$149 – Sizes US Kids 7 to W 14 / M 13.5

A vegan high cut with knit collar in light gray canvas with hemp and linen fleece lining.

Buy Robinia


Stock image of tall Wildling Shoes vegan black twill winter boot with speed hooks, hemp flax fleece lining, and a zero drop sole.

ink cap – $159 – US sizes W 5 / M 4 to W 14 / M 13.5

A vegan super high cut with speed hooks and a hemp linen fleece lining.

Inkcap Store


Stock image of Wildling Shoes Emmer low cut wool winter shoe sustainably made and ethically produced barefoot shoe

Emmer – $99-$129 – Sizes US Kids 7 to W 14 / M 13.5

Low-cut autumn shoe with hemp and undyed wool upper and fine felted wool lining.

Buy Emmer


Stock image of Renette from Wildling Shoes, a barefoot shoe utilizing fabric scraps

Renette – $99-$129 – Sizes US Kids 7 to W 14 / M 13.5

A vegan flannel-lined mid-cut that uses fabric scraps from previous models along with a denim-like twill.

Buy Renette


Stock Image of Wildling Shoes Carota vegan midcut with super flexible outsole, and water resistant membrane

Face – $99-$149 – Sizes US Kids 7 to W 14 / M 13.5

A vegan cotton lined mid cut made with leftover fabric from previous models to minimize production waste.

Carota Store


Fundamentals

A curved line of Wildling Shoes Basics collection available year round including Tanuki, North Wolf, Flying Fox, and Nebula
No photo: Feathered magpie

Wildling Basics is a combination of hot and cold weather basics available all year long! You can count on these models to be constantly available (top left to right):

  • Tanuki: Niji, Umi and Yoru
  • Northern Wolf
  • Flying Fox
  • Nebula
  • Feathered magpie (not pictured)
Store Basics


Conclusion

I’m always in love with Wilding’s cold weather options and this year is no exception. There are some great new features, more protection from the elements and a more durable canvas.All without compromising the incredible flexibility and lightweight construction they’re known for.

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Samantha is a writer/researcher for Anya’s Reviews and a stay-at-home mom of 5 little ones. In addition to buying shoes online for her family, she spends her time homeSchooling, reading, knitting, and doing home improvement projects with her husband.

PostingWildling Shoes Fall 2022 Collection Reviewfirst appeared inAnya’s Reviews.

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