We are at one with the earth and at one with the cows.
Some philosophical thoughts there from the writings of Buddhist Master, Mr. K. Bracken.
We now have a seriously Eco-friendly boot from Hi-tec in the form of the Altitude IV Enviro WP (pictured below).
Environmentally features include:
Waterproof, vegetanned Full grain leather.
50% post-consumer recycled linings.
Metal hardware for durability.
Re-cycled steel shank.
Comfort-tech contoured sockliner.
IMEVA midsole for cushioning and support.
Re-cycled rubber outsole content.
It's a very comfortable boot with a generous width and feels pretty tough with good quality leather and a good tread on the sole for those muddy conditions we so often encounter. It has extra waterproof protection in the form of an "Ion mask" coating and the box has a handle so you won't need a bag (even more environmentally friendly).
So all in all a good solid boot, very environmentally friendly for a leather boot and at a very decent price of only €105.