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Patrol Lite vs. Patrol Winter: What's the difference?
Feelgrounds Blog / Patrol Lite vs. Patrol Winter: What's the difference?

Patrol Lite vs. Patrol Winter: What's the difference?

31 January 2022

We are happy to add another Patrol barefoot boot model to our product range this year: The freshly produced Patrol Lite are now available in our online store.

Get your pair of Patrol Lite now

While the Patrol Winter is a fleece- and faux fur-lined winter model with a waterproof membrane, the Patrol Lite is a slightly lighter version perfect for spring and autumn. Both Patrol models share the identical 10 mm (0.4 inch) thin sole with grippy tread for optimal grip. The wide toe box and flexibility of the sole support a natural gait.

What are the differences between the two models?

Color options

The Patrol Lite is completely tonal except for the black sole and is available in three colorways: All Black, Dark Brown, and Steel Grey.


Edit: The color variant Steel Grey has been discontinued for the Patrol Lite since December 2022 and is completely sold out by now.

The Patrol Winter is available in the same colors plus the additional color variant Sand. A striking feature of the Patrol Winter colorways is the contrasting black collar.

Edit: Since September 2023, the Patrol Winter is available in two additional color variants, Chestnut Brown and Dark Olive.

Barefoot boots Patrol Lite on the left and Patrol Winter on the right

Upper material

Both Patrol models are made of high-quality, water-repellent faux leather and are 100% vegan. If you compare the Patrol Lite’s upper with the Patrol Winter, you'll notice that the Patrol Lite faux leather is finer in texture and softer than that of our Winter model. A cool feature of the "All Black" color variant of Patrol Lite is its matte look.


Inner lining

For the Patrol Lite, the soft faux leather is also used for the inside of the shaft, giving the boot a premium look. The inner lining is made of luxurious microsuede. The Patrol Winter's inner shaft, on the other hand, is lined with faux fur, while the rest of the lining is made of warming fleece.


Laces & Eyelets

The Patrol Lite’s punched eyelets create a sophisticated and sleek look. The monochrome waxed cotton laces are in the same shade as the upper and beautifully complete the Patrol Lite’s urban look. The Patrol Winter's two-tone laces are made of recycled PET, which, along with the metal eyelets for the laces, results in a more outdoorsy look.

Edit: Starting with the Patrol Lite restock in December 2022, the punched eyelets of the Patrol Lite will be 1 mm larger. This allows for easier lacing and unlacing, as the laces now glide more easily through the eyelets.



Both faux leather variants are water-repellent, making both Patrol models generally suitable for wearing in the rain. Both Patrol models also feature a gusseted tongue, which prevents water from entering the boots through the eyelets. However, unlike the Patrol Winter, the Patrol Lite has no additional waterproof membrane. The Patrol Lite without waterproof membrane, therefore, excels with improved breathability. The membrane of Patrol Winter, on the other hand, makes this model 100% waterproof, which is why we can confidently recommend the Patrol Winter for use in snow or puddles.

Edit: Starting with the Patrol Lite restock in December 2022, the tongue of the Patrol Lite is no longer gusseted. This allows for easier entry into the boot and a more comfortable fit, even for voluminous feet.



The Patrol Lite comes with a pair of exchangeable insoles made of natural cork. The Patrol Winter, on the other hand, comes with a pair of warming felt insoles.



Same sizing for both Patrol models

The Patrol models run true to size. Most customers wear the same size as in other Feelgrounds models. Please note that you might want to size up if you’d like to wear thicker socks than in your other Feelgrounds models and your other Feelgrounds models are already rather snug fitting.

For exact measurements and our printable size guide PDF, please visit the respective product page or our separate sizing page. Our Patrol models are perfect for feet with medium instep volume. If you have a very flat instep, we recommend an extra insole and/or thick socks.


Same care instructions for both Patrol models

To clean your Patrol models, first remove loose dirt with a soft shoe brush. Then use a mild detergent with a bit of water and a clean brush or sponge. Remove excess product with a damp cloth. After cleaning or becoming wet, simply let the shoes air dry at room temperature. For additional care and protection, we recommend regular use of our Faux Leather Care Eco. Both Patrol models are not machine washable.

If you have any questions or need personal advice on sizing or fit, our support team will be happy to help. Just reach out to us via our contact form.

Get your pair of Patrol Lite now

Your Feelgrounds Team

Posted by Leonie