I bought these for my college age daughter who after a transfer now goes to APP State, mountains. When I took them out of the box I thought “oh no, she’ll hate ’em, they look biker and they look Huge” Nope, not when you put them on. My daughter already has largish calves and now she’s walking up and down inclines and her calves are getting a serious workout (one calf is bigger then the other too) and that’s why I bought these. I have the exact opposite problem and when I tried them on with my straight legs tucked in it looked great because the knit fits against the jeans making a smooth silhouette.
They are soft with flexible sides, good strong zipper which when I tested using a bucket, don’t let any water in. The rubber looks just like natural leather, they don’t smell like a tire store, have excellent tread and, the “leather” of the boot in the back stops just under the calf ball and the sweater weave takes it from there.
A snow boot that works like one and still looks like a leather fashion boot. How ’bout that !
I wear an eight so I bought these in eight and they fit straight on the money and very comfy like the names says.
I highly recommend these boots, they look good on gals my age too (53) and not like you’re trying to look like a twenty something.
Winter is here in full force — but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style! SHOP these durable yet fashionable snow boots if you want to brave the blizzard in style.
Here in Canada, we are feeling the wrath of Hercules — the first major snow storm of 2014! However, even if you aren’t enduring frigid temperatures and snow doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from stocking up on a stylish pair of snow boots. Whether you plan to hit the slopes this winter or just need to prepare for the unpredictable weather, you can’t go wrong with these practical and stylish options.
Robin Keeler, fashion director at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, provides shopping tips to help simplify your search for the perfect pair of winter boots.
1. Shop for boots after you have been on your feet for a while (when they swell to their largest). The true test is how boots feel on tired feet.
2. Don’t buy boots in the hope they will eventually “stretch out” — they rarely do. Remember: No one looks good when his or her feet hurt.
3. Boots come in so many styles that you probably will need more than one pair, depending on your budget. Consider the following styles for the following uses.
• Active (flat, fur lined and cozy)
• Everyday (low heel, neutral colour, quality, versatile style)
• Fashion (trendy, high heels, hardware details)
When you’re stepping out into the snow, slush and ice, do it in a stylish pair of boots that prove that fashion and function can coexist during a cold Canadian winter.
Staying warm and comfortable during winter means making smart choices when it comes to your wardrobe. Your winter boots, in particular, need to stand up to snow and ice to keep your toes toasty.
But how do you find a pair that doesn’t force you to forfeit fashion in order to gain function?
Robin Keeler, fashion director at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, describes which winter boots are best and offers helpful tips to help you shop for the right pair.
Shopping for winter hiking boots can be confusing. Your feet need to be warm and protected from wet snow—all-leather boots are perfect for this—but they should also be able to breathe while you hike, and leather boots are often far from breathable.
Before you get discouraged, learn more about the most important features and materials. When you know what to look for, your perfect pair of winter hiking boots will shine through the dizzying maze of options.
Not a lot of people know the difference between winter and snow boots. If you purchase the wrong kind of shoes for your trip to the highlands, you could end up having a bad injury and difficulty hiking. It is important to take advantage of the many benefits that the right kind of boots for the colder seasons can offer you.
When you go hiking you need shoes that are fit for cold weather that will make sure your feet stay warm and dry all day. There is a huge difference between shoveling snow from your driveway and going up a mountain for a journey. The kinds of boots that you require for both of these occasions vary from one another greatly.
Ugg Australia boots (affectionately known to us as Uggs), the Australian shearling-lined footwear worn primarily by surfers to keep their feet warm after cold mornings in the water, became mainstream in the early aughts. Stars like Lindsay Lohan,Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson were often spotted in sunny L.A. in the cozy shoes. Like Juicy tracksuits, they made up a uniform: plush sweats, Ugg boots and a Balenciaga bag was the look of choice for the “It” girls of that time.
By contrast, a winter boot is more of a “general use” item. A winter boot will, like a snow boot, have good insulation built inside of it to keep the foot warm during cold weather. Additionally, most good winter boots will be waterproof or, at a minimum, water repellant. However, winter boots lack the ability to keep snow from tumbling inside the boot between the boot opening and lower leg. Thus, to wear a normal winter boot in deep snow, a seperate snow gator must be worn.
Additionally, winter boots – even fully waterproof ones – can’t compare to the waterproofing ability of a good snow boot. Taking a waterproof winter boot into deep mud is a great recipe to have literally pounds of mud “caked on” to the boot. And sooner or later the water in the mud will begin to find a way to seep through the outer shell – and ending up on your foot eventually. Moreover, at the end of the day, removing all that mud from a normal winter boot is often less than easy.