‘More than ankle deep’
courtesy of ‘moonrat42’
No matter what, my feet are always cold or wet walking around in this snow. Sure, Uggs are nice and toasty, but they’re not waterproof and the slushy snow soaks right through. Rain boots, or wellies, are great because they are a little taller (helping in those 3-foot-deep snow drifts) and waterproof, but they’re not insulated so your feet can get cold.
Has anyone out there found the perfect boots that will keep your feet dry and warm in the snow drifts? Clearly this snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so I think it might be time to invest in a new pair.
I have some boots that apparently Columbia discontinued, but they are very similar to the Bugaboot Omni-Tech. http://bit.ly/cWpyzC They ROCK. Toasty warm, fluffy and super comfortable, and don’t leak at all.
However, in a foot of snow, they are too short. So buy these boots, and put knee-high gaiters over them. Then go out and play!
It’s all about the wool socks. Invest in a couple of pairs of SmartWool (or any brand of Merino wool) socks; you won’t be disappointed.
Then get thee to a military surplus store and buy combat boots (Full Metal Jacket in Alexandria had a good selection when I was there, and most of them are $20.00), they’ll keep your feet warm, dry, and (with the exception of extreme ice) tractable.
I recommend Sorels – I wish I still had the pair of knee-high Sorels I had when I lived in New Hampshire. They were waterproof and had a thick felt liner…kept my feet toasty warm while standing on frozen lakes.
I own North Face snow boots (“Isabel”) that are very warm and waterproof. They are also tall enough for a foot of snow and have a good sole for walking on ice. Plus they are cute. I get a lot of comments on them. They were probably the best investment I ever made.
I just got these boots from Zappos: http://www.zappos.com/kamik-kelly-brown?zlfid=111. I tried them out in yesterday evening’s snow and they were perfect. Completely warm and waterproof. They are a quite a bit shorter than some of the snowfall in the area, but with some warm layers on your legs, they’ll be perfect.
I JUST ordered some Keen boots from Zappos on Tuesday and they EVEN shipped them overnight to me for free when I called to ask! (Thanks Zappos!) http://www.zappos.com/search/brand/427/filter/categoryFacet/%22Boots%22/gender/%22Womens%22/hide%3AproductTypeFacet/%22Shoes%22/subCategoryFacet/%22Mid%5C-Calf%22/sort/isNew/desc/productPopularity/asc/
I second MCinDC. Sorel is the way to go (www.sorel.com). nothing beats these, they are a bit more expensive but they’re the last snow boot you’ll buy. I grew up in Canada and we swore by them. I’ve been walking around in mine here in DC.. they don’t let water in, they can handle a foot of snow, and they will keep your feet warm. hands down!
Shoefly sells fleecey inserts to take your rainboots across the season, but I just wear slipper socks with them!
I bought these off zappos.com just in the nick of time before the storm and they have been AMAZING. My feet don’t even know I’m knee deep in snow. Waterproof and the lining is removable and washable. Pair with nice wool socks and you are set for the arctic.
THe only boots you’ll ever need. I think they make an insulated version as well. They keep your feet dry and warm. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/35477?from=SR&feat=sr
I’ve had one pair for about 6 years and they’re not going anywhere. Sooo warm! But they’re also breathable, so that if you continue wearing them indoors after you come inside your feet don’t overheat.
moov boot. fashionable, warm, and waterproof. really the only way to go.
I don’t know if Merrel is still making the high ‘mukluk’ style of four years ago. That’s when I bought mine, and they are toasty and waterproof. They are warm enough that I only get them out for weather like this, and I don’t need socks over my tights. I found them at Herrington catalog– they have a different style this year but look like very similar construction.
Here’s something closer to mine on Zappos. I’d buy them in a snap something happened to the ones I have.
I’ve got a pair of 20 eye (that’s about knee high) Doc Martens that, coupled with American Apparel knee high socks have kept my toesies nice and dry.
Ditto on the Sorels. I am still wearing a pair I got in the early 1990s — feet are toasty and warm.
Had the same LLBean boots for years now…bought them for college winters in Ohio. They are short-ish, but just put your waterproof pants on over and you’re peachykeen!
Ordering boots online is a great way to save money, until the USP guy can’t get to you until the snows gone!!!
Got to put in another plug for the Sorels. I grew up in Alaska, and they’re the only brand of boots I’ve ever worn. I’m wearing the same pair I was 10 years ago – they last forever.
Another plug for the Sorels. They are amazing and actually cute with skinny jeans.
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