March 6, 2012

Winter Boot Picks and Reviews


This is a perfect time to grab a pair of discounted winter boots because department stores are generally trying to clear out winter merchandise to make way for the brighter lighter spring collections.  Check out our picks for the perfect winter boot!

I took photos of the bottom of these boots, so you could check out the shoe's sole and tread--an important factor in winter footwear.

Snowmass by Keen in Brindle/Grape Nectar & Black/Dark Shadow | shop
The pair on the far left are Ailyn's brown pair of Snowmass; she's had them for almost two years, and they've held up pretty well.  She especially loves how low maintenance these boots are and their easy sneaker-like feel.  They're warm and the best part: they're slip-on.  No need to tie laces or even bend down to adjust the tongues.  Simply slide 'em on, and you're ready to tromp around the snow.  On her recommendation, I purchased the black version, but instead of looking sleek and cool, they were clunky and clumsy.

Tivoli by Sorel in Black/Grout ($89.50) | shop
I have been looking at these boots for a few seasons. They are bright and fun, and even come with an additional pair of colored laces, which I really appreciated. I decided not to keep these as because the tongue of the shoe is completely cloth based. Though the houndstooth looks great, the practicality of the boots will not hold up to a typical midwest winter.

Neither of these boots worked for me, so I picked up two classics--a pair of Original Tall High Gloss Boots in black by Hunter the preppy cool 6" Bean Boots by L.L. Bean.  Both of these pairs arrived recently, so I'll be sure to let you know how I like them.

Coat: Banana Republic
Cardigan: JCrew
Top: Urban Outfitters
Pants: 1969 5- Pocket Legging Jean, Gap | shop similar

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