It’s coming up to the end of October and Lincolnshire had its first snow fall of the winter at the weekend…
Ok so the snow fall was just a teeny sprinkle, but preparation is the key to survival, so it’s only right that I went and found my ski socks and got my gloves and beanie hats out of the box ready for whatever the sky has to throw at us in the coming weeks.
For our feet there are endless shoes that are designed to keep our toes warm. I love the look of snow boots, all the big brands do them, they are the ideal shoes for winter. I have recently got myself a pair and am looking forward to traipsing around in them when the proper snow comes (or failing that, when we go skiing later in the season).
Most of them are mid height lace up boots that are waterproof with a very rugged Canadian-style design and a “go anywhere” feel.
Here are some of my current favourites:
These UGGs are extravegant at £219.99 but are a much better boot for the snow than traditional UGGs that might get waterlogged and mucky.
I like the D ring lace hooks on the Sorel Caribou – the sole looks more grippy too for when that snow turns to slush and ice.
I like the height of the Timberland boots and they have a really nice shape – not as clompy as the Sorels above but still rugged and designed with snow in mind – and they’re environmentally friendly too. But I suspect the 32cm calf circumference just won’t fit my legs. Shame because I think these would have been my favourite otherwise.
I have a pair of lined DC Shoes hi tops and they are really comfortable. These blue boots take it that little bit further and are perfect if you like the skate shoe look but want something to wear in the cold winter.
Finally, if you really want to look the part in the depths of winter, how about these Pajar boots? With a warm sheepskin lining and a very thick lugged outer sole, these will get you through the winter season for sure! I love them. If I lived in Canada or Colorado I’d definitely own a pair, they’re fab!
Until we head into the next ice age I reckon I can only warrant one pair of snow boots in my shoe collection, and my KEENs will do the job perfectly well this year.