One of the most popular posts on Splodz Blogz at the moment (for at least the last few weeks) is one I wrote a couple of winters ago about my favourite snow boots of the season. I think you’ve all been looking out of your windows at that white sheet of ice that covers the road, cars and fields, and have decided you need something to keep your toes warm and well protected. I’m sure the snow fall of Boxing Day will have also spurred you into action – we don’t want to end up being forced to stay inside just because we have the wrong footwear do we?!
So consider this your update. I thought I’d revisit the topic and give you my recommendations for snow boots for this winter, you know, just in case the snow returns.
I love tall snow boots. Unfortunately there is rarely enough material to go around my larger than average calf (one of my most hated “features”), but it doesn’t stop me lusting after them. I have a fabulous pair of KEEN Hoodoo High Lace Snow Boots that I won in a competition (read about them here), and I shall want something equally as comfortable and technical when they need replacing. Maybe something like these…
You’ll see Sorel everywhere in ski resorts and in all the cool gear shops in town, they are one of the leading brands when it comes to cold weather boots. This is the the Joan Of Arctic Knit, a lined boot that has the iconic Sorel look in black with those bright blue laces.
The Alstad snow boot designed by Helly Hansen is a little more understated and traditional looking in brown leather and fabric. The rubber sole is designed for grip and the boot is fully lined to keep your toes warm.
How strong and sturdy to these boots by Merrell look?! They look warm and cosy, well made, and like you could take on the mountain in them. They are as technical as you would expect a Merrell hiking shoe to be, and the brand promise that you get the warmth and protection without the weight. Apparently there is a 300g fleece lining inside these boots – yes please!
If it’s fashion first and practicality second then I guess it has to be Moon Boots. Actually these ones I found are a lot less bulky than the usual Moon Boot look, which makes them much more appealing. And they’re not shiny plastic, which is a definite bonus! Inside there is a synthetic fur to keep you warm.
For I think the pick of the four would be the Merrells for the sheer assertiveness of them. There would be no excuse! My KEENs are still going strong, though, so no need to spend my pennies just yet.
What have you got on your feet this winter?
Disclaimer: I have a partnership with Spartoo which involves me writing posts about shoes available from their online store.