Post # 1
Just curious about what other bees use. If possible please state the brand and model and what you like about them.
I need a new pair of boots and can’t find any that fit the bill.
1. light weight, not bulky, snow friendly
2.some traction on the bottom for icy steps (I don’t want to slip and die)
3. as flat as possible (no heel or chunky platform)
4. MUST be easy to get on and off (no crazy laces, 100 buckles, etc)
5. not ugly. ha
6. waterproof to some extent
Post # 3
I love my Helly Hansen’s. I live in Australia (no snow) and I think technically they are snow shoes but I have bad circulation and these things are so comfy.
Post # 4
my winter boots are north face and they are super cute and comfy and warm. check out zappos!
Post # 5
Fiance just bought me a pair of Columbia boots. They’re intense, but those babies are WARM. He says anything with “omni-heat technology” is good (that’s what he uses for winter hiking).
Post # 6
I use Sorel ‘Winter Carnival’ and love them. They’re not necessarily what I would consider cute (at least this style, I find they have a lot of cute ones otherwise), but they’re very warm and completely waterproof which was a huge issue for me after trying several brands that claimed to be waterproof.
Post # 7
I wear Dubarry boots. EXPENSIVE but worth every penny as I wear them every day. They’re not necessarily fashionable though – unless you like the rustic, horsey, equestrian look!
Post # 8
Sorels. Tripoli. Love them. But I don’t know if you’ll find it low enough. But they have tons of other styles.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@LuluInLove: I have Baffin – I don’t remember what line because I got them five years ago but mine are made for -40 degree weather (not sure you need that kind of weather rating) – they are light, only have two buckles and work great in the snow/ice. They do have various lines for different temperature ratings, though (some -20) and all are easy to get on/off with lot’s of traction. They are made to last and have some really cute ones. There is a pair that only has a nub that you slide at the top. No zippers or anything.
Post # 10
I had grey Uggs which were so comfy, but not waterproof at all even when I coated them in sprays. I found some new ones on Amazon that look just like my Uggs triplet button or whatever it’s called, but they’re waterproof. And actually a lot cozier. So I ordered a couple colors because they were only $50. I think they are Holly brand or something.
Post # 11
I have a pair of Noetjface that I brought during my final year of college. They were amazing. Comfort level high. They laced up to mid calf but I only had to relace the top six everyday. But the best thing besides being super warm and comfortable was that on the bottom they had a technology that was simalier to Yak tracks that activated outsode in the winter. For me that alone sold me on buying a pair.
Post # 12
This is so helpful. I’m googling away : ) I’m a Florida girl who relocated to South Dakota for my job so just the fact that I have to wear socks daily is super weird. Ha. My feet are like what the crap are you doing to us????!?!?!?!?!
Post # 13
Another vote for Sorels, from a Canadian. They’re not super cute, but mine are purple and grey so that makes them a little cute I guess. They’re totally waterproof and good for -30. I lived fairly North and they served me well. I like the liner you can take out and wash.
They do have laces but that just makes them easier to get on and off. I had a Columbia pair that didn’t have laces but honestly, they were a pain.
Post # 14
I walk a couple of miles to work everyday so I invest in quality footwear. I bought a pair of Merrels last year they are basically snow-grade hiking boots. Prior to that I had Kamiks, but I destroyed the insides of the boot with the amount of walking I did in about 2.5 years. They were rated for -40 weather and were suprisingly lightweight for their design though.
Since you’re not the most familiar with socks I also have to recommend Smartwool socks. They are the best thing ever in the winter. Even if your feet get wet the wool will still keep them warm. This style is my personal favorite.
Post # 15
I just got these and love them so far, I also have had others in the past from them and columbia but I would say this is one of the first pair that I like just wearing anytime out and about
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
@Eckle: +1 I love all my Merrell shoes and hiking boots plus Smartwool socks! I have also gotten some great Merrell hiking socks. I have found good deals on 6pm.com. For much of the winter I wear my Merrell Mocs which have a very grippy sole to them.
Right now my snow boots are Keen. I have been very happy with them. Wore them all last winter.I previously had some Columbia snow boots but they were almost too insulated for me. I still have them actually, I just don’t wear them too often.
Here are my Keen boots which I love: