Winter boots… Help!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am from texas now living in Ohio for the past 10 years…..The top pair are deff more of a walking around inside/ just to the car to store  solid surfaces etc not for trecking around in snow .. if you just want something cute and warm for going out and about they would be fine but, they will get soaked with water eventually not to mention risk of slipping due to lack of tread ……………… if you are planning on walking through piles of snow the second pair would be much better 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Coloradan here.  If it’s a heavy, wet snow I can almost gurantee those first boots are going to get soaked through. They’re super cute, but I’d get another pair of proper snow boots if you’re going to be in the mountains.

Do yourself a favor and buy a few pairs of knee-high, soft, super warm socks, too!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I live in Alberta Canada we have some pretty brutal winters not sure what your budget is but Sorels are super cute and very warm and sturdy

I found these cute ones today

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I recommend Baffin brand personally, much warmer and smarter choice. The top pair would be just about worthless TBH in winter. Sorels are a great choice too like the above PP suggested!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

sway0060:  oo those are some the cutest snow boots ive seen i want some lol 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Certainly not the 1st! You’ll have cold wet feet if you get them in snow. Look for something waterproof (or at least a material that doesn’t get wet quickly) and something with a rubber bottom with a nicer tread.  

I don’t do skinny jeans so I don’t wear tall boots… these are my snowy weather “boots”. They have really good snow/ice tread and are easy to transition between dress pants and jeans. http://www.zappos.com/merrell-encore-eclipse-2-black  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Colombia is another good option too, make sure to look for boots that are waterproof and have thinsulate in them! Again though, I REALLY recommend Baffin. This is the pair I have for my chilly Minnesota winters. They are my go-to boot for when I am dealing with snow and cold weather. http://www.zappos.com/baffin-snogoose-09-charcoal-hyper-berry 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If youre doing any significant walking outside and in snow, I definitely would not go with any boot from Target, those are just cute for short dry walks.  I second anything Sorel, I just got the Tofinos and they are awesome.  Their Joan of Arctics are one of teh highest rated ones, but were too heavy and duck footish for me.  Columbia has some that have really good reviews too.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I third Sorels. They’re warm, waterproof, and last for a really long time. My parents had some pairs that lasted literal decades. I’m about to purchase the Conquest Carly boot from them, SUPER cute and functional.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I was born and raised in Alberta and now live in Saskatchewan so I know all about long, snowy and cold winters. I love North Face boots. They are really warm, waterproof and have a solid grip. And you can find really good sales online. The first pair you posted are bad news. Not only will they soak through, I’m sure the grip is horrible. Last winter I wore a pair of UGGS to the grocery store and they have a similar sole and I slipped on the ice and landed flat on my back. Not worth it! Go for function!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Those boots you posted are going to fall apart in the snow and prob won’t be warm enough. I know you prob don’t  want to spend a lot of money on shoes you won’t use often, but nothing is worse than cold, wet feet. I would spend the cash on a pair of Sorels. I own LaCanadiennes and they are super stylish and waterproof but suck in slippery weather. I have Uggs, and while they are warm, they too suck in the snow. Sorel are warm and waterproof. I have a pair of the caribou and they are awesome. They are definitely big and a little clunky, but are perfect for snowy, icy, wet, and frigid weather. If you want something sleeker, they have a gazillion different boots.

If you wait to go shopping on cyber Monday you can probably score some deals. Also, most upscale department stores carry them. Right now Neiman’s has a 10% off coupon code for signing your email up. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Looks like everyone has given you the advice I would give, so I thought I would chime in as a Colorado naitive/ ski bum. My fiance and I live in the mountains in the winter and are actually getting married on a ski slope, so if you want any advice on where to go/ what to do feel free to message me. Colorado is a beautiful place! You will have a great honeymoon!

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