(Closed) Cold Weather Bees..What type of footwear do you wear in the Winter?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What footwear do you wear in the cold winter months?
    Uggs : (23 votes)
    21 %
    Leather Boots : (42 votes)
    38 %
    Just a basic winter boot from a department store (Walmart, Payless etc) : (11 votes)
    10 %
    Other..please let me know what! : (35 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 62
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    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You couldn’t pay me enough to wear UGGs.  I have a pair of boots bought couple of years ago from JC Penny’s. I can’t even remember the brand name.  But they are warm and keep the feet dry. 

    Post # 63
    Member
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wear my big sorel winter boots! big and clunky but it leaves me warm and dry

    Post # 66
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @sweetchiquita12:  I live in Chicago.. That pic was from last yearr.. Though it’s a lot colder this year, there hasn’t been much snow

    Post # 67
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee

    I wear my Sorel Tivoli boots all winter long. They are waterproof and warm (most important since I have raynauds disease). The Tivolis have a smaller toe box then the joan of arc type boot. I think they are fashionable and practical. I wear them every where!

    Post # 68
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    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have a pair of Sorels that I LOVE to pieces. They’re super warm, 100% waterproof… my only complaint is they don’t have great traction on ice, but they’re fantastic on the snow. After 7 years in one of the snowiest cities in the US, my rules for winter boots:

    • 100% waterproof
    • Plenty of traction
    • Insulated

    Definitely look for that above “cute” and PLEASE stay away from Uggs – they are so unpractical. Can’t tell you how many sorority girls I saw gingerly trying to walk around puddles and slush during my undergrad years in their Ugg boots.

    Also – generally you get what you pay for with winter boots, so if you want something that will last, spring for the slightly more expensive. DSW is a good source and they have a lot of great sales + coupons (and they’re one of the few stores that lets you use multiple coupons on one purchase – up to 4!)

     

    Post # 70
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    There are so many boot options out there!  Good quality boots can be really expensive, but they will last.

    I wear my Footprints (by Birkenstock) everyday.  They are the Garda.  Now is a good time to shop for boots, as there are lots of sales.

    Post # 71
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @sweetchiquita12:  They’ve held up beautifully – I’ve had no discolouration or damage to them at all despite wearing them for 4 or 5 months a year. I’ve never cleaned them and I’ve had them since 2011.

    Post # 72
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    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @AmyFarrahFowler:  I love my Hunter and Frye boots too.!  Must be a NJ thing 😉

    Post # 73
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    i just wear the same thing that I wore all summer.  Right now I am wearing swats, but if I had running shoes I would be wearing those.

    Yes I live in Canada and yes we have over a foot of snow here.  I just don’t see the point in getting boots really.  I don’t think that I need them.

    Post # 74
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Where I live, it always snowed heavily during the winter. I will wear my leather boots when it is dry and hasen’t snowed in a while/the sidewalks are clear(no puddles, salt, ect). Don’t want to ruin nice boots or flats with salt or water stains. When it does snow, I will wear my Hunter rain boots for a while. 

    Post # 75
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m a total freak and will wear ballet flats in the snow. I have leather boots and uggs as well, but I’m not big on boots.

    Post # 76
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Another Minnesotan here!

    I have a pair of duck boots and I love them! I got them on clearance at Bloomingdales the day after Christmas when I lived in LA so they were super cheap… And they’re Burberry! These are for super snowy days or very very cold days.

    On note so snowy days, I wear these short slouchy suede boots that have been treated. I wear with smart wool or other heavy socks… On fancy days, I wear tall leather boots with a heel and thicker socks.

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