(Closed) Office-Appropriate Winter Boots Suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Cynderbug:  Fellow Canadian here… so I understand your dilemma

You said… Office Appropriate

So I am thinking you are looking for more of a fashion boot (ie Leather Riding Boot Style) that you could wear with skirts & dresses

In reality NONE of those are going to offer enough insulation to keep you warm at much below -5 to -10 C.

You want WARM you are going have to sacrifice looks for comfort.

When I worked full time, and was a Commuter (so lots of time standing around in the cold, wet, and slush) I went with either of the following winter options:

1- A good pair of rubber bottom insulated boots.  As you’ve stated, rubber was key… as it gives you traction on the ice & also keeps your feet dry from any slush / puddles

2- OR, lol wore pants to work the majority of the time

In reality in the middle of a Canadian Winter when it is -20 to -40 C with a windchill … NO ONE is going to give too hoots what you look like on your way into work.  We all do WHATEVER we need to survive the journey.

I’ve always owned a pair of fashionable winter boots like you have described / are looking for… but they were reserved for fine weather days, and fancy occasions when I could not get away without a dress / skirt (ie NYEve Party).  In which case… if I was with a man (SO / Family Member) they were usually considerate enough to drop me off as close as they could to the front door.


Post # 6
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Fellow Canuck here!!  Luckily it doesn’t get really cold where I live on the east coast.  I have super warm boots I have for wearing outside when the temperatures dip and then change footwear when I get to work.  I’m also looking for a new pair of long boots to wear with leggings. dresses, etc and its challenging to find something flat with some grip! I was looking at The Shoe Company recently and everything had a heel or a smooth sole which completely doesn’t work for me.  Found a pair at Globo that I’m thinking of getting.

Post # 7
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honestly, I just keep a spare pair of shoes under my desk to change into when I get to work if I’m wearing gum boots or something to keep my toes dry – don’t get much snow, but it rains quite a bit here.

Post # 8
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I live in the snowy Rocky Mountains! Last winter I wore fashion boots all season and was fine. Towards the end when they started splitting my feet would get wet but it was still fine. I wear them with tight straight leg, black dress pants and big furry socks.  

And I only spend about $30 each on about 4 pairs to match all my outfits. 

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