As a child, I had no problem wearing snow boots. I didn’t really give it a thought, it was just something we did (even when we had to wear bread bags inside the boots). We loved to play outside in the snow and it was imperative that our feet stayed warm. Somewhere along the way, perhaps at the cusp of my teens, snow boots became very lame. It didn’t matter how cold or how wet it was, there was no way I was putting on a pair of boots. I can remember a day after a very heavy snow fall, my friend Ame and I walked half way across town in penny loafers! I will never forget how cold my feet were, but it still took me 10 more years before a pair of snow boots were on my feet. My Dad, always practical, gave me a pair of Sorels for Christmas when I was twenty-five and I have never looked back.
After wearing those Sorels for sixteen years, I decided to see if they made a pair that was more fashionable. Boy do they ever! Sorel has come a long way in the past decade. I chose their “Joan of Arctic” style.
The Joan of Arctic boot is a design that is perfect for urban chic or snow that’s deep. They have removable felt liners (which is great-you can wash them, dry them, or replace them). They have the fur tops (which you know I love), come in many different colors, and most importantly, they protect your tootsies down to -25 degrees. For those of us that live in the Minnesota “tundra” that is essential. Every time I wore mine last winter I got oodles of compliments. They are adorable, yet functional-perfect!
I did find a more affordable version at Target. They look almost identical to the Sorel and have a thermal temperature rating of -10 degrees.
C9 by Champion Natausha Fur Trimmed Lace-Up Winter Boot $49.99
available at Target
As all you fashionistas can see, there really is no reason to walk through winter with cold feet!