It’s that time. I treasure each last day with my flip flops because I know it’s coming. Sure, it’s 80 today, but in a month or so, it will be 60′s on a nice day. Soon…the dead of winter – snow, sleet, ice. I swear to move to Miami every January. Spring is not much better until at least May. Up until then, the rain comes down heavy and cold – just at the time I am dreaming of sandals and pink pedicures and day-trips to the beach. Ah, life in New England.
Last year, the winter was horrible. Not only did we get some crazy record amount of snowfall, but we had crazy rain. Freezing cold rain and giant puddles. No mere snowboot can hold up to 3 inches of slush. So, I had a practical moment – I know, it doesn’t happen that often. I had on my adorable Juicy Couture “snow boots”. These boots are more apre-ski, look super cute, than handle the elements boots, if you know what I mean. I stepped off a curb into a puddle (more like a small lake) and my adorable boots were sopping wet and my feet were drenched. I think I let out a scream, but no one was listening.
That night I decided I’d had enough. Hot, sexy boots have their place and it’s not maneuvering the sleet, snow and ice of the streets of Boston. Where could a girl turn? To her practical friends, of course! I posted on Facebook and asked for some recommendations. Several friends loved their Sorel boots and off I went to Zappos. I will tell you that it was with great disdain that I pulled up each page and tried to embrace the duck-boot like style and the clunky rubber sole. But I pushed on to the positives like the cute red sole, the adorable lace up feature and the fur-lining that peeked out over the top (a deal maker:). I decided that this fashionista needs a real snow boot – one that can make it through a bad winter and keep my feet warm and dry, all while trying hard to look stylish. I clicked add to cart and in 24 hours they were at my door. LOVE Zappos VIP shipping.
The boots are not as slim and trim as my usual boots and take a bit of getting used to – they are a bit heavy and I sometimes feel like nanook of the north, but they do the job. I find myself sloshing thru puddles of slush like my kids and enjoying toasty toes after my walk to and from work every day. I highly recommend Sorel and their combination of practical and stylish.
I also love these Sorel Tofino boots – chili pepper red – too cute! Get ‘em while they’re in stock as they fly off the shelf. Oh, and they run big so if you’re in between sizes, go a size down.
Here’s to winter in New England and serving up the snow and cold in style!