Much like things to wear on your head this winter, things to wear on your feet go from downright practical to the wonderfully fanciful. I often struggle in winter because I love to wear heels, but I also like to be warm, so finding the perfect heeled boot that gives me lift without making me almost die on my way from car to office is essential.
Oxfords: Oxfords are in, but were they ever out? Those who like flats should try these gorgeous oxfords from Madewell. I personally like a heel and so I have these from Aldo on my list. If money were no object, I would love to own these adorable oxfords from Lanvin.
Tall Boots: A good tall boot is essential. Ideally you should have two in your closet: one more practical that is still formal enough for work, and a pair of hot, hot boots for dates and the like. For everyday wear, I love these from Pikolinos. Now, if I had a hot date, I would be stepping out in these with a stacked heel from Nine West. Did you hear that stacked heels are in this year?
Practical boots: Thankfully, hiking-style boots are all the rage. I happened to find mine for $5 at an estate sale, but if you don’t have a passion for rifling through other people’s things, maybe try these.
Really, really warm boots: At some point looking good is not the point and staying warm and dry is. I always suggest Sorel boots, but there are any number of waterproof, warm winter boots on sale at your local big box store. I do not recommend Uggs because they do not stay dry. Plus they are ugly. I’m sorry to all the Ugg lovers, but I hate them.
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Oh I do love me some boots. I have a pair of tall casual/mildy dressy black boots and a pair of faux-suede chocolate brown. I spray them both with waterproofing every so often, and my feet are toasty all winter long.
Love the Sorel boots…..
I found GREEN boots last weekend and bought them because they are awesome. Plus I can justify it because I needed sturdy chemical-proof shoes for work anyway.
also BOGS! they are waterproof and good for up to -40C weather! my Bogs are such a faithful boot, they kept me warm during winters in Saskatchewan, and I love them.
Note to self: must buy new winter boots.
Last year’s are still lovely but I now have a foot thing that means I can’t wear them:(
Oh that high heel, how nice! I don’t like shopping for winter shoes, usually just keep to my sneakers and pray for a not too wet winter.
That’s what I usually do too, but last year’s snow is making me plan ahead for this year!
Oh, how I wish I lived in a place where this is even a remote possibility.
Ha. But when it does snow, nothing works. I had an Austrian friend who was so confused when all our buses, trains, airports shut down… “But why don’t you just use your skies/snow chains/snow trucks?”. Poor love!
Sorels are awesome. I have a pair that are probably as old as I am and they still keep me warm and dry every Upper Midwest winter.