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Old 12-28-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
 
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I need some recs for winter/snow boots. Not sexy, fashionable eather boots you can wear during the winter. Not rainboots. But snow boots that provide a lot of traction when walking in the snow and on ice, warmth and water repulsion. And I want them made of a material that isn't going to be permanently discolored or ruined if they are exposed to water and salt.

I don't walk through snow drifts or deep snow so I don't need anything super tall.

I would like them to be a little stylish and befitting super casual outfits as well as business casual, if possible.

I saw these last night. Coach makes quality products so I would feel these would hold up for a few seasons. But i'm not sure I could take the prominent logo, tho. not sure.

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I have boots by a co. called La Canadienne. They make different styles. They are impervious to water and have a very warm plush lining. Fur or fake fur - don't know what it is. I bought them in Lord & Taylor about 7 yrs. ago. They slosh through snow, ice, slush, etc., and seem indestructible. I'm very happy with them.

(Since it was quite a while ago, I can't vouch for the quality now.)

ETA they don't have a prominent LOGO or anything like that and they are good looking, considering their use. They cost about $150.

ETA again - just checked for them online and EEK! The prices have definitely gone way up. If you can swing it, they are probably worth it.
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I have boots by a co. called La Canadienne. They make different styles. They are impervious to water and have a very warm plush lining. Fur or fake fur - don't know what it is. I bought them in Lord & Taylor about 7 yrs. ago. They slosh through snow, ice, slush, etc., and seem indestructible. I'm very happy with them.

(Since it was quite a while ago, I can't vouch for the quality now.)

ETA they don't have a prominent LOGO or anything like that and they are good looking, considering their use. They cost about $150.

ETA again - just checked for them online and EEK! The prices have definitely gone way up. If you can swing it, they are probably worth it.
I love LaCanadienne. I own these two pairs. And they were a bit pricey! (around $250 ime.)




(in grey)

I actually wore the short pair yesterday and they got me thru the slush and ice OK but I just feel guilty wearing such nice, suede, not-cheap boots in such conditions. I try not to do it often. I know that's what they are made for but I'm just leary.

But you're saying I shouldn't worry? They'll hold up?

(You're so fashion savvy, CP!)
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These boots by Northface are THE BEST. They also have a shorter version but I think the tall is cuter. I live in the Canadian prairies and need warmth, durability and practicality. These are awesome. Plus they look cute which is a bonus.
Northface makes the best boots I've owned. Columbia is good too.

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...ml?from=subCat

ETA These are the ones from Columbia that I had in mind.
http://www.columbia.com/Women’...efault,pd.html
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These boots by Northface are THE BEST. I live in the Canadian prairies and need warmth, durability and practicality. These are awesome. Plus they look cute which is a bonus.
Northface makes the best boots I've owned. Columbia is good too.

The North Face*Women's*Footwear*WOMEN'S GOTHAM HIGH-RISE BOOT

I was looking at a different style of NF snow boots last night. And Sorels. And Ralph Lauren.

So the shiny material of the boots you posted doesn't tear or get scratched up? It ooks so fragile. They are cute.
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Can't argue with someone who lives in the Canadian praries. Good tip!
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These boots by Northface are THE BEST. I live in the Canadian prairies and need warmth, durability and practicality. These are awesome. Plus they look cute which is a bonus.
Northface makes the best boots I've owned. Columbia is good too.

The North Face Women's Footwear WOMEN'S GOTHAM HIGH-RISE BOOT

I was looking at a different style of NF snow boots last night. And Sorels. And Ralph Lauren.

So the shiny material of the boots you posted doesn't tear or get scratched up? It ooks so fragile. They are cute.
Not at all, they are awesome. I wear them for everything - to the ski hill, playing with kiddos outside, walking, to and from work, etc etc. There have been a few times that the boy I nanny for has had to wear them, too, and they have never come home with wear and tear.
Sorry, I edited the post after you quoted me.
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Truthfully, I'd stay away from the Coach, Ralph Lauren, fashion-y type stuff. It's made for just that - fashion. Not so much practicality.
Sorels are good but Northface is my most recommended.
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I have boots by a co. called La Canadienne. They make different styles. They are impervious to water and have a very warm plush lining. Fur or fake fur - don't know what it is. I bought them in Lord & Taylor about 7 yrs. ago. They slosh through snow, ice, slush, etc., and seem indestructible. I'm very happy with them.

(Since it was quite a while ago, I can't vouch for the quality now.)

ETA they don't have a prominent LOGO or anything like that and they are good looking, considering their use. They cost about $150.

ETA again - just checked for them online and EEK! The prices have definitely gone way up. If you can swing it, they are probably worth it.
I love LaCanadienne. I own these two pairs. And they were a bit pricey! (around $250 ime.)




(in grey)

I actually wore the short pair yesterday and they got me thru the slush and ice OK but I just feel guilty wearing such nice, suede, not-cheap boots in such conditions. I try not to do it often. I know that's what they are made for but I'm just leary.

But you're saying I shouldn't worry? They'll hold up?

(You're so fashion savvy, CP!)
Ha Ha! You should see me today. Casual Fri. and boss isn't in. I look like I slept in what I'm wearing. But anyway - your boots look hot!!! Hope they hold up like mine do.
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I really want a pair of Bogs. They are rated to -40F and are waterproof. A lot of Alaskan women and children wear these.

Classic High Tuscany - 52472 - Bogs Footwear - The Official Website


But these are the boots I currently use.

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I love LaCanadienne. I own these two pairs. And they were a bit pricey! (around $250 ime.)




(in grey)

I actually wore the short pair yesterday and they got me thru the slush and ice OK but I just feel guilty wearing such nice, suede, not-cheap boots in such conditions. I try not to do it often. I know that's what they are made for but I'm just leary.

But you're saying I shouldn't worry? They'll hold up?

(You're so fashion savvy, CP!)
If it's made for that, but the suede starts to flatten out and look slick you can very lightly sandpaper it to restore the texture. I learned this from showing horses in suede chaps as a kid...


I love Sigi's boots!
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I have a pair of Pajar boots that I like a lot, and a pair of North Face boots that are OK, but nothing beats my LL Bean shearling lined boots.
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Regular Uggs aren't super practical for snow and slushy weather, but these are awesome. Shearling lined, comfortable, and waterproof. They also are taller, which I like for deeper snow.
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I have these by Sorel. Very practical in snow and slush.

Different than "show me your boots"-imageuploadedbycurltalk1356806726.603613.jpg

ETA. I don't wear them indoors, though. I take work shoes and change at work. My feet would get way too hot in them to spend a whole work day in them. Running errands or seeing a movie is fine.
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Sierra Trading Post has a bunch of La Canadienne boots right now. With a 40% off code, they'd cost next to nothing.

I like these North Face boots and these Tevas.
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I have these by Sorel. Very practical in snow and slush.

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ETA. I don't wear them indoors, though. I take work shoes and change at work. My feet would get way too hot in them to spend a whole work day in them. Running errands or seeing a movie is fine.
I have those in grey.
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Different than "show me your boots"-imageuploadedbycurltalk1356816029.642357.jpg. I needed something more suited to the snow we've been getting and found these at Kohls today - they're Totes but very comfortable; wore them for a long walk through the snow. They have a grey flannel material that was water resistant ( I almost got the same style in a red plaid with brown rubber ). And only $50 on sale from $99
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I live in MN. Hands down, the best boots I've ever had are Keen's Betty Boots - extremely comfortable, very lightweight, very warm, and great traction on snow & ice.

Not exactly high fashion, but they are seriously the most fantastic boots ever. And I've tried many of those recommended above (Sorel, Northface, etc.).
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My favorite snow boots are my old Lacrosse that my boss bought me 20+ years ago. Warm, waterproof, great traction.
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I live in MN. Hands down, the best boots I've ever had are Keen's Betty Boots - extremely comfortable, very lightweight, very warm, and great traction on snow & ice.

Not exactly high fashion, but they are seriously the most fantastic boots ever. And I've tried many of those recommended above (Sorel, Northface, etc.).
I live in Minnesota too and I like those a lot. I'll be looking for new boots for next year, as my current pair has started to looking pretty beaten up. (They are more fashionable than practical.)

Thanks for the tip!
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