Oh hello, Boston Winter. I hear you will be arriving next week. Though you’re not quite here yet, you’ve already brought us some frigid temperatures and even a bit of snow. Somehow we’ve avoided slush thus far. But I KNOW there’s a lot more of all of that coming. Dread. Dread. Dread. And there’s absolutely nothing I can do. But pick up and move to Hawaii (which will work until my sister moves home mid-January, which is the worst time for winter in Boston) or hide out in my apartment all winter (which is actually quite feasible. but I unfortunately can’t avoid all commitments all season long).
I’m a long-time lover of Uggs, no matter what the haters say. And I still love them mainly because I believe they’re the most comfortable things you could ever put on your feet that aren’t slippers (Ugg slippers?! The world implodes). However, I took WAY too many spills last winter (flat out had bruises from falling on the ice). Not to mention, Uggs are all warm and cozy until you step in a traditional Boston slush puddle and your feet get soaking and freezing. So I’m on the search for something a little bit more waterproof.
Yes, my friends, I want to be able to trudge through a blizzard, come up to my ankles in puddles, and jump in a snow bank and come away with completely dry and warm feet. And I also want to be semi-cute. Sound like too much to ask? I don’t care. I want it.
But the big dilemma is that I just don’t know which ones I like the best and which ones will do the job best. So I created a collage because a lot of times when I want to buy something, I sit and obsess over it until I don’t even want it anymore. By the time I make this decision, I will either a) hate all boots in existence or b) be sitting on a beach because it’s now summer.
But I’m cold. And I still want some boots. And here are my top picks for winter boots this year.
Items in this set:
UGG Australia Women’s Snowpeak in Black, $220
Women’s shoes/bags: The North Face Janey – Brown, $155
Merrell Yarra Snow Boot – Black, $150
Sorel ‘Helen of Tundra’ Boot, $150
Women’s shoes/bags: Sorel Joan of Arctic – Black, $91