I'm sure most of us would like to stuff ourselves with our favorite foods and crawl into a cave like a bear hibernating during the winter, but it's just not possible. I maintain that if the temperatures are cold enough to see your breath and there is snow on the ground, those are valid reasons to stay home, sip hot cocoa, and binge watch tv. Somehow people still expect us to make it to our jobs or classes. Appointments still need to be made and errands still need to be run. Such is the life of an adult, I suppose but I still wrinkle my nose at it.
Getting out in the winter is rough enough, but the worst is when you step in snow or ice and you aren't wearing the right footwear. Your feet stay soggy and cold all day and it just makes for a grumpy disposition. I remember winter boots when I was younger were always some sort of vinyl type material with cartoon characters on them. They weren't the most stylish things I've ever worn, but they did the job. As I've gotten older my tastes have changed a little bit from Care Bears or My Little Pony. I still want my boots to be functional first and foremost by keeping my feet dry and warm, but I like them to be stylish and suit my attire.
There are winter boots with heels such as the Anchorage style and I love adding some height and sporting a side zipper. The removable insole is a fantastic feature just
in case you do get any snow, ice, or water within the boot. Being able to remove the insole helps speed the drying process. I'm a big fan of tall boots during the winter when I want to still be able to wear skirts or dresses. The Bravo style helps me look great while keeping my legs toasty. They have excellent traction so I can avoid any clumsy spills.
Walking on ice is hard enough without worrying about shoes that are flat and slick on the bottom.
My favorite feature of a good quality boot is always the ease of getting it on and off. There are lace up styles, but I prefer slip ons. Whether I've been out for awhile or just made a quick trip to the yard letting the dogs out, I want to be able to be able to get out of my boots quickly and try to remember warm sunny thoughts about my vacations during the summer.
What's your favorite winter boot style?