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Gearing Up

November 15, 2010

As a person who gets cold at the drop of a hat, I am slightly terrified of winter in Boston. We’ll be arriving in town around Dec. 1, so it’s not like we’ll be easing into the bad weather. Before we go I need to buy some serious winter gear, including boots. Yes, I have several pairs of boots, but none of them are waterproof, and I’m guessing they’ll be no match for cold, snowy weather. I’m debating whether to purchase a waterproof pair that gets high marks for style, or just buy a dorky pair of actual snowboots and then change into nicer shoes when I get where I’m going. Thoughts? Here are the ones I’m considering.

Top Row:Timberland Charles Street Lexiss Waterproof Tall, Sorel Tivoli Plaid, Merrell Spire Peak Waterproof
Middle Row: DKNY Gillian, La Canadienne Sonya, Sorel Tivoli 2010
Bottom Row: La Canadienne Tovah, London Fog Flora, Columbia Winter Transit Tall, La Canadienne Stefanie

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karla Z permalink
    November 15, 2010 8:23 pm

    I’ve heard good things about the Merrell Spires, repeatedly. Also La Canadiennes are good in general.
    (I am struggling not to buy new boots right now. )

    • November 17, 2010 9:52 pm

      I am really tempted by the La Canadiennes, especially with your recommendation, but they’re so expensive that I just can’t pull the trigger.
      San Francisco is a good town for boots–just give in ;-)

  2. November 16, 2010 9:46 pm

    Top row–Sorel’s
    Last row–London Fog Flora

    look durable enough for snow (+ abounding cuteness)! With enough tread to keep you from slipping on black ice. The trick with living in the snow is making sure that your feet are warm enough, but good news, warm feet for long periods of isn’t a concern. You shouldn’t even be outside for a long time in weather like that! At temps like those, the news gives out “After 30-minutes, you better be inside, or else” warnings.

    How exciting! Happiness on your move!

  3. November 25, 2010 1:47 am

    Go for the stylish and waterproof. You’ll need them frequent enough that changing into cuter shoes will become a pain :P

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