October 25, 2009

Hot Cold Weather Boots for Moms

You’re a mom now.  Let’s face it,
much as you may love your stilettos (or maybe just the idea of them), unless
you’re going to be a sitting-on-the-sidelines, too-cool-for-school mom,  you need some sensible shoes from time to time,
and that includes toasty winter boots with good traction.  You can’t stay inside all winter long, so how
else are you going to safely frolic with your sweet potato in rain, sleet and
snow?  Well sister, you’re in luck,
because sensible doesn’t necessarily mean sickly anymore.  Whether you’re looking for boots that will get
you through three-foot drifts or help you hail a cab without losing your toes
to frostbite, you can pull this whole winter look off and still maintain your
sense of style.  We’ve found a bevy of
cute and toasty winter boots, all waterproof, that fit the bill.  All links lead to Zappos, because they carry almost every shoe on earth.   

Out of Town Boots
For a day spent packing snowballs, digging snow forts, pulling your
peanut in a sled or braving the short but oh so bitterly cold walk to the
grocery three blocks away, you’ll need some serious winter boots.  The KEEN Betty boot is a bit loud, but with 200
grams of KEEN.WARM, which is a bamboo/polyester insulation, it’s going to get
you through the drifts and its fun western take is on trend for the
season.  The Ugg Meridian has the company’s
trademark sheepskin lining; removable/replaceable sheepskin foot bed and the
pom-pom zipper can’t be beat for snow bunny fun.   The
North Face Nuptse boot is a hardcore winter boot at a very affordable price point.  With 700 grams of down insulation and Ice Pick
temperature-sensitive pods that increase traction, no one can possibly doubt
your commitment to winter fun, and, as Shana noted, they still manage to look
cute with her much-touted skinny jeans.

KEEN Betty Boot Ugg Meridian Boot North Face Nuptse Boot

 

Around Town Boots
These boots are all terrific choices for kicking around town, running
errands, doing brunch, pushing your Bugaboo through the park and slogging
through museum parking lot slush.  Roll
up and cuff your straight-cut jeans with the mid-calf Keen Stockholm or the
Teva Shay
boot for a peek-a-boo of these hot urban styles and to keep the hems
of your designer denim dry.  Casually scrunch
jeans into the tops of the cozy Merrell Yara for a stroll
around your friendly mountain town center while keeping your toes intact.  The Merrell Yara delivers with 200 grams of
Primaloft insulation and Polartec 200 thermo lining, pretty robust for a casual
snow boot.

KEEN Stockholm Boot Teva Shay Boot Merrell Yara Boot

Uptown Boots
This chic set of boots will take you to wintertime museum outings,  on long city trots and to tea and toast after,
all while providing waterproof comfort, great traction and toasty insulation.  My absolute, hands-down favs are the Ugg
Belfair
duck boot in Bouillon.  They’re a
little pricer than what I had planned to spend on winter kicks, but something
about the modern take on these 80’s flashback duck boots really gets me going.  I love, love the color, could see wearing
them every day  January through February,
and considering the Ugg price point generally starts at $200, they suddenly
seem like a steal.  I like them over
skinny jeans with a voluminous winter white cowl neck sweater.  The Khombu Solar boot in black is perfect
over leggings or with tights and a skirt. 
Lined with cozy faux fur throughout and with a Thermolite footbed
cushion, your feet will stay warm all day long. 
The 2” heel provides a nice but still stable lift.  The eco-conscious North Face Payton boot
delivers on enviro-warm fuzzies, comfort, warmth and style.  I love these with a cuffed jean and chocolate
brown cashmere turtleneck. 

Ugg Belfair Boot Khombu Solar Boot North Face Payton Boot

Whatever your winter plans, mamas, get yourselves and your kiddos bundled-up and outside and do it in style!

M.

2 Comments
  • esther
    October 26, 2009

    JUST IN TIME!!! I have been laboring over this decision for the past few weeks and your ideas are so inspiring and confirming. I have lived in Colorado for twenty-four years and have never loved my snow boots. Well, maybe my purple moon boots from the fourth grade:) The last few years I have been wearing hand-me-down boots from my mother-in-law which turn out to be the cutest leather/shearling/platform/front zipper combination to come out of Summit county in the late 70′s, but let me tell you that the cold rating on those little cuties is none too extreme. They make better rake-the-leaves, stroll-for-coffee-on-a-mild-fall day boots. So thank you! And my kids will thank you because I will no longer cut our sledding trips short and pawning off the blame on one of them (oooooh…Enid, are your fingers cold sweetheart? well, we better head home then;)

  • Kaitlin
    October 26, 2009

    Have to say- I am also loving the Sorel- Joan of Arctic Boots

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