Worth It: Shearling-Lined Comfort Boots (And House Shoes)

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Does it surprise anyone that my most-worn shoes of winter and the stars of this “Worth It” post are made by my beloved comfort shoe brands UGG, Dansko and Birkenstock? Supportive, warm, comfy, cozy,and cute…or at least cute enough for my picky feet that are constantly screaming “Wear what is soft! Wear what is comfortable! Wear what makes us feel GOOD!”

Yep…totally worth the splurge.

1. UGG Waterproof Hikers | 2. Dansko Clog Boots | 3. Birkenstocks
**15% off the Dansko Booties if you use code THEMOMEDIT**

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Yes. Shearling-Lined Boots & Birkenstocks Are Worth The Price

I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to splurge on one thing in your closet…it should be your shoes. I’m beyond miserable when my feet hurt, so comfort brand shoes (that tend to be pricier) are a priority for me. These specific shearling-lined boots (and house shoes) I find particularly “worth it” because I’ve been wearing all three interchangeably with my most-worn pieces of winter and can easily see all three entering my forever-closet.

**Warning…you’re going to see quite a few repeat pieces from my 10 Most-Worn Pieces In My Winter Closet post, because I’m proud to say I’ve been doing a HECK of a job wearing and re-wearing my favorite pieces all winter long. I have done a better job with “cost-per-wear” this season than I ever have, for sure.

1. UGG Waterproof Hiker Boots (Lined With UGG Plush)

PROS: My warmest coziest boots, and the boots I’ve worn the MOST this winter. I adore the cute red laces and the look of the buckle on top. If you lace them loose enough, you can easily slip them off and on without having to re-tie them (huge points there). They’re fully lined with Ugg plush (80% repurposed wool, lyocell, and recycled polyester backing)…so cozy. I’ve walked the city in them for hours and stand at the park watching my kids’ outdoor dance classes with no cold feet, no sore arches, and no sore legs (REALLY comfortable). I like the shorter height because they hit at the perfect spot with my favorite cropped flare denim. They also come in a really cute tan with red laces combo. True to size.

CONS: The height is not tall enough if there’s tons of snow, but they’re perfect for walking around in Philly slush and keeping your feet plenty warm. Shana didn’t like the proportions on her…could be because she often wears skinny jeans in winter and has thinner calves and ankles.

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Bloomies
Sweater | Denim | Denim (More Sizes) | Socks

How I’m Wearing My UGGs Hiker Boots

a. With Stripes

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Bloomies
Left: Striped Turtleneck | Denim
Right: Striped Sweater | Denim | Denim (More Sizes) | Puffer | Backpack | Mask

b. Pre & Après-Ski
(No parties this year–just a long car ride)

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Bloomies
Left: Base Layer Top | Base Layer Bottom | Jacket (Similar)
Right: Snow Bibs

c. With All Black

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Bloomies
Left: Top (Similar) | Bag-eBay or Similar | Denim | Denim (More Sizes)
Right: Sweater

d. For Walks Outside

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Bloomies
Left: Hoodie | Tights
Right: Puffer | Tights | Hat | Neck Warmer


2. Dansko Clog Boots (Lined With Genuine Shearling)

PROS: A VERY close runner-up to my most-worn boots. Supportive, comfortable, cute (if you like clog-styling), and if they’re anything like my previous Danskos…I’ll wear them and adore them for years. Super easy to take off and on. The boot shaft is shearling-lined, and they have Dansko’s supportive comfy footbed. They come in black, tan and taupe, and you can fold them over if you like that look. 15% off at Backcountry if you use code THEMOMEDIT.

CONS: These run a bit big, but I kept my usual Dansko size 38 and am happy to have extra wiggle room in the toes. Not fully lined like the UGGs. This doesn’t bother me, but I know some folks might expect fully-lined. I wear them with warm Smartwool socks and have been just fine even on really cold days.

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Backcountry
Puffer | Denim | Denim (More Sizes)

How I’m Wearing My Danskos

a. Slightly Warmer Days

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Backcountry
Denim | Cardigan-Coat | Scarf (Similar) | Mask

b. Outdoor Errands

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Backcountry
Puffer | Denim | Backpack | Mask

c. With Stripes (Always!)

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Boots At Nordstrom | At Zappos | At Backcountry
Striped Sweater | Puffer | Denim | Bag-eBay or Similar

3. Birkenstock Arizona Shearling-Lined Sandals

PROS: Perfect if you want a cozy house shoe, but your toes like to have wiggle room. Very supportive and comfortable. Super cozy and plenty warm for my feet (I especially like that I can control the warmth a bit by wearing or not wearing socks). Sold out SO many places, but check American Eagle…as of today, they have the most stock. TTS..wearing my usual Birk size 38.

CONS: Pricey for house shoes. The shearling does lose its super out-of-the-box-fluffiness after a lot of wear.

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

At Nordstrom | At AE
Favorite Socks

How I’m Wearing My Birkenstocks

a. For Lounging

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Birks At Nordstrom | At AE | Fav Socks
PJ’s | Sweater Hoodie | Sweater Pants

b. Comfy Casual Around the House

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Birks At Nordstrom | At AE | Fav Socks
Sweater | Light Denim | Flares

c. All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

Birks At Nordstrom | At AE | Fav Socks
Left: Denim | Top-Old (Similar)
Right: Denim | Silk Tank | Bag-eBay | Bag-Similar

Any other shearling-lined boots and shoes making it to YOUR forever-closet?

-Linzi

Oh hey, Pinners…

It won't surprise anyone that my fav winter shoes & the stars of this "Worth It" post are UGGs, Dansko & Birkenstock -- comfortable & shearling-lined.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I”m obsessed with my shealing birks. Bought a pair for my daughter for christmas and I kept stealing them so got myself a grey pair as “indoor shoes” ( ( have bad feet and love the support). Loved them so much I bought a navy pair for “outdoor shoes” and they work fine for quick in and out trips as long as the ground is clear/dry (adding socks means you can wear them even when it is pretty dang cold out). Def a fav purchase of mine this winter.

    • Welcome to the club! They are definitely the pair of shoes I NEVER knew I needed, but can’t imagine not having now. And agree on the outdoor flexibility…I wore mine over to a back patio hang out with my sweater pants and Smartwool socks when I wanted to be able to easily slip off my shoes and snuggle up under a heated blanket.

  2. I’ve been seriously considering getting the Boston shearling Birks as slippers. Almost a year into this pandemic and my arches are beginning to complain about my (otherwise beloved) Wicked Good wool slippers from LL Bean. I don’t love the styling of the Bostons for outside the house, but as slippers/house shoes? I think that might be just what I need…

    • I tried them and they weren’t for me (toes wanted freedom), but I know other folks love them. The Birk support is SO nice in the house.

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