Ask Belle: Boots for Inclement Weather
Sep 29, 2015
I just moved to the Northeast from Galveston, Texas. My coworkers keep telling me how slushy and snowy it gets and I am worried. My supervisor encouraged me to buy a pair of rain boots and a pair of snow boots but I don’t know what makes a good pair. Whatever options you can suggest would be so appreciated.
Whether you commute long distances on foot or only need to be outside for a short time, keeping your feet warm and dry is important. Here are some suggestions for both rain boots and snow boots.
Rain boots can be expensive. These super chic Burberry boots come in at $325, but if you live in a place where it’s very wet, they may be worth it. These Dirty Laundry boots are a serviceable knock off. I also like these simple black boots from Armani Jeans.
Hunter boots are a great option. They have decent traction and a good fit. They also come in dozens of colors and styles. I also like these Helly Hansen boots in a lovely teal-green hue. If you want your boots to be a bit cozier, they also make a fleece sock to keep your tootsies toasty.
Tall boots are great for women like myself who only wear tights in the winter (down with pants!). If you prefer an ankle-height boot, these Hilfiger’s come in black or a deep, bottle green. A girlfriend of mine who lives in Philly swears by these Sperry lace-up boots.
In my opinion, there is only one pair of snow boots to buy: Sorels. They’re warm, they have great traction, and look as stylish as any snow boot is ever going to.
The Caribous are my favorite, the come in the khaki and a few other colors. I also like these taller lined Tivoli boots. Their Joan of the Arctic boots are lined with fur for a high-fashion look (well, for a snow boot).