It's about that time of year. The time when we trade our fun flats, handsome heels, and sweet sandals for something slightly less elegant but absolutely necessary if you live in this part of the world: the winter boot. For many years, I've been an Ugg (or some facsimile) girl. Not the most elegant of boots, but oh-so-comfortable. This year, though. This year I decided that I was going to be an ADULT. I was going to buy actual GROWN-UP winter boots. But then I realized that I actually have no idea what grown-up winter boots entail. I mean, I don't want them to be ugly. They may not be the classiest of footwear but a girl can still want to look good, right?
Initially, I was absolutely certain that I wanted Sorels. After all, I'm going to be walking to and from work this winter and the streets of Halifax get slushy. I need something that can withstand the gunk. But then I tried them on. And while I think they're totally cute on other people... I kinda hated the way they looked on me.
Uggs. Why fix what isn't broke, right? But then the boyfriend reminded me that I'm back in Halifax now - where winters are mostly slush. And the whole reason I wanted Sorels was for the waterproofness - not one of Ugg's key features. So, I went back to the drawing board.
Hunters. Rainboots, yes. But rainboots that have co-ordinating liners to make them warm and cozy. Repellant to the rain and slush. Cozy enough for serious windchill. And in an array of super fun colours. Plus, they're a classic and will last for years... So... what do you think? Have I justified purchasing $200+ rubber boots? I mean... LOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE: