Winter Shoes: Style Versus Comfort

Winter is coming and it’s time to choose what boots you want to wear for the next few months. There are a few main styles to choose from, but the process of choosing can be an absolute minefield. You want to make sure you make the right choice before spending all your hard earned cash on the wrong pair of boots, don’t you? In the competition between rival brands of winter boots, there are really two leading the way, leather/leather look boots and the Ugg boot, both of which have their own pros and cons during the winter season.

Leather Boots

Leather boots are the classic winter boot. Popular with all ages, these boots create a sexy and sophisticated look while still being practical. Often with a chunky heel, these boots can raise you above snow or puddles, ensuring that your feet remain dry, while also providing some added height too, a godsend for some of us. The leather itself is waterproof, meaning you don’t have to worry about moisture seeping through to your feet and it is also fairly durable. This means that it won’t rip or be horrifically damaged by normal day to day wear. The downside to these boots is that the grip of the soles isn’t always that impressive, meaning that you could end up sliding if you were to accidentally step on a patch of ice. These boots also don’t have a lining in many cases, meaning that your feet may be dry, but they’ll also be cold.

Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2012

Ugg Boots

Ugg boots are fashionable and popular, providing both style and comfort for the wearer, making them a big seller during the winter. Their fleece lining means that your feet are kept toasty and warm while their suede outsides make them appealing to look at. The suede also means that they are fast-drying as these boots are not necessarily waterproof, meaning that if you were caught in a particularly heavy rain or snow storm, you could be caught out with wet feet. The soles, although they may not appear to have brilliant grip, actually do fare rather well in bad weather, meaning that you’re also likely to remain on your feet, even if you do end up on a patch of ice. Wearing the boots is often likened to wearing slippers, so if you don’t mind risking the possibility of wet toes from time to time, and want to make sure you look good in the cold, Ugg boots may be the choice for you.

Photo from Jasmology.com

Disclaimer: This is a guest post. 🙂

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