Winter is a harsh time of year. It is cold, icy and snowy. There are tons of obstacles for the winter season. Luckily, finding fashionable boots are not one of those obstacles. There are some things to consider when you are purchasing boots for winter though. The fashion part is one thing, but so too is the functionality of those boots, because what good is a pair of shoes if you can barely walk or feel your toes as you fight your way through the winter snow, slush and ice?
IAmMoody.com may be based in Twin Cities, but this is a national e-Zine. That being said, there may be some who do not understand what the big deal with the warm boots and flat. Well, for you lucky people down south, the northern winters tend to include tons of wet snow, ice and slush. This means cold feet and difficulty walking. For many people, driving is easier than walking in the winter months. Hence, why it is so essential to get a fashionable, but very functional, pair of boots.
The sharp pointed boots are not hot this year. Instead, look for rounded or square toes. This also helps to provide you with a more stable shoe. The thin heel is hot, but so too is the stacked heel. The stacked heel tends to be a bit thicker than the typical thin heel and it is easier to walk in. Because the heel is thicker, it is also more comfortable if you will be wearing those boots the entire day.
Wedges and flats are also sexy and fashionable on boots. These boots add stability and maintain their functionality. They are also oh, so cute! These boots offer a nice rubber sole and are often lined with either faux fur or sheering. These boots are comfortable enough to wear on a longer walk while being warm enough to handle the coldest and wettest of weather.
The height of the boots is also important. There are all different heights. The ankle boot is pretty and very fashionable; however, it is not completely practical when it comes to keeping warm and dry. The calf boot, such as the cowboy boot (oh so hot this year) is much more practical and can be paired with cute dresses or pants. The knee high boots look good and are comfortable and fashionable, but be careful of the thigh high boots. These boots can look cheap or… um… compromising… if they are paired with too short or too tight of an outfit.
The peep-toe boot did make an appearance this year. These boots are not meant to be worn in the blistering cold. They are meant for the summer months. Please, they may be cute, but spare your toes and keep them enclosed in the warmth that a full boot can provide. There is not much worse than having to walk through slush with bare toes. Nothing is less fashionable then freezing your toes off or needing medical assistance for the sake of fashion.