Sunday, January 22, 2012

These Boots are Made for Walking

…in a winter wonderland.

Well, what do you think? Aren’t they cute? And better yet, they are comfortable, warm and dry in all kinds of weather. It’s taken a long time for me to find winter boots that actually work for me but these are definitely it!

Originally I’d planned to get Sorel Caribou boots. Both my BIL and SIL wear them and have raved about how wonderful they are. Then I borrowed my SIL’s Caribous for a test-drive. NOT! They might be warm and all, but they are WAY too heavy and clumsy for my liking. You see, I want to WALK in them every day. Not just trudge from point A to point B through deep snow, but actually do some brisk walking. So heavy and bulky don’t work for me. Another problem is I’m overly picky about what’s on my feet. If I can feel it, it’s got to go. In fact, I’d rather just be barefoot all the time but that doesn’t work during winter or in restaurants.

Anyway, I did some online research in search of the perfect boot. I was pretty set on Sorel because I know they’re good. In fact, I’ve yet to run into anyone who has ever had a pair that they didn’t LOVE. Plus, I hate to shop, so if I can narrow down my choices ahead of time, so much the better. In researching the Sorel brand with walking comfort (including traction) as a main criterion, I ran across the Cumberland. I opted for leather uppers but they have the same style in some sort of fabric.

So if you’re in the market for warm, weatherproof winter boots that are actually comfortable to walk in, give Sorel Cumberland a try (affiliate link below - Amazon had the best price when I bought mine). And if you want a little more in the way of fashion, Sorel has a whole lot of other options, as well.

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