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Best Winter Boots with Style?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I've been shopping around for a good pair a boots for this winter. I've seen a few that I like—namely some from Frye and some from Wolverine's 1000 mile collection—but I was wondering just how durable these boots are. I need boots to wear exclusively when it's snowing to work or for running errands, so they're gonna see a fair amount of use and will be getting wet. I already have some hardcore winter hiking boots, so I'd like to find something with a little bit of style. Anybody have anything to say about the performance and durability of Wolverine or Frye boots in the winter? Any other good boots for under $500?

Thanks!

post #2 of 10
The more stylish the boots are the less functional they will be. For real winter weather, I forgo style for comfort and traction. LL Bean and others have a wide range of winter boots. For light snow/rain I will use overshoes. For deep snow, the real winter boots come out and the dress shoe stay at the office.
post #3 of 10
I mean really, both those boots can fit the bill. The Wolverine 1000 Mile (for example) is an excellent boot, but for real winter use, you will have to have a rubber sole or toppy put on it. It isn't really time consuming nor expensive, but you will have to do something. Also, any boots with legit leather will need some waterproofing. Myself and many others use Obenaufs heavy duty LP. It works very well.
post #4 of 10
For my winter boots I was thinking about getting the Bexley Enfield, a cheap but classic boot on a rubber sole. Treat it with some Obenauf's HDLP and wax on the toes and heel, and they will be ready for everything while not looking like work boots.
post #5 of 10
I am interested in the Wolverine Winchester. How good a boot would that be?
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Twotone View Post

The more stylish the boots are the less functional they will be. For real winter weather, I forgo style for comfort and traction. LL Bean and others have a wide range of winter boots. For light snow/rain I will use overshoes. For deep snow, the real winter boots come out and the dress shoe stay at the office.

Agree with this. The Bean Boots are a good choice at a reasonable price for actually walking through snow and slush.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

I went ahead and got the Wolverine 1000 mile Montgomery boot. It already has a lug sole, and with a little waterproofing it ought to be fine for what I need. 

post #8 of 10
One of the most affordable winter shoes on the market.



http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=4087

It has Veldtschoen construction and its made by Cheaney.
post #9 of 10

Then he might as well go for Hoggs Rannoch. Almost identical boot. 100 GBP cheaper

 

http://www.ardmoor.co.uk/products/668R/hoggs-of-fife-rannoch-lace-up-boot


Edited by MikkelM - 12/5/12 at 1:52pm
post #10 of 10

moved to http://www.styleforum.net/t/211800/winter-boots-that-arent-ugly/510#post_5969859


Edited by bobbyz - 12/12/12 at 9:31am
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