Sorry if this has already been covered. But could anybody give me advice about what overshoes to buy? Here's the situation. I walk to work every day. Part of the walk is an often muddy, and lately often snow-covered little tramp through the woods. So I've been wearing boots, Doc Martens, to work, through the winter. But though these are fairly understated and shoe-looking for Doc Martens, they really just don't look good with a blazer and tie, to say the least. I just looked down at them in horror today and asked, "what am I doing?" So I figure if I get nice overshoes, I can call forth the full wonders of my shoe collection and not look quite so hopeless. The overshoes need to be high and fairly bootlike--not those little slip-on prophylactics sold by Tingsley or whatever--so I can get through snow. They need to be easy on, easy off. And they need to look pretty good. Sometimes I may just wear them when I step over to the cafe for lunch and not bother to take them off. I don't want massive duck-hunting stompers, in other words. But then I don't want to look too much like a fancy businesman. I live and work in a tweedy acadmic environment and wear nice blazers and trousers but hardly ever wear suits. So I thought of some 10"-high zipper-front ones by Lacrosse, black and a little shiny. Are there obvious choices I don't know about, given my needs and way of life? Thanks, pals. Ld Fop.
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2/15/05 at 12:33pm