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Casual Shoes for Rainy/Snowy Weather?

ghu3

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Hey guys, love the forum.

I'm a college student and usually wear boat shoes during the day when I go to my classes. It has started to rain recently and, eventually, will start snowing (I go to school in Philadelphia). What are some good shoes, similar in style to boat shoes, that I could wear in this weather? I almost slipped about 5 or 6 times today since my Sperry's have no traction on their sole.

I was thinking driving mocs or something with that sort of texture on the bottom. Then again, I'm from Texas and don't really know what shoes work best for this sort of weather.

Ideally, I'm looking for something $200 or under and would much rather pay a substantial amount of money to get a nice pair of shoes that I can wear for years. Ideally, I'd also be able to wear these shoes when I go out to clubs or nice restaurants.

Thanks for any replies.
 

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If you're from Texas, you should be wearing ropers or Blundstones . . .

Anything in shell cordovan would be appropriate (eg., Alden), or maybe some duck shoes from LL Bean if you're really committed to the boatie style.
 

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habitue

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Use shoes with profile sole and wax them properly. Should work without problems.

Personally I like ankle boots.

Heavy snow is another thing of course.
 

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Sorry Texas, but boat shoes won't work for a winter in Philly. There will be snow and ice on sidewalks, so you should get at least one pair of boots or heavy shoes with rubber soles. Suggestions from my closet:

Allen Edmonds Wilbert
Crockett & Jones Tetbury
Any Alden shoe with a rubber sole
 

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Russellmoccasin, chose the style you want and the sole you want ... chrome tanned leather is available on some of the shoes/boots. And is excellent for foul weather.
 

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Drivers don't like the snow.

You can get some of the best-made ankle boots on the planet for about US$200. Find the huge RM Williams thread and enjoy . . .
 

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There's actually a page in Details from last month that had a lot of boots for wet weather -- some of which I thought were quite nice. So far I haven't been able to find any of the ones I like, though.
 

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