• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Foul weather shoe?

brooklyn

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2005
Messages
150
Reaction score
3
With the recent snow in nyc I was wondering what shoes everyone wears to get around?
 

Horace

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
1,447
Reaction score
0
I have two pair of heavier downtownish boots; one black and one brown. The black pair is from the closeout store of some italian place on Spring street a little east of 6th Ave and has held up well since 1999. The brown pair has elastic side gusseting (wrong for slush, really) and the leather a little dry -- should have waterproofed it.  It's Steve Madden & cheap so even if, as I doubt it is permanently salt damaged it is no great financial loss, though I will miss them -- they do put an almost literal 'spring in my step' like no other shoes or boots.

Note to self: water proof boots. And get salt stain remover.

If I were more fogey-ish I might get actual rubbers, but I just can't bring myself to do it, even on rainy days.
LL Bean slip on Maine shoes and a few pairs of shoes at the office.
 

stache

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
316
Reaction score
0
I have brown Bass waterproof boots for foul weather.
 

brooklyn

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2005
Messages
150
Reaction score
3
I have used Blundstones for the past few years. I wanted to get something a bit dressier since I go from meetings to meetings and I really don't think the Blundstones are going to work
 

Concordia

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
7,117
Reaction score
1,252
Neos overshoes-- the knee-high variety. Revel in wearing real shoes and comfy socks while it's snowing outside.
 

boston

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
127
Reaction score
2
Ankle-high waterproof Timberland chelsea boots (black). Great for rain and snow.
 

NoVaguy

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
6,555
Reaction score
138
With the recent snow in nyc I was wondering what shoes everyone wears to get around?
Right now, my first, last and only pair of kenneth coles serve as my main black "slush" shoe, and a banana republic chukka boot serves the same the function in brown.  Both are lousy shoes, but come with durable man-made soles.  At least the BR was purchased for only $20.  I actually dropped a decent chunk of change on the KC.  Easily the worse shoe purchase of my life.  Lousy, fake-looking "shiny black leather" and there's nothing special about the degree of sole comfort.
 

jasonpraxis

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2004
Messages
84
Reaction score
0
8 eye Doc Martens. Grr.

NB: Business casual office. If it's inclement enough to break out the Docs on a weekday, it's also worth moleskin or heavy corduroy trousers and a wool sweater. The bulk of the clothes draws attention away from the boots.
 

Torque

Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2004
Messages
18
Reaction score
0
- Black Ludwig Reiter Derby shoes with crepe sole
- Red Wing 875 boots
- C&J Chestnut Chelsea boots

I'm glad that I work in a business casual enviroment, because Winter means 4-5 months of snow, ice, slush and wet salty roads here.
 

riahvi

Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2004
Messages
16
Reaction score
0
"Fogey-ish" I am. In the city I wear Tingley rubbers. Storm style or the
moccasin style which looks like a Venetian high vamp loafer.Keep them shiny with Amor All tire preserver. Weekends out of town and it's LL Bean
Ducks and I do believe in some corner of the garage is a pair of buckle
artics.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Favorite Shorts Length

  • Above the knee

  • Knee length

  • Below the knee

  • None of the above

  • Mid-thigh ("short shorts")


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
461,900
Messages
10,022,551
Members
208,505
Latest member
VioletLatash
Top