• 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!

Stylish but functional winter boots?

ff4marvel

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Messages
82
Reaction score
2
Hi everybody, Fairly new to SF so forgive me if this has been covered extensively elsewhere -- I'm looking for a pair of functional but not garish winter boots, ideally something pretty flexible that can be either dressed up or down. I don't need anything too rugged or outdoorsy; trudging through snow will be more of a last resort than a hobby. But I do need something that can at least function in snowy/wet conditions without becoming damaged. I'm a southern California native going to school in the midwest, so my knowledge of winter weather and especially snow wear is, shall we say, lacking. Any help you guys can offer is much appreciated -- in my brief time on this forum I've yet to find any area that at least a few people weren't experts in. Thanks!
 

Cant kill da Rooster

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 28, 2010
Messages
1,873
Reaction score
99
Blundstone boots. Excellent for wet or snow and surprisingly warm. Built to last and also look quite good. Downside is they take a little to break in, but once they do...

 

Bull

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 12, 2010
Messages
1,285
Reaction score
4
I have agonized over this for a long time.

You have to make a choice. If you want performance (i.e. dry feet), you need a nice, sturdy "shit-kicker" boot. If you want looks, fine...but you'll get wet feet.

My solution? I wear an acceptable-looking boot to work, and then change into something more work-appropriate when I get to the office.

As I get older, I care less about looks to and from the office, and more about not having to work a 12 hour day with wet socks.

This should do the trick, and if your trouser bottom is big enough to fit over it, will draw zero attention to your feet. Win-win: http://www.timberland.com/product/in...entPage=family
 

comrade

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 10, 2005
Messages
7,143
Reaction score
812
For good looking and expensive boots see these
Ludwig Reiter's available from Massimo Bizzochi
in New York.

http://massbizz.com/MenShoesWinter09.shtml

If interested, I'd contact Ludwig
Reiter in Vienna directly. You'll get a much
better price andvery knowledgeable service
in perfect English.


Contact:

Raoul Rubess at Ludwig Reiter

[email protected]>
 

Bull

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 12, 2010
Messages
1,285
Reaction score
4


Wow. Nice!
 

asdf

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2009
Messages
810
Reaction score
3
LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works Boot

Can't exactly be dressed up, though
 

youngScholar

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2008
Messages
583
Reaction score
4
Originally Posted by asdf
LL Bean Katahdin Iron Works Boot

Can't exactly be dressed up, though


+1 About as stylish as you can get while still owning a functional work boot. Good traction without massive lugs on the sole. Hit them with water-proofing cream and you're good.
 

ter1413

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
21,550
Reaction score
3,784
............
 

HEWSINATOR

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2006
Messages
1,049
Reaction score
0
The suggestions in this thread reminded me how different winters are for different people. Up here, there is one winter boot, and that is Sorel. As for a practical boot that could be worn inside and such, I think you need to just go for a boot in whatever style you like.
 

lastlight

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
182
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR
The suggestions in this thread reminded me how different winters are for different people. Up here, there is one winter boot, and that is Sorel. As for a practical boot that could be worn inside and such, I think you need to just go for a boot in whatever style you like.

So true here in Vancouver it's called a rubber boot. Only once every four years do you need a sorel.
 

tim_horton

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
Messages
905
Reaction score
160
Originally Posted by JayJay
+1. Alternatively, Alden wingtip high boots.
Aren't you nervous about the winter conditions ruining the shoes? These seem way too nice to go through walking through snow and salt.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Most Interesting Fashion Collaboration of 2020

  • JW Anderson x Uniqlo

  • Nigo x Virgil Abloh

  • Converse x Midnight Studios

  • Rick Owens x Champion

  • Barbour x Engineered Garments

  • Adidas x Bed JW Ford

  • Jordan Brand x Dior

  • Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami

  • Lego x Levi's


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
446,641
Messages
9,660,554
Members
201,857
Latest member
StLouis
Top