What shoes do you wear in the snow/ice when you wear business attire?

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  1. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    Do you wear your nice shoes or do you wear boots?
     
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    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    $20 Army Surplus boots. Really.
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I usually wear my Alden high lace wingtip boots, but today we currently have over 10 inches of snow with up to 3 more expected so I'm tempted to wear my ski boots or Paddock boots.
     
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    Bean Boots...change when I get to the office.
     
  5. Sanguis Mortuum

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    I wear my AEs. I live in England though so we usually get like 1 inch of snow once a year, if that...
     
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    Somewhat nice Western boots with topys. Obviously not the ostrich ones or any reptile skins, but stingray and elephant work great in crappy weather.
     
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    Dress shoes with toe-rubbers or galoshes.
     
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    Usually some vintage Scott's brand shell cordovan I picked up for $65 on Ebay for rain or slush, but for real snow like today I have some Merrell Wilderness boots that take a shine well enough and look OK with a heavy wool trouser or jeans. If I had to wear a suit, I'd change at the office.
     
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    ^^(eg1) +1. Generally I wear a pair of AE's or Aldens...and pull on a pair of Tingley overshoes!
     
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    Alden wingtip boots with commando sole.
     
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    I refuse to go out into the snow, but do wear shoes with rubber soles, but that's it.


    From home garage to car to work indoor garage to office I actually do not even have to get exposed to snow.
     
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    Whatever I wear normally with rubber overshoes
     
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    I usually wear my Alden high lace wingtip boots,...

    +1 to that. Or Rider's.
     
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    I always wonder about those who wear snow boots and the like: so you change into nice dress shoes in the office - but what do you do if you have a client meeting out of the office? Surely you won't change shoes in the client's lobby and walk into a meeting with your snow boots in hand?

    I personally just wear one of my rubber soled dress shoes. I have Swims but never really use them
     
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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I always wonder about those who wear snow boots and the like: so you change into nice dress shoes in the office - but what do you do if you have a client meeting out of the office? Surely you won't change shoes in the client's lobby and walk into a meeting with your snow boots in hand?

    I personally just wear one of my rubber soled dress shoes. I have Swims but never really use them


    I always schedule off-site client meetings around foul weather so I never run into this predicament.

    Actually this is the reason I need to head over to Syms for some inexpensive Tingley's...
     

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