The brutal winter in Chicago has begun. The temps have been freezing (it’s rare we see these low temps so early in December) and the snowfall totals are rapidly climbing. I never considered rain and winter boots a priority or necessary purchase until I began working in the city 5 years ago. I commuted from home my first year out of college and I distinctly remember the first time it down poured during my commute into the city. To say I was miserable and pissed off is a major understatement. The fact that I was ill-prepared with my rain gear (both boots and coat) made matters even worse. Everything was soaked. And that was the day I invested in my first pair of Hunters. Fast forward two months, and I purchased my first pair of heavy duty Uggs – the Adirondack Waterproof Boots in anticipation of the treacherous snowfall we’d face that winter.
While it seems there are only a hand full of well-known brands that carry durable, waterproof and longstanding winter boots, there is a vast selection to choose from. One pair I recently purchased for a more casual look are the Sperry “Saltwater” Duck Boots. I love how they are a shorter boot and I can wear cozy camp socks for a worn-in and laid back look. It appears our winter is just going downhill from here, so I’d recommend putting money into a nice pair of winter boots.
Ugg ‘Adirondack Ii’ Waterproof Boot // Sperry ‘Saltwater’ Duck Boot // Sorel Joan Of Arctic Genuine Shearling Waterproof Boot // G.h. Bass & Co. Danielle Waterproof Duck Boot // Helly Hansen ‘Garibaldi’ Waterproof Snow Boot // Sorel Out ‘N About Leather Booties // UGG Cecile Women’s Boots // Blondo ‘Sasha’ Waterproof Snow Boot // Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot