I hate to break it to ya’ll, but Old Man Winter is knocking. And while I’ve never been one to like super-cold temps or snow much after the holidays, there is one thing I do like about late fall and winter: boots! And I’m not talking about the high-fashion kind that I can’t walk in (or squeeze my calves into, for that matter). I’m talking about cute and casual boots that are as comfortable as Uggs, but are more supportive for activity. Read on for two boots we love for the girl who doesn’t let a little winter slow her down!
We already loved Jambu’s sandals, so it’s no wonder that we think the company’s boots are awesome-sauce, too. These Colorado Vegan Boots are made of—for the animal lovers in the house—vegan-friendly rubber and synthetic materials, including a partially recycled rubber sole. With a bit of the ol’ Rock and Roll Motorcycle in them, the straps and white-blue-red stitching add serious bad-ass flair.
The zip-up boot has plenty of room for athletic calves (hallelujah!), and the inside has this fabulous memory foam footbed. Yeah, kind of like this for your feet. With a reasonable 2-inch heel and a no-slip sole, they’re the perfect mix of cute and functional—which is pretty much what we look for in everything. At $150ish, they’re not cheap by any means, but they’ll last you for years.
If you’re looking for something a bit less Rock and Roll Motorcycle but still comfy and supportive, look no further than the Cushe Women’s Wildride WP Boot, which will take you for a—here it comes—wild ride! Ha! Featuring memory foam for foot cushioning and molded Vibram rubber, these booties also have waterproof seam-sealed construction. A mix of shearling and fleece on the inside, they’re cozy like Uggs, but don’t do that annoying slip-around-on-your-heel thing that Uggs do.
Whether you’re trekking through the mountains or strolling through the city, these winter boots will keep you dry and warm in the cold and snow. While we wish they had a zipper for easier on-and-off, the cute pink stitching and fun two-toned sole almost make up for it. At $180 for a pair, they’re an investment, but one your feet will thank you for each winter.
Are you a boot girl? Do boots make winter a little more active for you? Spill the boot beans! —Jenn