What kinds of boots do you wear in Winter?

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
I have an old pair of Merrell Gore-Tex hiking boots that I wear in winter, similar to these in photo. I have a cheap pair of waterproof boots that are easy to slip into when we were training our new pup and I was going out in the yard a lot in winter, but I don't wear them out, too slippery for driving.

 

Wren

Well-known Member
Location
Europe
I usually wear black suede or leather boots, not keen on knee high but have one pair, the others are calf length or ankle boots, mainly flat but 2 pairs of black suede plus a lovely pair of leopard print high heeled ankle boots
 

ClassicRockr

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I wear tall heavy rubber "mucking boots" when I clean the snow off of our vehicle and boat. They are actually used for cleaning horse stalls and, at times, around livestock.
I also have men's Ariat Hiking Boots I wear in both summer and winter, as well as my Ariat Lace-Up Roper boots.

Wife doesn't wear anything fancy looking for winter boots, just a pair of warm-lined ladies snow boots.
 

Pinky

Well-known Member
Location
Toronto
I stopped wearing high boots, simply because they make me too hot. Now I wear short ones that are easier to put on .. and are slip-proof (like the tan ones). For some reason, I rarely keep my boots beyond 2 years, and donate them to Goodwill. Shoes are another matter, though I eventually donate them as well.

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Keesha

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Location
Canada
Keesha, Winners is good for stuff like that, sometimes you hit a bargain at just the right time. They have quality stuff.

Holly, rub it in why don't you :D and now I have to ask, how many pair of shoes do you have?
Sorry I missed this. The thread was moving so fast.
Winners is great on any given day. Designer wear for 50% off and yes sometimes you find an extra awesome deal. One day I found these amazing coloured waterproof eyeliners for a mere few dollars . It was a package of four. The colour purple was exceptionally nice so I tried looking it up on line and they were anywhere from $28 to $36 EACH.
LOVE Winners!!!!
 

Jim W.

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Boot Story:

About 20 years or so ago, I bought a pair of Rugged Outback hiking boots at Payless.

I thought... "Gee whiz... those would be great to wear come fall and winter when the weather turns cool".

It was still summer, so I brought them home and put them up in the top of my closet.

Where they sat, undisturbed and unworn for the next 10 years.

One day, ten years later around 2010, during the "cool" months, I got the bright idea to drag them out and wear them to work at the part-time weekend hospital courier job I was working at the time.

On my way into work, I got off the interstate at my exit and as I approached the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, I took my left foot off the accelerator and moved it to the brake as I pushed the clutch pedal to take my transmission out of gear, but something didn't feel right. The brake pedal's path was being obstructed by something. I tried to look down and see, but it was early morning and still dark outside.

I grabbed the emergency brake and pulled, which brought me to a stop just in time. Then I pulled my foot up into the light where I could see that the sole of my hiking boot had come almost completely detached from the boot, save for one strong thread stitched on the tip of the toe.

It was the thick rubber sole that was between the brake pedal and the floor blocking me from braking.

Apparently, while they sat in my closet for a decade, the glue holding the soles on had deteriorated.

Since I was just around the corner from the hospital parking garage, I proceeded with caution and got there in one piece.

But I still had the problem of having to work all day with a messed up shoe.

Looking through my emergency road kit, I find the greatest fix-it tool known to man.....



Good ol' duct tape!!!! 👍

I wrapped some around the boot, stuck my foot in and, though not in particularly grand sartorial style, was able to hobble my way through my six hour shift.

But.... (to make a long story even longer), like a dumbass I wrapped the tape a bit tighter than I needed to, so when I say I hobbled, I mean it.

My foot was KILLING ME all day!!!! 😫

Epilogue: I got home and tossed the boots, left one still wrapped in duct tape, back in the closet where they remained for a couple more years until one day when I got motivated and attempted to reattach the soles which had now BOTH come loose. I tried a couple of different kinds of cement, but it didn't hold. Then I found a product called Boot Goop or something like that, which seems to be holding them together. That was a few years ago, but I've still never really worn them some twenty years after buying them.

Still got 'em though.

One of these days.... 😉

The end. (whew!!!!) 😁
 
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Ruthanne

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Location
Ohio, USA
Original Poster
Boot Story:

About 20 years or so ago, I bought a pair of Rugged Outback hiking boots at Payless.

I thought... "Gee whiz... those would be great to wear come fall and winter when the weather turns cool".

It was still summer, so I brought them home and put them up in the top of my closet.

Where they sat, undisturbed and unworn for the next 10 years.

One day, ten years later around 2010, during the "cool" months, I got the bright idea to drag them out and wear them to work at the part-time weekend hospital courier job I was working at the time.

On my way into work, I got off the interstate at my exit and as I approached the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, I took my left foot off the accelerator and moved it to the brake as I pushed the clutch pedal to take my transmission out of gear, but something didn't feel right. The brake pedal's path was being obstructed by something. I tried to look down and see, but it was early morning and still dark outside.

I grabbed the emergency brake and pulled, which brought me to a stop just in time. Then I pulled my foot up into the light where I could see that the sole of my hiking boot had come almost completely detached from the boot, save for one strong thread stitched on the tip of the toe.

It was the thick rubber sole that was between the brake pedal and the floor blocking me from braking.

Apparently, while they sat in my closet for a decade, the glue holding the soles on had deteriorated.

Since I was just around the corner from the hospital parking garage, I proceeded with caution and got there in one piece.

But I still had the problem of having to work all day with a messed up shoe.

Looking through my emergency road kit, I find the greatest fix-it tool known to man.....



Good ol' duct tape!!!! 👍

I wrapped some around the boot, stuck my foot in and, though not in particularly grand sartorial style, was able to hobble my way through my six hour shift.

But.... (to make a long story even longer), like a dumbass I wrapped the tape a bit tighter than I needed to, so when I say I hobbled, I mean it.

My foot was KILLING ME all day!!!! 😫

Epilogue: I got home and tossed the boots, left one still wrapped in duct tape, back in the closet where they remained for a couple more years until one day when I got motivated and attempted to reattach the soles which had now BOTH come loose. I tried a couple of different kinds of cement, but it didn't hold. Then I found a product called Boot Goop or something like that, which seems to be holding them together. That was a few years ago, but I've still never really worn them some twenty years after buying them.

Still got 'em though.

One of these days.... 😉

The end. (whew!!!!) 😁
Wow, that's some story. Glad you didn't get in an accident. I had problems with Payless shoes, tooo_O
 


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