I’m off on my first ever ski trip in a few weeks’ time. It is just a girl’s long weekend to Morzine in France. So it is safe to say that I am dipping my toes in lightly, with good company.
As I don’t know whether I will love or hate skiing, I have begged and borrowed most of the gear that I need. But I have decided to treat myself to a pair of snow boots. Going in my everyday Chelsea boots seems like a slippy idea.
Also, I’ve always liked the look of these chunky fellas, and have never had an excuse to get some before. Whatever I buy needs to have life beyond the ski weekend, and will mostly face the clement weather conditions of the south east of England.
Here are the styles up for consideration. Have a look, and tell me what you like best in the comments section below. Shwoop.
These are the classic snow boot that I imagine are worn by super chic types in Verbs’. An Italian design dating back to the early 1970s, they are inspired by the boots worn by the astronauts on the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The classic design pictured here has a 1” thick rubber sole to keep your feet warm.
They are available at Net a Porter. I love them, but reckon they are ski-resort-only boots and not really practical for wearing afterwards at home?
More to admire from Moon Boot
I think both these pairs are great, but I’ve missed the boat. I can’t find them anywhere in a size 7. Let me know if you can.
This brand was founded in 1962, and declare to believe that “style and functionality go hand in hand”. I’m thinking these might look less out of place back home, suitable for walks on the beach etc? Sorel say that they will keep your feet warm at up to -32 Celsius.
I present two pairs of Sorel’s for consideration.
1964 Pac, in Buff, £120.
Winter Carnival, comes in a nice range of colours, and are a bit cheaper at £100.
A new brand on me, and maybe a bit cooler, more snow-boardy? And they are in the sale at ASOS. Both pairs pictured are now £68, down from £90.
Dare 2b snow boots are made using snow proof fabric and microfleece lining for extra cosiness.
Something sensible form Geox. The Mayrah. Now reduced from a pretty punchy £145, to a more reasonable £101.50. Possibly not as stylish, but very wearable, and claim to keep your feet dry even in ‘extreme weather conditions’.
Not the sensible option, but I’m sticking them here anyway, just to be appreciated. The ‘Nowles’ boot has the traditional Marant hidden platform to make your legs look longer. Although a search for ‘Snow Boots’ threw them up, I’m not 100% convinced they would do the job when the weather gets serious. However, they are in the sale at Net a Porter for £291 (a ‘saving’ of £194 off the original £485). I like them!
Which pair would you go for? Or is there an excellent brand I’m missing here? Advice appreciated from snow aficionados and boot lovers alike.