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Why didn’t I buy these chic snow boots last week?


By Niamh ODonoghue
18th Mar 2018
Why didn’t I buy these chic snow boots last week?

They say there’s no business like snow business. That is if you live in a country frequently visited by the snow. In Ireland though, it’s a different story. We shut down, we freeze, we wipe out our bread and milk rations, and, for the most part, we tend to forget about the importance of a snow-proof, cold-proof wardrobe.

Just this winter, we witnessed a number of arctic events pound the east coast of America and Europe, and even heavily disrupt New York Fashion Week. The fashion posse gingerly responded wearing their best ankle-supporting, faux-fur lined boots. Bad weather is no match for these experts.

NYFW, photo credit: Jason Lloyd Evans

My first real adult snow experience came last November when I travelled to a sleepy town on the edge of the Austrian Alps. My 4-day expedition thought me one very important rule: proper footwear will make or break your trip. Thankfully there is no shortage (unlike the bread) of stylish and comfortable snow boots to get you from A to B as #StormEmma rages on.

If you want to avoid a nasty ankle, hip, neck or full-body injuries from wearing improper shoes during winter’s inevitable flare-ups, then look ahead to find 10 pairs of all-weather-resistant boots that will safely and stylishly see you through this Beast From The East.

 

Cooper shearling booties by Tory Burch, €247.36 at Farfetch.com

Cooper shearling booties by Tory Burch, €247.36 at Farfetch.com

Park city weather boot, €121.46 at Freepeople.com

Park city weather boot, €121.46 at Freepeople.com

Pioneer suede boot, €372.73 at PenelopeChivers.com

Pioneer suede boot, €372.73 at PenelopeChivers.com

Nordic boots by J. Crew, €145.80 at jcrew.com

Nordic boots by J. Crew, €145.80 at jcrew.com

Sorel Crosta leather-trimmed suede and shearling boots by Chloe, €390 at net-a-porter.com

Sorel Crosta leather-trimmed suede and shearling boots by Chloe, €390 at net-a-porter.com

Faux-fur lined dark brown leather boots by Dr Martens, €180 at drmartens.com

Faux-fur lined dark brown leather boots by Dr Martens, €180 at drmartens.com

Camelia fur-trimmed suede après-ski boots by Montella, €180 at matchesfashion.com

Camelia fur-trimmed suede après-ski boots by Montella, €180 at matchesfashion.com

Suede Ankle Boots with Fur by Mr & Mrs Italy, €262.93 at Stylebop.com

Suede Ankle Boots with Fur by Mr & Mrs Italy, €262.93 at Stylebop.com

Leather, nubuck and shearling boots by Samantha Hiker, €334.23 at thefryecompany.com

Leather, nubuck and shearling boots by Samantha Hiker, €334.23 at thefryecompany.com

Black ‘Woodland’ snow boots by Sketchers, €85.50 at Debenhams.ie

Black ‘Woodland’ snow boots by Sketchers, €85.50 at Debenhams.ie