Go Buy Now: Snow Boots

January 22, 2013

Daily Digest

Go Buy Now: Snow Boots

Snow boots are not just something worn by the likes of Kate Hudson on her annual ski trip to Aspen.   With all the snowfall due this week, these boots are reserved for skiing and are worth considering for cold weather wear as they are built for grip and to keep you warm.

It’s hard to find boots for the snow that are waterproof, warm and stylish and wellingtons will only go so far in meeting one of these criteria, perhaps two if worn with your most wolly of knee socks.

So we’ve done a scout around for you to see of what’s out there and here are some of our recommendations:

Sorel

A celebrity favourite amongst Elle McPhearson, Kate Hudson and Brad Pitt (Kate Hudson is pictured here wearing Sorels),  this label has earned its reputation for warmth, durability and comfort.

Available in a variety of styles for both women and men, you can get your hands on them in 53 Degrees North and The Great Outdoors.

The most popular boot for the ladies is the Joan of Arctic (€149.95, pictured) while most men opt for the Caribou style (€149.95). Without shoving chic aside for comfort, this is our top choice for this season’s ski boot

Hunter snow boots

Hunter, who are famous for wellingtons, have a great range of snowboots right now which are a great investment for years to come.

Original Snow Quilt, Breckenridge and Original Tall Snow boot from Hunter

The The Original Tall Snow boot  is just like their original welly except that it’s got a 4mm neoprene lining which keeps the feet and legs warm and a snowshoe outsole which gives maximum grip.

The Original Snow Quilt is a “moon boot” style  with a a 4mm neoprene lined foot and a snowproof nylon quilted leg.

The Breckenridge is a leather ankle boot for men and women (it looks like a hiking boot) with a tough snowshoe outsole featuring Icetrek™ technology for maximum grip. In fact all three Hunter boots have Icetrek.

Snow boots

For those looking for a snow boot but don’t want to spend much, Littlewoods Ireland have snow boots from South (€52) and Crocs (€62) which will do the job nicely.

Snow grips for your shoes

Penneys have snow grips for your shoes in all mens and womens shoe sizes selling these at €4 each. Just pop them on the soles of your shoes to add some extra, non slip traction! With this option, there is no need to buy snow boots at all!

With all these options to choose from, there are plenty of ways to keep your feet warm during the big freeze.

What are you planning on wearing?

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17 Responses to “Go Buy Now: Snow Boots”

  1. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    I have tried to buy on Next’s UK store, they refused to take the order as I didn’t have a UK address and bank account! I was not one bit happy, the item price was almost one and a half times dearer in their Irish shop so I didn’t purchase!

  2. Suki Says:

    I love the Sorel one!
    Thanks!!!!

  3. Aoifs Says:

    The UK store rip off is ridiculous. I’m refusing to buy stuff if there’s a major difference.

  4. Orla Duncan Says:

    Love the Carvela ones, gorgeous! Perfect for this snowy weather. I’ve realised too late that all I have is heels :(

  5. Suki Says:

    I was checking the Carvela boots on KurtGeiger.com last night, they were £85. And today, I heard they were doing 10% off online, so tempted to order them, went and checked online, they put the price up to £95! (That’s £85.50 after reduction!). What’s a scam!!!!! :(

  6. Nora Says:

    anything cosy in a shoe or boot that keeps my feet warm gets the thumbs up from me.

  7. Annemarie Says:

    @Suki, oh no, that’s crap altogether! There were reports of 40 minute long queues to get into 53 Degrees North Carrickmines at the weekend

  8. Annemarie Says:

    @Aoife, yes it’s a rip off really, the whole sterling debate still going on

  9. Annemarie Says:

    @Orla – I am the same, all I have are heels and a pair of riding boots, none of which do me any good. Have my eye on the Sorel snow boots in black though

  10. Annemarie Says:

    @Nora yep I’m with you, frozen toes and fingers just make me miserable

  11. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    Hi Annmarie, aw cheers for that… Mm tempting you know. I’m in Waterford this week, might pop into Next out there for a proper look. Thank you so much! 😉

  12. Annemarie Says:

    Hi Siobhan, cool but please ring ahead as the Next online stuff is often not found in store.

  13. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    Thanks AnnMarie here i was assuming they’d have them in stock!! Cheers & stay warm!

  14. Annemarie Says:

    Bad news Siobhan – I got on to Next and that boot is sold out now!

  15. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    Oh Annmarie, you are going to so much trouble, hope Santa is watching. As for those boots being sold out…. no….. :( I’m gutted… Find a decent boot that’s multifunctional and its gone. I’m here recovering from a bad fall & thought these boots would fit the bill perfectly as i dont want to take any chances.. i will keep looking. All the best.. :)

  16. Suki Says:

    I have been wearing my wellies for the past week. It has better grip than normal shoes, and I don’t need to worry if they get ruined by the snow!

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