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footwear of choice in snow?

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lookatmenow Fri 04-Mar-16 09:02:05

As I'm sat here in the car after dropping the kids at school, my sodden sturdy trainers haven't kept my feet dry. So what's your footwear of choice when out in the snow?

SnuffleGruntSnorter Fri 04-Mar-16 09:03:29

Wellies, proper ones.

banivani Fri 04-Mar-16 09:05:13

As a Swede, these types of questions are adorable. ;) How deep is the snow? Is it wet, slush, or lovely dry magnificent winter snow? Trainers will most likely never cut it.

redhat Fri 04-Mar-16 09:05:55

snow boots

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 04-Mar-16 09:06:18

Proper mountain walking boots.

Pidapie Fri 04-Mar-16 09:07:45

Snow/ winter boots.

turkeyboots Fri 04-Mar-16 09:09:33

Snow boots. Aldi and Lidl do them, during winter. Cheap and practical for the few days of snow we get in the UK.

wonkylegs Fri 04-Mar-16 09:09:35

With a little bit of snow on pavements, my leather boots are fine. With more snow I wear wellies or my rigger boots (as these are always in my car and a furry inside)
However we now live in a weird bit of the NE that seems to avoid snow even when everywhere around us has it.

Piffpaffpoff Fri 04-Mar-16 09:23:43

Proper winter walking boots plus goretex gaiters if required. Wet feet are the worst!

WitchyPoos Fri 04-Mar-16 10:00:06

I haven't got winter boots or walking boots.... Have 5 pairs of converse though so gonna suck it up in a pair of them and get soggy feet lol

lookatmenow Fri 04-Mar-16 10:05:00

It's big snowy flakes but wet and slushy on the ground sad

Think I'm going to have to get a pair of proper wellies though I do like the sound of rigger boots - are those the tanned that workman wear?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 04-Mar-16 10:09:45

Can't drive in wellies but if I need to drive and walk, I've got some ancient waterproof hiking boots.

Glamorous they aren't.
Keep me upright they do.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 04-Mar-16 10:10:59

My DD has waterproof Emu boots (she wore them on a ski trip last year. )Didn't need the Snow Track grip on top. Her feet were toasty and dry.

anotherdayanothersquabble Fri 04-Mar-16 10:19:19

Sorel snow boots. I lived in Yorkshire for a while and walked to school through the snowiest winter in years, they are the best!!! (But expensive!) Last for years though, 8 years and counting.

wonkylegs Fri 04-Mar-16 10:30:49

Yes rigger boots are the generally brown tan ones that workman wear. I have them for site work. I've got these ones
I'm only a size 5 but have a size 6 and wear thick socks (mainly because my feet get cold when hanging around outside on site)

MadisonMontgomery Fri 04-Mar-16 11:03:18

Sorels! Best boots ever for snow.

vvviola Fri 04-Mar-16 11:09:41

Snow boots from my time living in the Baltics for proper slush. Otherwise my general leather boots if it's snowy but not sticking.

Wellies are a nightmare for proper snow, so I don't bother with them at all.

I have yet to need my snow boots for more than a day or two since I left the Baltics, but then I live near the sea, so snow rarely sticks.

BiddyPop Fri 04-Mar-16 11:19:55

This morning was slush, expected to have 3 inches over morning but melting later. So I wore my hiking boots.

If it were dry snow, sticking, I would have gone with my actual snowboots, but this wasn't likely to turn serious enough to warrant the slagging I'd get (or the need to change shoes at work - I can get away with hiking boots on Fridays as I wear jeans).

If neither of those are available, a pair of leather boots (preferably as few seams as possible on the foot, and the better gripping ones) would be a decent substitute. So my leather Uggs, while actual leather rather than suede, have no grip so rubbish, but either my flat knee high Clarks, or my low calf almost biker boots would be good. Or else sturdy shoes with spare socks to change once I got indoors again if all else fails - but definitely not trainers.

banivani Fri 04-Mar-16 12:37:59

Wet and slushy on the ground - wellies should do. But IME they are sometimes slippery, so if the slush is packing you're just sliding around. Otherwise well-kept leather boots are fine! I think gore-tex linings are overrated, but that can be an option - something quite light with gore-tex. Like Legero have, or Ecco. As few seams as possible, I agree!

AwkwardSquad Fri 04-Mar-16 12:53:40

DMs, with yak trax if it's deep or icy.

amarmai Fri 04-Mar-16 13:30:58

cd always put plastic baggies on top of socks if you really want to wear trainers!

OhWotIsItThisTime Fri 04-Mar-16 21:03:08

Not trainers. Your feet will get so cold and uncomfortable. I wear wellies with thick Hunter welly socks. I'm prone to cold feet but they stay warm in the socks.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 04-Mar-16 21:09:16

I've got some waterproof leather Merrell boots that are fantastic and have got me through 3 or 4 winters so far with no sign of damage.

They're warm as they're lined with a faux fur, easy to get on and off (zip), waterproof and look good too.

FuckOffJeffrey Sat 05-Mar-16 10:26:29

Go to your local shop that sells horse riding clothes and get a pair of mucker boots or yard boots. There are lots of different styles and price points but they will be waterproof and warm.

I currently have a pair similar to these but in the past have owned this style and both have been perfect for wet and snowy weather.

burnishedsilver Sat 05-Mar-16 11:05:32

Wellies for slushy rainy snow.

Snow boots for propper snow. I bought a pair 4 years ago and have never had the occasion to wear them. Total waste of money in a climate that gets very little snow.

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