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Super Warm and Waterproof, but Average Traction.
on December 31, 2012
I had been waiting to write this review, as I had been waiting for bad weather to ensue in my area. We were hit with a Nor'easter a couple of days ago, so here goes.
Fit: Five stars. I am a size seven to seven and a half. Although some people said I should get a size up, I decided to go seven anyway, and there is still room in there for thick socks. Eight would be way too big for me. When I first started to wear these, I felt a lot of pressure on my Metatarsal joints, but after a few wears, there is no discomfort.
Looks: Five stars, its a gorgeous, well made boot. I am the envy of the subway and the city, even if the calves of this boot are a bit bulky. I am 5'3, it hits just a little bit below my knees. Gaw-jus, tall, dark, snow boot of my dreams. Also, these boots are relatively lightweight.
Warmth: Five stars. It was below freezing last night (I forget how many degrees). I was cold all over EXCEPT from my knees to feet, hehe.
Waterproof: Five Stars. I trudged to work in DEEP snow yesterday, and these boots are amazing. The tongue is sown on the inside (there is a liner) and not a drop made it in.
So why the three stars? Well, the boots do not have good traction. It is just okay. I have had boots before that made me feel like I could kick icy sidewalk behind but this boot does not really give me that confidence. Its better than having a shoe with no traction (we have all been there) but there is better out there. Also, once I went inside a restaurant with tile floors (my shoes' bottoms were wet from the snowy condition outside) I felt like I had stepped onto an ice skating ring -- I had to take tiny halting steps to avoid falling on my face, because the boots became VERY slippery.
Therefore, although this boot is beautiful, and definitely performs very well in some areas, it is a bit lacking given its price.I wish I could give three and a half stars as I do really like most of its features.