When temperatures drop and snow lands all over the streets and sidewalks of Denver, it can be tricky to choose a pair of shoes. Although booties and close-toed heels and flats are great for those countless dry sidewalk days, footwear that matches office attire is a bit more complicated. For the past few years, it has become fashionably acceptable to wear Uggs with pretty much anything. If you are the type of person who prefers a shoe that looks less like a house slipper, but you don’t want to pair moon boots with your dress, there are a lot of options this season.
Wedge Boots: If you are a heel-junkie with a flair for high shoes, try a cold-weather wedge boot. Typically made from leather, suede or a faux substitute and lined with faux fur or shearling, these boots will help keep your feet warm while still looking stylish and chic. Styles can range a bit in price. As with many boots, they are typically more expensive than other shoes. DSW offers wedge boots from several manufacturers, and they run anywhere from $60 - $150 a pair.
Winterized Combat Boots: If your office is more casual, you can get away with a pair of lined combat-style boots. Brands such as Sporto and Skechers offer water-resistant styles that pair with jeans, corduroy or other casual pants. These shoes are casual and comfy, but are also designed to wick away water and keep your feet dry. The soles provide enough traction to help avoid slipping on ice patches.
Ugg Boots: Yes, it’s true that classic Uggs resemble slippers. However, the company has introduced several new styles that are just as warm and cozy as the classics. Whether you prefer lumberjack boots, moto boots or any style in between, there is a new Ugg style for you. Made with genuine shearling, these boots are more expensive than other styles, but they are also very durable. Choose a style that is not too trendy and wear them for more than one winter.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. Several shoe designers are now making cold weather shoes that are stylish and chic while also warm and comfortable. It is now possible to keep your feet dry and protected from the elements without looking like you are about to board the Apollo shuttle.