1. My Hunter Clogs - for staying dry
Some recent reader questions had a common theme:
"Besides the Bean boots, which shoes are appropriate for the colder months?"
"Would you consider a post regarding what good sturdy shoes can keep feet cozy and protected in this cold weather, and not snow boots or (obviously) the unacceptable UGG. I was out painting watercolors with my son for an hour and a half today and my loafers just don't cut it any more but when I went to my closet I realized I have five pair of loafers, two Birkenstocks, a few ballet style flats, and snow boots. I'm lacking in appropriate footwear and thought of your always spot-on practical and purposeful recommendations. Thanks for your consideration!"
"What shoes do you recommend for dog-walking on paved streets in the winter? I love my boat shoes in the summer but want something practical I can wear with warm socks. I already own a pair of Beans boots but need something else ...."
For me this has always been one of the most challenging sartorial categories. Boots aside, it seems as if I have to choose between having:
- Dry feet;
- Warm feet; or
- The ability to walk a reasonable distance in comfort.
2. My L.L. Bean Boots, Rubber Moc - also for staying dry
3. My Birkenstock Felt Clogs - for staying warm
4. My Merrell Moab Ventilator - for comfort and support (but not beauty)