What shoes when it is freezing?
Grandmas say: you always get cold through the ends (at least in french they say that).
And that’s true that nothing is worst than having freezing feets.
The problem is that chewbacca looking feet are not the most stylish thing.
” Rhgggghhghgh” Translation: R ya makin fun bout ma feet?
So how to keep your feet both stylish and warm?
I- What kind of shoes?
1. Lined shoes
– The chunky breed
First, think chewbacca (wait…didn’t you just say it was not stylish?), not in terms of style but in terms of warmth by wearing some fur or faux fur lined shoes.
They’ll warm up your feet like nothing else.
With such coating, they won’t be the thinnest and most delicate shoes but will rather be on the chubby side.
I advise you to wear them with thin pants or tights to balance their shape.
Paris Grenoble Clémentine, has warm feet but can catch a cold elsewhere, but hey, the contrast between slim pants and snowboots is cool. By the way those shoes are the Anouk by brand Anniel, I personally think they are a good alternative to Uggs cause their shape is more structured and because they are lower on the calf and therefore lengthen the leg.
The shearling lined Minnetonkas are also a good option. Here worn by Fadela Mecheri.
The Nowles by Isabel Marant: with inside wedge
The Shelby by la botte Gardiane. Fabriquée en France s’il vous plaît.
Also works with a real winter coat… Thanks Eat sleep wear for the pretty winter outfit.
– The improved breed
Just some shoes you already know with some added lining.
Therefore not as chunky… and often not as warm and as comfy.
But still very warm.
And easier to wear.
Pistol boots Acne Studios
Shearling lined Reebook sneakers
Getting the concept?
Just get regular shoes… with lining.
They are good cause they’ll warm up more than your feet and nothing is better than leather to protect the body from the cold.
The higher the boot, the warmer you are.
And yes over the knee boots can be chic. I’ll write a whole article about them someday.
– The best shapes to wear with dresses are knee high boots, and over the knee boots.
– The best shapes to wear with skinny pants are low boots
Not fan about the high boots over the skinny pants thing most of the times. Except when the color of the boots is the same as the one of the pants.
But I like low boots with skirts too! They are just colder 🙂
3. Shoes with thick soles
The further away your feet are from the cold ground, the warmer they stay.
Therefore shoes with thick soles or/and high heels are good catch for winter.
– The doc martens (or look alikes)
– The Timberlands
– Shoes with thick heels and some wedge
Maddinka (discovered her blog today and really like her boho yet simple outfits).
– The creepers
– Sky high shoes
Hanneli Mustaparta on Collage vintage. With such boots the ground is far far way from your feet.
II- More tips
1. Add socks
Chunky ones that will add some lining into your shoes.
The warmest fabrics are wool, cashmere and silk.
Bonus: they can also create a style effect if you let them show on top of your shoes.
2. Choose natural fabrics
If you wanna be warm, you cannot go cheap.
Better have only one warm pair of shoes that dozens of cold.
So real leather is the best.
Or technical fabrics when it comes to snowboots.
3. Waterproof them with spray
Suede shoes like Minnetonkas or Uggs (aaaargh) will get wet with snow or rain, so don’t forget to waterproof them with a spray.
Are your feet ready for cold now?