New Snow Boots for Mama!
It was a sad reality when I started trying on cold weather shoes that have sat idle in my closet for a while. Sandals and flip flops all summer were easy going on my feet. Little did I realize it was the third baby that had pushed my feet to the edge…of my shoes.
I wore a really cute pair of red leather flats on Christmas day. I’d bought them years ago, well before my first was even born. Not thinking a thing of it, putting them on early in the day they fit just fine. Wrong. Granted it was a unseasonably warm day for New England at around 64 degrees, but still. I wore them sock less, naturally, and by the time Christmas dinner came I had blisters on the backs of my heals. Once I slipped the shoes off and tried to put them back on later in the day it was hopeless. There was no way I was getting my foot back into that shoe. I was pretty sad. I had a bit of an inkling in my mind that my foot had gone up in size, but I was in major denial. I have accumulated a bit of a shoe collection over the years and thinking I couldn’t wear them again was…SAD.
Slowly but surely I have been going through my shoes, trying them on one pair at a time, deciding if they would stay or go. Lots of memories of different outfits, occasions, and adventures. It was time for some of the shoes to move on to someone else who could use them or toss them into the trash.
One emergency kind of item was snow boots. My kids want outside when they see the flakes start to fly and my beloved North Face snow boots just didn’t fit. I was lucky enough to sell them for a small amount of cash on a local Facebook swap site. I’m really happy to report they went to a lovely woman who had just lost her basement contents to a flood from a burst pipe. She was really excited to get my brand new unworn boots, especially with this weekends upcoming MAJOR snowstorm in the forecast.
I had my eye on a few pairs over the years but never made a purchase. Good thing because they probably wouldn’t have fit now! I have several pair of UGG boots, but those aren’t ideal for long wear in the deep snow. I was undecided between the LL Bean Classic Bean Boots and the Sorel Joan of Arctic. Well, the LL Bean boots are backordered until who knows when. I even visited my local LL Bean Outlet to see if I could find a pair. No luck. I can remember my Dad wearing these boots when I was a little gal. They have been iconic in New England winter fashion forever and now they have some crazy popularity everywhere. He always called them his “duck boots”. I have the short version, the Rubber Moc for rainy days. Lucky for me those still fit. 🙂
Due to an extremely limited supply of L.L.Bean Boots, we recommend placing your order now so we can reserve a pair for you. We make our boots by hand, so sometimes we just can’t make them fast enough, but we promise that our team of stitchers in Brunswick, Maine, will start handcrafting yours as soon as possible.
So, I turned to my beloved Amazon and searched for the Sorel boots. BINGO! They had plenty to choose from and prime 2 day shipping which got them to me BEFORE the weekend storm. Fingers crossed I guess my correct size and they would fit like a glove. I took my chances and they arrived yesterday.
These boots are legit. Not super heavy, but very warm and comfortable. I walked around the house for a bit to see how I liked the fit and for me they fit great. I ordered a 7.5 and they have just enough room to spare to be comfortable, but not too big or too tight. I would say true to size. In the past three days I’ve seen the prize vary on Amazon about $25.00 I’m guessing due to the hype over the winter storm. LOL
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 11.5″ from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1″
- Faux fur cuff
- Removable, recyclable felt inner boot
- Seam-sealed waterproof construction
- Vulcanized rubber shell
I’m really glad with my purchase! I’m ready to get out there with the kids and play in the snow. Pull them in their sled, make snow angels, and toss snowballs at our dog. Follow all that up with some hot cocoa and marshmallows.