Were any of you guys impacted by Winter Storm Jonas? Pittsburgh saw a foot of snow, but mostly it’s just gotten cold. That means that I’ve been layering up for the winter weather from head to toe.
Scarves, warm coats, gloves and hats are a must in these temperatures, but the biggest are a warm pair of boots. Arnie ordered these boots as a combined birthday/Christmas gift back in October, but due to the backorder time, they only arrived last Wednesday–just in time for all of the snow to hit. I had tried to get them last winter but by December, they were already backordered until spring. I’m so thankful that they came before the storm because my hunter boots would have never kept my feet warm in all of this snow.
Last year I tried a few different pairs and decided against them for different reasons. Of them was the short version of this Sorel pair. I’ve not been able to find the short pair this season, but ultimately I was not a fan of the ankle height for snow. I felt the Tall version was too tall, and the short version too short. I wanted something of medium height that I could wear through heavy snow without problem or worry of getting into my shoes. I also looked into the J.Crew for Sperry pair, but after reading the reviews, realized they were aimed more for heavy rain than snow. Several of the reviews said they were not warm enough.
Eventually, my research led me to L.L. Bean.
L.L. Bean offers a variety of weather boots, ranging from casual to winter wear. All of their iconic duck boots are made by hand in Maine–which is why it can take so long to receive them. However, their customer service throughout the backorder period was wonderful, as the order had gotten pushed back twice. At each update, they sent a notice and followed up with a personal call. During the third update, they took $10 off the order for being patient through the extended wait.
After each day of wearing them through heavy snow, my feet remained completely dry and never felt cold. I’m quite happy with their performance and highly recommend this particular pair if you’re willing to wait for them. They are well worth the money and I expect them to be of lasting quality.
I don’t know about you guys but for the most part, all I’ve wanted to do in this snow is bundle up and stay indoors. Sadly, that’s not possible with work, so I’m forced to bundle up and bear it.
What are you guys doing keep warm? Or do you embrace the snow and enjoy it? Share your comments below!