Winter boots

So it gets pretty cold here. We already had our first snow shower in October! Apparently there are all sort of warnings of a polar vortex about to grip us in coldness. I’m not really sure what this means but there are some negative degrees on the weather forecast and more snow showers on there way. Apparently with the combined ‘lake effect’ its going to get really cold. Kiwi and I have a bad habit of ending up in cold places, so you would think I’d be well prepared by now. But I’m not. My warm clothing consists of Ugg boots and Christmas jumpers, possible a pair of fleece lined leggings and heat warmers socks – they have their own togg rating they are amazing!

So I realised how hideously prepared I am for Arctic conditions. I don’t own a single pair of waterproof and warm shoes. I threw out my walking shoes when we moved – they were 14 year old! and leaked. One of them foamed when I walked in the rain from a previous shampoo incident in my suitcase…. but they smelt nice :-)

So I did some on-line browsing and found a pair of waterproof and warm shoes to keep my toes happy. Step forward the Desdemona by Bearpaws.


I really have no idea why shoe companies like handbags name their products with bizarre names. I noted Bearpaws currently have a hunger games theme going on, you can purchase the prim and the katniss….

I’ve had many pairs of Bearpaws previously – wool lined boots that don’t sag like Uggs, keep their shape, last years and are reasonably priced. If you are in the UK you can usually nab a few pairs at TK Maxx. I wish I’d brought an extra pair last year! I road tested my new boots at the recent rugby match we went to, the day after it snowed and was pretty chilly. They are indeed warm, comfy although they are still breaking in, and they seemed water proof in the snow dusting we had. They also make me feel like I’m back in Cologne at the Christmas markets drinking Gluevine. Its the laces, they should match perfectly with my Christmas jumpers! Now all I need is a down coat that is effectively a giant duvet and I am good to go!

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