I’m feeling these winter sneaker/boot hybrids

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The combination of sneaker-like comfort with a winter boot’s weatherproofness is very winning this time of year if you live somewhere that gets frigid. Not all of these have treads that you could wear in serious snow, but they’re great for quick runs—to the bodega for an egg sandwich, or to walk the dog, or whatever.  I like this Teva pair because it’s nice and compact and has a cute little pop of blue.

I purchased these Ugg sneakers a couple of years back in black, and love them: the platform sole is extra-cushiony and they’re cozily fleece-lined.

These Sorels come in a number of colors (click through to see) but I’m partial to this ruddy grey.

 

I don’t typically like white footwear, but these are pretty spiff.

I bought an earlier version of these Nikes about six years ago and wore them into the ground. They’re insanely comfortable, and easy to slip on and off.

How cute is this sherpa sneaker from Rag & Bone? The spiky blue confetti sole is just aces.

This has the look of a Timberland, but is a bit more feminine.

 

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    cw
    19 Jan 2022
    9:57am

    Those Teva’s are pretty tempting. And I swear by Sorels––they last forever (I’m still wearing the grey flannel Sorels you posted about…two years ago?three?and I still love them). The Rag and Bone––super cute Muppets for your feetz!!

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    AK
    19 Jan 2022
    8:40am

    Nooooooo, do not succumb! Sneakers and boots should never marry! Never!

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    Eloise
    19 Jan 2022
    10:16am

    My feet are a “small 5.” If those Nikes came in kids sizes, I’d have grabbed them before reaching the end of the post.

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    marjorie
    19 Jan 2022
    11:52am

    I stopped DEAD walking past Rag & Bone on E Houston when those confetti-soled Muppet sneaks were in the window. SO SO SO ADORABLE. I did buy the earlier version of those Nikes when you first posted about them — they were so cute and lightweight and warm, but I found them terrifying on snow and ice. So slidey! Ektarina Kurakova I am not! (I finally gave up; we get so little snow now — thanks but no thanks, climate change — that I’ve mostly been wearing a pair of chunky black rubber Bogs gardening boots when there’s any accumulation. Totally leakproof and I think they’re amusing. But they’re heavy. I do like the look — and tread— of those Sorels though!)

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    Viajera
    19 Jan 2022
    11:40am

    These are really very appealing. You guys are so lucky to have snow!! Such a good excuse for a hot cocoa!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    19 Jan 2022
    11:14am

    Comfort AND warmth? Count me in!

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    Jen Blue
    20 Jan 2022
    10:52am

    I still have those Nikes I purchased on your recommendation six years ago! Might be time for something new.

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    Eloise
    19 Jan 2022
    2:45pm

    Not boot-related, but before today, I had close to no “good” long sleeve tee shirts. Your recent link to James Perse tees has singlehandedly filled that gap and I am keeping an almost embarrassingly large number of the definitely embarrassingly large number I ordered. The regular retail price has always kept me from even considering JP tees but your Nordstrom Rack link made it doable. Thanks, Kim!

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      Eloise
      20 Jan 2022
      12:21am

      Ok, so I couldn’t sleep and went back to NR to see what other James Perse items they had and it (belatedly) struck me as odd that they have so many of the same JP tees, so I dug around a bit. It looks like the tees sold at NR (and other outlets like Off 5th) are made outside of the US (the ones sold in NR are from Guatemala) while the (much) pricier ones sold at JP itself are made in the US. I may still keep some of the ones I bought because I actually need(ed) long sleeve tees but I have to balance the much lower price tag with the very real possiblity that the quality is less than what I thought I was getting, and the fact that the practice seems “wrong.” I don’t shop at outlets often because I’ve long known that items sold there are often manufactured just for that purpose but guess I let my guard down with these. Interestingly enough, a 2015 blog post raising the issue includes a comment by GoCA’s very own MamaValveeta: https://grechenscloset.com/wearing-weekend/

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        CD
        20 Jan 2022
        9:21am

        There is a Lifehacker article from 2020 that has good tips on how to tell if an article of clothing is made specifically for an outlet. JCrew, e.g., has two small diamonds underneath the brand name on the clothing tag, Banana Republic has 3 small diamonds beneath the brand name on the tag, Coach has a serial number that starts with an F. To meet the demand for outlet merchandise, companies have discounted clothing specifically made for outlets, but still with their brand name. Tbh, some of the cotton striped tops I’ve gotten from the J Crew Factory have held up well and still look good — I’d never know they weren’t “real” J Crew except for those two tiny diamonds on the shirt’s tag, but other items from other companies feel like they’re made from lower quality fabric.

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    Eloise
    19 Jan 2022
    4:03pm

    Pretty sure you aren’t looking for my opinion, but they look like they’d pair well with with sweats, jeans, leggings or (if it were a gross-slushy enough day) some three-quarter /true midi-length dresses and skirts.

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      Eloise
      19 Jan 2022
      4:04pm

      Oops, that was meant in reply to Melissa’s query on how you’d style the Tevas.

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        Melissa
        20 Jan 2022
        11:17am

        Thanks, Eloise!

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    J Hood
    19 Jan 2022
    4:09pm

    Another great all weather “boot” is the Vans Sk8-Hi MTE. A good selection of colors & a great price point.

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    Maria
    20 Jan 2022
    1:13am

    Great selection – I know because I was just on the same hunt! Really tricky .
    The right footwear to do up to a few miles with the dog when hiking smart wool socks and sneakers won’ t work.
    Lightweight really helps . I was considering on cloudaway ( friend Rec ) –
    Alas went to Marshalls last weekend and on clearance unmarked so associate said $15 was a pair of Merrill’s ( tremblant) that will do. Good for both road and trail.
    They slip on and go the distance. Would have preferred the Nikes but they are out of my size anyhow . I read we lose the padding on our feet as we age?
    Or did you all discuss this? My feet sure seem fussier ….

    Has anyone done babyfoot? Better or worse after?

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    Anne-Marie
    19 Jan 2022
    12:14pm

    Love the Rag and Bone shoes. I already have Sorels, but for some reason I find my Sperry duck boots warmer? What’s up with that?

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    Melissa
    19 Jan 2022
    1:36pm

    I love those Tevas! So cute. I would love to see what outfit you would build around them.

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    Elle
    24 Jan 2022
    10:17am

    Love the Nikes but they are out of my size! Noooo

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