Best winter boots for an urban teacher?
October 14, 2009 4:01 PM Subscribe
Best winter boots for a teacher who has to both get around the city without looking like a huge dork, and stand outside on the playground for long stretches with the kids?
posted by JoannaC to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (29 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Canada (Toronto GTA) and winter is approaching. I teach in a small private school and have outdoor playground duty every single day. That is a lot of standing around outside! My more fashion-ish boots from last year did not hold up very well.
This year, I am giving in to nature and dressing appropriately. I want dry, warm feet. I want boots that don't leak. They must be moderately comfortable for walking (to and from subway/bus stop, to the store etc. note: I don't drive so I *will* be out and about in these) and high enough to keep my pants dry on unplowed streets. They must be suitable for both sport-like outdoor winter things and for something like playground duty where I'll be standing around. They must be under $200 (or so). And finally, I am okay with looking like *somewhat* of a dork, but if they are halfway decent-looking, that would be a nice bonus.
So, brands? Model numbers? Best prices? Where to buy in GTA? I welcome any ideas. I am really ready to invest in something proper that will last me a good couple seasons.