Teach me about women's boots
June 21, 2014 11:16 AM Subscribe
I think I need some boots: hiking boots, winter boots and stylish boots. But I am boot-ignorant. Please help me understand what I'm looking for! (I'm female)
posted by OrangeDisk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I need all kinds of boots, but I don't know what these kinds of boots are called or where to look for them. Here's my current list:
I like to hike but always wear tennis/athletic shoes. I feel like I need more ankle support. In the 90s, I remember seeing hiking boots everywhere, but now not so much. Are they called something different? Where should I be looking for them? Have they changed?
It gets cold but not freezing in the winter where I live. I wear ballet flats year round. But I'd like to have some cute boots that will keep my feet warmer and look more seasonally appropriate. I work in a business casual office and mostly wear skirts and dresses. I cannot wear heels of any kind or height. What kind of boot should I be looking for? and where?
I walk my dog in the winter at least 5 miles a day. I wear tennis/athletic shoes. Last winter, I had a bad fall on some ice. I never realized before how slippery tennis shoes are. I need some kind of grippy, warm, probably water-resistant boot. What kind of boots are these?
I don't want to spend a fortune, but I'm tired on not having winter-appropriate footwear. I live in the U.S. so it's summer now -- but I'm trying to plan ahead. I need a boot vocabulary so that I can be ready to buy boots this fall. Although I could use the hiking boots right now.