After a slew of angry readers pointed out to me that Uggs or Ugg-style boots are hideous and unsuitable for very wet conditions, (okay it was about 3 people), I thought it was time for an Alternative To Uggs post.
First, these lined bikers from Panama Jack. I have a pair and they’re terrific. If you don’t like this exact style there are millions more. It’s a Spanish brand and they’re terribly good at shoes, the Spanish. Mine were very comfy from the start and they are cosy and all-weather.
There are also these from Tom’s – not exactly all-weather but good for pottering about a cold ground-floor and for nipping out for short errands in cold temperatures. I have a similar pair, called the Nepal boot (they no longer make them); I bought them about 5 years ago and they’ve held up very well.
Lots of votes for Sorel. I do like the shape and look of these, (many don’t), but I bought a pair a few years ago and my toes got really cold in them. Almost definitely not the boots’ fault as I get that Reynes’ syndrome thing where all the blood drains out of my fingers and toes if I get too cold – Uggs are the only boots where my toes never get cold. BUT if you do not suffer from this, Sorels seem to be massively popular. They have a few different designs if the fisherman-boot look isn’t your thing.
Like these: look, really very nice from Sorel, via Urban Outfitters. *Starts to regret furry boot choice* Millions of other warm boot choices on UO, too. Seems clunky winter boots are IN, fellas.
I also rather love Moon Boots and think these are pretty top.
In terms of a warm high-top trainer – my friend at school, Sinead, goes about in a pair of Nike Air Jordans and looks the business. Converse high-tops are not warm enough.
Who was saying you can’t wear UGGs to the office? What about these shiny patent snow boots from Other Stories? Quite something. Just a thought.