Facing winter and snowstorms with warmth and style. Is it possible ? Yes. But to look inappropriatedly dressed for the season is ugly, and to feel cold in cold weather is just stupid.
Having lived in Quebec City for 5 years, where your daily winter temperatures are in the -35’s °C combined with winds ranging from 20-90 km/h and a few meters of snow… I have learned how to face winter in style. And by style I DO NOT mean UGG boots. Sorry folks, UGG boots are not stylish and nowhere close to be proper winter boots. No matter how much waterproof spray you put on them, they will NOT resist rain and snow because their sheepskin is sewn onto the sole, therefore water will get into them. Now UGGs are extremely confortable. I had a pair of genuine UGG’s that I used to wear at home. Well, one day I went to Niagara Falls and decided to take my UGG’s out. I should have known better. The weather was bad with heavy slush. Needless to say, the boots “absorbed” dirty water just like a sponge, ruining its shearling. My feet were soaked and cold and the boots- literally 100% destroyed to a point that they are now unwearable.
I have had La Canadienne boots for years. I strongly recomment the Viviana shearling model for extreme cold days (5 to -45 °C) and the Kingston model for your average winter day (10 to -20 °C). The Kingston comes with higher heels, memory foam insole and a cosy, warm faux-fur lining. Both are waterproof and worth every penny.
Here are some pics of my Kingston boots:
My UGG’s stepping into danger: