So when Hi-Tec recently offered to send me a pair of their Hi-Tec Women's Snow Boots* to review, I thought it would be a great opportunity to update my slightly worn winter stomping boots.
Now many people might think snow boots aren't the most fashion-forward option, but when they arrived I was pleasantly surprised. Not only do do they look pretty good, they also have oodles of features that make it difficult to go back to trainers, leather boots or (heaven forbid) heels in the depths of winter.
First of all, once I picked them up I just wanted to hug them. The lining is unbelievably soft and cosy, which is so important to me when stepping out into the bracing morning air! There's nothing worse than cold toes to make you feel gloomy on a long commute to work or a walk through the country, so a fluffy lining definitely gets a big thumbs up from me.
That said, I lie, there is something worse than cold toes, and that's cold WET toes. Being a glutton for punishment I can often be found donning cheap plimsols that give me soggy, freezing feet in under two minutes. Luckily these boots are made of leather and are completely waterproof, so no more frantic foot-waving under the hand dryer in the ladies for me! Without sounding too gross, I do find I need a good balance for my feet, as they can become a little 'warm', so the thinsulate technology is definitely welcome. I have plenty of running clothes that do the same thing - keeping you cosy while directing sweat away from the body - so I have no doubt these will do the trick in that department.
Now I'm a big snow fan, but after layering myself in clothes and yanking on my faithful wellies, I often find my snow fairy and snowman-making efforts are thwarted due to miserably cold feet, which soon have me mooching back indoors to press against a radiator. For the first time this year I'm actually willing for it to get cold and snowy so I can march out onto Blackheath and give the school kids a run for their money. Yay for snow boots! Do you own a pair?