Warm boots, I have some now, and I never would have guessed they would be North Face brand. Obviously, as the name implies, anyone would figure out that North Face items would be warm. I have a pair of fleece pants that are North Face and I love them. What I didn’t expect was to find a stylish pair of lace up boots from the company. Honestly, I’ve never looked at their shoes.
When I think of any kind of footwear that they would make, I instantly think hiking gear. Hiking shoes, while very practical, never come across to me as fashionable. And since I don’t hike often enough to own this type of shoe, I’ve never given the brand a thought.
Then one day, I was complaining – as I
often seldom do – about how cold my feet are in winter. Docs, as stylish as I think they are, just don’t keep my feet warm enough, and all the pairs I have aren’t big enough for me to wear with thick wool socks. I had an idea. I could by a new pair of boots, and look for some that are a size bigger than my usual impossible to find 5. This would ensure I would actually find a pair that I might even like (I am picky about shoes), because I always find shoes in a a size six that I love, but they are always way too big for me. With my thickest pair of wool socks a six would probably fit perfectly, and I wouldn’t have to worry any more about cold toes. Problem solved.
So I searched for warm boots online, which when narrowed down, led me to these North Face Bridgeton lace-up boots. My number one all time favorite type of boot is a lace up boot, so these had my attention right away. My main requirement was something warm, and since I figured the brand knew all about making warm stuff, I went out on a limb and bought them, a size bigger than my normal 5. (I will add that I was pleasantly surprised to find that these even came in a size 5.)
You get what you pay for when it comes to shoes, I am a big believer in that, and while these were a bit more than I initially expected to pay, I am happy with what I got. They aren’t thickly lined, but they are lined and what they are lined with is enough to keep my feet very warm. I can wear them with any type of sock, thick or thin because they are lace ups, and I am happy that they don’t feel very heavy. The product info says they are waterproof, but I have yet to know that for sure. I haven’t worn them in the wet weather yet.
Overall, I’m very happy with what I bought. They aren’t Docs, but so far I am liking them very much. And it is absolutely wonderful to not have frozen toes. I know these are gonna get me through many winters to come.