Every year it snows in the UK, and every year we find ourselves surprised and unprepared. Whether it’s the sudden delayed in public transport, the ridiculous build-up of traffic or the general ponder about which footwear is best to brave the weather in, the same dilemmas always occur. For the most part these problems are out of our control, but when it comes to practical footwear, you don’t need to worry or compromise style.
Take a look at the choices on the streets and how you can achieve a similar look for affordable high street prices.
A popular choice for girls (and since the Essex phenomenon an increasing amount of men) is Ugg boots. As far as winter shoes go,
they’re warm, practical and comfortable. However, in the snow how do they measure up? Ugg fan Christina, age 20, rated them a 2/5 due to the fact they get water stained and are not fully waterproof, and she would expect more considering the price. However, for a cheaper price you can get copy-cat Uggs, so you don’t need to splash the cash and feel cheated.
My personal choice for practical winter footwear, especially in snow, is doctor marten’s boots. They’re hard-wearing, waterproof and perfect for grip on those icy patches. They may not be the most glamorous shoes but are timelessly in fashion and perfect for the winter months. I give them a 4/5. They’re real leather with a rubber ‘air wear’ sole and you can get a pair yourself online or in store now.
Biker boots are great for protecting your feet from the cold. They’re stylish and constantly returning to the foreground of fashion trend. Rowan’s pair (above) are from New Look 2 years ago and are still seeing her through the winters. She rates them 3/5 due to design being slightly out of fashion, and the fact they’re not entirely insulated so she can still get cold feet. You can however get a more up to date version from Topshop now.