The wind chill in Alexandria yesterday was subzero. Yes, Fahrenheit. When I took Kirsche to the dog park, after about 10 minutes my fingers were painfully frozen and I couldn’t even feel my chin. It was not awesome. However, my feet and ankles were warm and comfy thanks to the best Christmas present ever: a pair of ToeWarmers Kelly Boots ($94). These boots have a synthetic upper and faux fur lining. They are waterproof and definitely live up to their Toe Warmers name! They also have a great, grippy sole to keep you from slipping around in the snow.
Even though the websites I’ve seen say they have a side zipper, they don’t. They slip on, which is is great when you come home with icy stiff fingers and your pants are covered in snow. You don’t have to manipulate any laces, just kick them right off!
Toe Warmers offer a number of vegan-friendly styles (though not all of them are, so make sure it’s not a leather upper), some with laces or zippers, if that’s your preference. They usually come in black or brown. All of them are offered in medium, wide or extra wide, so you can be sure of a great fit, especially if you have trouble finding shoes that are wide enough.
These shoes are made in Canada (and you know those Canadians know from cold weather!). I’ve found some at Amazon, PlanetShoes, and other such places, so you should shop around if you are looking for a particular style. So far, this winter is pretty brutal, and I’m not even that far north. A good pair of waterproof, insulated boots is a must!
Toe Warmers did not solicit this review, I just love how warm they keep my tootsies!
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