Winter Boots


Growing up in Northern Illinois meant you had to have winter boots for wintertime. In fact, as a child, I remember packing my sneakers in my backpack so I could wear my boots to school, trekking through the snow, and then I’d change into my sneakers when I got there.

You needed winter boots to get around!

And in the spirit of full disclosure, I called my shoes tennies, not sneakers, as an adolescent! Anyone else?!

Even though I live in a climate that doesn’t get piles of snow, it seems to be more regular than not that we get at least one “decent” snow a year. More than snow we get ice, so having winter boots with good grip is kind of a necessity here as well.

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I’ve loved my Sperry boots that I got a few years ago. They are very comfortable, warm, and are easy to walk in!

As far as socks go, I love Smartwool for really cold days. They aren’t terribly thick but they keep your toes nice and warm.

The GLOBALWIN boots are a great price and come pretty highly reviewed. These would be a great option for those of you that live in quite snowy climates.

I’m not currently in the market for a new pair, as I still have and love my Sperry’s from last year, but if I was I have to say the poppy red shoelace from this boot is catching my eye!

P.S. If you enjoyed this post, you may like my round up of “staple” shoes for this season

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Comments (11)

  1. Posted November 20, 2019

    I have similar Sperry’s and love them!! They’re not too bulky so you can wear them around if you’ll be walking a lot. And so cute!

    • Kate says
      Posted November 20, 2019

      I know I love that!

  2. Kaitlyn B says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    Love my Sperry snow boots!

  3. Katie says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    I grew up in Wisconsin, now living in St. Louis. Tennies all the way! 🙌

  4. Sheila says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    I love my LL Bean boots! I think they will outlast me. They were worth the duty as I’m Canadian!

  5. Erin says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    Omg YES! I was just talking about this the other day. I called them tennis shoes, or tennies. 😂 From Michigan!

  6. Aileen says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    In Texas we call them tennis shoes.

  7. Colleen says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    🙋🏼‍♀️Tennies – from Pittsburgh!

  8. Laura says
    Posted November 20, 2019

    Smart Wools socks are a must if you live in the North and they come in different thicknesses!
    I grew up in Virginia and never needed winter clothes- we used to wear socks on our hands when it snowed- no snow boots , plastic bags to cover our socks and we’d use trash bags to sled on 😂 now I live in the North and have All The Snow Gear. I too call sneakers tennis shoes and when I walked into a shoe store and said I needed new tennis shoes they told me they didn’t carry them- you can imagine my surprise – of course they thought I meant actual shoes for tennis.

  9. Posted November 21, 2019

    Cute boot suggestions! I need a new pair for winter and these are great! ❤️✨

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  10. Longtimefollowerlaura says
    Posted November 22, 2019

    Love your posts! Thank you!
    Was wondering about the global win boots was looking at them, just not a huge amazon fan. I call basically all sneakers a “tennis shoe” as well LOL 😂