Here are Some Types of Boots
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when your toes begin their annual attempt to freeze and snap right off of your feet. Especially in Ithaca, toes have a hard time retaining any heat, regardless if you blast them with your hair dryer for 45 minutes before leaving for class. Some try to combat this issue, doubling up on socks or using toe warmers. But it’s inevitable, you’ll run out of clean socks and have to resort to a more long-term solution. That’s when you bust out your boots. Yes, your boots. The ones sitting in the back of your closet until the first day it drops below 50 degrees and you go “Fuck! My feet are about to go so numb that they don’t feel any emotions like my cold dead heart.”
But what types of boots are your go-to? There are as many as three standard set of boots sported during the bitter winter. Maybe you own them all, or maybe you rock your Birkenstocks with a warm pair of socks.
The first most common pair of boots are Timberlands, or any boot resemble a rugged work boot. Although both men and women can own these boots, you’ll find they’re most often flaunted by a guy who has never worn them to do actual work: a sign of this is their pristine appearance.
Next you’ll see the ladies and gents alike rocking their fuzzy Ugg-like boots. Some have owned their pair since seventh grade, others bought their fluffy feet warmers for $20 at Walmart. You’ve got to be careful when you’re wearing these though. If there’s any call for snow or precipitation at all, you’d best hope your boots are coated in a weather protectant spray, or else your little toesies will be soaked through and definitely not warm.
For all you femme fatales out there, you might be tempted to stray away from the comfort insulated boots and opt for a more fashion forward choice. The third most common type of boot is one that ignores the weather. Many boots fall under this category, a heeled boot, an open toe heeled boot, or any that matches your outfit better than the weather you’re wearing them in. Even once there is snowfall, it’s guaranteed you’ll still see some snow cats slipping up and down the sidewalk attempting to navigate in their tread-free boots.
Whether it’s snowing or sleeting, having the right boots is important, but having boots that match your outfit is even more pertinent. This winter, wear the boots that treat your toes right.
Tessa More is a third year Journalism major who thinks the best boots are the ones made for walkin’. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.