I had ‘thrown in the towel’, thinking that there was no way to truly keep my feet warm, dry, and stylish in the winter, especially with the black ice, mysterious dark puddles at every curb, and endless blocks to walk in increment weather in NYC. I had resigned to a life of rotating between UGGs, Hunter rain boots, Sportos, and a pair of vinyl, puffy winter boots I called my “Napoleon Dynamites”, yet I never quite felt that each boot could serve multiple purposes, especially in the style department.
Alas, I had settled, and felt defeated regarding my winter boot dilemma. But like they say about love, when you least expect it, that’s when it finds you! As I was flipping through a holiday J.Crew catalog, I saw a model sporting a belted puffer vest, a cute corduroy skirt, and traditional Sorels. ‘Oh yeah, I forgot about Sorel!’ I said to myself, thinking how great they looked styled with the outfit. Sorel was kind enough to let me try out a pair of boots, and I was immediately drawn to the Hoonahs in ‘delta’, a chestnut shade with two buckles, a zipper, and a cream-colored canvas calve detailing.
The amazing features of the boot include waterproof leather, 100g Thinsulate insulation, a knit wool lining that spans from knees to toes, easy-on/easy-off closures, a removable and molded footbed, a traction outsole, and equestrian-inspired design. And that is how it all began – we’ve been together every day since, practically inseparable, doing everything together. Besides the versatility found in the essential functions of the boot, the stylish design looks great with leggings, jeans, cords, skirts, and even lbds. I can’t tell you the plethora of compliments I’ve received, which seems unusual, since after all, it is a winter boot. I guess I all I can say is that we were meant for each other.