Winter Boots

No winter boot will keep your feet warm, no matter the price, if it is fit too small!

 IMG_9578(1)~2Duck Boots

A traditional Duck Boot will have a waterproof rubber foot. This type of boot is designed to keep your foot dry while trudging through wet lands during duck hunting. Since this boot keeps your foot dry it was easy to add insulation and make it adaptable to colder weather.

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A Pack Boot always has an insulated removable lining. This removable felt pack can be taken out to let dry or wash. You should fit the lining larger than your foot. The lining is also smaller than the outside shell. This system allows for ultimate warmth. The inside of the shell is warmer than outside and inside the lining is warmer than inside the shell.

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Winter boots get their warming properties from various insulation types. First there are synthetic insulations like  Thinsulate , PrimaLoft and Omniheat which are all some type of man made spun fiber. Second is natural types of insulation which includes fur, wool pile, and wool felt. Last there are man made reflective insulations which redirect heat from your foot back to your body. Your winter boots will have some type of these insulations or combination of insulation types.

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Keeping your feet dry is key to having warm feet. Boots can be made waterproof by using a fabric like gortex. A full boot sock will be made of this waterproof fabric then worked into the design of the boot. Another way to waterproof footwear is to use waterproof leathers. True waterproof leathers are treated during the tanning process. However there are various sprays, oils, and waxes that will waterproof leather post tanning. Finally the seams of the boot have to be sealed so water wont seep in.  Seams are sealed using waterpoof  taping.  If you find you still continue to have wet feet it is probably due to moisture coming from your own body. Feet can sweat up to a half pint per day. A good sock is your best defense. Stay away from cotton as it holds moisture next to the skin. Go for wool or acrylic which will wick moisture away from the foot.

Fashion Boots

We are in the heart of boot season, does your closet need a reboot? Fall in love with the trendiest sillouettes for Fall 2018.  Like one of our favorite shoe designers once said, ‘The average woman falls in love seven times a year. Only six are with shoes.’ – Kenneth Cole

Modern Cowgirl FullSizeR (1)

Weather your closet is filled with them or you just fell in love, this classic was seen all over the designer runways. If you have never had a pair let us tell you nothing beats the comfort of a broken in pair of Cowboy Boots.

Rough & Ruggedgrayboot

We saw this trend come on strong with the rediscovery of Timberland’s Wheat Work Boots. Now main stream it seems there is no limit on what to wear them with. Looking for a really trendy look? Try pairing your rugged boots with a dress and a fleece.

Tall Bootstallboot

This seasons trends continue with over the knee & thigh high boots. We agree that this look is totally edgy, but it takes the right outfit to pull off. If you don’t want to think that hard simply wear a tall pair of boots with your skinny leggings, jeggings or skirt/dress.

Chelsea IMG_9387 (2)

Now on its third year Chelsea’s are everywhere. It’s no wonder because this low profiled boot is so easy slip on with everything. Chelsea’s come in a wide variety of silhouettes and heel heights ranging from shootie to ankle boots.

Shooties shootie new

You heard it right… Not as tall as a boot or as short as a shoe this seasons newest silhouette is the Shootie. We consider this mid-west footwear at it’s finest.