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Choosing Your Winter Boots: Do They Need To Be Waterproof?

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Choosing Your Winter Boots: Do They Need To Be Waterproof?

Many of us feel the need to hibernate during the winter months and you know what, that just isn’t how we want to roll anymore. We want to get out and about in the great outdoors, appreciating all that the world has to offer. There are many things that you can do to prepare yourself for your perilous winter journey but let’s start with one main thing...the shoes. What shoes do you wear when the weather just isn’t playing ball? A good pair of boots are timeless and should carry you through many winters to come. The question is, what kind of boots should you buy? Well that is all dependent on what you need them for. Read on to discover whether or not you need to buy waterproof boots or non-waterproof boots.

 

 

Waterproof Boots

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Function

It goes without saying that waterproof boots are perfect for stomping through the snow and splashing in puddles, or if you are feeling less adventurous, they are ideal for completing your daily activities without the fear of being caught in a downpour or a snowstorm.

 

Conditions

Waterproof boots do what they say on the tin. They keep water firmly out, are leak proof and ensure your feet are kept dry in any weather conditions.

 

Comfort

Waterproof shoes tend to have insulating linings that are sure to keep your feet warm and cosy in even the coldest of temperatures.

 

 

Not Waterproof Boots

 

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Function

Winter may not always be wet, it may be cold but that doesn’t necessarily mean getting caught in snow drifts on your way to work, or being caught in the rain everyday. Non-waterproof boots have their own benefits, in that they are more breathable. These are better for people who are walking great distances and have a tendency to become overheated. Non-waterproof boots also tend to be a little easier on the wallet than its waterproof counterpart.

 

Conditions

You may reach for non-waterproof boots when you know you won’t be coming into contact with a lot of snow or rain. These are perfect for a day out shopping, out for dinner or when you are in and out of the house a lot.

 

Comfort

Lighter than their waterproof counterparts, non-waterproof boots are not as heavy, meaning you can wear them comfortably for longer periods of time.

 

When considering which shoes you’re wanting to buy, think about what you need them for and in what climate you will be in. It might be winter but the weather varies from place to place and waterproof and non-waterproof boots have their benefits and drawbacks dependent on where you are and what you are going to be doing.

 

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