This post is going to give you a glimse into my insanity. But this is how I operate people. I decide I need to buy something and I smother it. At times like this, when I have four pairs of Sorel boots on my Am Ex card, I am glad there is no husband in the picture!
Let me start at the beginning. This winter in Utah has been BRUTAL. I am talking bitter cold with tons of snow. I have a really really old pair of snow boots that I have been wearing to shovel snow and do other outside activities. They are completely thrashed with no insulation. When I went tubing, my toes were frozen solid.
I decided I needed to buy a really good pair of snow boots and wear them the rest of my life. No pressure or anything to find the right pair. I am not normally a brand name person (except for jeans) but when it comes to snow boots, I know Sorels are the gold standard. I ordered a pair. And then another pair. And then another and another. I wasn't quite sure about any one pair. That's where you come in Dear Reader. Help me decide which pair to keep. Let me introduce you to each pair.
1. These are the JOAN of ARC boot.
Truth be known, I first got sucked into the Sorels because I saw someone wearing these. Love the fur. Love the styling with the waterproof suede. But these bad boys are HEAVY--like my legs were tired just walking around my house.
2. So I ordered these. I'm calling them BLACK ICE. They are much lighter and more feminine.
Compare the toe box to the Joan of Arc.
I wish they had fur at the top. I also worry that the black is not enough contrast with my jeans.
3. Next I ordered these. I'm calling them SOREL JRs.
They are shorter and the light weight. In high school, I used to tromp around in a pair of my dad's Sorels. (This may shed some light on why I wasn't dating much)....but anyway, they were great boots and these remind me of his old school Sorels.
4. Finally, I ordered these. I call them CALL of the WILD.
These were supposed to be the solution to all my problems and the answer to all my prayers. I like the saddle color with the fur. The fur is a bit fake looking and odd. I just don't know folks.
Just to add to your confusion, I also like to wear leggings with boots. So here I am in boots #2 and #3 with leggings:
And boots #1 and #4 in leggings:
Finally, all the boots lined up..#1 Joan of Arc, #2 Black Ice, #3 Sorel Jr, #4 Call of the Wild. Pick your favorite pair. C'mon ladies don't be shy. And if there is a guy out there who wants to weigh in, more power to ya!
ps. I got my nose cast and splints off today. Hallelujah! I still have some bruising and swelling but I am a happy girl with a straight nose again until Buster kicks me in the face.
Update: Check new post to see which boots I chose!