I’ve confessed before that I love color, especially in winter. And I’m a weenie about the cold. So you can imagine my delight when the fine folks at BOGS Footwear sent me a pair of their Classic High boots to test drive (er, walk).
The boots are designed to be comfortable to -40F, though I’m happy to take BOGS’ word on that. Our inland Washington winter hasn’t been that brutal. I’ve worn these boots with wool and fleece socks from my Winter Sock Box, and my feet have been toasty and dry.
These Classic BOGS also feature an antimicrobial stink-fighting insole and a Max-Wick™ moisture-wicking lining. I’ll not feel unladylike when I remove these boots after a long day. And, thanks to the well-made handles, I won’t look unladylike in the process.
The BOGS catalog includes many fun patterns, such as “stargazer,” “mumsie,” “leaf,” “lanai,” “ambrosia,” and of course my favorite, “vintage.” Solid colors range from black and dark green to turquoise and bright pink. I opted for a tall pair of boots for maximum warmth, but you’ll find plenty of mid and short boots, as well as clogs and kickin’ booties. (Photo above and below courtesy of BOGS).
BOGS recommends sizing up if you’re a half size, so I opted for an 11. The boots offer great support and feel like the right length, with enough space so that I’m not hitting the end of the toe box.
At first I feared that my feet looked huge in these shoes. I’ve come to appreciate that the boot is just a roomier fit that I’m used to.
Overall, I love the look and feel of these boots, so I’ll be wearing them a lot as winter gives way to spring. I can’t help peering at the garden near my office in hopes of a crocus. I’ve been thinking about e e cummings’ poem “In Just-” which presents a world that’s “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.”
In my BOGS, I romp across lingering snow patches, muddy lawns, and puddles without fear, and in style.