Thursday, 24 January 2013

Slipping over on the ice is snow joke

When it comes to potentially slipping over on the ice, it's snow joke. For years I have had a beaten up old pair of trainers that appear whenever the white fluffy stuff does. They are big. They are clumpy. And they cut the backs of my feet to shreds. They look like they mean business with their sturdy get up and grippy looking soles, but they can't grip for s**t. The other day something clicked. I looked around and realised the old folk were moving about on the icy surfaces faster than I was. Even the ones with walking sticks. And I know some say no pain no gain but this was ridiculous. I was in pain and I certainly wasn't gaining anything. Definitely not speed - at best I was probably doing about a quarter of a mile an hour on foot. If that.

So after work I went to hunt down a replacement pair and I knew just the place to go:



I know that those puffy snow boots that give you cankles would have been a slightly cheaper alternative, but I wanted something that I could wear at other times of the year too. And yes, I could've got some Timberland dupes, but I've seen how the backs can fall apart. I'm hoping that by getting the real deal, they'll be an investment that will last me for years. Do me proud, Timberlands!

I took them out on their first outing today and they were an absolute dream on slushy, slippery surfaces. Snail pace Lucy is no more! I'm already thinking ahead to my next Timberland purchase. I love their other boots they do but they'd sold out in my size when I went the other day :( So far I've been styling them with loose fit boyfriend jeans but I've been scouring LookBook and WeHeartIt for inspiration:


What shoes do you wear when it snows?
I'm sure you lovely lot are all a lot more graceful on the ice than I am!


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11 comments:

  1. I have me some big calf high boots with studs on I got from Priamrk that I've been pretty much living in as it's about the only thing that will keep my feet warm. The pink Timberlands are actually really cute... ok now I want some. Hope they keep your tootsies warm!

    x

    thesparklypanda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh nice, Primark do some really nice shoes. I was thinking of getting the Doc Martens dupes that Primark do but they'd all sold out in my size :( Think everyone was panic buying boots, knitwear and thick socks at the first sight of snow! x x

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  2. These are so nice- I hope they stop your feet from hurting in the snow! I usually wear my converse or when its really bag my padded Keds hi tops
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Daniella! :) Are converse and Keds ok on the ice? I'll bear in mind! x x

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  3. Great Haul! Amazing Shoes :)
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses

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  4. I've nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog! x

    thesparklypanda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awww thanks lovely! I'm just about to check it out x x

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  5. I don't wear any shoes in the snow because I REFUSE to go out in it haha. These look so cool though, I love when Rita Ora wears hers xxx

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    1. I don't blame you! AGREE... ASOS once did a photo shoot with her in them and I've been after a pair ever since x x

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  6. i love this! congrats on your new shoes!! i love love them especially paired w/ really feminine clothes the contrast is so nice :) i live in uggs during the snow season haha.. i know they're horrible but they're so comfortable i can't help it haha

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    1. Oh they must be so warm with the fleecy lining? I don't own a pair but I've tried them on before and they're so soft and cosy! x x

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