Q. I am writing on behalf of the women of Northern Climes who want a winter boot that really is warm and weatherproof and also stylish. No tall heels or flat slick soles because we walk on icy sidewalks and no thin leather because it isn't warm enough when you also have to wade through the snow that hasn't been shoveled or plowed. There are great winter clothes and beautiful coats, but where are the functional boots that aren't ugly? I hate carrying office shoes while I wear Sorrell's to commute--it's the winter equivalent of tennis shoes with business attire. I've considered some interesting quilted boots from Norway, but surely someone here must have a solution.
A. You're right, finding a pair of stylish snow boots can be a challenge. Aquatalia makes some beautiful weatherproof shoes, many of them with warm linings. Below are some options that fit the bill: chic, warm and waterproof. Several of the styles can be worn with your work attire, though we still suggest you switch to a pair of indoor shoes when you get to the office instead of wearing your slushy winter boots all day.