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Ski Trip - Best Mountain Boot this winter

Recently I went on a trip to Mammouth Mountain (separate blog post soon to come), for the first time this season. I loved how beautiful the mountain is and how much snow they had especially in November. The one thing I really needed though was a warm pair of boots. I then did some investigating into what makes for a warm and fashionable winter mountain boot. See below for what I found about my new favorite boot - the Sorel Women's Joan of Artic boot. I love the color and the price at $170 - an affordable investment. I alway think about purchases as investments...meaning what am I investing in? Here I know that with this boot I am investing something that will keep me dry/warm and looking cute on the mountain. When I am skiing I want to look like somewhat feminine while being sporty. Just because I may be a tomboy doesn't mean I need to let go of femininity all together.

1. Get a great snow boot - Sorel Women's Joan Of Arctic Boot 

This book is super cute with the faux fur trim and it is warm! Netaporter describes it as:
"the ultimate in cold-weather footwear. Designed to withstand temperatures of up to -32°C, this cozy faux fur-trimmed pair has a waterproof suede and leather upper and a removable felted inner boot for extra warmth. The handcrafted vulcanized rubber sole provides slip-free traction on every terrain."
Some great things about this boot:
  • They run a little roomy to keep you warmer - allowing you to wear a roomier sock and also the possibility to add toe warmers after skiing. The toe and hand-warmers need to have air in order to work most efficiently - if your boots are too tight the toe warmers may not work as well.
  • Side note tips for socks: Avoid cotton socks as they tend to retain moisture and will keep your feet colder. Go with wool socks which wick away moister. Avoid layering socks as you won't be able to get the best breathability and therefore your feet will get colder.
  • Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 11.5" from arch / 13" high from ground
  • Heel measures approximately 1"
  • Faux fur cuff
  • Removable, recyclable felt inner boot


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Unknown said...

"Oh, those look absolutely lovely! Are they really that comfortable? The price is actually ot that high and they do look worth considering, after all, you said it yourself ""Just because I may be a tomboy doesn't mean I need to let go of femininity all together."" :) Have you also tried other models so far? Here is a great guide that also includes reviews of some of the best models ont he market, for an affordable price. You can check it out here:

Unknown said...

New advances in mountaineering boots by companies such as Scarpa and La Sportiva have produced boots that are warmer and drier than ever. This reduces the risks that climbers face of getting frostbite on their toes when climbing high peaks

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