If you’ve endured the long, unpredictable winter months before, you know that the snowy season poses the ultimate style conundrum: You’re either tiptoeing over slushy mounds in impractical footwear or suiting up in ultra-sensible boots designed without a lick of sartorial sophistication. It’s the wintertime dilemma that content creator and blogger Erica Shaw, who’s based in Waterloo, Ont., is all too familiar with. Being able to live in her signature cozy-chic style is a priority, but as a mom to two young sons with a bevy of outdoor activities on the agenda, compromising on function is also out of the question. “Winters in Canada are undeniably cold,” says Shaw. “So investing in quality pieces that keep you warm makes all the difference to how much you enjoy those six chilly months.”
This is where Italian footwear label GEOX completely changes the game. Designed with the brand’s pioneering Amphibiox technology, these sustainably made boots are both waterproof and totally breathable thanks to an extra-cushiony yet lightweight sole. Best yet, the boots offer next-level insulation and comfort, ideal for wintry plans of every kind.
After test-driving her first pair of Amphibiox-powered GEOX boots in real-world conditions, Shaw was a total convert. “I wore my KAULA B ABX style boots for the first time to watch my boys play hockey at the arena, and my feet were still warm by the end of the game—that never happens!” she says.
The secret is in the optimal microclimate that’s created within the boot, which keeps your feet dry and naturally airy whether you’re heading to the local hill, taking to the frosty city streets or road-tripping to a cabin up north. And because warmth is of the utmost priority during the season, a thermal lining that defends against even the harshest temps completes the 360-degree protection from whatever our Canadian winter throws at you.
Ultimately, though, a pair of dependable, ultra-insulated boots must also possess style versatility. The modern silhouettes, luxe materials and sleek lines of GEOX’s all-weather winter boots are perfectly in sync with the off-duty “cozy neutrals” in Shaw’s closet. “I’m a jeans-and-sweatshirt kinda mom most days, so I gravitate toward boots that will look good with denim,” she says. “The soft, earthy tones of my GEOX boots pair so well with skinny jeans and a puffer coat.”
The truth is, investing in a pair of waterproof—and on-trend—boots, like the ones from GEOX, makes winter all the more manageable and, dare we say, even enjoyable. As Shaw puts it, “Life’s too short to have cold feet.” Hear, hear!
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