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Bring on the Bad Weather

Happy feet make for a good day. And good design makes me happy. I believe it makes everyone happy, just some people know it and others use well-designed objects and don't realize why they like them better. Now that winter is upon us, it's especially time for bad weather gear. The boots below are all gorgeous, high style footwear that also happens to be weather or waterproof.

Gorgeous Weatherproof Boots

Weatherproof Boots by L to R, Stuart Weitzman, Aquatalia by Marvin K, Brilliant 

I own the boots at left, purchased at a very good sale price from Gotham City Online. I also own a pair by Brilliant, the maker of the boots on the far right. Both have held up amazingly in bad weather. The Brilliant line is specifically made for snow and is more casual and less expensive than the other two examples in terms of quality and style. Although all these examples are suede, they are not delicate to wear (they look it, though) and are warm and toasty. It's a thrill to have nice footwear on snowy days when you sometimes think you'll have to put boxes on your feet. The chic pair at left, by Stuart Weitzman, well known for his rain-proof line, has held up perfectly. I was afraid to get them soaked but got caught in a torrential downpour and they look unworn and kept my feet dry. Aquatalia is a line made to be good-looking and resistant to bad weather; they hold up. These boots are not cheap (approximately $150 – $450 range) but are worth buying instead of a couple of other pairs, as you can wear them more and longer and continue to look and feel great. You can also find great deals online if you hunt. Sudini is another maker that offers a similar nice product in the less expensive price range. Now, if these great designers and manufacturers would just go full-speed ahead and make this footwear in brilliant colors, the world would be an even better place.  

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