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Winter is always difficult to weather. From the blustery temperatures and snowstorms to sleet and slush, you have to have the proper equipment and outdoor gear to take on the elements and stay comfortable.
As someone who isn't fond of Canadian winters, I can usually be found from the months of November to April bundled up under a pile of blankets with a '90s sitcom on repeat. However, after almost a year in lockdown due to COVID-19, my one respite from the humdrum of life at home has been to head outside for a daily walk and some fresh air with my dogs.
Aside from layering sweaters, gloves, hats and scarves as armour against the elements, the key to staying warm this winter has definitely been my winter boots, Women's Slopeside Village™ Omni-Heat™ High Boot by Columbia. Whether you're a seasoned snow bunny or simply looking to pass as one during the winter months, Columbia's Slopeside Village boots deserve to be the staple of any winter wardrobe.
These versatile waterproof boots are not only stylish with their slouch design and faux fur lining, but they're practical thanks to Columbia's Techlite midsole cushioning and Omni-grip high traction rubber sole that makes every step incredibly comfortable. I've worn my boots with and without socks and found that my feet stayed toasty warm thanks to their insulation and Omni-Heat reflective lining, a high performance fabric that helps retain body heat.
While the Slopeside Village boots are great for wearing day-to-day through the city or around the neighbourhood, I had to learn how to tie them to prevent any snow from falling into the top of my boots whenever I ventured into the snow. The trick is to tie them almost like skates and cross your laces through each loop at the front and the back of the boot and then tie them off at the back of the boot rather than the front of the boot. It takes a little practice - but once you figure it out it's easy to just loosen them up, slip them on and then tighten them back up without having to undo the laces.
If you're on the hunt for a pair of quality winter boots that are both comfortable and stylish - now's the perfect chance to buy. You can save more than 40% on shoes and apparel - including the Slope Village Omni Heat boots during Columbia's winter sale.
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