As a Montrealer, I’m pretty used to unpredictable weather — snow today, sunshine tomorrow, cold snap to freeze everything up, sure, why not. Generally, I buy a new pair of boots every winter because, as an avid transit user, I walk everywhere and my boots ineveitable keep breaking at one place or another.
Oddly enough, this year I did not see snowfall once. Montreal had only two major snowfalls and I spent the first one In Europe and the second in the Dominican. Unfortunately, this meant that I didn’t buy a new pair of boot in 2011-2012. When the rain started up in mid-April I was completely unprepared and was forced to walk to school in shoes that were entirely soaked through by the time I arrived. I spent the whole class thinking about it and ultimately bit the bullet on the way home. I decided to stop buying cheap $30 pairs of boots and get myself a pair of Hunter boots.
Best $178 I ever spent! Granted, had I not been so cheap I could have picked them up in London for $126 but that’s neither here nor there. I wake up now and look out of the window hoping for rain just so that I can pull on my wooly socks and slide these boots on. I love them and my feet stay dry and I that makes me so happy it’s unbelievable.
Aside from being entirely practical, boots go with everything. I can wear these with tights, skinny jeans, regular jeans, sweatpants — I might even go so far as to say that I could probably pull these off with a skirt/dress. Hunter boots are the fashionable boot right now and, if you’re wearing them and look relatively put together, no one cares what else you’re wearing.
Related: Princess Diana wore Hunter boots but Kate Middleton has ditched them in favour of pricier Le Chameau boots. Do you think that Hunter boots can hold on with Kate’s blatant rejection?