Cold Weather Boots and Booties: Why We Love Them & 3 Tips To Wear Them

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Did you know that your feet are one of, if not, the most important parts of your body when it comes to temperature regulation? So of course, it’s important to take extra care of what footwear you choose to keep your feet warm. But wait…doesn’t that mean clunky snow boots and copious amounts of rubber bits everywhere? Well, it can’t be denied that “practical” is important. And you certainly don’t want your toes to match your cool winter color choices on the rest of your outfit. With the cold season, thankfully, comes a flood of great boots and booties to keep your feet warm while looking as magical as the holidays. Absolutely no winter outfit is complete without a cute pair of winter boots or booties. Here are a few great tips to help you make the best choice to keep your feet warm, while also looking great to boot!


1. Toe to Toe: Know the Difference

The first thing to know when going into this is to tread lightly and take the careful steps to make sure you get a leg up in the footwear competition. Foot puns aside, let’s start with understanding the difference between boots and booties. Boots are, of course, the large contenders. They stand taller, most of them running knee length, or in some cases up to the thigh. They’ll offer the most protection coverage wise, but at the same time, offer less mobility. This area is where you’ll find your bulkier, yet more weather-ready options when it comes to winter outfit ideas. Add -ies to the end, and you’ve got their cuter, lighter cousins. These certainly offer a daintier appearance and will certainly be able to navigate around a bit more easily than their larger counterparts. This, however, is at the cost of overall protection and warmth. Understanding these differences is the first step to getting your foot in the door.


2. A Little Heeling, A Big Step 

A crucial step in picking the right pair of boot/booties is looking at the heel. This is going to be the main source of support, and drastically affect how you carry yourself through those cold nights out. You need to consider how high you want to be lifted off the ground. The height of your heel is going to determine how your posture behaves, as well as the amount of pressure you’ll be feeling as you walk. Each choice will be comfortable, sure, but depending on whether you opt for a slight elevation, to a flat sole, all the way up to our 3.5 inch options, will make all the difference. Be sure to keep this in consideration before you hit the ground running!

3. Sole-ful Styling

What about the rest of the outfit? People often say that the shoe makes the outfit, so it’s important to get the groundwork done before, well, hitting the ground! With a wide array of colors, patterns, textures, heel styles, and so on, there is no shortage of versatility when it comes to our selection of cold weather footwear. Each pair of boots or booties from our selection will be sure to pair with any of your best choices. We’ve got boots for jeans, boots for dresses, boots for skirts, and boots to even go for those puffy jackets with the faux fur lining. You’ll be sure to keep company on their toes with the amount of variation you’ll have at your disposal. Be sure to keep these tips in mind as you go through the selection at The Mint Julep Boutique | November 2021 on Web Content | Trello