Tribute's Top 3 Winter Footwear picks of 2016/2017
Winter comes early in Nelson, at least in spirit. As the leaves begin to drop our excitement for snowboard season rises - and our little mountain town starts getting ready to shred.
If you grew up in the Kootenays then you probably remember that this was the time of year when mom & dad pulled your one-piece snowsuit out of it’s mothball hibernation… along with your big-ass rubber Sorel boots. If you remember this, then you’ll also remember the fight you had with your parents when you hit puberty and rebelled against winter footwear in the name of style - opting instead to freeze your feet in soggy skate shoes.
Thankfully, it’s 2016, and you no longer have to choose between style & function when it comes to winter footwear. We've stocked our shop with warm, weather resistant winter footwear that (actually) looks rad.
Chuck Taylor All Star | X-Hi Tekoa Boot
Why We Love It: These boots are warm, waterproof, slushproof, durable and are styled to wear on a daily basis.
The Deets: Higher foxing and rugged outsole give the boot tough grip and durability. The classic Converse eyelet vents are sealed to keep your feet dry. The inner booty is designed to keep your feet warm, and your toes toasty.
Chuck Taylor All Star | High-Rise Boot Leather + Fur
Why We Love It: These boots are fur lined for warmth, slushproof and easy to slip on with their custom heal zipper. Plus, they look ridiculously rad.
The Deets: Extra high profile, rugged sole and faux fur lining makes these boots warm and wearable.
Adidas | Jake 2.0 Boot
Why We Love It: These boots are basically a winter hiking boot that you can also rock everyday. You can trek kootenay mountains, hike from Baker to Uphill on ice, and plow off your truck to get to the hill in these super-soled & waterproof boots.
The Deets: Designed in collaboration with pro boarder Jake Blauvelt, these boots are built for tough mountain terrain. D-ring eyelets and speed hooks with cord laces and a highly durable leather upper and rubber outsole - you'll be warm and surefooted all winter long.