Wednesday, March 5, 2014

THE. BEST. WINTER. BOOTS. EVER.

A few weeks ago, I featured a pair of ankle boots I had recently purchased, and while I do like them, this is more my speed…

Some background: Those close to me know what I don’t leave the house for much these days. It has to be something big, like taking one of the kids to the doctor or, say, fetching bottled water and batteries because the world is coming to an end. But the prospect of a trip to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx will send me searching for the car keys every single time.

A few months ago, my mom, the kids, and I made a pit stop at a Marshall’s, and as I’m strapping Kennedy’s baby carrier onto the cart, I see the boots pictured above.

I didn’t know anything about them – i.e. who made them, how much they cost – but I knew I needed them.

Now.

Come to find, they are by a company named Bogs, which makes super durable, super reliable outdoor wear.

But I didn’t know all that at the time.

All I knew was that the rain boots I had at home were a b*tch to get off, so I needed an upgrade.

I exert so much energy pulling those suckers off that I swear I lose five pounds just trying. 

Anyway, these Bogs were perfect.

Well, they were $60, but they retail for $104. And it gets better: My mother purchased the boots for me as a Christmas gift, which I am extremely thankful for. Here’s more about the boots, from the Bogs Website:

Built with durable rubber to keep you dry and comfortable and to withstand the harshest conditions. Constructed with 7mm four way stretch Neo-Tech insulation. Comfort rated to -40˚F. Contour fit for maximum support and movement and a non-slip outsole to deliver excellent traction on any surface.

Now, I get that the style of these boots is quite rugged, a look not everybody is into.

But if my Bogs aren’t your cup of tea, don’t write the brand off just yet – Bogs come in a variety of shapes and fabrics.

Just look at a few of the ensembles I pulled off of Bogs’ Pinterest page: 
I wanted to write this post immediately upon buying these boots, but I decided to wait until I had worn them for a while in order to make a fair assessment.

And the verdict is in: These are, without a doubt, the best winter/rain boots I have ever owned.

Period.


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14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - now I visited their website and I MUST have a pair. They have all sorts of cute patterns. I don't own rain boots, but I am forever mucking about outside with the kids who wear THEIR rain boots. Do you get a commission if I buy some - if so, tell me where to click!

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    1. Hi, Susan! LOL Nope, sadly, no commission. I just wrote this post purely in the spirit of me spreading my Bog joy. Although, um...Bog people? If you're listening, please feel free to hook me up with another pair of Bogs for my son IF you are appreciative of this conversation Susan and I are having right now.)

      Okay, Susan, I'm back. These. Are. The. Bomb! I wore mine just today when I ran an errand with Scotty. I had actually just paid an arm and a leg for a very nice pair of oiled leather Uggs, and I haven't even worn them since I bought these Bogs. Buy them. You'll see...

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  2. Those look awesome. Thank goodness I'll never need a pair though. What's winter?

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    1. Alright, Lexa. Be easy now. Please don't rub it in...Would you believe it was snowing here TODAY. Snowing. Again! I have had it, Lexa. It's a good thing I found these Bogs. At the rate we're going, I'll need them in July. And not for rain, for hail. Double drat.

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  3. How cool!!! I wasn't so sure about these until I saw the great ensembles that were put together. Looks so cool and with all the insane weather we've been having... I'm definitely going to check out their website!

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    1. Hi! Yes, do check out their web site -- they have SO MANY different styles. I like rugged/preppy; that's simply the look I gravitate towards. But Bogs speak to a variety of fashionistas. Thank you for commenting!

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  4. Love the share Courtney!!! And the looks to go with the variety of styles all look so fab. Thanks again for share :)

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    1. My pleasure, Mari! Just doing my part to share the Bog Love. lol
      Thank you for commenting. :-)

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  5. I like how they styled the boots with those different outfits- very stylish. I'm not really into the rugged look but I may look into it.

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    1. Hi, Louida! And, ooooh, they are *so* comfortable, too! The cushioning inside my boots makes me feel like I'm wearing slippers. I'm not exaggerating here.

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  6. Love these boots! I have been wearing winter boots since the first sign of cold this winter. I just love the opportunity to wear shoes that keep my feet snug and warm - the more rugged, the better. These are absolutely a great pair and boots - and I look forward to tracking them down at my local Marshalls!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. Natasha, I am telling you, if you see these boots, grab them, and run -- do not walk -- to the nearest register. Again, I cannot say enough fantastic things about Bogs.

      They are the bee's knees. :-)

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Natasha! And triple THANK YOU for hosting TIUT!!!

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  7. They really do look durable!! I've worn through my share of winter boots over the years...

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    1. Rachel, I'm telling you, these boots are seriously the best I have ever worn. Period. It will take some serious hard core use to make these boots too shot to wear.

      I'll be reviewing a pair of BOG rain boots in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for that post!

      Thank you for not only reading -- but commenting! :-)

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