Finding the best winter boot to fit all your needs can be a bit tricky. Since it's winter, there are really so many variables that come into play. Your need boots rugged enough to handle all the conditions including snow and ice all while keeping your feet toasty and warm in the freezing cold. Combating those conditions can sometimes result in a boot that feels bulky and looks a bit like something out of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back. Great movie, but you just can't have that, especially if you plan to be chilling at a bar for après ski. With that in mind, you'll also want boots so comfy that you won't mind slipping on your sore feet and stylish enough to make the ski bums and bunnies pom pom hats spin. Here's three winter boots that check off all those categories making them All About Après approved.
Scarpa Primitive $229
Let's face it, Italians know a thing or two about style. With the Primitive's they draw on days of old when ski boots actually had laces. Sure skiing was a bit tougher then but at least you looked good doing it. I wouldn't suggest skiing in these but, the classic style still looks darn good and they've added a flare of the modern. With a sturdy Vibram outsole the Primitive's will carry you from your car to the bar and back in style. Pair with our "APRÈS THE ST. BERNARD" t-shirt because nothing says European style like a St. Bernard.
Forsake Men's Banks $124.95
Solidly constructed with waterproof upper made of heavy-duty ripstop nylon and full grain leather, there is no doubt that these are built to last. This durable construction combined with its looks kind of remind me of my old skateboarding shoes and I totally dig it. Beyond that, the Banks is comfortable to the point that you won't want to take them off making them a winter shoe that is ideal for après ski and beyond. Pair with our ALL ABOUT APRÈS SIGNATURE SNAPBACK. The flat brim look works well with the skate shoe style.
Glerups Low Boot $125
Although a unisex shoe, this one is definitely more for the ladies who will love their slip on après all day kind of style. Made with 100% wool blend and a natural rubber sole, this shoe is surprisingly good in the elements. It also happens to be incredibly comfortable and warm on your bare feet making it ideal for hot chocolates by the fire or hot toddy's by the bar. Pair with our SIGNATURE CREW NECK FLEECE which will keep you cozy and warm just like this shoe.
No matter what boot you go with this winter for your après ski adventures, they all pair really well with the gear from our après ski clothing line. So go ahead and treat yourself you deserve it.