Something useful: a progression of Winter Boots

Years ago, dievca wore Uggs. They were toasty and warm, but perhaps didn’t have the best “look”. The  multi-colored zipper was interesting, though.

She moved on to a pair of shearling/suede high tops that were made in Turkey and “off brand”. They were amazing, until they finally disintegrated. She went on the quest for something similar and failed.

She found a pair of Ganni Masha Texas shearling Boots on eBay, but they were just that bit too small and not really warm, so she sold them.

Yes, the Canadian Cougar Pillow Boot are still in rotation and still amazing/useful, but dievca likes to have a lower profile boot in rotation for easy slip-on, without the red interior.

Which brings us to the surprise boot. Something dievca bought for $99 at an end-of-season sale, last Spring. The move was a desperate attempt to replace those shearling high tops. These boots sat in her closet all Summer and she was going to sell them because she thought they looked “clunky”, until a  cold day called for a quick slip-on with a low profile.

The Technica Monaco Shearling Moon Boot have become a staple and the compliments received have been in large numbers. It’s crazy. All because of a spontaneous buy of a sales item that dievca wasn’t sure about keeping:

If you are interested in a pair, they have them at MyTheresa, just click here. But, dievca hates to tell you…they are full price.  ($214)

Can you see the difference?

They were at the end. dievca was using duct tape to keep the insides from tearing more. she had them for 4+ years, wore them, loved them and was still making excuses about how they looked ok on the outside.

she ripped her heart out and could only give them to Goodwill.  she couldn’t bear to put them in the trash.


she didn’t think that Cougar made them anymore and they were her favorite.
dievca was wrong.

They do make them ~ $200.00

And they are $70 less at Yoox.

Here’s the question:
Blackout or Classic Pillow?

Winter Boots

In the past, dievca has lurked on eBay looking for a pair of vintage après-ski Winter boots and a Dale of Norway Sweater. she found the sweater (and sold it at a significant gain), but the closest she came to the boots were some falling apart faux fur ones…dievca turned her view towards these other boots as a stopgap.

oscar-fur-boots-fox fur brown

Oscar Fur Boots Fox Fur

Australia Luxe Collective Renegade Black

Australia Luxe Collective Renegade Black

Moon Boot Safari

Moon Boot Safari

Cougar the pillow boot

Cougar “the pillow boot” Black

Then all of a sudden in 2014…dievca ran into a brand of snow boots that are re-creating the ones she has desired for all those years. Expensive ($605), but lust-worthy…at least in dievca’s mind.penelope-chilvers-incredible

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Penelope Chilvers™ Incredible boots

J Crew’s description:

Mukluks for city dwellers—that’s how we’re thinking of these throwback winter booties from London-based designer Penelope Chilvers. They’re impossibly soft (thanks to a full shearling lining), covered in calf hair and trimmed with playful, multicolored piping. Best of all? A full rubber sole means even the slipperiest of subway staircases are fair game.

  • 1 1/4″ heel.
  • Calf hair upper.
  • Shearling lining.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Import.

What kind of Winter Boots are you wearing?