I’ll never forget the year that Uggs first became popular, also known as the year that everyone on campus started to look like the science school had cloned humans. Maybe you remember the trend from bottom to top: It started with the tan (salt-stained) Uggs, and the black leggings, and the oversized shirt-dress. Just thinking about it makes me shudder. After spending many winters with snow stuffed sneakers resisting the Ugg-ly movement, it’s time to praise a boot that dared to be different.
This must be the first winter boot I’ve seen that doesn’t look like the offspring of the Ugg, not even it’s second cousin twice removed. The Women’s Bayshore Tall Boot from Sperry Top-Sider is from another family entirely. (Yup! Sperry’s aren’t just for East Coast LAX boys anymore!) If you don’t want to keep confusing your boots with your roommate’s on the way out the door, you definitely need these.
The genius behind these boots is that THEY LACE UP. Who would have thought that not every person’s calf is one-size fits all when it comes to boots? Well Sperry Top-Sider thought of it. Nothing is worse then buying a pair of boots just to realize you have to buy a bunch of new skinny-leg jeans just to fit them in your boots, and the only thing worse than that is soaking-wet jeans because your campus refuses to shovel properly. And when you see that set of stairs that’s still caked with snow 3 days after a snowstorm, you can skip down them confidently with the awesome tracking on these bad boys. These will save you a lot of butt-bruises, broken laptops and humiliation- trust me.
The black is definitely my favorite, and the trimming of fur on the top is a nice touch instead of knowing you have a bunch hidden inside your boot that no one can actually see. And no worries, animal lovers – the genuine shearling is made from pelt, which means the fur is simply shaved from the sheep. No harm done!
All around, we have the ideal winter boot here. It’s different, fashionable, warm and animal friendly. Grab a pair and save your toes and jeans from the inadequacies of winter campus clean up. Prove to those science kids that just because you can clone the sheep to make the boots doesn’t mean they all have to look the same!
Likey? Want a pair? You’re in luck because we’re giving away one pair of Bayshore boots to one frozen-toed CollegeCandy reader! Tell us in the comments section below why you need, need, need some new boots and they could be yours. The catch: entries must be in Haiku format. Why? Because they’re fun. And we value creativity. And we want to see if you remember anything from Language Arts in elementary school.
We’ll randomly draw a winner on Monday, December 13th, 2010, and announce it on Facebook at 4pm EST. Good luck and may be the warm feet be with you!
Open to U.S. residents only.