When winter comes, I am most sad about the fact that I can't ride my bike to work, and that I have to walk. Rather, trudge. Winter where I live does not look pretty and bucolic, as in the J. Crew catalogue picture below. Last week we had a rain-snow combination, and while walking the 4 kilometers to work, stepping through half-foot-deep slush puddles, my feet got completely soaked. I was miserable, and I cursed winter weather.
Luckily for me, Geoff works from home, and is a sweetheart besides. He took a break, picked up a pair of Sorel Caribou boots in buff, and brought them to me on the streetcar. I have been wearing them almost every day, and have never again had cold feet.
I have often thought that these boots would look perfect with a wardrobe full of Built By Wendy, and I am sure that Wendy Mullin is often inspired by Canadiana. Sorel was created in the 1950s by A. R. Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario, making these boots as traditionally Canadian as they come (although they are no longer actually manufactured in Canada). I love them!