As the chilly days of autumn seem to be settling over Würzburg, I’m reminded that for the first time in six years I will soon be experiencing several months of a “real winter.” I say “real winter” because Edinburgh doesn’t exactly have seasons; it’s pretty much just chilly and rainy year-round, with winter being only a little colder and more blustery than the rest of the year. Snow was rare, and if it did fall, it usually melted relatively quickly. Würzburg, on the other hand, will have a genuinely freezing cold winter with quite a bit of snow, as I understand it. And this means I need to be prepared.
Although I’m not looking forward to trudging my way through snow and ice, I am (per usual) having fun with the shopping necessary to kit me out so I can cope. My decision, however, on exactly which winter boots to get is becoming a difficult one.
Option no. 1:
I’ve had my eyes on these puppies from LL Bean from way back in December of last year. The Mr. thinks they look ridiculous and says “you’ll be the only person in Germany wearing them, no question about that.” (He says this like it’s a bad thing. I love originality!) I’ve assured him that as strange as they may look to his German eyes, they are an American classic and no doubt warm and practical to boot (ha ha). I didn’t order them at the time because the waiting period for a pair was 6 weeks, I think, and we had to fly back before then. I never forgot about them, however….
Option no. 2:
Click on this link to have a look. We found these on a German shoe website yesterday, and I have to admit they are rather fetching. The Mr. likes them, too. They look like they would be warm as I think there’s some sort of a fleecy lining, and the sole seems solid and looks like it would have good traction.
Option no. 3:
What can I say about these other than fun, fun, fun! When I was eight or so, I had a knock-off pair of silver Moonboots. I adored them. At some point I outgrew them, but they’re one of the few pieces of clothing I remember from my childhood. Recently, I was elated to discover that THEY STILL MAKE THEM! And in a million varieties! I think my favorite is still the Silver Delux, however, a throwback to my childhood roots, er, boots.
What’s your vote? What do you think I should be wearing when I conquer the fierce Würzburg winter?