Blah. It’s been rainy and not too cold, but cold enough, the last several days. I really haven’t even gone anywhere besides the post office and Pure Barre either, I’ve been rather busy with work/SLOWRE. But I mentioned a long time ago that I was going to get a pair of LL Bean Boots to wear in wet weather, and never did an update. Here it is: they didn’t work.
I don’t have ankles. Cankles is what they’re called I think? So I really can’t wear boots that come up very high at all. And yes, I ordered the 6″ version. I was very disappointed. But what can I do? So I can’t wear boots. Big deal. (I can wear, and love my Rag & Bone Aston booties, which are very short, and fit me beautifully. I hope they last forever, because I have not idea if I’ll ever be able to find a suitable substitute!)
After I gave up on the bean boots, and rain boots in general, because I wasn’t going to buy another brand (L.L. Bean still makes their boots by hand, in Maine), I decided to give the moccs a try and see if they would work for me. First, I ordered a size 7, which is a size down from my normal size, and they were HUGE. I exchanged them for a size 6 and they are much better. I wear thicker smartwool socks with them and they’re comfortable, although my toes got very cold yesterday while we were out for only 20 minutes. Which is why I wear my Ugg boots when I go outside in below-50 degree weather.
But, I refuse to buy more Ugg boots, or any shoes with shearling in them anymore, or shearling liners. I don’t know why I ever thought it was okay to buy shearling when I wouldn’t buy fur. It’s not okay with me anymore. I will wear what I have, and hopefully they’ll last me for many more years (my Ugg boots are already 3 years old), but I won’t buy any new shearling. Shame, because that’s really the only thing that keeps my feet warm in the winter.
Anyway, the moccs are great for wearing in light rain, and walking in puddles/mud after rain, but they’re not going to be suitable for heavy rain. But Dagny won’t go out in heavy rain anyway, and neither will I LOL. I won’t have to replace them for a very long time (ever?), so they were a great investment; well worth having.