Women's Function Snow Boots
Great Sport Boot
I bought these for a spring break skiing trip. They are comfortable and waterproof. Kept my feet warm and dry. They are not fashion boots but a good boot for outside activities in snow or cold. Can't go wrong with the sale price. Buy for next season.
May 6, 2013
Kept my feet dry, lightweight
I wore these all weekend in the snow, for several hours, and my feet stayed warm and dry. (Under them I wore a pair of cotton/nylon blend gold toe men's sport socks.) I have wide feet, and these boots are lightweight and comfortable. I wore these boots over the lands end snow pants (I tucked the snow pants into the boots) and the top cord kept snow out. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is when I tried wearing them under my snow pants the top cord rubbed against my bare leg and annoyed me.
May 5, 2013
Very light and kept my feet warm and dry
Maybe my snow wasn't wet and slushy enough for a true waterproof test but I wore these for two hours while shoveling over 18" off my car and driveway and my feet stayed toasty and dry. I usually wear a size 8 and ordered a half size up to 8 1/2 and that size was fine with both thin and thick socks. The boots are a bit tough to pull on but I would still recommend them.
April 15, 2013
Good buy for the money. LIghtweight as promised.
I bought these boots as part of the year end sale. They are a replacement for the Unisex Trello Boot that I had bought over 5 years ago. I wanted lightweight boots that are similar to those boots, and these totally fit that bill. They are a little narrower than those boots, but still ok for me with a medium thick sock. I got a size 9.5, a half size up (my street shoe size is either a 8.5W or 9), and this length is good. (My Trello boot was a 9, and I loved it. Good friend for 5+ years. Wished they lasted forever. Oh well.) Please note: I just got these today. And this is my feeling out of the box. Yes, they do make crinkling sounds out of the box, but the Trello boots did too, and eventually those sounds go away. Since spring is here, I likely won't have a chance to try them in the snow to see how water resistant they are, but I would assume that spraying them with waterproofing spray might add an extra layer of protection (I did that with my Trello boots in the later years, since they fit me so well and I was reluctant to buy new ones). I got the black (I live in NYC, and the streets are dirty and everything eventually gets a grey coating, even my summer shoes) and this is a nice color too. I am really looking forward to trying these out in the winter. I just wanted to post this now, in case anyone is on the fence about this year end buy. Hopefully my opinion will help bring you to decision. :)
April 13, 2013
I've waisted time and money on a "snow boot" that isn't water proof. Our first day of sledding ended with frozen soaking wet feet.
It is misrepresentaion of your product to advertise a "snow boot" that is not functional in the snow.
March 27, 2013
Looks great but not very functional in winter weather
I loved the colour of these boots and bought them to wear with the matching jacket, but the first time wearing them (after a snowstorm with about 8" of snow on the ground) had slightly wet feet ... thought at the time that maybe it was snow going down the top and ignored it and kept wearing them since we had mostly dry weather.
Unfortunately we just had another "wet snow" storm and walked out this morning into about 5" of wet, slushy snow & water on the ground ... and my feet were wet before I finished cleaning off the car. Water coming in both boots around the stitching & edge of the sole, then had to walk from my work parking to office and got completely soaked both feet.
It's a disappointment because I love the colour & style and have had lots of compliments, but there's no point in keeping something that won't keep my feet dry. If we didn't get a lot of snow I might keep them because they are very comfortable to walk in, but our weather is all over the place. Such a shame, will be returning them this week.
February 27, 2013
These boots leak!
When I first received these boots I thought they were ideal for what I wanted them for- namely to wear while snowshoeing. Initially it seemed this was the case- but as soon as the snow became soft, slightly wet or slushy these boots leaked from the bottom big time. The water seems to be coming right through the sole- not where the sole and upper meet as I might have expected. I was quite disappointed in this product. I have been a Land's End customer for over twenty years but this makes me think twice about ordering anything else.
February 27, 2013
Comfortable as slippers over long distances
These boots were perfect for what I was looking for. I bought them for a winter trip to England with temperatures right around freezing and light snow. We walked almost 10 miles a day for a week. Others in tennis shoes complained of sore feet while mine never hurt. The boots kept my feet warm and comfortable and I like the look, too. They fit comfortably under boot cut jeans, but could have been worn over skinny jeans. I would highly recommend these. I am usually a size 9 (on rare occasions a size 8.5) and the size 9 was fine with light and thick socks (mostly I used light socks and my feet were plenty warm).
February 27, 2013
Really nice boots but bungee cord broke
I really like these boots and was very disappointed when a bungee cord broke after wearing for a week, therefore I have to return them.
I found them very light and warm and received compliments on them.
I do think they leaked a bit in the toe area, but I somehow have this issue with other boots as well (maybe my toes leak).
Another reviewer said the cord is there for looks but this is not true - they definitely work (when they are intact that is)!
February 23, 2013
Warm, but not watertight
- Traction is pretty good, even over ice
- Quite warm. These boots got me through multiple days of below 10 degrees F weather with nary a cold toe
- The red color is very bright and cheery
- My pair does not play nice with water. About 1 month after purchase, I went wading through about 1 1/2 inches of slush and melt water to shovel and felt liquid immediately start seeping in. Very disappointed in this aspect--my winter boots get a lot of wear through slush and wet.
- Upon closer inspection, I can see where the boot is apparently glued to the sole, which I suspect is where the water seeps in.
The only reason I haven't sent them back yet is that I still need boots for the cold. Once I find a replacement, I'll likely return them. It's a shame, as these are otherwise nice boots.
February 13, 2013