There are a few different survival skills you pick up living in Toronto through the winter. While we are avid fans of spending the night curled up in a warm blanket with a great book, we also don’t think a silly thing like winter weather should stand in the way of you and your plans to go out! That’s why we believe in mastering the art of dressing to stay dry and warm so that you can spend more time outside of your home, truly enjoying our wonderful northern winters!
A key part of surviving a winter like the ones we get up here is proper attire: if you don’t dress the part, you’re not gonna make it in these parts! They say that we humans gain/lose most of our body heat through our extremities – that is, our heads, hands, and feet – so, keeping those parts warm is rule number one for making the most of these cold months!
We’ve shared some of our favourite outerwear looks for men before, so today we’re adding to the list some wise and wonderful footwear choices for snowy, wet northern winters.
Sorel is a no-brainer in the winter footwear world. Built for a range of temperatures and in lots of different styles, chances are there is a Sorel that will fit your lifestyle perfectly. We like the classic, rugged look as much as we like the waterproof construction.
2. Tretorn Abisko
Tretorn has been making great boots inspired by the Swedish climate and landscape since 1891. From sneakers to rain boots to waterproof leather winter boots, they have produced a wonderful marriage of practicality and design.
3. The North Face Ballard 6”
You might know North Face more for their waterproof rain or winter jackets, but don’t doubt that their shoes are just as winter-ready as their outerwear. The Ballard 6” Camel Browns are some of the nicest waterproof, but not-your-typical-snow-boot boots we’ve come across this year!
This Australian brand has been around a long time – since 1870, to be exact. So, there must be something pretty durable about them, right? Glance around the streets of Toronto and you’ll see plenty of Blundstones, especially now that they have a boot fit for our winters. “The Winter” is a classic Blundstone boot with a northern twist and its sheepskin sole makes it oh so cozy.
There you have it! Our four top picks for staying active and staying outdoors during the cold seasons we spend a lot of time in, here in the Greater Toronto Area! We hope it inspires you to make the most of what remains of winter, even as much as we are looking forward to spring.
Hey, Torontonians! If you got a little ambitious and tried to wear your Uggs out in the snow, we can clean your Uggs and get them ready for those cold, but dry, days!