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This fall, Canada Goose – the luxury clothing brand known for its iconic (and super comfy) winter coats – launched boots for the first time. With two styles – the Snow Mantra boot and the Journey boot – the company has you covered for all your winter trips. I recently put the Journey Boot, a versatile, performance hiking shoe to the test in the snow-capped mountains of Canada and the icy streets of New York. Here’s why these boots are my new favorite winter basic.
Growing up in South Carolina, I never really understood the need for sturdy, winter-resistant boots. Our winter days rarely lingered below freezing, and snow was an exciting and short-lived event that happened maybe once or twice a year. Of course, it only takes a poorly equipped trip (in my case to Iceland in February without snow boots) to realize the importance of good footwear. This winter I tested the new Canada Goose Journey Boot on a ski trip to Quebec and throughout my daily life in New York City, and now they are a winter staple.
Forty experts – from scientists to athletes – tested the waders on a variety of terrains for six months, so they had all the details you expect from Canada Goose, including durable Terracare leather, a waterproof barrier to keep your feet up. dry and a tread inspired by the Canadian maple leaf with excellent grip. According to the Canada Goose Thermal Experience Index, the boots are ideal for temperatures between five and 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This season the shoes come with a limited edition Canada Goose hard case, adding an extra cool and luxurious touch to the next level boots.
With a design inspired by classic alpine hiking boots and features that provide comfort and warmth whether you are walking in the snow on a mountain sidewalk or in the city, the Journey boot is super versatile. I have always found the hiking boots to be uncomfortable and honestly not very stylish, but they were comfortable from the first time they were worn and looked great whether I was taking a winter hike or enjoying an après ski drink. The boots are pricey, at $ 750, but I know I will continue to wear them season after season on ski trips, snow hikes, cold weather walks, etc.