For a few years now I’ve been meaning to get myself a pair of warm winter rubber boots. Each year I contemplate it and never know what I should get. Before you know it, winter sneaks up on me and I am not prepared for those big storms we get in the Rocky Mountains. This year was the year to change that when I set my eyes on the Sperry Ice Bay Tall Boot.
Being a Topsiders fan since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Sperry shoes. Since I live in the mountains there are not many occasions for the boat shoes of my East Coast upbringing. I finally retired my last pair of Sperrys about four years ago when there was not much left to them. Not only did the Sperry Ice Bay solve my winter boot dilemma, it returned my feet to the comfort of a trusted brand.
The Ice Bay Tall boots seem to fit true to size. I am a size 10 and there is a little extra room, but not so much that I would downsize. I anticipate having to fill the extra space with a thicker sock on those subzero days.
The 200g Thinsulate insulation and Australian Sheep liner make the Ice Bay feel like a warm cloud every time they grace my feet. There have been a few snowstorms this fall to test them. I was walking up our yard after a recent snowstorm and was a little leery to place my trust in the footing. The sole had great grip on the icy spots and then the mud when the snow started to melt. Cleaning them was easy with a quick rinse.
Thus far I am extremely happy with my choice with the Sperry Ice Bay Tall Boots in olive. The construction is sturdy, and they are perfect for our long Colorado winters. On top of all of that, they are a very stylish pair of boots. The tan leather and olive canvas upper have all the look I have come to expect from my many years wearing Sperry.
sperry.com – $159.95