Winter Boots for the Young Professor

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Dear Manolo,

I am a young professor. My campus is hilly, the winters are brutal, and the laptop and books I lug to class are very heavy. Is there a pair of black winter boots out there for me? They have to withstand the long walks and the winter storms. They have to look good with black pants. And they should convey innate authority while subtly reminding the world that even professors can be super-fantastic.

Thank you,
No Corduroy Patches

Ayyyy, winter! Is it over yet?

It is no secret that the Manolo is the fan of the La Candadienne boots for the bad weather wearing, especially if one must maintain some level of decorum and professional appearance, even while tromping through the arctic tundra of the frozen northern campus.

And so the Manolo would recommend one of the following two boots as being suitable for his patchless friend.

Terry by La Canadienne    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is the Terry from the La Canadienne the retro-stylish, low-boot that is supposedly impervious to the elements. This is the sort of boot that one can wear profitably under the black-on-black urban chic pants.

If the Manolo’s friend were to broaden her wardrobe, with the addition of skirts and tights, the tall boot would be more appropriate.

Katrina from La Canadienne    Manolo Likes!  Click!

This is the Katrina from the La Canadienne, which like the Terry is reputedly weatherproof.

Of the course, the Manolo is assuming that his friend is employed at the place where the bulk of the snow is removed by the appropriate authorities, thus allowing her to wear the heels.

If it is otherwise, where the ice and snow accumulate until the first thaw, and the hills are Himalayan in aspect, the Manolo would recommend something more technological in nature, with stout laces and perhaps crampons.