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Manolo the Columnist: Urban Boot from Timberland | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Urban Boot from Timberland

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I live in Boston, which has already had some snow this year, and have need of some boots that can withstand the slushy streets and salty sidewalks. While rejecting all form of Ugg-liness thus far, my feet have been very cold, as every pair of boots I find is either made for the abominable snow monster, or for an indoor kind of person. I don’t have a car, so I also need something walkable. Are there any such winter boots (preferably $200 or under) that do not offend the discriminating eye?


Manolo says, for much of the country winter has arrived far too early this year, pushing us out of our fantastically trendy but thin-sided boots into feetwear fit for the Earnest Shackleton expedition.

And while such feetwears may insure that your toes do not turn black and fall off while you are waiting for the bus, they also insure that the young men who are waiting for the bus with you, will refer to you as “Dude”, as in “Dude, whatta say we get a brewski, watch the Celtic’s game, and chase some ladies?”

But fear not, for sexy feminine snow boots can come from the most unlikely source, such as Timberland! Here is the Timberland Urban 14” Round Heel boot.

Timberland Urban 14 Round Heel Boot   Manolo Likes!  Click!

10 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Urban Boot from Timberland”

  1. Ed October 30, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Found these on-line http://www.millershoes.com/Vaneli-Rowley-f-d-s-3510-p-12-m-91-g-2.asp

  2. class factotum October 30, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    I have been coveting the North Face Abby 2 snow boot. Pretty and warm. I should have pounced when I saw the brown ones on the bay of the e for only $99. There is a pair of white ones there now, but white boots? Not so practical when their main use will be to keep my feets warm as I shovel snow out of the driveway and walk through the sludge of the grocery store parking lot. Ah, global warming.

  3. Francesca October 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    i wore some similar shoes in my blog today! michael by michael kors. check them out!!


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  4. LaHolandaisa October 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Timbaland makes very good boots. They are usually lined, waterproof and have good grip. Excellent choice Manolo!

  5. Victor October 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    That is not at all unattractive for a winter-weather boot! Dare I say the curved shaft gives those boots just a touch of sexiness?

  6. Rhonda October 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    Oh, Manolo. This boot disheartens me. It is beautiful, but it must be last year’s boot because Zappo’s only carries it in a Size 5.5, and nobody else seems to have it.

    Would you care to recommend a boot that is actually currently available in more than one size?

  7. daisyj. October 30, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    It’s not quite the same, but they do have what appears to be a shorter version of the same boot on the Timberland website:

    (Apologies for the excessively long linkness; I’m afraid the comments don’t allow html.)

  8. Nancy November 2, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    The name is rather unfortunate. Round heels = promiscuous or slutty.

  9. Style Bard November 3, 2009 at 1:29 am #

    After four years in Boston I can most emphatically and readily assure you that those boots would be a horrible choice for poor Miriam. She cannot wear heels on the slippery streets and uneven sidewalks this winter, I promise. She needs something as near to flat as possible for long walks in bad, cold, wet weather–regardless of the tread on the sole. I tried many many many heeled boots so that I could look cute as I braved the streets of Boston, but I fell down…a lot. Alas, but she should settle for a wedge at best.

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