5 shoe styles to avoid when it's snowing

Snow outside the window makes you feel like going for a long walk? Great idea! As long as you dress warmly and make sure you wear the right shoes... Frost can not only keep you cold, but also make the surface extremely slippery, and you'll have a spectacular fall. We suggest which shoe models are best avoided on snowy days if you care about staying safe.

#1 Pins

During the winter months, maintaining a stylish look is a real challenge. Even if you want to look chic and dazzling, never put your appearance above your safety. Sky-high heels are definitely the worst thing you can choose for snow.

Pumps, high heels and heels are in no way able to warm your feet, and their soles are so smooth that they certainly will not provide you with sufficient adhesion to the ground. Not only will you slide like on an ice rink, but you can also get serious injuries. 

Just a little carelessness and the accident is ready! If instead of admiring the picturesque trees covered with snow, you prefer to spend long hours in the waiting room of the hospital emergency room, putting on high heels, you're on your way.

If you're going to a formal party and high heels are the perfect complement to your outfit, just pack them in your handbag and change them when you get there. See how simple it is?

#2 Sheepskin boots

Sheepskin seems to be a reasonable solution on frosty days. After all, thanks to its unique thermal insulation properties, it provides maximum thermal comfort.

Remember, however, that this material is absolutely not waterproof, and in addition, snow or water absorb into it like a sponge, making your feet wet and destroying your favorite shoes.

Instead of sheepskin shoes, choose socks made of this material and match your outfit with waterproof footwear that will withstand harsh winter conditions.

#3 Wellingtons

Wellingtons provide waterproof properties, which is especially important when there is a snowy weather outside. However, the rubber that most of these boots are made of is not designed for freezing temperatures. 

Wearing galoshes in the cold, you can contribute to the formation of unsightly cracks and thus - to faster wear of shoes. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a new pair of stylish wellies, just avoid wearing them in winter.

#4 Suede footwear

We have to admit that suede boots look phenomenal. To enjoy their perfect look, avoid wearing them in the snow. Road salt combined with moisture caused by snowdrifts can contribute to the appearance of unsightly stains and discoloration. 

If you have not been able to prevent this, prepare a clean toothbrush with soft bristles to remove dirt, dust and sand. Then, lightly dampen a cloth in a 1:2 mixture of vinegar and water and gently rub it over the stained areas on the upper. Milk works in a similar way. You can also sprinkle the stains with baking soda, and after an hour brush the suede. In this way, you will save your favorite shoes and be able to put them on again as soon as the snow melts.

#5 White shoes made of delicate materials

White shoes seem to be the perfect complement to winter stylizations. However, watch out for light-colored footwear made of delicate materials, such as suede. Aside from the lovely snow, the roads are full of salt and mud, which can make your favorite boots look dire, and getting them back to their original condition can be a miracle!

What shoes are suitable for snow?

Now that you know what to avoid in snowy weather, you're probably wondering what features an ideal snow shoe should have. Read on and find out which aspects are most important.

First of all, their sole must be designed in such a way as to provide you with maximum adhesion to the ground. All kinds of protrusions and dimples are very welcome! 

Secondly, winter boots should be waterproof. Thanks to a special coating, they will prevent snow and moisture from getting inside, your feet will stay dry and warm, and you will avoid colds.

Thirdly, it is worth that snow boots should be insulated. A fur coat or a shoe blanket will guarantee you thermal comfort, no matter how long a walk you choose. Make sure, however, that the material from which the insulation is made is not synthetic. In this way you will avoid the effect of sweaty feet. If that's not possible, be sure to invest in leather insoles that you can place inside your shoes.

Try to avoid slip-on shoes and replace them with lace-up or Velcro-fastened shoes. In this way, you will ensure a perfect fit, and in the event of an unfortunate fall - you will probably avoid spraining your ankle.

Be careful and enjoy the winter weather

Do not hide at home under a warm blanket, just enjoy the winter aura! Wear warm clothes and flat-soled waterproof shoes, and use extreme caution when moving around. Remember that the right footwear will keep you warm and dry, and also protect you from slipping on the ice and hurting yourself.