Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Living in Canada means loving and accepting certain harsh winter conditions; heaving snowfall, snow squalls, blizzards, extremely cold temperatures and where I live, strong and gusty winds. Who’d want to live anywhere else, right? We’ve learned how to dress for Canadian winters, and there are certain must haves we include in our cold weather sartorial. This gear includes warm and cozy coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and very importantly warm and comfy boots. One brand that has never let me down is Skechers.
In the past, I’ve had to settle for warm and comfortable boots that were homely and unpretentious. Who said boots cannot have it all? Skechers knows how to skillfully combine all three important attributes demanded by consumers, style, comfort and warm, into all their footwear. They have so many gorgeous styles, but the trend setting Descender – Andes captured my attention.
The Descenders are quite eye appealing and fashionably built to handle our frigid Canadian weather. The soft suede uppers are already pre-treated to repel water; this alone will extend the life and appearance of your boots. The synthetic toe and heel overlay panels are durable and blend perfectly with the quilted uppers. The outsole has a 3/4 inch heel, and is made of flexible rubber that offers high traction and good slip grip.
The shaft is 9 1/2 inches tall and offers a suede and faux fur gusset tongue for comfort and warmth. It boasts a 4 inch adjustable top width for a 12 inch adjustable top circumference, so it’s a comfortable fit for all sizes. I was able to just slide into the boots, but there is also a full length side zipper with gusset back for easier access.
The stunning lace up front with fabric eyelets is not only decorative, you can also use them to tighten up the boots for a snugger fit. The soft faux fur collar lining, stitching accents, and harmonious grey and purple colors collectively create a beautiful boot.
This inside of the boot has a Warm Tech Memory Foam cushioned insole and soft thermal fleece fabric shaft and boot socklining for added warmth. Skechers has thought of everything to make this boot comfortable, warm and very trendy.
My mother loves these boots. As a senior, she looks for boots that are stable, durable, comfortable and offer a sense of modern fashionable flair. The Descenders check all the boxes. My mom loves to go for her daily walks, and there’s lots of snow and ice on the paths. She found the Descenders quite warm and reliable. Her biggest concern is slipping and falling, but these boots have good tread and traction that she maintained her balance. There ideal for our Canadian winters. The weather outside is frightful, but these Skechers boots are delightful… what a fabulous gift they would make! Happy Holidays!