To be or not to be Santa’s little helper. That is the question. There are 2 brands of heavy duty felt boots from which to choose up here on the tundra: Lobben winter boots and Steger Mukluks. So I can look like an elf or an Alaskan native. Unfortunately, I can only purchase the Minnesota-made Mukluks online, while the Norway-made elf boots are sold locally at Beaver Sports. Go figure. My sister-in-law first told me about these “famous” boots a few months ago. We looked up photos online and had a good laugh. When I saw them at the store, I was excited because as I recalled my siter-in-law said “trendy” gals in Fairbanks wear Lobben boots. For sure, one of my main objectives is to be a trendy Alaskan.
So what do you think? This type of elf boot comes in gray and red. I’m attracted to bright colors, so I went with the red. Plus, it fits with the whole Christmas theme. Although, it would clash with all my pink…
See, the boots aren’t so bad when they’re peeking out from under your jeans.
Here are the illustrious boots sans my beautiful feet.
Notice the native-esque trim – very popular in Alaska.
Although I think these elf boots are slightly silly, I also kind of like them! They’re FUN! I was pretty excited about them too until I reported my finding to my sister-in-law and she informed me that she had been joking about the Lobben boots and thought they were “hideous!” Hideous is an awfully strong word. They’re not that bad…Are they?
I’ve seen two pairs of Steger Mukluks in person: one belonging to my mother-in-law and the other to a friend. They’re definitely nice quality shoes and my friend’s pair was pretty cute (Traditional Maple Natural Mukluks). But, I still think I’d rather look like an elf. I just don’t think I can pull off the native look – I mean I just got off the boat!
Plus, just think of all the fun photo ops that await me in the bright red elf booties!
Give me some feedback please…Any suggestions on winter boots?