ONCE you’ve been to Japan a couple of times in long lace up boots, you tend to get over the ‘please remove your shoes before entering’ part of the culture.
That’s where the Salomon Blog shoes come in. They’re easy to slip in and out of; suede uppers that are waterproof so a little moisture doesn’t ruin them; and a fuzzy, cozy faux-fur lining makes your feet feel snug and well-loved.
Unlike Sorels, that can leave you looking like a lumberjack, the low cut is discreet and Niseko’s pow is so dry that wading through it without boots only leaves you with dust-on-cuffs that is easily brushed off.
The soles have extra grip so you can leave the studded snow grip sole covers for the tap-dancers.
Available from: www.backcountry.com Price $85