From the moment I started lurking on this comm, I've gone through just about every post when it comes to winter boots in the search function. That's because I'm moving to middle of nowhere, Norway. No slow ploughs. No pavements. It reaches a low of -25 degrees Celsius here most years. Sometimes lower. I'm fine for winter clothing. The problem is obviously footwear.
I'm definitely not about to wear heels in this weather. I've read about traction pads and I know about sprays to waterproof shoes. But while I'm open-minded, my nordman thinks they're puny.
But before any of that, what I was wondering is whether synthetic materials are capable of withstanding harsh cold weather conditions? Since that seems to be what most Lolita or pixie boots I can find are made of. And because he keeps saying wellies aren't up to par -_- (something to do with plastic in cold weather).
A possible alternative is wearing these boots kicking around outside and keeping a change of Mary-Jane's for inside/less icy/more habitable areas? It's not like there are many people to laugh at me, unless there are some local moose rocking BTSSB.