Saturday, February 13, 2021

Review of Itasca Boots for Women

 

Itasca Women's Tahoe Suede Winter Boot
Itasca Women's Winter Boots
I moved from Coastal Georgia, which has mild winters with almost never any snow, to the Quad Cities area of Iowa. The reason for the move: to be near family. The result: the need for snow boots for the winter months.


After finding myself in snowy Iowa, I began to check out a variety of snow boots.  I shopped for everything from the over-the-shoe style (like the galoshes-type I remember wearing in my youth, growing up in New York State winters) to fleece-lined 'shoe' boots. The boot I chose is the Itasca Women's Tahoe Suede Winter Shoe Boot.






The Itasca Tahoe Suede Winter Boot for Women


My warm Itasca Winter Boots (c) Elf

The Itasca Tahoe boot has a durable suede upper over a waterproof TPR shell.  The plush boa collar is warm and attractive and has the added benefit of keeping the snow from getting inside your boots. 


The inside has a Thermolite insulation, which is nice and warm.  And the traction rubber outsole does a dandy job of giving you traction walking on snow and ice. 


The front zip opening makes taking boots on and off really easy, especially handy for stepping out of the boots on a mat inside the door without getting your socks wet. 



Sizing


The boots I purchased were sized a bit different than I am used to when buying shoes.  What I considered my normal shoe size were a little too small in boot size. And the next size up was just a tiny bit too large. I have compensated for that by wearing a pair of the warm fuzzy socks I wear around the house on really cold days over my regular socks inside the boots. Those socks fill in the extra space so that my boots now fit perfect without any slippage. 


Summing Up My New Winter Boots


Wintertime in Iowa (c) Elf

Shoveling snow in my Iowa winters has now been made a little more palatable, if not particularly pleasurable, due to boots that keep me from slipping or falling. And keep my feet warm as well. 


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Review of the Itasca Tahoe Suede Winter Boot for Women written by (c) Wednesday Elf.







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13 comments:

  1. Sorry you moved back to the snow, but being with family is so well worth it. I'm glad you found a boot that you like to battle the snow. They look to be very well made and so worth it. I wonder if they make boots for men? I'll have to check, as you know I live in Western New York and I know you're familiar with the weather here. Thanks Pat.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sam. Yes, Itasca definitely does make snow boots and other style boots for men and they are reasonably priced as well. Yes, I do remember western New York winters as well as Missouri winters, Nebraska winters and Kansas winters. Having lived in 'snow country' for many years I am USED to it, but after years in the South, I don't LIKE snow or cold anymore. LOL. But, as you say, being near family is very worth it and the snow & cold is only around part of each year. :)

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  2. Although I am not a fan of freezing cold weather that goes on too long, one of the things I love about winter is that we get to wear lovely cosy warm boots and big coats when we go out walking!! I love the sound of these Itasca Boots.They have everything we need to keep warm and dry and its great they give good traction too which is important if its icy! It is so important to have warm, dry, comfy feet! I think you did the right thing sizing up. I always buy boots a little bigger as I need to have warm cosy socks on in winter! Our winters are variable sometimes very cold, sometimes milder and wetter.This year it has been bitterly cold for weeks now with snow and ice and a biting easterly wind. While the snow will not last much longer I have been grateful for warm boots! I am glad you found boots that you like which make the colder winters there better for you and it is lovely that you can live near your family. Thank you for your review.

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    1. I think the bitter cold has occurred all over the world this winter, Jasmine. Certainly has been an unusual winter. I'm doubly glad to have these boots for the snow, but also to keep my feet warm when I have to venture outside.

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  3. A very timely review of a much needed item for sure! I have some wonderfully warm boots but they are not great on ice and I could easily slip. I think those thicker soles of your Itasca boots that will grip will clearly make a huge difference. I also would love the zipper front instead of the laces. I think the waterproofing in snow and ice would be awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. The terrific grip of these boots has been a lifesaver for me this winter. Even walking out to the mailbox at the curb has been treacherous with all the snow and ice we have had.

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  4. These look wonderful for our cold, snowy New England winters! Unfortunately, I need an extra-wide (EE) width, which severely limits my choice of footwear. But I love the thick, deep treads on the soles for great traction (which is essential in my neck of the woods during the winter), as well as the warm insulated lining, convenient front zipper, and attractive faux fur collar.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. These snow boots have been perfect for me, especially with the winter we have had.

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  5. Wow, those boots look comforable. I have lived in the morth most of my life and one thing I dislike is winter boots. While I have a pair that I wear everyday, I am not completely in love with them. These boots you have shown me, are so nice looking and I'm sure that they are warm. With thinsulate to keep the tootsies warm I'd be a happy camper. Thanks Mary Beth for showing me something that I really think I would love here in Canada!

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Olivia. I'm happy with my new snow boots.

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  6. This is timely, I need new boots. I tried a few pair on, but with my RA, I found many to be uncomfortable. These sound very cozy and comfy. I'll have to check them out. Wow, this review came at the right time indeed, I'm planning on shopping next week for boots!

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    1. Good luck with your boots shopping, Barbara. Winter has held on so long this year and boots are still needed even here in February. The snow drifts at the end of my driveway are now so high one can barely see to back the car out! Spring will be especially welcome this year.

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  7. Can you believe I've gone all winter, in Colorado at that, without snow boots? How nuts is that?? These look just right. You are geared up and ready for anything! I still remember those Iowa winters. Not for wimps!

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