Though most of us here at ML own laced snowboots with chunky hiker-style soles, the pull-on is an appealing alternative when you’re doing anything other than hitting an extreme winter trail.
A quality winter pull-on boot offers the advantage of step-in ease to get you out the door faster when driving kids to ski/snowboard lessons, shovelling the walkway, grocery shopping, fetching the mail, walking the dog, or any other cold-weather sortie.
Hunter’s new all-rubber Women’s Play Vegan Shearling Insulated Tall Boot offers a lot of comfort and versatility, with its cosy inner layer of faux shearling and moulded PU sock, and a temperature comfort-rating of -5°C. (With warm socks you can wear the boot on colder winter days, and the -5°C rating means you can extend your wear to spring and fall without overheating.)
We found a lot to like about these boots. Rubber is naturally flexible and 100 per cent waterproof and wipes down easily (and unlike leather, rubber is resistant to road salt staining).
The tall profile provides warmth all the way up the leg and the fit is supportive and the outsole grippy enough for winter walking. We also found the fit to be suitable for wider feet.
And here’s another advantage of a well-made pull-on boot. Pulling off stiff, uncomfortable ski boots and sliding into a pair of Hunter Play Vegan Shearling Insulated Tall Boots for your drive home from the hill is nothing less than bliss for your tired feet.
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