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As winter starts to set in into much of the country, it’s time for a lot of us to break out the warmer clothes and boots. If you happen to be in the market for a pair of winter boots, this is a good review to pay attention to as we will be talking about the ins and outs of the Columbia Bugaboot Boots.
Sitting still is not one of my best qualities, so when it gets cold out, I typically don’t go inside and hibernate. I personally love all 4 seasons of the year and in Colorado, we get to experience all 4 seasons, especially winter. While the temperatures have been warm and snow has been non existent for much of the country, we are finally getting some snow and cold weather to do a little winter gear testing.
Along the bottom of the Bugaboot covering the foot is a more smooth treated leather that is meant to handle the day to day snow and slush. There is also an added layer of rubber on top of this leather for added protection. From the middle of the foot and up, there is a suede leather that can fight off the elements, but it does better in the looks category. For the lacing system, Columbia brings it back to the old school with red laces and metal eyelets. This is more of a fashion element, but red laces and all, you get a nice snug fit around the ankle and foot with this boot. For some, you will notice a little extra room around the toes of the boot which can be taken up for a volume spacer or my adding foot inserts. I haven’t found this room to create movement in the boot while walking, but I can tell there is a little extra room. For me, it wasn’t a deal breaker.
After many days of testing the Columbia Bugaboots, I am happy to report back that they get my stamp of approval. The Bugaboot retails for $140 and can be found on www.columbia.com or other outdoor retailers.