posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on January 20th, 2011
No, those are Cougar boots!
A sleek new entry into the world of rainboots, the Cougar Regal is getting a lot of attention for its motorcycle-meets-Western style.
We’ve been getting a lot of sleety between-rain-and-snow lately. So the gals in New York have been wearing their rainboots instead of their snowboots. Makes sense, since all the snow is turning into rain puddles.
Shoes like these will be great for your spring. Instead of feeling like you can’t go out to a trendy dive bar after work on a rainy day because you’re wearing your preppy, brightly colored Wellies or some childish-looking Strawberry rainboots with rubber duckies or umbrellas on them, you’ll fit right in with a cool crowd without sacrificing rain protection.
More photos of my new Cougar boots after the jump!
Trying them on, trotting around the office… they’re a bit heavier than Hunters but the cuteness factor is high. Make sure you get them right on size. I’m between an 8.5 and a 9, but probably more like an 8.5. I got a 9 at first and that was way too big — they were falling off my feet!
There’s definitely a bit of a heel, at 1.25 inches, and enough support to give you some arch. A supersoft cushioning EVA insole absorbs shock and helps comfort a weary walking foot. I do think that these might be too heavy for a tiny little gal with tiny feet, though.
They did a very good job at keeping me dry on a recent slushy day. The shaft is not incredibly high, especially not as high as Hunter boots, at 11 inches, but it did the job. I don’t see a reason for higher, living in the city. But most of all, they’re the most stylish, least juvenile rainboots I’ve ever seen. No duckies, no umbrellas, and they don’t even look like a rainboot from a few feet away. Love em!
The Cougar Regal Boot, $56 at 6pm.com and $67.20 from Zappos (in case you’re the kind that likes to have the option of free shipping returns). They seem to generally be available between sizes six and 11.