My first night in Park City, Utah I decided that I had to buy new snow boots to survive the Sundance Film Festival. It was snowing and I realized that none of the shoes I brought were going to keep my feet warm and dry. I walked up and down Main Street checking out a few different stores, but most didn’t have a large selection of snow boots. This is surprising being that it is January in a city known for skiing.
Finally, I found the Baffin store and within 15 minutes walked out with a new pair of boots.
My impulse purchase was influenced by the brand’s use of the word “extreme” – as in extreme weather – and pictures of people in the arctic wearing the boots.
On the walk back to my hotel, I saw this pair of Gravis boots, and I immediately regretted buying the less attractive Baffin boots.
But after three days of wearing the boots for 16+ hours a day, I could not be happier with the Baffin boots! Granted, they aren’t as cute as the Gravis boots, but they are the most functional snow boots I could have imagined. The black is rather nondescript anyway. While other people walk around the snow, slush, and puddles, I walk right through everything in my path. My feet are always dry and incredibly warm. The boots are very comfortable too. The only shortcoming is the weight of each boot – they are rather heavy.
The best part is that I feel very surefooted when walking on icy street. My two Sundance goals were to see James Franco (done) and to not fall and break a bone. I feel that the Baffin boots were integral to the latter, but I did wish I was wearing cuter boots when I saw James Franco!