In These Shoes: Koolaburra Laura Boots

Like thousands of other New Yorkers, I had quite the challenge getting home after the holidays. Our flight was cancelled and rebooked (for five days later), and because MW and I didn't really feel like sitting around my parents' house for a week, we elected to drive back, an adventure I'll save for another day. The roads were fine, albeit with a bit of snow piled up along the sides, and we couldn't even tell how hard New York had been hit by the snow until we got on the FDR, at which point we could see a very snowy Roosevelt Island. And while things in Brooklyn weren't nearly as bad as we had expected, it was definitely a bit...snowy. But because life goes on, I had lunches to eat, appointments to make, and errands to run, and I wasn't about to wear any old boots.

Enter my Koolaburra Laura Boots. Yes, they bear a passing resemblance to those other ubiquitous Australian sheepskin boots (which, by the way, are made in China, unlike Koolaburra boots, which are actually made in Australia), but I can attest they are more sturdy, with a more flexible sole, and they stretch out less, thereby avoiding the dreaded sheepskin shuffle. The shape of the boot is slightly more streamlined also, and many of Koolaburra's styles have chic little details, like studs or fringe. My pair is almost exactly the same as the Laura, with a Kate Moss-ish side fringe; the only difference is that these have a bohemian-chic beaded strip too. True, they are not the most elegant boots in the world, but when there's two feet of snow on the ground, elegance is not my number-one concern. They're super comfortable, and they keep my feet warm and dry, which, in this weather, is just about all one can ask for. Well, except maybe a shoveled sidewalk and garbage pickup, but I digress. Price-wise, Koolaburra boots run a bit higher than their competitors, but they're certainly more luxurious--and, as I mentioned, they're made in Australia, not China--and more chic and thus, in my mind, completely worth it. After all, do you really want to wear the same boots as teenage girls?


pandoracanada2011 said...

Later, the pandora considering the combination, it becomes an general term for the particular mysterious charm jewelry, pandora jewellery. Generally speaking, the Pandora jewelry is mainly refers to the significant hole beads, made associated with very thick chain jewelry, more personalized, more authentic sense, a national fashion. pandora canada (pandora beads) can be a beautiful hand-made, pure 925 sterling silver precious metal beads and silver tube through the variety of synthesis of pandora bracelets. It's light and shadow effect is incredibly good, thickness and color from different angles regarding light refraction, can indicate a three-dimensional visual result; gives a quiet, tranquil feelings; enjoy the a glass to "bracelets pandora" from revealing the natural beauty.
Showing a definite, translucent textures, different colors of glass assist the flow through color, convey the artist's language. pandora on sale also also known as Suanpan Zhu, formerly from your glass is made, considering that the people's demand, made pandora bracelets for the selection of zircon, giving a noble atmosphere and the quiet, peaceful feelings, constitutes a lovely hand products. Decorated throughout pandora necklace, bracelets, pendants, the Dayton was a wonderful feel. pandora charms on the prevalence in past times 20 years, but furthermore mentioned the name regarding another closely related: pandora beads. Now many people today confuse them, in reality, there is a difference between each is another association.

Unknown said...


I enjoy “” and would like to be considered as a guest writer or was wondering if you would post a provided entry about “ShopDirectBrands-Industrial Safety Supplier for Professionals Coupons”. My client Coupon grove offers branded quality Coupons to their customers and has grown to become one of the Internets largest independent Coupons retailers. They are very knowledgeable about Coupons and related products. Please let me know if you would be interested in allowing us to write a post for “”.

I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your time!

Nancy Wilson
Project Manager
Coupon Grove