Review: UGG Adirondack III Boot

Winter footwear is not functionally indistinctive; for those who live in places with freeze-and-thaw cycles, you know that no shoe can do it all, so give yourself the freedom to buy an extra pair (or two) to make brutal winters a little more manageable. I have a long overdue review today for those of you who are shopping for new…

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Review: Marc Fisher Alva Boot

The ankle boot (and its sibling, the mid-calf boot) with a block heel is my favorite footwear this fall. They make bare legs look a little less… exposed, and the block heel extends the legline without adding discomfort. One mid-range option I would recommend is the Marc Fisher Alva Boot, which retails for a little under $200, and can often…

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Review: UGG Classic Mini II Boots

As I mentioned in my review of the UGG Ultra Mini Boots, the primary difference between the Classic Mini II and the Ultra Mini is the shaft height. As such, I’ve excerpted select sections from the earlier review. Love it or hate it, in the land of “sensible” cold weather shoes, the UGG boot is king. Its revenue is growing…

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Review: UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boots

The UGG Ultra Mini Boots have real shearling/leather uppers that are treated for water-repellence and stain-resistance, but the footbeds are lined in a material called UGGplush that’s 80% wool and 20% lyocell³. The lining, which measures 17mm, is quite plush and warm. My favorite detail on the Ultra Mini (which you will also find on the Classic Mini but not on the taller styles) is the rear pull tabs, which facilitate the on/off process. The Ugg classic boot is easily identified by the tonal stitching on the exterior and UGG labels at the heel. They are generally well made and, based on my experience, last between five to eight seasons; I generally only retire them when the lining starts to thin from (overzealously) cleaning the insoles.

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adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe Review (+ My Favorite YouTube Workouts)

The adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe (now on promotion in the colorway pictured above during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–early access for “Icon Status” started today) is one of my favorite athletic shoes; I find them extremely comfortable and fairly lightweight, owing to the Boost™ cushioning and knit sock upper, which gently hugs the feet. The cushioned insole is removable so you…

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