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What to pack for Feb'13 honeymoon in Paris,Venice,Rome?

What to pack for Feb'13 honeymoon in Paris,Venice,Rome?

Old Dec 21st, 2012, 12:31 PM
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I think leather boots are great - but would never consider wearing mine in snow, sleet, slush or ice (they usually don't have non-skid soles and often have fairly high heels).

If you find a pair of low booties that you like and can get them waterproofed - OK. Otherwise go for bad weather boots so you don't ruin good shoes or boots. And yes, bad weather boots are not that comfortable - but much better than trying to plough through 6" of snow or slipping and sliding around on ice or slush in good shoes or leather boots.
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Old Dec 21st, 2012, 04:00 PM
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nytraveler - Not all leather boots are dress boots, with slippery soles and fairly high heels. There are many leather boots made for wearing in snow, sleet, slush or ice, boots that are seam-sealed and waterproof, with rugged non-slip soles.

Think such brands as Ecco, Barbo, Indigo, Danner, Nexday, Martino, Tretorn, North Face, Aquatalia, La Canadienne. Many of the best are from Canada, Austria, Germany, Italy. These are the original bad-weather boots, worn by generations of women long before Lands End and their snow boots came on the scene. No slipping and sliding around in these.

And these leather boots are comfortable. Purchase the right fit and they get broken-in just like a good pair of shoes does. Yes, I have several pairs from the above brands. I've worn them for over 40+ years of visiting cities in winter throughout Europe. I wear them at home too - it can get downright nasty in winter here in the PNW.
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At the first sign of rain and snow, Italian women put on their leather boots. They don't wear plastic or rubber.
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Take your current coat. Also take layers of long silk underwear.

I'm a native Californian and went to Paris in Feb. I took my wool coat, black boots and a pair of black Merrel mocs. The Mocs were great for day, warm plus since I'm not used to walking on icy streets they gripped the sidewalk.

You might want to take a soft pants and a dressy top for evenings out. Will you wear the boots when you go home? Buy a classic pair that will be stylish for years, my boots only see winter a few times a year Almost a waste of money if I didn't like to travel.
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