staff picks

When you work around shoes, chances are you’re going to want to take them home with you too. Here at Heel Boy, you can be sure that every member of our team has a personal list of favourites. Here are all the top picks from our store staff to stay warm this winter.

The Sperry Powder Valley Boot

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Prepare for the cold in the Powder Valley Vibram Arctic Grip Boot. The warm linings keep you cozy, while rich waterproof suede is seam-sealed for protection against wet weather. These boots are padded with Sperry’s “Thinsulate” liner and faux fur for warmth, while the vibram outsole with arctic grip technology allows for superior traction in inclement weather. The boot’s signature rawhide lacing allows for easy on-and-off with its drawstring fastener and slip-on abilities. The powder valley boot is a tough winter quintessential that matches performance with comfort. 

The Cougar Durand Boot

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This fashionable, tall pull-on Leather boot features a genuine fur collar and back gusset with a functional back lace closure. The 2.5-inch wedge and anti-slip outsole is constructed with thermo-rubber. The waterproof round-toe boot is temperature rated for weather as low as -24°C, with its polar plush Lining and removable molded foam insole. This boot has genuine top-grade rabbit fur on the collar and tongue, making it incredibly soft and warm to wear. Cougar treats all their leathers and suedes early in the tanning process, before the boot is assembled. This treatment permanently closes all the pores in the leather hides, which adds an extra layer of protection for your feet. Decorated with tonal stitching, the Durand’s Cask leather gives off a real vintage vibe. The colour improves with distress – scuffs wear off quickly and develop a beautiful patina over time. This means that no two pairs will look the same!

The Royal Canadian Cambridge Boot

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Cambridge Ontario is a fusion of three cities combined into one greater city, and the style of Royal Canadian’s Cambridge boot does just that. The brand fused lifestyle, fashion and comfort into this great boot to give you the look, feel and protection needed no matter the landscape or conditions. The boot features premium waterproof leather complete with a waterproof breathable membrane that keeps your feet dry in the slushy winter months. The memory foam insole, -30°C cold rated thermal insulation and Australian shearling fur collar promises to keep your toes nice and warm all day long. The cambridge boot comes in a variety of versatile colours including a soft pink, a cool grey and wine red.

The Ugg Adirondack Boot

ugg Adirondack

For all your winter needs, this boot was constructed to perform in the harshest conditions, with a range of high-tech benefits and a new fit created specifically for movement. The waterproof Adirondack III features an outsole designed to stay flexible in freezing temperatures with extra warming insulation, a cushioning wool insole, and a higher cold-weather rating of -32˚C. The “White Spider” rubber outsole makes the Adirondack Ideal for the mountains, the city, and anywhere in between. The waterproof leather/suede membrane, non-wicking laces, gusseted tongue and cuffable shaft keeps this bootie versatile, while its wool and sherpa DryTech lining keeps you nice and warm. The adirondack has the classic plush inside that UGGs are known for, complete with an “enerG” comfort system footbed and dual density EVA midsole for extra coziness.

The Cougar Original Boot

cougar original boot

The Original is a classic textured calf-leather mid-height boot. With a padded shaft and quilt detail stitching, this boot is perfect for icy temperatures as low as -30°C. The functional front laces with metallic D-ring eyelets lets you feel snug and secure on your walk to work. The anti-slip TPR outsole with a 1.5-inch heel is made from thermo-plastic rubber molded with a sawtooth sole pattern for great traction. Cougar’s pre-construction tanning treatment permanently closes all the pores in the suede and leather hides, which adds an extra layer of waterproof protection for your feet. The brand has updated their classic 1970s version of the original boot with a more sleek and feminine design, fully lined with memory molded insole and a warm fleece material in the original red colour. Available in Black, Tan, Red and Mocha, this shoe provides style, warmth and comfort all rolled into one.

Don’t miss your chance! Get a pair of our staff-approved winter boots to last you through the next frigid season and beyond. Head to our Kingston or Toronto location or peruse our online collection to find your perfect match.