Why Boots Are The Must-Have Footwear For Winter

What boots to wear, how to wear them, and how to make them last forever.


This post is sponsored by Cat® |

Your boots require special attention. With these tips, your kicks may outlast you.

Pick the right pair

If you’re in the market for new lace-up boots for winter, we can’t think of a more cool footwear statement than a tan, leather boot. They’re masculine, hard-wearing and they go with just about everything. We suggest investing in a pair that will offer you the most flexibility. If you’re prone to wearing jeans and casual clothes, opt for a more rugged pair with a rubber or lug sole. If you’re the more urbane type, and plan to wear them with a blazer or cardigan, then a simple, modified lace-up boot with a sleek profile and leather sole will do.

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Take care of them

Don’t put your boots through the ringer just to get that worn-in look. You can still get the same effect after protecting the leather. The first thing you should do when you get a new pair of shoes is to apply a water and stain protector. Then use a leather balm and neutral cream to keep them looking fresh. Just watch the soles. If the heels are uneven or worn down on one side, visit a shoemaker to resole them so you can wear the hell out of them for years.

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Style it up

Rolled denim is a timeless move when wearing it with your leather boots. It also creates a more versatile look that will work anywhere, from the office to a first date. Slim-fit or straight leg jeans works well with boots (forget about the boot cut, you’ll look dated). The darker the jeans, the fresher the look. If you own a pair of selvedge denim; the signature white and red ID tape is a telltale sign your denim game is strong.


Cat® WARD in Brown Sugar (pictured above) features: 

  • Antimicrobial microfibre lining
  • Soft, breathable nylon mesh sock lining
  • EASE footbed for lightweight comfort
  • Lightweight rubber outsole

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About Cat®

At Cat®Footwear, we design, engineer and craft footwear for the earthmover in all of us. Cat® Footwear harnesses the strength and innovation of Caterpillar Inc., whose revolutionary technologies continue to transform the world around us. Inspired by the attitude of this equipment, our innovative and bold products defy limitations. With each pair of shoes, we power our Earthmovers with the strength of machines.

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