Believe it or not, Chiberia (that’s what we call the arctic tundra that is Chicago during the winter months) is fast approaching, friends. I always get mixed feelings during this time of year. On one hand, I absolutely love fall. I love the fresh, chilly air, cozying up and watching football with close friends and lot’s of amazing snacks (fine, I mostly like football for the snacks), pulling my boots and sweaters out of storage, and most of all–it’s the season when Neal and I fell in love ☺ (Aw. Woof. Sorry.)
Okay, you’re with me. That’s the good part. On the other hand, it means we’re just one step closer to winter. Shudder. Chiberia is no joke. Blizzards, water freezing in mid air, and often, our favorite fall boots getting chewed up and spit out by a combination of those nasty elements and pounds of sidewalk salt. (OH the sidewalk salt.)
BUT. On the bright side, that also means Christmas, pretty lights strung down Michigan Avenue, hot-spiced wine, staying in with lot’s of wine, Old Fashioneds, and lot’s of homemade soup. Plus, I’m going to show you how to avoid getting your favorite shoes eaten alive by Chiberia.
You got me. Fine. Part of me IS really excited for winter. But enough talk about that, and let’s get on with how to weatherproof your shoes.