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I don't have to reach for my L.L.Bean winter boots too often, but when a snowstorm hits, they're the most invaluable member of my shoe line-up. They're a happy alternative to clunky pack boots, which, for me, would be overkill; I'm only trekking from my front door to the car, after all. For snow boots, they're pretty cute, too, and the relatively slim profile makes them wearable for driving and running errands.
Did I mention they're waterproof and lined with real shearling? You could complain that they almost keep your feet too warm, but hey, it's better than having icicles for toes.
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