Waterproof Footwear 101 With Bos & Co
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Waterproof Footwear 101 With Bos & Co

It’s hard to believe it’s already October. And while we’re excited about boot, scarf and pumpkin spice season, October also means the start of nastier weather. From rain, wind, hail and probably even snow, we’re bound to see it all this fall. But the proper footwear can make all the difference— specifically, waterproof footwear. Partnering with Bos & Co, this month’s blog post is dedicated to those soggy feet saviours. Check it out!

The Importance of Waterproof Footwear

It’s no secret that waterproof footwear is essential during the fall and winter. But why exactly are they so beneficial?

  1. They Keep Your Feet Dry

First and foremost, waterproof footwear keeps your feet dry. Whether you’re playing in puddles or walking in the rain, waterproof footwear is designed to protect your feet from getting wet.

  1. They Keep Your Feet Free of Blisters

Besides keeping your feet dry, you’re probably wondering what other benefits waterproof footwear has. Well, by keeping your feet dry, they also reduce your chances of developing painful blisters.

  1. They Keep Your Feet Warm

Because most waterproof footwear is designed for fall and winter, many of the available styles also do a great job of keeping your feet warm. They’re often insulated, but also forgo mesh and other “airy” materials for materials that provide a better heat and moisture seal.

Water Resistant Vs. Waterproof

When it comes to selecting the right waterproof style for you, it’s important to understand that there is a difference between water-resistant footwear and waterproof. The difference is that water-resistant footwear is often rated only for light moisture. This means they’re designed to keep your feet dry from light snow or rainfall and other situations where your feet may get “sprinkled” on. Waterproof footwear, on the other hand, is designed for situations where your feet will be completely submerged in moisture— like a typical Canadian fall or winter.

Bos & Co Waterproof Footwear

At Becker Shoes, we carry several waterproof brands, but one of our most popular is Bos & Co. Bos & Co waterproof footwear blur the line between fashion and function. They offer casual styles fit for a night on the town, a day in the office or walking down the runway, but still manage to keep your feet dry. This makes them a perfect choice when good looks are equally as crucial as being waterproof.

Depending on which waterproof boot you choose, Bos & Co styles can keep your feet warm and comfortable in temperatures as low as -35C! And to make your fall and winter treks that much more enjoyable, models like Bos & Co’s Goose boot (coming soon) also come equipped with an Ice Grip sole— keeping you on your feet while walking on wet or icy surfaces.

But regardless of which style speaks to you, you can count on having warm, dry feet. Bos & Co tests every boot using their dynamic Water Penetration and Sub-Zero Cold Comfort tests to ensure each one meets the demands of Canadian weather.

*Please note, that although Bos & Co waterproof footwear is, in fact, waterproof, the eyelets and tongues on shorter styles can sometimes still let water in.

The Manx Boot

Bos & Co’s Manx Boot is a perfect example of fashion and function in perfect harmony. It features their Waterproof Aquastop Membrane as well as a waterproof and breathable insole that’s new for Fall 2019! Plus, the Manx will keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -15C thanks to its Suapel Microfibre Liner— perfect for fall. Available in both Grey and Taupe.

As we get later into the year, pretty soon the falling leaves will be replaced by falling snow. And when that happens, Bos & Co has you covered with their Holiday and Goose waterproof boots.

The Holiday Boot

  • Total waterproof protection from rain, snow and mud
  • Merino Wool Liner keeps your feet warm in temperatures as low as -25C
  • Tall design limits the chances of snow and rain entering the boot
  • Available in Red and Black
  • Coming Soon in October 2019

The Goose Boot

  • Complete coverage from rain, snow and mud
  • Merino Wool Liner with Primaloft Insulation provides warmth in temperatures as low as -35C
  • Ice Grip Sole keeps you on your feet when walking on slippery surfaces
  • Tall design limits the chances of snow and rain entering the boot
  • Available in Black and Expresso
  • Coming Soon in October 2019

How to Treat Bos & Co. Waterproof Footwear

Although every Bos & Co. waterproof style is rated for years of warm, dry feet, Bos & Co. also recommends treating your boots each year to ensure their waterproof nature lasts as long as possible. For help picking out the right waterproof treatment for your Bos & Co. boots, visit your local Becker Shoes location, and our team would be more than happy to help.

Now that you know everything you need to know about waterproof footwear, you’re ready to tackle anything fall or winter has to throw at you. Watch for the styles featured in this article to arrive soon at your local Becker Shoes. You can also shop the rest of the Bos & Co. waterproof line at your nearest Becker Shoes location or online at beckershoes.com.

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