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Buyer’s Guide: 5 Must-Have Winter Shoes

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There’s never been a better time to invest in a new pair of winter shoes. As more designers focus on both form and function, the cold-weather pickings are by no means slim. This winter, we can’t seem to peel ourselves away from rugged soles on sneakers and boots, or the endless varieties of cloud-like indoor-outdoor slip-on shoes.

This season, updating your winter wardrobe will be just that: a refresh, not a total re-do. Whether it is snuggly footwear, preppy vibes, or rugged outdoor-inspired boots, keep on scrolling for the winter shoe trends to shop now.

What’s all the fuzz about? Fuzzy lined slides are back

Crocs Classic Lined Clog

This winter, softly padded slides are back. Designed with the comforts of indoor shoes but equipped with soles that can battle the elements, the fuzzy slide is a big winter staple. If you’re looking for a stylish lined slide, then why not get cosy in Crocs this winter? As the *cough* ugly shoe trend continues to dominate street style, the world’s most famous ‘ugly’ shoe brand continues to have a moment.

The great news is, Crocs has moved past the days of being an unattractive shoe reserved for the fashionably challenged and those who work on their feet all day. These days, Crocs offers a range of trendy, colourful, and stylish shoes that any fashionista would be proud to rock come rain or shine.

This winter, the comfortable Crocs Classic Clog Lined collection would be a great wardrobe addition. The Classic Clog now comes in a toasted lined version. Great as a winter slipper, yet capable of keeping you toasty on those cold morning errands too, the Croslite foam construction makes them blissfully supportive and soft to ensure your foot is cradled with comfort. Expect a generous, roomy fit with the fuzz liner made of 100% polyester along with Dual Crocs Comfort that provides a deep cushion and soft feel with support all day long.

Crocs Classic Lined sandal

PriceCheck tip: The Crocs brand has a wealth of footwear types and styles, making them great for gifting. Check out the Crocs range on PriceCheck.

From classic white, black and grey to a pop of colour with lavender, pink and tie-dye prints, grab the Classic Lined Clog for only R 799.95.

If the Crocs Clogs aren’t for you, then check out the Classic Lined Sandal. Like the Classic Clog, this newly added style can also be personalised with customised Jibbitz Charms – choose from a wide variety of charms to help you stand up and stand out amongst the crowd and make your Crocs your own! Perfect for indoors or out, the Classic Lined Sandal is a must-have this winter season.

Show your street smarts in basketball shoes

Chuck Taylor Alt Star

The humble sneaker has been elevated beyond the gym floor and onto the runway in recent years, and now, as the boundaries of our smart-casual wardrobes have blurred, this footwear favourite is more relevant than ever. No sneaker is having more of a moment than the basketball shoe, or high-top sneaker. Now, the king of high tops, Converse, is back with the Chuck Taylor All Star, a shoe that is sure to improve your winter wardrobe.

Started on the basketball court, redesigned for the final frontier. The Converse Chuck Taylor Alt Star re-imagines the canvas classic for space travel to worlds beyond ours. The canvas upper comes with a removable star ankle patch and canvas overlays inspired by space suits. The textured midsole tape reads “Far from Chuck,” set against an exaggerated toe bumper. With a kick-off license plate that allows for easy on and off. A marbled outsole print brings a nostalgic, yet future-facing look. Finally, an OrthoLite insole helps keep it comfortable and cosy this winter.

Grab the Converse Chuck Taylor Alt Star sneakers for R1,399.95.

Beat the rain in puffer boots

Crocs Classic Neo Puff Boot

Puffer boots are winter’s comfiest shoe trend. This winter boot is basically a puffer jacket in shoe form, and who doesn’t love a good puffer jacket? This winter beat the rain in the Crocs Classic Neo Puff Boot. Come rain or shine, these confidently comfortable styles are easy to pull on when you need to walk the dog and stylish enough for a coffee with friends and family. This winter, boot up in a new lined version featuring a lined nylon funnel neck, so you get the best of both worlds — Classic with a boot look that is easy to clean and quick to dry.

Classic Neo Puff Boot is priced at R 1,299.95.

A slipper ready for adventure

Veldskoen Slipper

This winter, slippers are gearing up to go on adventures in the big wide world. Take the Veldskoen Sheepskin Lined Slipper for example. A slipper built for the outdoors, this sheepskin-lined leather slipper is a luxury hybrid shoe. Silky Nubuck leather with 100% sheep skin-lined inners, make it perfect for warming up feet by a fireplace on cold winter nights. The solid TR Veldskoen sole allows you to take that at-home comfort outside. Want to wear your slippers to town? Now you can!

Grab the Veldskoen Slipper for R 1,399.

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