Thursday, September 29, 2011

BOGS WEATHER TOUGH CASUAL/CITY FOOTWEAR WOMEN 2011/2012

 words/images Judith Ecochard

Outdoor Retailer, SLC


As befits a company that hails from the wet and often cold northwest USA---Bogs has been keeping agricultural and industrial workers warm, wet and dry with their 100% durable rubber boots. We actually have a slip resistant pair of their #1 best selling kicker - the Classic High ($88)-for years ---which pull on (easy btw-with four way stretch inner bootie/contoured EVA sockliner) ---and keep us protected against freezing winter temps at our place in a mountainous rural locale.



Black high, black mid-comfort rated -40F

















Self cleaning non-slip, non-marking outsole-classic rubber Wellington boot style























Lately, Bogs has turned a flirty fashion corner---with several casual and city slick options like a fav-the Rider- for gals ...that protect feet from the elements but wear as comfortable as any walking shoe. Added plus-air channels that wick away clammy moisture---so feet are warm but not sweaty.



Some Highlights:

Nice- the same techy features, featured on  styles with added fun prints/textures-including emboss rubber---like these Classic High  $96-


Easy pull-on tabs 
AND- Made with the proprietary 7mm waterproof Neo-Tech™ insulation.



These green and black lace-ups-the Charlot $80- are very stylish takes on the classic duck shoe that seems to be back in vogue---and are, we think - great everyday shoes, especially for weekends mucking around the garden.

Made from 2mm waterproof Neo-Tech + 2mm Airmesh for warmth without bulk, durable hand-lasted rubber, four way stretch inner bootie, contoured EVA insole and Aegis antimicrobial protection.




plant based natural gum rubber sole


$80 


 Clog like slip-ons are so easy....here the ROSE $70--- the European last-a fit that is secure--- but does not rub on the heel. very comfy.
Nice ankle trim bump up bad weather staple



Classic Tuscany Mid $90




Classic Styles---Le Jardin and Lanai





In terrific colors we think-the above Charlot - in Aqua -made from 2mm waterproof Neo-Tech + 2mm Airmesh for warmth without bulk, durable hand-lasted rubber, four way stretch inner bootie, contoured EVA insole and Aegis antimicrobial protection.

Pretty in pink-and protected too-the Rue $70 witht he same waterproof and comfy features as the Charlot.





www.bogsfootwear.com

SIZING-for women sizes 6-11...we found that the boots scale big and went a half size down for the perfect fit.