what to wear when it’s too cold for Birkenstocks: part two

I recently wrote about sheepskin lined Birkenstock sandals – definitely a Marmite idea, that one! – but here’s something that might be a little easier to imagine in your wardrobe. Primeboots are pretty much the ultimate solution to winter for those of you who are really missing that cork-soled comfort you get from a Birkenstock.

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Why do they differ from other boots on the market? Well, they have that same cork sole technology as used in Birkenstocks, which allows the boots to mould to the shape of your feet. My new pair arrived this week and I can confirm that they are INCREDIBLY comfortable. Though I was a bit hot in them in the unseasonably hot London weather we had this week…

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Another nifty thing you get the option of with some styles of Primeboots is a contrast coloured zip – mine are red like the pair pictured above. This style – the Engineer boot – is the perfect biker; just the right height on the leg, wide enough to tuck in skinny jeans but not so wide they look like wellies, and not too heavy on the buckle embellishments.

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If biker boots aren’t your thing there are chic Chelsea boot styles available, as well as a healthy dose of leopard print in most styles! Primeboots are a little tricky to track down at the moment in the UK, but you’ll find them stocked at Katie & Jo on the King’s Road in London (not on their website yet but probably worth checking back soon) and at nelly.com. Prices start at around £220.

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