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for those who live in cold climates: shoes

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Do you wear ballet flats on very cold days when are wearing a heavy coat, scarf, winter hat, etc.? Or are they primary spring/summer footwear for you?

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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    When I was in a country where it was around -40C in winter I wore boots outside and ballet flats in the office.

    If it's warmer than 0c in winter I will wear ballet flats with thick tights. However it mustn't be icy.
  • AndreaAndrea Posts: 279Registered Users
    For me they are not a winter shoe, but for some of my co-workers they are. I wear dress boots all winter.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wear boots. Sometimes in my office I switch to flats if it isn't too cold. Ballet flats do not play nice with my ugly (but warm) down coat. That would look ridiculous and how would I navigate NYC slush?
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  • LayaliLayali Posts: 561Registered Users
    ^^Ditto. I primarily wear warm boots outside and switch to flats in the office. BUT if I had a car and didn't rely on my feet/public transit, I'd probably just wear the flats.
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  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    I keep my flats in the office and switch them if my feet inside the boots get too hot.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    No ballet flats in the winter, period. They are a spring, summer and early fall shoe for me. I would do a thicker loafer (just for example) with tights or thick dress socks on a milder day but I am and have always been boot girl. Dress to combat and everything in between. I wore my nice but comfortable snow boots to work yesterday, and sat around in my socks here and there. No one can come in without keys so we get comfortable and pull our shoes back on if need be.

    I can't keep any shoes on for 12 hours. It's impossible.
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  • GoldWavesGoldWaves Posts: 50Registered Users
    Nope, ballet flats are useless for the cold weather. Plus they look a bit weird with a big coat, like top heavy.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I do, so long as there's no snow on the ground
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,236Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Outside it's always boots if it's raining or snowing. If it's dry and not blistering cold I will wear oxfords and loafers outside.
    I keep a pair of flats at the office, tho I am often barefoot at work unless it's really cold in my office.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    ^ That is me but I keep socks in my bag so I can be shoeless year round. My boss was asking me why I was running round in socks on Monday. Because I want to. I'm going to be sitting here for half a day. I may as well get comfortable. We all do. Very few people keep their shoes on all day or night.

    My feet get cold just thinking about flats on cold winter days.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I also keep large and funny bedroom shoes in my locker. It is common to find me running around the building in fuzzy monster feet on night shifts. They are comfortable, toasty, make bored officers who come to visit laugh and are a perfect hiding spot for pot when training drug dogs. I'm always checking them to make sure nothing was left in there .
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    They are comfortable, toasty, make bored officers who come to visit laugh and are a perfect hiding spot for pot
    I got up to there and was like "what kind of job is this?"
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love camo and want to get these. The texture and print are wintery. But they're a ballet flat.:angry3:

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,236Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ^ Love those!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html