I’ll admit it: these Moon Boots had me on the fence.
I remember seeing them years ago in San Francisco (friendly reminder, it doesn’t snow in San Francisco!) worn with yoga leggings and a Lululemon off the shoulder sweater. If I had to guess, it was a typical chilly day in the city but nothing that warranted snow boots out on the Embarcadero while grabbing your morning green juice, which of course, left me wondering, are these the new Ugg boot incarnate? Bulky, somewhat comical, usually with a wake of people in their path left scratching their head about what just walked by. (For the record, I don’t hate Ugg boots, I just think they’ve gotten a bad styling rep.)
From that moment, I swore Moon Boots off. Surely, I could find a better snow boot contender. One that didn’t make it look like I was lugging weights around my feet. Or remind you of Napoleon Dynamite.
Fast forward to my recent trip to Banff with the Fairmont Hotels team, and I realized my outdoorsy winter wardrobe could use a bit of refresher. I started browsing through both Net-A-Porter and The Outnet for some aprés ski pieces when it dawned on me that every model was shown wearing some sort of Moon Boot. And for the first time in a long time, I actually liked how they were styled — with retro-inspired one piece ski suits in poppy colors and vintage fair isle sweaters. And before I knew it, I was texting my friend Sai (who has several pairs of Moon Boots) asking her for sizing advice because your girl was adding to cart.
Yes, I am a recent Moon Boot convert and I’m proud of it. Here are a few high level thoughts if you’re considering a pair for yourself this winter: