Living in the Black Forest gives me more time to spend with my parents. My dad and I have been very close since forever. We enjoy walking through the forest and have shot beverages in between. So now that Pepa is older and can go on longer walks, we enjoy to go out the three of them while my mom stays home warm cuddling with Otis.
Having the right footwear is super important. On rainy days we used rain boots in the city. But after having a walk for some hours in Austria with rubber boots, my feet were pretty mad at me, and Pepa got a blister. Every year we get boots from Palladium, and every year we are super happy with them. So this year wasn't different. This time the three of us got different boots depending on our needs.
I got myself the Pampa SC Outsider WP+ in Black as they are waterproof and super light. I heard they are one of the best sellers for the German winter. I like wearing wool socks, so this was great. They are warm, totally waterproof, and super lightweight. They fit very snug, and you feel like walking in a cloud.
They look great with jeans and pants, but I can wait to wear them with stockings and a dress or skirt, they are that versatile and perfect for life in a village as well... I can sink my whole foot for several minutes in the water and still have dry feet!
On the other side, Pepa is a small toddler with only 3 years old. She needs very warm feet and easy to wear shoes; otherwise, they will hate me in Kindergarten. She got the HI CUFF WPS in black that are super warm with wool inside and had besides shoelaces, 2 zippers on each side of the boot. They are leather shoes, but you can dunk them in the water!
My dad decided on the Sportcuff Thermic WP+. He is a very outdoorsy person. He walks 20Km almost every day. It doesn't matter if it rains or snows. I wish I could join him, but I have barely time to take a shower nowadays. The shoe is made of leather with a lining of polar to keep your feet warm. Totally waterproof from toe to cuff. But there is another feature the reason why he chose these boots. They are the first heat-ready, all-weather lifestyle boot:
You see those bags or belts on his boots? They actually contain batteries to warm the shoes up. Yes! You can warm them up for hours. And if you have the thermic ic batteries, you can control it through an app on your phone. Isn't this just super cool? But if you don't want to buy the batteries, you can use your regular power bank and let them be warm for the number of hours your bank allows it.
We had such a great afternoon, walking through the rain and sipping some hot cocoa with marshmallows and some freshly brewed coffee. As the Norwegians say: there is no bad weather, but wrong clothing and they are so right. After all, we aren't made of cotton candy, and we enjoy rainy days in the Black Forest.
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