It seems intuitive in retrospect. Those sneakers you love? Why not weatherproof them for the winter months? But in reality it took years of internal politicking, R&D, and testing the market before the originator of the style – Nike – was able to put out an official line of sneakerboots. Now, three years later, a handful of other brands have started to bring their own versions to market. It looks like only more are to come, and it isn’t hard to see why given the response.
Sneakerboots fill the gap between shoes weatherproofed with aftermarket products and heavy-duty work shoes or hiking boots. They boast a classic street-style while also keeping your feet just as dry and warm as a pair of heavy duty boots would. While we wouldn’t recommend you go out and try and conquer the trails with these on your feet, they’re more than capable of meeting the challenges of your winter commute through the city.