Being from sunny California, the bitter truth of East Coast winters have required some serious adjusting.
Though many tried to warn and prepare me, there were three cold, hard facts I had to learn the hard way:
1. Never leave your house in frigid temperatures with a sopping wet ponytail (icicle hair = not so chic).
2. A "wintry mix" forecast is not nearly as cute as it sounds.
3. Tennis shoes are not appropriate footwear before, after, or during a snowstorm.
The latter is definitely the most problematic for me, as I'm not a fan of moon boots and can make no sense of wearing a heel on icy ground.
Enter the sneaker boot, a new trend that waterproofs classic tennis shoe designs. But before you begin picturing odd-shaped boots that look like the result of machine malfunctioning, take a minute and check out our picks below. Among them are Converse's newest Chuck Taylor, which boast volcanized rubber for extra traction, Palladium's quilted high-top, Nike's snowboard-style trainer, and Puma's snow boots with a built-on sneaker outer sole, meaning this roundup will leave you winter ready, sans any embarrassing slips.