8 shoes you NEED in Scotland

19 Feb 2015

1. The Classic Tall Wellie Boot — Because this is Scotland, people. Get with the program!

2. The Hiking Boot — The best part about living in Scotland is getting out into the woods—or the countryside, or the coast, or the Highlands— and witnessing the beautiful views this country has to offer! Hiking boots come in many different styles, colors and fabrics, but the main things you want to look for are ankle support and that they are waterproof.

3. The Heavy-Duty Winter Boot — Depending on where you live, a snow/winter boot might be unnecessary, but up in North Scotland, where there is ice and snow, you're going to want these to throw on when it's dangerous outside.

4. The Out-n-About Bootie — If the ground is wet, but not seriously raining, I will throw these babies on to run my errands. I get bored wearing my tall wellie boots all the time, and after a while, they make my feet and calves sore and uncomfortable. These are a great option for light walking and exploring!

5. The Chelsea Rain Bootie — I've been wearing these a lot lately! They've basically become my "go-to" option when James and I go out for drinks or a casual dinner. They are super comfortable, fairly stylish (they don't scream, "I'M WEARING RAINBOOTS!") and I don't have to worry about wearing them in less than appealing weather. There are lots of fun and fashionable Chelsea rain boot options out there, like these!

6. The House Slipper — We've talked about this; my house is an icebox. 

7. The Date Night Pump — Or the "just because I dress like a tomboy every day doesn't mean I still can't look hot for my husband on date night" bootie. I've retired most of my leather and suede booties for the winter because I don't want them getting ruined by all the salt on the ground. These high-heel rain booties are a perfect combination of style AND practicality—with the height, you can avoid the puddles and with the tread, you can avoid slipping on the wet surfaces.

8. The Trainer — I can't think of a time that you wouldn't just need a classic trainer to run around in... I find a lot of the waterproof shoes I wear to be quite suffocating, so on the off chance that it's not raining or wet out, I like to wear comfortable, breathable trainers to run errands or walk around town. Neutral trainers + black cropped trousers + cashmere jumper = perfect casual coffee date outfit!


  1. I love my hunter rain boots but unfortunately I don't get much use out of them in Australia.

  2. I really need to get a pair of proper rain boots, my shoes are getting ruined from this wet weather!

  3. Haha this post makes me feel cold for you lol. I love the boots you picked!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. Hi there! I'm new here as of this week. Just thought I'd pop in and say hello and that this reminds me of the shoes you need to live in Canada! Plus sandals galore for the 30C summers!!

  5. PS. I have no idea how your photo ended up looking like my profile photo?! I don't have a disqus account, and posted as a guest. Is that normal??

  6. You don't realize how much you need waterproof shoes until you ACTUALLY need waterproof shoes. I can not get enough waterproof shoes now!

  7. I think so... If you don't have an acct, I've noticed it just shows up as the blog author... I don't know! Ha!

  8. Thanks for dropping by! I would love to wear sandals, but I feel like Brits and Scots are weird about showing their feet.. LOL! I rarely wore sandals in London, but I would love to get back to wearing them.

  9. This is so perfect! I'm honeymooning in Ireland and Scotland in August/Sept sooo I definitely need advice! -Sasha


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