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Question: What does a vintage lover wear in the Wintertime?

Answer:  Whatever the hell she likes, it’s freezing!

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It’s not easy to create an authentic looking vintage or vintage inspired outfit in nasty weather and to be honest, I don’t worry about it too much.  I just wear what I like and mix up eras and styles.  So you might see me in a long 70s style crochet cardi, with vintage 1950s earrings and 30s style lace up boots.  Somehow if you just go for it, it all works (well I think so anyway).

The biggest issue I have is finding decent footwear.  Good quality, stylish footwear that is practical and pulls an outfit together isn’t easy to find.

dog walking chic boots canterbury leather sheepskin knee high boots dog pointer rockabilly vintage

 

dog walking chic boots canterbury leather sheepskin knee high boots dog pointer rockabilly vintage

Recently I was asked to review some boots from New Zealand brand Canterbury Leather.  These are called Supertread Tall.  They took just over a week to arrive and have been a godsend!

Canterbury Leather used to be involved in the production of UGG boots and of course you can see the similarities with this style, but take a look at their website to see their fantastic range.  Having experienced both brands, these are better for me.   The sole is thicker for a start.  It’s grippy and slightly raised which means that your feet are an inch or so above the mud and rain and you can stay upright when the dog decides she wants to dart off in pursuit of s squirrel!

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The boots are lined with sheepskin so you can imagine how toasty they are and the removable sheepskin insole can be washed to keep it feeling fluffy.  My friend tried on these boots and said “it’s like putting my toes in a cloud!”  Haha! Quite!

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Having only had these boots in my possession for a couple of weeks, I have worn them so many times.  They are comfortable for long walks and train travel and we all know I do alot of that!  I’ve even worn them for a stint on a popular TV show….but that’s another post 🙂  They look great over jeans and leggings and even with some skirts and dresses.   I’m wearing them today with a pair of F&F skinny jeans, an argyle cardigan and a 1940s silk scarf.

So do you fancy owning a pair of these beauties?  I bet you do!

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You can have a chance of winning a pair of short super-tread boots worth £130 simply by commenting below and telling me which of Canterbury Leather’s boots you like best.  Here’s the website.   For an extra chance (i.e. your name will go into the pot twice) simply share the post on Facebook or Twitter.

The winner will be announced on the 17th November.

Best of luck lovelies.

Love Rachel

x

 

**This competition is now closed**

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  • Mancunian Vintage

    They look perfect for walking through the park (many a happy hour has been spent trying to stop the dog from chasing ducks – and falling – into the pond there!

    They look super toasty, and of course would love the chance to get my mitts on em! :p

    • VintageFolly

      Haha! Those pesky hounds eh? xx

  • dani

    Another great read and what fab boots!xxx

    • VintageFolly

      Thanks hun, are these your favourite? x

  • Daniella

    These boots look so comfy! I love the rugged sole which would be perfect for country walking.

    • VintageFolly

      They are ideal for country walking, which is what I’ll be using them for….amongst so many other things!

  • Swazi

    Oh I love boots & these look gorgeous (as do you lovely) xx

    • VintageFolly

      Thanks lovely, I’m assuming these ones are your favourite then? xxxx

      • Swazi

        I really love the Yana & Sabina styles too :o)

  • Lauren_W

    Oooo they look comfy. I would pick Oxford Lo in Chestnut x

    • VintageFolly

      Good choice x

  • Mellissa Williams

    I like the super tread low in black. Lovely prize!

    • VintageFolly

      good choice x

  • Mellissa Williams
    • VintageFolly

      noted x

  • Mellissa Williams
  • Steph Hitchen

    I like the super tread low, they look like they have a good grip, perfect for winter 🙂

    • VintageFolly

      good choice x

  • Esther James

    I love the 1717 Artica- Lovely!

    • VintageFolly

      They’re popular aren’t they? 🙂 xx

  • Esther James

    shared on twitter @esthermate

    • VintageFolly

      noted x

  • I love 1717 Artica too.

    • VintageFolly

      lovely choice x

  • tweeted as @distractedmum

    • VintageFolly

      noted x

  • Feyi

    These will be great when/if it snows!

    Feyi

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    • VintageFolly

      It will snow! It’s already trying I think!

  • My favourite is the chocolate brown Ella boot. It’d be great for the cold Scottish winter! x
    Have also tweeted as @vohnmcg

    • VintageFolly

      Perfect. I wish i’d had these for my glamping trip x

  • Happy Homebird

    I like the Oxford Tall in Chestnut. These look all so snuggly.

    • VintageFolly

      Snuggly is right, they are so comfy! x

  • Michelle Herron

    My favourite is the York, elegant comfort. Tweeted as @essenzablends

    • VintageFolly

      Another good choice, they’re all good choices!

  • Happy Homebird
    • VintageFolly

      noted x

  • Erika

    I love the pair you have on, but my favourite would be Ella! They are beautiful! Well all of the boots are beautiful! Shall share for you my lovely on FB & Twitter (Erika Holt & @LacunaRaven)

    • VintageFolly

      Ella are a gorgeous style x

      • Erika

        It’s that soft grey, so very beautiful. x

  • Claire Capewell

    I love the Artica boots. They look so snuggly and warm. Wonder if there is still enough time to drop some hints for christmas.

    • VintageFolly

      Haha! definitely x

  • Love Kande

    Kimberly x

    • VintageFolly

      good choice x

  • Samm Parker

    I love “York” – living in the Lakes means living in wellies, but these are so much more than a welly!!! Beautiful enough to wear to work and perfect for the weekend – bonus!

    • VintageFolly

      I think they’re a bit special too x

  • misshurn2010

    These do look really great, I’ll have to tell my aunty about these because she’s always walking her lab along the canal and these would be ideal.

    Kate H (UK Bloggers)

    Help Me With My Hair Style Dilemma

    • VintageFolly

      Great for dog walkers x

  • Mancunian Vintage

    ps I rather like the Flyer boot – looks so pretty and cosy! But to be honest I’d happily take the lot! :P….

    • VintageFolly

      Haha! me too!

  • Linzi Barrow

    ooh they look lovely and warm, perfect for the winter

    • VintageFolly

      perfect for al the time, if I could wear them in bed I would! 🙂

  • sarah Lea

    Ooo I love these!!! Look lovely and warm. 🙂 x

    • VintageFolly

      toasty x

    • sarah Lea

      And I tweeted 😀 @OoserzoO

      • VintageFolly

        noted 🙂 xxxx

  • Catherine Ainscough

    Warm, comfy and really good looking everything a girl needs to her feet warm and toasty, I definitely need some of this.

    • VintageFolly

      Agreed!!

  • Holly ‘Wood’

    My favourites are either Tara or the Oxford Tall. I think because they look stylish but also they are practical. There’s nothing worse than slippy bottoms (or slipping on to your bottom!) so the good soles make a real difference.

    • VintageFolly

      Haha! Nothing worse than slippy bottoms 🙂

  • Crystal

    Gosh I have expensive taste sometimes, I like the artica best.

    • VintageFolly

      I have expensive tastes too my dear, it’s a curse x

  • Dee

    I loved Yana 1729 (zipped) Practical and stylish as well.

    • VintageFolly

      Yana are beautiful

  • twinstiarasandtantrums

    Definitely love the Supertread Tall the best. Very similar to my old emu boots which gave up after 7 years of wear. The soles are much more practical than uggs! Have tweeted and shared on facebook too 🙂

    • VintageFolly

      They are a godsend believe me!

  • Melissa Dexter

    I love the Supertread tall – my feet get freezing and love the sound of sheepskin lining! Will share on fb too x

    • VintageFolly

      They are soooo warm x

  • Gemma Ninnmey

    Its the sabrina that has done it for me. Love the combination of style and practical. I tend to be too much practical normally. X

    • VintageFolly

      I have my eye on the Sabina too to be honest x

  • I love the supertred low in black. Perfect for winter and I have chunky calves x

    • VintageFolly

      I’m sure your calves would look lovely in them, chunky or otherwise 🙂

  • Jessica Hill

    I would have to get these for my little girl http://shop.canterburyleather.com/collections/frontpage/products/1378-penny
    She was born with talipes which meant we were going to find it hard to ever find shoes for her to even wear, but luckily for all of us, after months of physio and hospital appointments, she now has perfect straight little feet, so we are going shoe crazy 🙂 x

    • VintageFolly

      Aww bless her x

  • Jeanette Thompson-Wessen

    I love love love the super tread tall beige boots you have! They would be a much needed smile every day I wear them! After saving for a house for so long, I am longing for a special treat x

    • VintageFolly

      Good luck x

      • Jeanette Thompson-Wessen

        Thanks!! Shared on fb as well 🙂 x

  • Emily Sykes

    I love the ashley ones because they are soooo fluffy 🙂 and you can never have to much fluff hehe 🙂 xx

    • VintageFolly

      Haha! I’ll remember that one Emily “you can never have too much fluff” ;-P

  • Liz Purkis

    I love the Ella boots. I need warm boots in the shop in winter. xx They are lovely boots.

    • VintageFolly

      Indeed they are! x

  • VintageFolly

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to all those who entered. x

  • Patricia Fillmore

    I got a pair of the Jean boots on clearance and they smell of a chemical. I washed them and aired them for two weeks and they still smell. Has anyone else has this problem.