When it comes to winter footwear, it seems there are only two options: cozy or cute. Have you ever noticed it’s nearly impossible to find a pair of boots that checks both boxes? Either your feet are stylish and freezing, or they're warm and look like two fluffy marshmallows at the bottom of your legs.
Recently, I met a pair of boots that proves that winter shoes can be both cozy and super stylish — and because of this, I’ll never sacrifice fashion for warmth (or vice versa) ever again. Meet M.Gemi’s Alpi Boot. With a sleek, tumbled nubuck upper and a genuine shearling collar, the Alpi resembles a dressed-up and cozy work boot that’s perfectly on-trend. It performs like a work boot too: It’s got a durable leather and rubber-lugged sole so it can survive the snowy-then-salted city streets.
But back to the style. I absolutely love how versatile the Alpi is in my wardrobe. It’s the perfect match to an oversized sweater and a pair of leggings (my October-February uniform), but I can also pair it with a dress for more of a casual-chic vibe. Because it’s not actually a snow boot, you can really wear this shoe from early fall through early spring. And because, like M.Gemi’s entire selection, they’re made to be top quality, you’ll get use out of them year after year. I’ll admit, at first, I was a liiittle wary of the $298 price point, but after realizing just how versatile they are and how much wear you can get out of them, I’m sold.
So, the Alpi boot gets high marks for warmth, style, and function. But I know what you’re wondering: Are the boots comfortable? The answer is a resounding yes. They’re roomy enough to accommodate your favorite wooly wintery sock (or take a half size down if you prefer to wear regular socks), so your feet will thank you over and over, each time you wear them.
With a boot so perfect, there must be a downside, right? Unfortunately, there is. Because everyone wants to get their hands on, errr, feet into these beauties, they keep selling out. When the boots first launched in October, the black colorway sold out within a day and the gray and luggage-toned options sold out the same week. The Alpi even amassed a wait list of 3,500 people. BUT, here’s the GREAT news. Today, the Alpi is back in stock, and the brand unveiled two new colorways, navy and red. Scroll down to shop the Alpi in every color. Oh and a word of advice: If you see the color you like in your size, snatch it up quick before it sells out yet again.
Alpi Boot in Bordeaux
Alpi Boot in Navy
Alpi Boot in Luggage
Alpi Boot in Black
Alpi Boot in Gray
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