Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
Winter is definitely starting to take hold. The overnight temperature is really dropping and there is a lot of frost on the grass and icy patches on the pavements and roads first thing in the morning. So whilst wrapping up warm with a thick winter coat, hat, gloves and scarf, a good quality pair of boots is an essential part of your outdoor wear for the winter months.
Carl Scarpa are well-known for their boots. They have been in the boot business for over 40 years with quality design and eye-catching style, so I was delighted when I received their Pedrina Black Winter Boots (also available in Brandy and Off-White).
Before I received these boots, I did not have any warm footwear suitable for the colder, wetter winter months. They arrived in perfect condition, packed perfectly into a shoe box. The first thing that struck me when I unpacked the boots was how good quality that they looked. I struggle to wear any long style boots, so having some ankle boots was the perfect solution for me. I referred to www.carlscarpa.com to find out what the features of the boots are:
- Leather insole
- Warm lining
- Cleated sole
These boots are described on the Carl Scarpa website as being the perfect apres-ski boots, I can see why as they look very stylish and are excellent quality. The main colour of the boots is black, the hoops where they lace up is silver and the laces are black & red. They have a Carl Scarpa label stitched on. The lining coordinates perfectly which the colour of the boots and it is so soft to touch. The stitching near the soles finishes the boots off perfectly.
The boots fit well and are so snuggly, warm and comfortable to wear. I love how simple the design is. I think that this pair of boots will be perfect for those cold winter mornings and afternoon school runs.
As someone who has health conditions which cause me to be in a lot of pain, these boots are an absolute godsend as they are not only comfortable but not too heavy. I tend to prioritise practical over style, but these boots have both. They make me feel so on trend and have given me a real confidence boost. I think that they will last such a long time too and that I may actually end up losing them to my teenage daughter as her feet grow into them. At the very least I think I will end up minus the laces as they look so cool and appealing and fear that my daughter will pinch them. Whilst I am a 40 something mum of 3, I think that the boots would appeal to teenagers and 20 and 30 something people too. I absolutely love the black and red laces. They finish the boots off perfectly. The heel is the perfect height for me, due to the fact that I have never been able to wear shoes or boots with high heels.
There are so many gorgeous footwear items available on the Carl Scarpa website to choose from. Yes, there are cheaper shoes and boots available, but these are so worthwhile for the quality they offer. I have bought so many cheap pairs of shoes and boots in the past which have not withstood the test of time. I would recommend the winter boots I was sent to review and Carla Scarpa whole heartedly. I think that these boots, or any item of footwear from their website would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone special in your life.
For more information or to buy, visit www.carlscarpa.com.