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Fashionable Winter Boots

Boots from Calgary shoe stores that will keep you warm without sacrificing style

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to compromise your fashion sense. We asked two local stylists to scour the city for fashionable—and functional—winter boots.

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Work
Jason: This ankle boot is perfect to take you from the office to dinner or cocktails. Whether you wear them with a skirt or pants, these Chie Miharas have the detail and height to keep women office-appropriate and upright.
$510 at Holt Renfrew.

Men’s
Aly: Local menswear designer Haithem Elkadiki has designed his first line of footwear, including these derby leather boots with red stitching.
Coming to stores soon for $600, visit www.kaadiki.com.

Hiking
Jason: For your next winter outing, Browns offers this season’s take on the tried, tested and true Sorel boot. With accents of lumberjack plaid and faux-fur lining, there’s no need to lose your style in the snow.
$140 at Browns in Market Mall.

Casual
Aly: Dress up jeans or leggings with Ellen Quad Comfort. These taupe mukluks are suede on the top with faux fur lining, and have a durable rubber blend outsole for traction.
$99.99 at Mark’s Work Wearhouse, 1632 – 14 Ave NW

Night on the Town
Aly: Over the knee with attitude! These high, studded leather boots bring rocker chic to any look. These statement boots are a must-have style for a night out with the girls.
$398 at Browns in Market Mall.

SHOE HAVENS

Find more unique winter boots and cute shoes at these stores around town:
Arnold Churgin Shoes
Browns Shoes in Market Mall
Check-M8 Shoes
Goodfoot
Gravity Pope
Holt Renfrew
Little Burgandy Shoes, 3625 Shaganappi Trl NW
Mark’s Work Wearhouse, 1632 – 14 Ave NW
O’Connors Fine Footwear, 244 – 7 Ave SW (men’s only)
Stride Shoes

THE STYLISTS

Alykhan Velji is an interior designer with a skill for blending modern and traditional with a hint of ethnic flair. He has appeared on HGTV’s Designer Superstar Challenge (placing in the top three), The Style Department, and CityTV’s My Rona Home. This year he released a line of carpets for Rug Shop called Afera.

Jason Krell is a communications consultant specializing in fashion and lifestyle. He has worked with clients such as Premiere Interiors and Smyth & Kang, and is the Calgary face of Tara Parker Tait PR. Jason has also worked in the fashion industry and in 2007 received the Alberta Areté Award of Excellence from the Canadian Public Relations Society.

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