Is a pair of boots necessary for winter?

boots - boots for snow
Philippines
October 20, 2008 8:17am CST
I'm preparing to move to New Zealand and I was told that boots is a necessity in places where it snows. For those of you who are from snowy countries, is it really a must? What other alternatives would you suggest?
4 responses
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
21 Oct 08
a pair of boots wont hurt you at all. you might as well buy a pair of it. better be safe than sorry.
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I've actually been scouting for a good pair. Thanks very much!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I would have to say yes to this if you plan on going out in the snow. We get quite a bit of snow in Indiana on occasion and we must have snowboots to get around in it if we have to walk outside much.
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Thanks for the response, steph!
• United States
20 Oct 08
You don't HAVE to wear boots in the snow. If you don't mind cold feet or getting your ankles, feet and bottom of your pants wet. We get a lot of snow during the winter and I don't always wear boots unless it gets about 4 or 5 inches deep. I hate picking ice off my ankles and I definitely don't like frostbite. I don't know what an alternative would be for keeping your feet dry and warm. Boots are the best protection in the snow. Good luck on your move to New Zealand!
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I think I'll give boots a go then. Thanks.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
20 Oct 08
its better you can cehck with somebody who is living there about the precautions to be taken care and based on that you can make arrangement for yourself and get ready for the nice trip as well if it required then dont let out to go without it as i suffered a lot by not carring the jerkin when i was out to a hill station