Monday, August 23, 2010

Reviving 70's Winter Glamour With The Moon Boot

DSC02992Image by acme via FlickrBy Charlotte J Wilson

When one thinks of Italy they think of picturesque countryside, ancient ruins, incredible history, scrumptious food, style and elegance. They do not often think about the very practical and functional original Moon Boot. In actual fact, Tecnica first designed Moon Boots in the early seventies and the fact that they still remain in production today is testament to the valued niche they have in the market.

Moon Boots are a winter essential. What exactly are they? Moon Boots are a water resistant or water proof form of footwear that are made from lightweight materials with a specialised thermal lining that can keep the feet and calf warm in temperatures reaching -35oC. The heel and sole of the boot enhance comfort and stability while the sole adds extra warmth due to its own insulating property. These features make them ideal in snow and cold weather conditions. Their appearance reflects an oversize, fancy and snug gumboot.

In the 40 years since they emerged on the market, the choice of options available with respect to Moon Boot features has grown immensely. They now come in a range of outer coverings including suede, nylon jacquard, soft touch nylon, nylon, varnish PU, quilted PU and glitter fabric. Each variety changes the outward look slightly from a matte through to a glossy finish. Personal preference is the only way to make a decision with regard to this feature as they are all exceptional in quality and look.

As expected, coming in a range of materials means that there is extensive flexibility with respect to colour choice. Throughout their history the Moon Boot has always been a bright and happy addition to any winter wardrobe and now is no different. Colour examples include neutral and subtle tones such as ochre, grey, dark brown, black and ice through to light pink, violet, azure, petrol blue, orange and sea green. More conspicuous colours consist of silver, ivory, burgundy, bouganville, apricot, red and yellow especially since some also come in a metallic finish.

Traditionally the Moon Boot came in a longer length in a style that was non-tapered. While this style is still the more popular one, a shorter version and/or a more fitted one also exist. Once again the decision as to which one is better is a matter of personal choice. Of course not all retailers may have all material range, colours or styles available.

Moon Boots are convenient in that they cater for both genders and all ages. Adults, adolescents and teenagers can look warm and trendy while newborns and kids can look cosy and cute. They are extremely versatile in this regard.

Moon Boots are more than just a piece of footwear to be thrown in a closet. Their insulating properties and ability to give stability in conditions with less traction makes them perfect for the dreaded winter months. They also bring a little bit of colour to situations that sometimes can leave one feeling dreary and melancholy. They look great, feel great and make you feel the same.

Charlotte Wilson has been writing for retailers within the fashion industry, such as online shoes retailer Sarenza UK, for over 10 years. To view a range of winter shoes and boots, including the full Moon Boot collection, visit the Sarenza website.

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  1. I am fashion and shoes lover and I love to read about fashion and shoes especially shoe shop