Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Damp Season

Saturday, it rained.  Then it rained some more.  Then it kept on raining.  I decided to suck it up and go to yoga class.  After all, it would give me an opportunity to not wear my snowboots and instead where my awesomesauce rainboots. You can see them here.  I've had these boots for a couple of years, but I love them.
On the way home from yoga, I started to think that my feet were feeling decidedly on the damp side.  By the time I got home, I realized the sad truth.  My skull & sword pirate rainboots were no longer waterproof. 
On the upside, this gave me an excuse to get some shiny new rainboots!  I ended up buying boots from a Canadian company - Kamik (my new boots are blue).  Some of you might remember Kamik's winter boot line from your childhood (they were right up there with the old school Sorel's for dealing with snow in the 80's & 90's). The boots are made in Canada, have a waterproof guarantee AND they recycle them when their life of keeping your feet dry is over!
I find the idea of getting your boots recycled when their life is over really fascinating and awesome and it makes me wonder why more companies don't do this sort of thing.
The sad thing is that I have not yet had a chance to test out my new boots.  Sometime Saturday evening the weather remembered that this is Canada and went back to snowing and hasn't quit since.  Back to snowboots for me :(


  1. Aw! Sad about the skull boots - super cute. I've decided to trade in my ugly black galoshes for something cute this year so that I don't feel like a fisherman when I take the kid to school. My kids've got Kamiks too. They recycle them? How does this work?

  2. There's an address in Montreal on their website in their recycling program area. You bascially just need to mail them to that address. Easy peasy :)