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August 30th, 2009

Sandals in the Fall?! How about the next best thing…

Mardi Shearling MuleWith September only a day away, it’s time to say “So long!” to sandals and “Welcome back!” to boots. Yet, as I was thinking about making the transition to fall footwear, I started really grieving the ease and convenience of sandals. Needless to say, I’m not looking forward to the added hassle of pulling on a pair of boots or strapping myself into some other winter-approved shoe in order to brave the elements — especially when I’m in a hurry or only headed out for a quick errand. But with a cold and wet fall coming, anything else is just too impractical, and if you’re native to the Pacific Northwest like I am, you know the rain isn’t very friendly to just any shoe. And sleet and snow can be just as ruthless. Thankfully, I just discovered the perfect shoe for fall and winter.

The Mardi Shearling Mule by Cole Haan (pictured left) is everything a seasonal shoe needs to be and more. Not only is this mule easy to slip on and off, its suede outer is waterproof, and its waffled rubber soles are perfect for traction on wet surfaces. All together, this means that there’s no worrying about that pesky rain fall and winter will bring. Additionally, the shoes are lined with shearling (sheepskin), which is guaranteed to keep your toes warm when winter temperatures drop in. Of course, the added bonus with Cole Haan’s design is that the shoe isn’t exclusively a casual one but can easily double as a quick go-to shoe when you need to look a little more professional than just a trip to the grocery store.

Stop over at Shoefly to check out this must-have fall and winter sole!

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