Snow Shoes: Reporting from snowy Central Massachusetts

Picture of road signs in Worcester, MA.Winter in the Northeast can be rough, rugged and raw or it could be low key and uneventful but that hasn’t been the case this winter.

snow covered baseball field in Worcester, MA.The Blizzard of 2013, affectionately named ‘Nemo’, hit New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts enough snow that if the storm had a soundtrack it would be a mash-up of lyrics that included DMX–“Stop, drop, shut’em down open up shop”–Puff Daddy–“Take that….take that…take that”–and Ed OG and Da Bulldogs’, “I’m the bread and you’re just a crumb off.”

This bad boy of a snow storm hit Worcester, Mass. with more snow than the Blizzard of ’78, and set a new record for snowfall in a 24-hour period–28 inches!

Nike Air Goadome boots in snow in Worcester, MA.So, needless to say, I’ve been wearing boots and other snow-appropriate footwear: Timberland 6″, Nike Air Goadomes, Vasque Sundowner GTX and Merrell Wilderness boots, to name a few. (Yesterday, I actually wore the Burn Rubber MT580 “White Collar” because I was tired of wearing boots.)

Yeah, I can write about the difference between the craftsmanship of the Timberland 6″, which were made in China, compared to the made-in-Italy Merrell Wilderness boots, but I wanted you to get a glimpse of the types of shoes and sneakers that I see on people’s feet.

Here we go!

Pink jeans with high leather boots on female.

pink jeans and high leather boots on female (2).

Man wearing Nike Air Force 1 sneakers in Worcester, MA.

Man wearing Nike Air Force 1 sneakers in Worcester, MA.

Merrell women's boots. Males wearing New Balance 574 and Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.Man wearing boots. Woman wearing jeans and high leather boots.