My friend Colette, who lives in LA, swears by these Valenkis Rus boots. I first became aware of the boots about 1.5 year ago, when I saw a poor soul sloshing down Prince Street after that really bad snow storm. I took notice because the boots looked like something that would worn by one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs. Cartoon characters aside, these boots aren’t just any boots-  they were developed over 300 years ago by peasants, are like a Russian institution, worn by everyone from Peter the Great to Lenin.

Valenkis Rus boots: Yea or Nay?