GET READY FOR WINTER WITH CONVERSE WOOLRICH HI TOPS
The reason for our excitement is because we have the perfect strategy in stock for handling the cooler temperatures at this year, and it’s a beautiful, cozy, comfy strategy. We’re talking about 2015 Converse Woolrich hi-tops—a damn fine option for keeping your hardworking feet warm this winter.
While we love the vibrant personalities summer brings to our hometown of downtown Victoria, we have a different type of appreciation for winter weather around here, and that’s because it’s time to savour our gingerbread lattes, winter ales, and naturally, our winter attire that includes ski jackets, scarves, toques, long johns, and definitely the right pair of kicks. Bring ‘em on!
At Baggins, we’ve got you covered for kicks with new styles of Converse Woolrich hi-tops in stock, starting with the Converse Chuck Taylor Street Hiker Hi Top Black.
This pair of winter Converse are perhaps the biggest star of the Converse Woolrich Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Their warm, flannel uppers in a muted shade matched with thick-gripped outsoles and higher, more durable foxing, make this style one of the most versatile shoes for everyday wear, even during times of intense sweater weather.
If you’re looking to make more of a statement this winter, check out this pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Hi-Rise Boot Knee Hi Yellow, which are also perfect for the cooler weather upon us:
Not only are these bright and cheerful, they feature warm, woollen uppers for warmth, and high-quality gripped soles that will take you from walking home from the bus stop, to shovelling snow, to going snowboarding—OK not that last one, but you get what we mean.
These funky Converse Woolrich hi-tops also have a convenient zipper up the back to help you with the whole on/off process, and we love that the addition of a zipper doesn’t interfere with the Converse profile or lace-up in any way.
Not feeling that colourful? We get it. The Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Top Woolrich Wool Thunder/Casino are the perfect fall shoe that fall somewhere in between the bright and cheerful pair of Converse Woolrich featured above, and the neutral pair of Converse Woolrich we’ll show you in a few secs:
We love this hi top’s neutral grey base colour with just a hint of colourful happiness because it is what makes this shoe ideal for everyday wear, even as the temperature drops.
Another Converse Woolrich we’re in love with this season is the Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Top Woolrich Wool Black/Papyrus.
This blue, grey, and black plaid pair of Converse is a bit more subdued and is going to work well with any type of outerwear you’re working with this winter.
No matter what Converse Woolrich style you fall in love with this winter, they all have one thing in common: they’re all made from Woolrich wool, which is produced by the oldest outdoor clothing company and wool mill in the United States.
Wool has been used as a textile since the Stone Age, and with good reason! It is an all-natural, warm, durable fabric sourced from a variety of animals like sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats, camels, yaks, beavers and otters. The very fact that it’s good enough to keep our furry friends warm in a storm makes it a popular choice for human winter attire—as you probably already know given your collection of woollen winter scarves and sweaters from Grandma.
Wool works by absorbing and releasing water vapour with the rise and fall of humidity, making it a good insulator. So while it’s not waterproof in the way your fancy high-tech windbreaker is, it still keeps your feet warm.
Caring for Your Converse Woolrich Hi Tops
We want your latest pair of Converse to last a long time, and we bet you do, too. Even though Converse Woolrich hi-tops are durable, they’re bound to get a little messy here and there from all the rain, snow, sleet and salt they have to trek through for the next few months.
The best way to care for your Converse Woolrich hi-tops is by staying up on the cleaning. The good news is that wool naturally repels dirt, so with any luck, you won’t have to worry as much as you would with normal winter boots. (Bonus!)
But when it does come time for a good scrubbing, avoid the washing machine at all costs, and definitely avoid high heat when drying. For best results:
1. Wipe off surface dirt with a soft-bristled brush.
2. Spot clean with a damp cloth and a mild, diluted detergent if required. If you have some detergent specially designed for wool, even better!
3. For true messes, hand-wash your Converse. The kitchen sink or a mop bucket will do. Don’t let them soak forever, though.
4. Allow to air dry.
See? Nothing to it. If you must use a dryer, use at a low setting—no heat, capiche? Finally, when storing wool garments once the season is over, your best bet is to stow them in plastic bins, rather than wood, in order to keep moths and other insect pests from foraging for food in your wool (they love wool, btw).
For more winter Converse options, including Converse Rubber Hi Tops, please take a look through the Baggins web store.
Happy soon-to-be-winter, everyone! Stay warm out there!
What do you all think about the look of the new Converse Woolrich hi-tops? We encourage you to get in touch and let us know your thoughts.