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Shoes for NYC in March

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1. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Hi all,

I'm heading to NYC for the last two weeks of March. Understand that it'll be about 4-10deg C and rainy. What sorta shoes do you recommend? I usually travel in my ballet pumps and have survived Geneva in March and Paris/the Netherlands in December in them.

Just that I got caught in a damn heavy downpour with some low-level flooding today and it was very uncomfortable.

2. Posted by Paulaboo (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Swing by a discount shoe store in NYC and pick up a pair of rubber boots in funky colors, in the case of a torrential downpour- about $30 USD.

Otherwise, you're fine with normal city trekking shoes. I'm a New Yorker, and there's no way to predict the rain, or the severity of the storm. I would have to say that they are far and few between.

If you really want an all purpose shoe, I got a pair of Salomon's that have kept my toes dry.
http://www.backcountry.com/store/SAL1289/Salomon-XT-Wings-WP-Shoe-Womens.html?CMP_ID=SH_FRO001&CMP_SKU=SAL1289&mv_pc=r126

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I agree with Paula about getting the boots (especially in funky colors). Though I'm not from New York, I lived in Chicago for many years and March can still bring snow. With the weather the upper midwest and eastern seaboard states have been getting this winter, I wouldn't trust this March to not have a mix of snow and rain - possibly in abundance. If you get them and don't need them - great! But, if you don't and you do - your tootsies are going to be really mad at you.

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Thanks you both! Perhaps shoe-shopping should be one of the first things I should do when I arrive then...

I did see a pair of rubber boots at GAP here (blue with pink rims) that I liked but thought 1) it was too exorbitant 2) wouldn't have use for it in Singapore 3) it would clash horribly with my red coat!!

And I guess with everything going on weather forecasts are getting unreliable...