When in Tahoe there’s nothing better than doing a boot scootin’ boogie all around the lake. Step into some cowboy boots. Lace up in adorable fashion-funky knee-highs. Slip into some snuggly UGGs as you veg by the fire. And, perhaps most importantly this season, slide down the slope in new, slick ski or snowboard boots. No matter your size or style, Tahoe has a boot fit for every foot.
Powder House Ski & Snowboard has nine locations with one devoted primarily to ski and snowboard boot fitting in Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe, and they carry the hottest boots to wear in the cold snow. If you know you’re going to be hopping onto a chair lift, you need to make sure the people below look up and see your stylish soles. Powder House offers a demo center and brands like K2, Volkl, Blizzard and Faction. Stepping into the store, you are greeted by professionals who know all about ski and snowboarding. They’ll help you find exactly what you need on your toes to help make it down the mountain. If you already have your best boots in your closet, get them repaired and tuned here as well. After purchasing my new ski boots at Powder House, I know people will be watching this ski bunny’s feet. tahoepowderhouse.com
I love to giddy up on vacation, no matter if it’s in daisy dukes or my warm wranglers, which is why this cowgirl always makes a run over to Bonanza Boot & Leather in South Lake. They have rows of Western style, both modern and classic. A great stop for guys and gals alike with hundreds of quality cowboy boots and gear to make sure you fit in at any rodeo. I tip my hat to the friendly and fun staff there ready to outfit every buckaroo in heel-to-toe horse-ready boots. bonanzaboots.com
Hitting the streets looking fabulous is simply the only way to walk. Sidestreet Boutique dresses patrons top-to-bottom in the hottest fashion finds. Want to be cozy? Checkout their extensive UGG selection to get the right comfy kicks — some of my favorites are the cutest and warmest side button boots. The store has so many things to choose from including fun Isabel Iny jewelry and Rock Revival jeans. This boutique makes me feel beautiful and ready for a fireside chat with a splendid mountain view. sidestreetboutique.com
They say true beauty comes from the inside. Well I know that mantra applies even when it comes under your boots. Sock City a.k.a. The Sock Store in Heavenly Village is ankle and toe heaven. With a variety of brands such as Happy Socks, HUF and SOCKSMITH, Sock City will make your feet feel funky and loved. This is the perfect one-stop sock shop to buy all kinds of styles to wear under those new boots and gifts for friends and family. funsockcity.com
With all the different boots from these Tahoe shops, I am ready to hit the snow, curl up by the fire, have a date and embrace my inner Wild Wild West. No matter where they came from, the design or even the function, all these new boots make my closet a bit brighter and put pep in my step!
By: Britton Griffith-Douglass