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Old 08.10.2015, 16:56
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

....... and for slappers from Newcastle, then stiletto sandals, shorter than short mini-skirt and bare legs is good for the whole year, as long as you're sufficiently bevvied-up.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

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Do I need special boots? Shoes, Gloves...socks maybe?
Yes, socks, definitely. But never wear socks in sandals. It looks frigging trashy no matter how cold it is and no matter if Calvin Klein says it's in.

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Old 08.10.2015, 18:48
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Yes, socks, definitely. But never wear socks in sandals. It looks frigging trashy no matter how cold it is and no matter if Calvin Klein says it's in.
Ive been doing this regularly. I like not matching the socks to the sandals or shaving my legs either. Its sounds as scandalous as it is.
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Old 08.10.2015, 19:22
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

Do the men in suits go to work in winter boots? Or just extra thick socks?
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

2 pairs of shoes.leave the nice ones at the office
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Old 08.10.2015, 19:48
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2 pairs of shoes.leave the nice ones at the office
You have TWO pairs of shoes?
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Old 08.10.2015, 19:58
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

I usually go for a run three times a week and last winter there were only two times it was icy enough that I was scared I'd slip over. But just in case, I carry some of those spikes you can attach to your shoes. I wear my normal running shoes.

It also depends on the roads. Here in Meilen, if I don't stick to the roads right near the lake it can get icy as soon as you go just a little bit higher, and going down hill is much scarier than going up when it's like that!
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Do the men in suits go to work in winter boots? Or just extra thick socks?
I don't bother going, problem resolved
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Old 08.10.2015, 20:50
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Do I need new running shoes? (this is important)
I switch to trail shoes. You need to look for ones that have a tread pattern that stops you slipping both when your foot lands and when you push off for the next stride. The cheapest Asic trail shoes work for me.

On long runs higher up I also take some slip on 'running crampons', a hat and something spare and warm to put on.
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Ive been doing this regularly. I like not matching the socks to the sandals or shaving my legs either. Its sounds as scandalous as it is.
no pictures please
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Old 08.10.2015, 21:42
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Ive been doing this regularly. I like not matching the socks to the sandals or shaving my legs either. Its sounds as scandalous as it is.

That's a matter of taste. It all depends on purpose (e.g. outdoor getaway versus lad at the Sunday church ceremony) and stylish matching colours like those ones below

There is a big difference between sandals and darker socks:


And there is a flipping difference when somebody wears white socks, pants and sandals:
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

Stock up with wine, beer and spirits now...you don't want to slip on the snow carrying glass bottles!


50 kg of cheese for the fondue should see you through to April.
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And there is a flipping difference when somebody wears white socks, pants and sandals:
Wow, first the car and now this.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

I was thinking of getting bigger sandals so they would fit with the thicker socks for winter.
Is that wrong too?
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

We moved here to escape from the cold...
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

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A nice hat which covers your ears (I wouldn't recommend a headband because you'll have wet hair constantly due to melted snow/rain/sleet and thus a cold head, especially if it's windy)
Warm and waterproof footwear
Thermal clothing, especially socks
Something to keep your neck warm
Windblocker gloves!

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The majority seems to stick to basic colors (creme, brown, black) in the winter.
Don't! Winter in most areas is grey and depressing enough already. Get some colorful clothing that fits your type.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

I would recommend a gore tex jacket with fleece jacket(like the denali jacket from north face) beneath it. Keeps warm (even when it is minus 20 degrees) and keeps the "bise" (disgusting wind in the wintertime from the east, the windchill effect cause it feels colder as it is) out.
A beanie and gloves can be useful aswell.
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Don't! Winter in most areas is grey and depressing enough already. Get some colorful clothing that fits your type.
Unfortunately one doesn't have much choice IF doing clothes shopping in autumn/winter in CH.
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You have TWO pairs of shoes?
Just curious... do you mean ONLY two pairs or YOU HAVE TWO PAIRS??? i.e. need to know if I should go shopping or not this season
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