Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stylish Footwear for Winter Weather: Chooka Bolero Boots #Review + #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide


I love wearing boots. I have been craving colder weather so I can break out my favorite jackets, scarves, and boots! I enjoy wearing fashion boots, but lately they've just been hurting my feet, or being ruined by all of the rain we seem to be having so regularly. In fact, our weather forecast for the next few days is filled with the possibility of a wintry mix and lots of rain. It looks like we may be in for an actual winter this year, and I am actually looking forward to it.

I need my feet to be warm, protected, and I need to make sure that I stay safe when I'm out in the rain, snow or what have you. I am a huge klutz, and have fallen from slipping on wet floors and patches of black ice in recent years. The result from two bad falls is a bad knee that gives me lots of trouble, and me needing to be extra careful in the rain, ice and snow.


About a year and a half ago, I was introuduced to Chooka, a fabulous brand of footwear designed to be worn in the rain and protect against the elements. I had the pleasure of reviewing two pairs of stylish flats from Chooka, and I still wear them all the time. You can read my first Chooka review, and more about their company, here. I was excited for the opportunity to team up with Chooka once again for a review feature for our MBP Holiday Gift Guide. I know from experience how awesome Chooka footwear performs in the rain, and I was eager to see how a new pair of Chooka boots might hold up against the winter weather this season.

My new boots from Chooka are here! I love the design on the box- so chic!

My boots were all wrapped up in pretty tissue paper. Opening the boot box was like opening a special gift!

My new boots- the Bolero Waterproof Rain Boot by Chooka.

These stylish waterproof rain boots are absolutely gorgeous! I chose these based both on their design, and specifications. Since I needed something that could handle the wet and the cold, fit over my jeans or pants and still be fashionable, these were the perfect choice!

Bolero Waterproof Rain Boots

These boots are perfect for any fashionista who wants to keep her tootsies warm and dry all winter long. We're already seeing lows in the teens (which is highly unusual for this time of year in North Carolina), and my feet wind up freezing in my flats! The Bolero Waterproof Boots by Chooka combine leather, neoprene and rubber for a stylish look. The neoprene is what keeps you warm. Neoprene is often used in hiking gear and wetsuits, because it;s waterproof, warm and breathable. Notice the diamondweave neoprene pattern on the boots- beautiful! The rubber gives great traction in wet or slippery weather, plus, it keeps your feet totally dry.

Cute Chooka label on the back of each boot.


Silver buckle over black leather cuff... stylin'!


Features of the Chooka Bolero Waterproof Rain Boot

Diamond-textured neoprene composes the flexible shaft of a waterproof rubber rain boot.
13" boot shaft; 14" calf circumference (size 9).
Removable insole.
Rubber, leather and neoprene upper/neoprene lining/rubber sole.
By Chooka; imported.

I couldn't wait to get into my new Chooka Bolero boots! I need to mention that I did measure my calves before I decided on these boots. I wanted to make sure that they would fit my calves, and that I would have room to tuck my skinny pants or jeans into them, as well. My calves were smaller than the measurement, so I knew they would be a great match. I had no trouble getting them on, and actually, they were even roomier than I expected them to be, which is awesome, because that means I can wear boot socks with these!

Lookin' good with skinny jeans tucked into my Bolero Boots, worn with a cozy sweater...

Boots from a side angle...

Ready to get out and experience some of that wintry mix in my Chookas!

Not only were they super comfy to wear, they looked great! I have worn them with a skirt on a rainy day, with leggings and a tunic, and with jeans and pants. These look perfect with just about anything! They kept my feet extra warm each time I wore them. I have worn them in the rain, and on sunny days, too. On the rainy days, they kept my feet perfectly dry, and I never once felt like I might slip on a wet surface. I felt like I had control over my movements, sloshing through puddles and then walking into a building.

I'm not surprised that I love these gorgeous boots from Chooka. I never expected to own a pair of rain boots that actually performed they way I needed them to, and looked so stylish, too! Chooka has crafted so many beautiful styles of boots and flats that there's a style for just about every taste.

Take a look at some of my favorite styles available from Chooka...

Chantal Python- Navy


Esquire Plaid- Black


Studded Stomper- Black


Top Solid Red Rain Boot


Duck Skimmer- Aqua


Nobotana- Orange

I have the Chantal and Nobotana styles in different colors than the ones shown above, and I love them both! I wear those in the spring and fall, and love the way they protect my feet from the rain! Now, of course, I love my Chooka boots, too! I don't think I could ever trust any other type of rain footwear, because my standards are now set to Chooka's, which are exceptional!

If you're looking for a fabulous gift for a spouse, loved one or friend this holiday season, you'll definitely want to check Chooka out and see all of their beautiful styles of boots and flats! Trust me, this brand has earned my Mommy Seal of Approval, and you'll be so happy to have a pair of these on hand for those rainy (or non-rainy) days. I am so glad that I have a pair of Chooka boots to enjoy all winter. I can't wait to see how they hold up against the predicted snowy season!

Want It? Buy It!

Head on over and browse Chooka's selection of waterproof footwear! Don't forget that you can connect with Chooka on Facebook and Twitter, as well. Plus, Chooka is often a featured brand on Zulily, so if you're looking for great deals on Chooka footwear, look for them there!

Chooka 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot (Women)

Want It? Win It?

We've teamed up with Chooka to offer one lucky MBP reader the chance to win their own pair of Chookas! Since availablility is unpredictable, the winner will be presented with their own personal lookbook of available Chooka styles in their size. Retail value of the winner's pair of Chookas may be up to $159.95. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win!

Special thanks to our friends at Chooka for allowing me to review and experience the warmth, comfort and style of their gorgeous Bolero Boots and for offering this sensational holiday giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

My MBP Signature


46 comments:

  1. I really like the Bolero. It looks like it would go with anything and here in the wet Northwest I would wear them all the time.

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  2. My jean bottoms are always wet when I don't wear boots.

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  3. I'd like to get the Waterproof Smoking Slippers

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  4. Bolero, I would totally wear them with wool socks this winter

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  5. 'Lorum Strap' Rain Boot and the 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot !!

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  6. Those studded stompers are calling my name!

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  7. Love those boots! Definitely need some!

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  8. I think I would most like to have the Loram rain boot.

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  9. Chooka Bolero Waterproof Rain Boot

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  10. OMGoooodness GRACIOUS, I LOVE these!! I live in beautiful but very rainy Oregon & these would be perfect here. I ADORE the mid calf boot in Emerald AND the red tall ones are SO cute too! I'm a little excited) lol. P/S you are so cute!

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  11. My very fav boots have a teensy little hole in the bottom which somehow gets my feet soaked whenever there is the tiniest bit of rain. BUT they are my favs & I can't get rid of them!

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  12. I like the nobotana in orange and the chooka lorum strap boot!

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  13. I like the Chooka 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot
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  14. I would choose the 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot.

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  15. OMGGGGGosh I LOOOOVE this giveaway btw!! My weather fashion advice... if you have my crazy hair, just stay inside if its raining. Lol, I spend 45 mins straightening my curly hair & then go outside & it's a curly frizzy mess in 2.5!

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  17. I always carry my mini umbrella in my purse!

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  18. I love the 'Lorum Strap' Rain Boot.

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  19. Don't wear slippery bottomed high heels when it's rainy & slippery outside... especially when you are a mama who hasn't worn anything other than flats in ages! Lol)

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  20. Ohhhh... how I LOVE these boots (actually all of it!). If I had a snazzy new pair of rain boots, then I could come back from one of my winter mini photography session with dry tootsies!

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  21. These or the Classical Dot in Merlot!

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  22. I worked in outdoor activities in England for a year.. Everything is slippery when its wet.. having good solid soles is great for both indoors and out.. and when you have a yard that has no concrete and turns into a mud pit at the slightest mention of rain..

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  23. I like the Bolero waterproof rain boots!

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  24. I haven't had any wet-fashion mishaps yet, but I am hoping that my new-to-me LL Bean Boots' seams hold up for the Maine winter this year!

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  25. SOOOOO want a pair of these awesome boots to keep my feet nice & dry!

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  26. My jean bottoms always used to get wait, now that I usually wear riding boots.. problem solved! OMG, LOVE the Chookas.

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  27. these are cute Top Solid Mid Height' Rain Boot

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  28. I like the Lorem Strap: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/chooka-lorum-strap-rain-boot-women/3524253?origin=keywordsearch

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  29. I am short, my petite sized pants always get soaked. My glasses always get rained on because I didn't buy a raincoat with a hood :(

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  30. Yesterday, I forgot my jacket! I should always keep an extra one in the car) It's cold here in Oregon!!

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  31. The red rain boots are beautiful! I would love those.

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  32. I like the Bolero, but the Esquire plaid are a close second.

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  33. I like the mid height rain boot

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  34. We just got snow yesterday & OLD rain boots don't do much good when they have a teensy whole in one of the bottoms!

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  35. I would love the Bolero! http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/chooka-bolero-waterproof-rain-boot-women/3524254?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=640&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_2_A

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  36. My boy would like the Mini Boden 'Shaggy' Hoodie

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  37. I want the 'Lorum Strap' Rain Boot (Women) in size 9!

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  38. I like the 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot

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  39. Pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/499969996103927737/

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  40. I will choose 'Bolero' Waterproof Rain Boot :)

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  41. I am also like this kind for boots. sLIP AND FALL

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