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Old 03-13-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I made it through this winter in just a leather coat. It managed to trap my body heat and keep me nice and toasty. However, I had problems with my fingers, even when wearing gloves. Same with my toes, even with wool socks. In my lifetime of experience it's always most important to keep the feet and hands warm - coat not as important.
Do you take public transit? What about the morning it was -20? If so, my hat's off to you.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Wear what I wear.
A hoody.


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Old 03-13-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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When it is really cold you have to wear mittens. Gloves don't really cut it.
Right on.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Do you take public transit? What about the morning it was -20? If so, my hat's off to you.
I walk and take transit. I'm probably an anomaly that I did quite alright in a light coat. Although my stubbornness to wear dress shoes instead of thick boots almost cost me my toes in December! Never again.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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This was covered in some detail here: //www.city-data.com/forum/chica...g-chicago.html

You really do get used to it. I know those big puffy jackets seem ugly to you... but that's because you don't live in a place where every sane woman wears them. Women here not only wear them but manage to make them look pretty darn good. Then they get to work, take off their gigantic boots and major jackets and put on heels and look mighty attractive, even in a blizzard.

They do it. So can you!
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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If you wear high heels during much of the winter outside you'll slip on ice and die. Simple as that.
lol I love that answer

So there is ice everywhere?
Doesnt the city handle up on that?
I would imagine you would slip on ice in any type of shoe
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Damn your pants are falling off yo
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Business/home owners are responsible for shoveling their sidewalks, some do, some don't. A good pair of snow boots with a rough bottom will give you far more traction than any heeled shoe.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Business/home owners are responsible for shoveling their sidewalks, some do, some don't. A good pair of snow boots with a rough bottom will give you far more traction than any heeled shoe.
yeah ouch I hope I dont fall
That sucks that you have to watch out for ice while you are walking. Kind of a drag.
Can you easily spot the ice or does it just blend in?

I drove on black ice once and had no idea. I was 19 yrs old my driving a 17 ' UHaul with a trailer attached to the back of it for my car back from Chicago to Texas. I was with my best friend and we had no idea why we kept seeing 18 wheelers in the ditches. I think angels where carrying us because it wasn't until we got to the hotel and parked our uhaul and it slid down the sloping driveway of the front entrance of the hotel did we realize we had been driving on ice. yeah sounds dumb I know.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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I always wore heels, whether to work or to play. Stilettos, baby dolls, even kitten heels. everything from 2 to 4 inch heels.

I never once had a problem.
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