Obsession du jour: Valenki!

Let's talk about obsessions. Winter fashion obsessions.
In the last years I was caputer by boots, cuissards and specially UGG and HUNTER.

But what about this fall? Are you curious to discover my new obsession?
I have to say that I am probably inspired from my new russian friends, from the first cold cold weather and from my first flu.... Anyway, I find this wool boots so useful, warm and funny!

I learn something about these boots. The Valenki are the traditional russian winter boots. They represent one of the key symbols of Russian cultural heritage, and the history of these shoes began many centuries ago. 100% sheep's wool is used to make seamless, warm and healthy felt boots. Each Valenki (or valenok) is cut out of a single, seamless strip of lambswool. It is dipped in acid and then in boiling water, then before being oven-dried, it is beaten to form a heel and a point at the toe. These incredible boots resist the temperature down to 40 degrees C below zero, and the have being tested by military in arctic forest!

They represent the best souvenir from Russia and they have become super fashionable thanks to the original design and the embroidery that some designers make. (They also created the summer version in silk... but this is another chapter...)

Now, the point is: who is going to Russia?!? I want them!!!!


  1. Annaaaaa,MITICA!!!!Io li ho avuti,me li ha presi mia mamma tre anni fa!!!!sono super comodi!!!!!!

  2. Che meraviglia!!! io li voglio assolutamente, devo solo scoprire chi dei miei amici andrà in Russia prossimamente :)

  3. those look like the insides of sorels...weird but warm.! x

  4. I`m from Russia:DDD
    Usually we really wear it, but only for fun!

    Love u blog!

  5. Actually, not many people here, in Russia, will be so brave to wear valenki, as they were common footwear many-many centuries ago. Though, they are perfect for winter, it's true:)
    ur post is funny:)