Posted December 6, 2005
When I told the Marc Jacobs shopgirl I needed waterproof winter shoes, she gently shut the lid on the quilted boots I wanted and steered me somewhere less hip: the L.L. Bean catalogue. That’s when I discovered these new overshoes, a unisex cover that goes over your normal footwear. Slide them on your oxfords or kitten heels for your work commute, then stash them under your desk until it’s time to go. Besides being built for walks in wet weather, the overshoes look surprisingly good with jeans, slacks, or wool tights. They also fit perfectly over Marc’s velvet flats—so the trip wasn’t a total waste after all!
$79 at llbean.com.