Xtratuf’s aren’t nicknamed the Southeast Sneaker without reason. They are the quintessential boot you’ll wear year round. Practicality is the point, whether you wear them for a skiff ride, dog walk, or slip them on for a quick trip to the store, you’ll find your feet don’t stay any dryer!
Here are several different looks and examples of how to style Xtra Tuf’s, because you’ll eventually give in and buy a pair.
The Xtratuf was created in Alaska, for Alaskans. And it has taken on a style all of their own. While the design has pretty much remained the same for over 50 years now, women all over the state are learning to style them through different day to day outfits. And recently, Salmon Sisters collaborated with the famous boot to finally change up the inside in a gorgeous hand drawn print!
Here are the new looks by Salmon Sisters!
Chunky sweaters are a girl's best friend. Not only do they disguise food babies, but they also provide endless amounts of coziness. And once the weather chills out a bit, there isn't anything we want more than to feel warm!
Haute Rogue makes an excellent line of sweaters that can easily be paired with jeans and a beanie. Their claim to fame is their one-size-fits-most sizing, they purposely made these with extra room for that chunky, effortless look.
Hoodie season is every season!The Ampersand Avenue hoodies make essential Alaskan wear! They are easily layer able or can hold their own with a pair of jeans and Tuf's! Alaska style is centered around casual pieces that always have some unique touch and always hold a little bit of practicality. Not only do these hoodies have thumb holes for coziness, but they have a double hooded feature and side collar detail that is every hoodie-girl's favorite!
As the snow melts, and the sun peaks out in between the spring rain showers, there are all sorts of great ways to pair Xtra Tuf's, especially since Southeast Alaska tends to have drastic weather changes several times throughout the day. Finding transitional pieces are key.
When the rain pours hard enough you give in, but when the sun shines endlessly XtraTufs still make great boots for outings in your skiff, or hiking up the mountain after it rains to avoid the mud!
Fall in Southeast Alaska can sometimes start in August, other times we won't get any real hints until October! Every year is different, but as long as your outfit is comprised of layers, you'll be good to go!
Xtra Tuf's are a girl's best friend in winter because when things get slushy, your feet can stay dry! If you work in an office, you'll wear these from your car to your desk, then switch into something a little more work appropriate. When I worked for the State of Alaska I always kept mine at my desk so I could run out for lunch, or go on a stroll for break. You can trudge through puddles and slush without getting your slacks dirty!
Southeast Alaska has a very moderate climate since we're right on the coast and get the warm winds from the South Pacific throughout the year making our weather similar to a lot of other areas with cooler climates. Even if you don't live in Southeast Alaska these looks will work for any northern girl!
If you've lived in Alaska or are coming to visit, these outfits will definitely give you a starting point when building your wardrobe!
Sisters, Salmon. "Giving Away The First Salmon Sisters Xtratufs." Salmon Sisters. Salmon Sisters, 27 Nov. 2016. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
"About Us." Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
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