Attempting to cross the street in yesterday’s winter vortex was painful. The horizontal snowfall blinded eyes as unsteady feet slipped along the sidewalk. I witnessed one too many close calls of women and men wearing the wrong shoes. What were these New Yorkers thinking? Even if you only experience heavy snow a few times a year, it's worth investing in a pair of winter weather boots. A good pair of winter boots is worth more than their rubber soles. Trust me, you will thank me when the waterproof lining and insulated soles save you from frostbite.