Do Men Really Need Winter-Proof Sneakers? – Wall Street Journal

Jacob: I’ve been coming across sneakers with Gore-Tex uppers or that sit on a giant, boot-like sole from brands like Nike, Arc’teryx and Converse. You compared them to “scented garbage bags” so I’m gonna guess that you think they’re superfluous?

Jason: I think winter sneakers are an answer in search of a question. Was there an epidemic of frozen feet in sneakers I was unaware of? After all, isn’t there an entire category of winter footwear out there—i.e., boots?