All I want for Christmas is a pair of mukluks! These are traditional handicrafted First Nations People boots that are extremely amazing for the winter. I bought something similar to this a few years ago in Montreal where it was so so darn cold and snow aplenty, but they were "Made in China" imitations. They were real suede and rabbit fur, but the inner lining is synthetic. The real mukluks have a sheep wool lining which makes them super cozy but also breathable.
They are absolutely ideal for the colder climates, especially when I go up to the cabin in the mountains here. Over the winter we often go up skiing and there's usually a ton of snow about, so these boots are absolutely ideal for that. I always get extremely cold feet and I hate any kind of synthetics around my feet because then I start sweating. So these are absolutely ideal for my needs.
Since I'm going to be in Vancouver over Christmas, I think I'm going to look for some. I know there are some shops run by First Nations bands that sell traditional handicrafts and such, either around North Van or around Squamish / Horseshoe Bay. I'd be really thankful for any Vancouverites who could point me in the right direction, of potential stores I can check out. I found some online places but I'd prefer to buy in a store and be able to try them on first. Leave a comment below if you know somewhere that has boots like this around the Vancouver / Whistler area! It would be really helpful if you could post names of the stores or where exactly they are located. :)