I need some advice on winter clothing that is waterproof, warm, and relatively inexpensive.
H and I are going to try to catch sales between now and Christmas for our trip to Germany/Belgium. We both have a light wool pea coat and a pair of leather gloves. I have scarves, but H really doesn't wear them. He might have one in storage somewhere I can dig up.
Shoes are the biggest concern. Neither of us has anything even remotely resembling a winter boot. I can usually get away with wearing ballet flats without socks until mid-January or so. The closest thing I have to winter boots is a pair of cowboy boots, courtesy of my time in Nashville.
I definitely don't want to break the bank on this because we aren't going to use these winter items much outside of travel. However, we are willing to buy something comfortable that's of moderate quality to save for future trips too. We aren't going to be climbing the alps or going to the Arctic circle or anything, but we will spend a lot of time on our feet at outdoor markets. It's supposed to be cold and often rainy/snowy/sleeting that time of year.
Also, I have no clue what sort of budget I should set for this. I starting searching on Amazon and got sticker shock, especially for men's boots. It made me realize I need to figure out what to look for now, so that I can work whatever we need to buy into our budget over the next few months.