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Default Winter shoewear

Clueless south asian here. As winter looms (the snow has already started in a lot of places) I have a question about footwear for an interview (for men). Could you just possibly continue wearing the usual formal shoes I've been wearing all this time, or should I be getting some kind of boots?

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I was born and raised in the cold but I still have an issue with shoes (probably because I'm a female) but..

Formal shoes are fine, just make sure they're somewhat waterproof so your socks don't get drenched. Watch out for salt...it can leave white stains on black shoes. I know they sell formal-looking winter boots, but it can be pricey, and not worth it if you're not going to spend a lot of time in colder areas.

It's harder for women to find professional looking shoes that go against the forces of winter.
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As a female, I'm afraid I'll probably have to buy normal formal shoes (black pumps with a really low heel) and winter-style formal shoes in case there's snow on the ground?

What kind of boots would be considered formal enough and go with the pants & blazer?
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I was born and raised in the cold but I still have an issue with shoes (probably because I'm a female) but..

Formal shoes are fine, just make sure they're somewhat waterproof so your socks don't get drenched. Watch out for salt...it can leave white stains on black shoes. I know they sell formal-looking winter boots, but it can be pricey, and not worth it if you're not going to spend a lot of time in colder areas.

It's harder for women to find professional looking shoes that go against the forces of winter.
I was thinking of an overshoe, something like this http://www.amazon.com/Totes-Mens-Rub.../dp/B002NWZLSY

It looks nice and everything, but I just wonder if it's practical, and if I really need it! (I will be spending most of January in NYC when I'm not interviewing around the place)
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