Normally I'm unaffected by the wave of sherling trimmed accessories that come my way each fall. It's impractical and often difficult to pull off without looking like a lumberjack. Somehow the team at Dolce & Gabbana have offered a small dose of après ski appeal in their platform ankle boots. The wood heel & thick platform keep the suede from getting wet on slushy sidewalks. The shearling trim is kept to a minimum dose but placed well enough for maximum effect. The rubber grip bottoms assure sure footing on even the slickest of surfaces. Venti approved!