The Converse Counter Climate Boots Collection launch in Montreal on September 28th,2016 was a really cool event that went very well indeed, as you can see from the pictures we took at Marché Bonsecours that day. It's great to see that Converse has found a niche product for our ugly Montreal winters that is practical yet still super stylish! No one else has ever thought of this no-brainer concept! And by the way, we tried them out in the slush and our feet were totally dry afterwards.
 With a vast selection of colors to choose from, we might have to get a few pairs ourselves! Great job, Converse. These new waterproof All Stars #ChuckII styles are a Hat Trick!  For more information and where to buy them, please read the press release below. - LR

Launching for Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather With Canvas, Leather and Rubber

BOSTON, MASS. (September 28, 2016) – Converse is tackling the elements of weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Boots Collection. The new collection provides the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker boot collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber, leather and waterproof neoprene. This collection is intended to stand up against unpredictable inclement weather.

    Function and style go hand-in-hand with this season’s Counter Climate Boots, sneaker boots that have been reimagined to provide superior protection with waterproof and water repellent features such as insulated booties.

    The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Boots Collection will launch beginning Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Converse retail stores, third party retailers and on

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot
    Bridging fashion with winter footwear, Converse introduces the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Boot featuring a premium, mesh-backed waterproof leather. This is our first waterproof sneaker boot crafted to help keep feet warm and dry in harsh winter conditions while maintaining the classic Chuck Taylor look and feel. A waterproof bootie construction with a neoprene collar and heel pull are included to help keep water completely out of the boot while a 360-degree heat barrier helps keep feet warm. The boot also features a rugged, post-applied weatherized gum outsole with deep grooves for better traction and a Nike Lunarlon foot bed for enhanced cushioning.

Available Colors: Egret, Antique Sepia, Black, Dark Chocolate, Grey

Suggested retail price: $140 CAD/$130 USD

Review of the 2017 Redesigned Lincoln MKZ Reserve Hybrid

When the people of the Lincoln brand reached out to us about covering the latest redesigned 2017 Lincoln MKZ Reserve Hybrid, we of course said, ‘Absolutely!’ How could we refuse to cruise in Matthew McConaughey's luxury ride?

    First impressions are always important, and with the MKZ's approach detection, we were very impressed indeed! When you approach the MKZ Hybrid with your keys in your hand, purse or pocket, a Lincoln logo welcome mat illuminates on the ground. At the same time, illuminated door handles and other signature lighting fade up to welcome you. This cool feature ties nicely in with the ambient multicolor interior lighting.

    For the driver enthusiast who likes hi-tech gadgets, this car has way too many to recapitulate, so be sure to look over the owner's manual for the full list of features, but a few include a back-up camera, a fantastic sound system, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, enhanced voice recognition communications, and even an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

   In terms of practicality, what I did truly enjoy while driving were the Active Motion multi-contour front seats, which help reduce the stress of the daily commute or long trips. These heated and cooled seats let you customize different sets of air cushions to adjust the contour of the seat back and bottom cushion, or activate a gentle lumbar-massaging motion. One can never have enough of these massages!

    And speaking of enjoying the ride on a nice sunny day, the available fully retractable panoramic glass roof is sick! With easy-to-use push-button activation, a single pane of glass rolls back to create the largest opening among luxury sedans. This luxury car is really a joy to drive and to be seen in!

    As for my last impression, I was very pleasantly surprised that the cost of filling up with regular gas was incredibly affordable for this type of luxury sedan. Lincoln, you have our thumbs up on this winner!