There have been a number of broad trends in boots this winter, including the breakout hit from http://freshnessmag.com/2009/07/19/diemme-roccia-vet-boots/”>Diemme (and it’s various spinoffs) and a number of offerings from the Ransom x adidas partnership (such the Timberland inspired http://freshnessmag.com/2010/11/12/adidas-originals-x-ransom-summit-available-now/”>Summit, and the full height http://freshnessmag.com/2011/01/06/ransom-x-adidas-originals-mesa-spring-summer-2011/”>Mesa). Those designs are closely modeled on classics; what about something that’s a bit outside the box? cr8rec.com/ “>Creative Recreation been keeping feet dry and stylish this winter with a collection of interesting boots, including the Satoro, the Dio Mid, and the Costello. The collection takes design cues from the traditional: the classic LL Bean rubber lower of the Satoro, and the dock shoe construction of the Costello, for example. But Creative Rec adds some of their signature creativity too: the forefoot strap on the Dio Mid, and the varied use of high tech carbon, quilted, and rip-stop materials. Good boots are clearly a necessity this year; if you want to stay dry while keeping a sense of forward thinking design, this Creative Recreation collection is worth a look. Check out all of the styles after the jump.