Winter is nothing if not unpredictable. Icy temperatures, frigid winds, followed by freezing rain and epic snowfalls can make walking around a real bitch for your shoes. The shoes you put so much thought (and money) into. But that doesn't stop us from having to go to work, dinner or holiday parties, right? Even if you've got a sturdy pair of slush-kickers, you can't expect them to stand up to the winter's rage if you don't treat 'em right. After all, anyone who's witnessed their new kicks quickly go from crisp and clean to dingy and stain-splattered knows that a little precipitation (or maybe a spilled drink) can ruin your day, not to mention your shoes. Here are some simple suggestions to protect your kicks and keep your feet dry, warm and stain-free during the brutal season ahead.