Worm99 wrote:I'm from Sweden. It doesn't snow that much here either - contrary to common belief.
It seems like I will pack my boots though, just to be on the safe side.
Ahh, but then you don't need any boots!
I'm also from Sweden, and here in SH, I walk around in my Converse or Nike's all year long. No but seriously, it's a different kind of cold here then what we are used to from back home. In Sweden it's a much dryer cold, while here in Shanghai the temp. doesn't have to jump down very low before one start to feel that chill finding its way in to the body. (because of it being much more damp here)
If you know that your feet get cold easily, I think you should pack the boots (and if you have the space). Otherwise I would skip them and instead concentrate on a bigger jacket etc, to keep you warm.
Depending of course where in Sweden you're from (I'm guessing not the northern parts since you say it doesn't snow very much there
I'm from the south, and I think we all get our share each year, def. if you compare it with a place like SH), but I think you can agree with me that there's a lot of swedes walking around in the same kind of shoes during the winter as they do during the rest of the year.
And yes, it actually snowed here last winter - if one can call it that, and the locals went totally bananas (which again is understandable!) But coming from a "snowy country", it was absolutely nothing to pay attention to! Sure it made things more difficult here like when it came to communications, etc. But again, if you are used to snow, you don't have to worry that much being here in SH.