Taking a tumble on ice and snow is nobody’s idea of a fun winter sport. You want winter boots that look great and work with every outfit while they save you from sliding on slippery sidewalks. Read on to see what boots make it worthwhile to get out of your warm bed on a cold morning and brave the outside.
Shellista III Tall Winter Boots, $150, North Face
North Face’s 17-inch tall winter boots will protect you and your shoes from winter’s wet conditions and look great doing it with their waterproof suede. These babies will go with practically any outfit.
Women’s Sorel Slimpack II Lace Boots, $145, Sorel
Cute little design elements like wool accents, a slight heel, and fun laces make these stand out from the other winter boots and rain boots that share the distinctive duck boot design that’s so popular. This is a lighter, slimmer boot.
La Canadienne Carolina Boots, $398, Amazon.com
These boots aren’t cheap, but they’re cute, comfortable and truly waterproof. Made from suede with adjustable lace ups, they’ll last for years.
J.Crew Chelsea Rain Boots, $40, Jcrew.com
Chelsea-inspired rain boots from J.Crew is footwear that’s waterproof but also looks streamlined enough to wear all day. They’re matte instead of shiny so they don’t scream ‘rain boot’ and can pass as a regular work shoe. Okay, so they’re not really a snow boot, so buy a half size up and wear with thick, wooly socks on snowy days.
Dr. Martens Leonore Wyoming Boots, $176, Amazon.com
You don’t sacrifice style or real animal fur for warmth with this pair of warm and sturdy boots that will keep your feet cozy all winter with their faux fur lining. The design looks great with lots of outfits, and their thick, heavy-duty tread makes them perfect for wearing when there’s a lot of ice and inclement weather.
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots, $190, Zappos.com
They may be the most durable winter boot you’ve ever worn. The Joan of Arctic boots keep your feet completely dry and cozy with grippy rubber soles that will keep you secure in the iciest conditions. They also are meant to keep your shins warm, keep the snow out, and come in a variety of colors.
Sorel x Chloé Crosta Booties, $515, Net-A-Porter
Leather-trimmed suede and shearling-lined waterproof cold-weather beauties are the very definition of “statement boot” in the dictionary. Super practical, yes, but delivering a definite “look at me” vibe.