Winter boots don’t need to be the most fashion-forward. They need to keep our feet warm and dry and they should last longer than a season. There are a lot of boots out there that just don’t cut it, and no one ever deserves wet socks. From slip-ons to shearling-lined to waterproof suede, here are some winter boots that will keep your tootsies toasty year in and year out.
Blundstones are some of our favorite boots, hands down. And that’s because they are the most stylish winter boots you can find. Not only are they rain and snow proof, they also look better when they’ve been roughed up a bit by the elements.
Honestly, hiking boots are technically the best boots for winter. Complete with a rubber sole, an internal bootsy construction to keep moisture out, and a casual sneakerboot design, not only will these make you look good, they’ll keep you and your toes protected from the elements, too.
Bozeman Tall Men's Insulated Waterproof Boots
Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Insulated Snow Boot
These Columbia boots have something called a Techlight midsole, which adds superior cushioning to a hefty, weather-proof shoe. The durable rubber sole means you won’t be slipping and sliding when there’s slush on the ground. These are made from waterproof leather and have a 200g insulation to keep you warm and cozy.
UGG Women's Adirondack II Winter Boot
UGG's Adirondack II boot may not be the most streamlined design, but it more than makes up for it with function. With its waterproof outer shell, plus a waterproof inner bootie, it'll keep your feet nice and dry.
Sperry Top-Sider Men's Avenue Duck Boot
Men’s Caribou Boot
A hearty, durable, mid-calf boot is something that Sorel knows how to do well. The Caribou Boot is seam sealed to keep out any snow, ice, or the dreaded wintery mix and its Sherpa cuff keeps your leg toasty warm while helping to make sure no rogue snowflake makes its way into the boot shaft.
Men's Vasque Snowblime UltraDry Winter Boot
Need something a bit more rural and a bit less urban? The Vasque Snowblime features the brand's UltraDry waterproofing system plus a Thinsulate synthetic insulation. It's a hiking boot you'll really enjoy wearing, even if the hike isn't the best.
Women's Shellista III Boots
Wrapping the entire bottom half of your leg in a boot is a great way to guarantee dry feet. The North Face Shellista III boots are 17 inches of waterproof suede and nubuck, plus a hefty rubber lugged sole for extra grip in any weather.
Polar Women’s Mid Calf Waterproof Boot
These (faux) fur-lined boots have a high shaft to keep snow away and a durable, anti-skid rubber sole for increased traction. Speaking of the shaft, there are different cuff options to suit your style, from sweater-like knit to sherpa. There’s even a side zipper that allows you to easily take them on and off, without fumbling to potentially-frozen laces while wearing gloves.
Men's Bean Boots
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