Now that winter is around the corner, the inevitability of snow and slush is becoming a hard truth. Sure, winter wonderlands are part of what makes the season so magical, but keeping your toes warm is part of that magic too. For that, it’s important to have at least one pair of apocalypse-proof boots that will stand the test of winter’s wrath and keep your feet dry during these cold months.
For days with heavy snow, rain, or slush, swap out your favorite everyday boots for ones that are weatherproof. Look for pairs that have chunky rubber soles to get better traction and prevent slipping, waterproof materials that will wick away snow and rain, insulation to keep your feet warm, and—for booties—laces that allow you to adjust fit to prevent snow from finding its way to your socks and toes.
Below, find a list of some of our favorite styles that we’ll be breaking out the minute it starts to snow.
1Timberland Courmayeur Valley Boot
If you’re looking for practical winter boots that will help keep your fashion game strong, look no further. The slim silhouette of these booties is chic, the laces give a badass vibe, and the fur-trim adds a little extra touch. The material is waterproof, and the rubber soles will grip the ground to minimize slipping and give you better traction, so really this purchase is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a cool winter boot.
2SOREL Joan of Arctic Next Faux Fur Waterproof Snow Boot
There’s nothing you can’t handle in these boots. I mean, just look at the soles on this beauty! These boots comes with arched insoles for added support, a snug faux fur lining, and rubber soles—and, of course, they’re waterproof.
3J.Crew Nordic Genuine Shearling Cuff Winter Boot
If you love the cozy vibe that shearling brings to an outfit, look no further—these adorable booties will keep your toes snug and your outfit fly. For optimal warmth, pair these with some fleece-lined pants and a great puffer coat.
4Bos. & Co. Angus Waterproof Wool Lined Hiking Boot
Wool? Check. Waterproof material? Check. Super cute style? Check, check, and check. These beauties come in this elegant cream combo as well as black and rusty red. Snag one, or all three, to help you beat the winter chill.
5Cougar Vanette Genuine Rabbit Fur Trim Waterproof Boot
Shorty may not have the apple bottom jeans, but now she has the boots with the fur. These booties combine all of winter’s chic colors and tie them up together in effortlessly chic style.
6Hunter Original Tall Matte Boots
If you need a pair of tall boots for pushing through slush, the tried-and-true Hunter rain boots will be your go-to for the season. Whether you’re making your way through tall piles of snow or simply avoiding large puddles, this pair will protect your feet from getting wet and will, therefore, help keep them warm. Also, black goes with everything, so you never even have to think twice about whether or not your shoes will match your outfit.
7Kodiak Surrey II Boots
These boots aren’t made for walking in the snow but rather for walking around town once the slush has begun to melt away. They’re made of waterproof leather to help wick away any remaining moisture, and the gray wool collar will help keep your feet a little warmer. Also, we love that they come with red laces that contrast for a colorful pop.
8The North Face Shellista III Waterproof Insulated Winter Boot
Lace-up fellas, it’s time to rock ‘n’ roll! Okay, not really, but you will feel prepared to tackle snowy days with these winter boots. The bottom part is made of rubber to protect feet from moisture and help with grip, and the laces on top will help you adjust the fit of the boot so that no wind or snow sneaks into your shoe.