Even though winter is (thankfully) a couple of months away, it’s time to start thinking about cold-weather footwear. Unsure of when we will be comfortably socializing indoors, many of us will continue to gather outside even if we need to be in our down parkas. Keeping our feet warm will be as essential as wearing a warm jacket. I for one plan to start wearing insulated boots long before the snow begins to fall.
If you have been wearing the same pair for the past few years, it might be time for a winter boot upgrade. No need to give up fashion for function – there are lots of chic boot styles that will keep your feet warm in elevated comfort. Shearling linings will give you warmth, while lug soles will prevent slipping. Look for waterproof shells to help keep you dry. Here is my roundup of warm, stylish boots you can start wearing now.
A clear upper emblazoned with bold logo lettering brings a fashion-forward update—along with waterproof protection—to UGG’s classic mini boot. Rated to -20C and made in a factory that supports women with the help of HERproject. Available in 6 colors. For half sizes order up. Selling fast.
As the temperature drops, warm up in style by stepping into the bow-tied Victoria boot from Koolaburra by UGG. This mid-calf boot likes to get cozy thanks to a plush sockliner and shearling lining. Over 1000 positive reviews! Also available in black (limited sizes) and brown.
Tretorn bolsters the classic Chelsea silhouette with durable waterproof rubber and super-soft faux fur for winter-ready style. Great for the rain too. 25% off right now at Bloomingdales Friends and Family.
If you plan to take long walks or hikes this winter, these waterproof hiking boots from ON Running may be worth investing in. Built on their signature runner-performance technologies.
I bought these last winter for myself and loved them so much that I gave them as gifts to my daughter and sons’ girlfriends. They were a huge hit! Available in 8 colors. They sold out fast last year, so don’t hesitate if you find a pair you like. Go up 1/2 size for best fit.
A classic chukka boot crafted of soft suede pampers your feet with luxuriantly cozy UGGpure, a textile made from wool to feel and wear like genuine shearling. Available in 8 colors with hundreds of positive reviews.
From Mark Fisher, this plush genuine-shearling trim lends cold-weather appeal to a trendy boot set atop a lugged sole for traction on wet or dry surfaces. 25% off right now.
Take on winter weather in this waterproof, hidden-wedge boot grounded by articulated treads and defined by vintage-inspired styling. The 3 inch heel with 3/4 inch platform will give you height and comfort. Hundreds of positive reviews.
The Cozy bootie from White Mountain will take you through the cold weather season in style. This hiker-inspired ankle boot features 3M Scotchgard protection from oil and water for your new favorite pair.
No bad weather can stop you from exploring the outdoors with the Koolaburra by UGG Tynlee snow bootie. The reliable waterproof construction of this mid bootie is backed by soft faux fur cuff and lugged-traction rubber sole.