When it comes to winter footwear, it seems like it’s always a choice between staying warm and staying stylish. Who wants to ruin their ensemble with a bulky pair of boots? And who wants to risk frostbitten toes just so they”ll still look cute? Luckily, we no longer have to make such a terrible choice once the temperature drops – just check out these 12 pairs of warm winter boots that will still keep you looking chic no matter what the weather.
12 durable winter boots that are actually cute as hell
Go suede without getting soakedSuede boots are gorgeous, but often come with the risk of risk getting soaked in snow and salt. Not these babies. These boots are waterproof and come with a warm lining, plus memory foam insoles to keep your soles comfy.
$495 from Town ShoesHayes
Live through winter on the wedgeJust because winter's coming doesn't mean you have to give up on wedges. Sorel's waterproof leather won't wear out, and the rubber soles will prevent you from slipping on the sidewalk.
$279.99 from Get OutsideSorel
Don't let winter nip at your heelsYou also don't have to pack all of your high heels away for the winter months - you just have to switch to some winter-durable heels. The faux fur collar will invite stares of jealousy, and the side zippers allow for easy removal.
$129.99 from SoftMocGodik
Wear these boots fur-ever and everThere's nothing worse than ankle boots that let cold air sneak in around your ankles. But the faux fur lining of these waterproof babies will keep your feet insulated, while the fleece lining will still let them breathe.
$225 from ShoeMeCougar
Get two warm winter looks in oneYou may want the option of showing off your boots' fuzzy lining, or in lacing them up and keeping the secret to yourself, in which case this versatile pair is the perfect winter option. (Also available in black and taupe.)
$79.99 from Call It SpringCall It Spring
Take it to the kneeOr perhaps you don't want to take a risk with your ankles getting exposed, in which case these warmly-lined, knee-high boots will warm your calves all the way until spring. (They're also available in black.)
$140 from ALDOALDO
Go soft in the snowIf hard plastic or rubber isn't really your winter speed, these soft suede boots will cushion your step and keep cold temperatures out. The cable-knit detail on the back adds a subtle flair to your winter look.
$69.99 from The Shoe CompanyThe Show Company
Tell slush to get lostOf course, if you're really determined to get through winter with the least amount of damage to your toes, you can't go wrong with these heavy-duty Sorel boots with purple accents. Hey, snow, good luck staining our pant cuffs now that we've got these on.
$134.99 from Sport ChekSorel
Decorate the snow with plaidClearly, you don't have to choose between just white, black, or brown boots anymore. Go for these plaid winter boots that are completely waterproof and will keep your insulated in temperatures as cold as -15°C.
$134.99 from SoftMocBogs
Try out some Ugg-osYes, these really are Uggs! The boots have evolved, and these burgundy beauties are completely waterproof, so you won't need to replace them after you've walked the streets after a bad storm.
$198 from BrownsUggs
Blend in and stand outA lighter-coloured boot will help disguise any snow and salt that you traipse through this winter, while also adding some much-needed brightness to your winter wardrobe. (But, yes, they're also available in black, if that's what you want.)
$240 from Town ShoesSantana Canada
When all else fails, go for ol' reliableLook, there's a reason Blundstones are so ubiquitous. They're durable, they're warm, they're easy to get on and off, and they go with everything. They'll last through this winter and probably several more.
$239.95 from BlundstoneBlundstone