15 Functional and Stylish Snow Boots to Get You Through This Winter
Winter usually means two things in the fashion department: layers and sturdy footwear. And let’s face it—neither looks cute nor remotely stylish.
When the weather gets ugly, the challenge of dressing well while trying to not freeze to death is real. And it can be even more difficult if you are about to head off for a few days of skiing in the mountains. Choosing which footwear to pack can become an arduous task resembling a real-life version of Tetris. And if you do manage to fit those three pairs of shoes in your suitcase, it will most probably end up weighing a lot more than your airline allows. So what do you do?
The answer is: Choose boots that multitask. If you are anything like me, you probably have a daytime pair of not-so-pretty snow boots that under no circumstances see the interior of a nice restaurant or a bar. This is what your other pair of nice leather boots are for, right?! We get it, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Instead, opt for a boot that’s rain- and snow-proof and still chic enough for walking straight from the slopes to dinner without thinking twice.
We've rounded up 15 pairs that prove you don’t have to sacrifice comfort over style.
Baffin Women's Madelaine Snow Boot (in Auburn)
This boot has everything you’d wish for in a winter shoe—the foam-based 8-layer insulation means more warmth, comfort, and better fit, so you can hike all you want during the day without worry about getting cold feet (literally, of course). The auburn color and D-ring lacing give these boots a distinctly cool look.
To buy: amazon.com, $180
Hush Puppies Hilde Hyde Snow Boots
Who said snow boots should be flat to be comfortable? This pair by Hush Puppies features a two-inch wedge giving it a stylish silhouette while the memory foam footbed will ensure you can walk in them for hours. We love the lace-up back and the quilting as they add a touch of modernity.
To buy: amazon.com, $75
Jambu Women’s Eskimo Boots (in Burgundy)
These cool booties are made out of water-resistant leather and have a faux fur lining that repels moisture away. Translation—they can endure snow and rain and everything in between. Pair them with your favorite skinny jeans and an oversized coat and you’re ready to conquer the world in style.
To buy: amazon.com, from $60
Bare Traps Adalia Snow Boot
These boots will have you looking stylish even in the worst weather conditions. The memory foam and Stay Dry-system will keep your feet warm and cozy and the slightly wider calf section means you can layer a pair of pants over tights, for example, for added warmth.
To buy: amazon.com, $119
Bos. & Co. Women's Holding Snow Boot (in Red)
Bos. & Co. have been making quality footwear for 120 years and we are sure if you give these boots a try, you’ll become a fan. They are waterproof and cushioned with a latex foam footbed. But we have to admit our favorite thing about these snow boots is their color, because wearing black is so overrated.
To buy: amazon.com, $225
White Mountain Toni Snow Boot
Over-the-knee boots are definitely having a moment on the runway and on the streets. The faux fur on this pair has been treated so it’s water-resistant and will keep your feet dry in the snow. But to be honest—the shearling detail is what actually sold us on these.
To buy: amazon.com, $120
Timberland 'Banfield' Waterproof Boot
We can’t talk about quality winter boots without mentioning Timberland. We can see ourselves wearing this classic knee-high style every day (and night). Whether you opt for a casual jeans-and-sweater combo or a boho-inspired dress, these Timberlands will look perfect with either.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $260
SOREL Cate the Great Wedge
You don’t have to be a fashion pro to know that wedges are the most comfortable shoe option if you want to add a couple of inches to your height. Made with waterproof grain leather and oiled suede that covers the heel, these boots are guaranteed to keep you looking stylish while keeping your feet dry.
To buy: zappos.com, $208
Stuart Weitzman The Bearwear Boot
Anything we say about how incredibly chic these boots look will not be enough. The lace-up closure allows you to wear them with a thick pair of socks or wool leg warmers if it’s particularly cold outside. This is definitely your pair of boots if you are looking to add a bit of a Downtown Chic vibe to your outfit.
To buy: stuartweitzman.com, $199
UGG Abree II Boots (in brown)
For all of you UGG fans, this is the updated version of the company’s most popular boot that took the world by storm a few years ago. While they have similar silhouettes, the leather Abree II looks more formal and still provides you with the same amount of comfort and warmth just like its famous predecessor.
To buy: ugg.com, $315
Aerosoles Nesst Egg in Black Suede
To buy: aerosoles.com, $80
Tory Burch Berkley Booties
We fell in love with these lace-up booties the second we saw them. The lug soles in combination with the sheep shearling strike the right balance between heavy duty and chic. The heel is almost 3 inches high but the 1.5-inch platform cancels out half of it making these beauties easy on the feet.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $450
Sorel Helen Holiday Shearling Wedge Boots
We love the exposed front zipper and the matching buckle of these Sorel wedge boots that add a bit of a rock ‘n roll vibe to them. Pair them with dark jeans and a winter biker jacket for the ultimate cool girl look. Plus, the waterproof leather and shearling on the boots will keep you feet warm and comfortable.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $295
Coach Preston Booties
There is something inherently chic and cool about pebble leather. And so anything made with it automatically assumes the same qualities, if you ask us. These rugged Coach booties are the epitome of biker chic. Pick up a pair and explore the streets of any city while staying warm and stylish.
To buy: shopspring.com, $188
Pajar Melissa Snow Boots
You can take this classic boot from work to dinner without having to worry about changing your shoes before stepping foot in the restaurant. The insulation is made up of air bubbles between layers of aluminum, felt, and wool, that can withstand up to -101 Fahrenheit. Impressive, right?!
To buy: amazon.com, from $37