Your cute faux-snakeskin booties are no match for the snow, ice and road salt on par with the season. Scroll down to see our picks to help you get through even the coldest winter.
Perfect For: Commuting
Hiking style boots are sturdy, reliable and will get you from point A to B on time. Opt for a pair with laces for an on-trend hiker look and to feel extra secure as you move through the day.
Merrell Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof Boots ($225)
Sorel Kinetic Boot ($180)
Dr. Martens 1460 Kolbert DM’s Wintergrip ($155)
Olang Dada Boots ($280)
Call It Spring Anouska Boots ($89.99)
Cougar Dallas Leather Heeled Hiker Boot ($200)
Perfect For: Extreme Weather
In the case of extreme snow and ice, pull out these boots — they're waterproof, super warm and basically your feet's best defence against winter.
Kamik Momentum2 ($110)
Bogs Arcata Lace Stripe Insulated Boots ($190)
Feit Whipstitch Hiker Wool Boots ($1,357.52)
Naturalizer Selita Boots ($189)
Ugg Birch Lace-Up Boot ($250)
Royal Canadian Lethbridge Boots ($250)
Perfect For: Walking
Lightweight and warm, these boots will actually make those winter walks fun. Pair one with a cool puffer for a cold weather look that won't weigh you down.
Aldo Cadiracia Boots ($120)
Native Shoes Jimmy 3.0 Treklite ($150)
The North Face ThermoBall Lace II ($109.99)
JSlides Jordy Water Repellent Bootie ($197.05)
Teva Ember Lace-Up Winter Bootie ($133.69)
Kodiak Surrey II Waterproof Boot ($179.53)
Sorel Kinetic Short Booties ($186), at Shopbop
Kate Spade New York Rosalie Combat Boots ($264.33), at Shopbop
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