If you live in a region that gets hit with rough winters every year, you know the daily struggle of trying to look somewhat put together under a bundle of eskimo-worthy layers. Your shoes are sometimes the only noticeable aspects of an outfit above the three sweaters, two scarves, beanie and coat you’ve got going on. But too often we get lost in a 5 year rut of the same bland, clunky snow boots that aren’t doing us any favors in the style department. Why should you have to sacrifice fashion when the weather gets harsh? To escape yet another winter wearing dull, lifeless snow shoes, we’ve rounded up 11 pairs of winter boots that are cute and actually practical (yes, they exist).
Leave it to J. Crew to make the chicest pair of snow boots you’ve ever seen. With a smooth, streamlined silhouette, and classic cream and blush tones, these boots lend a vintagey vibe to the classic snow boot style.
Now that UGGs are officially back in (thank you Vogue), you can have all the coziness of wearing slippers outside, without people looking at you like you’re a total hermit. With lots of new shades and styles, these go-to boots are perfect for slipping on when you just don’t have time for real shoes.
What could be better than weatherproof shoes that resemble an edgy pair of moto boots. Pair these with distressed black jeans and a leather jacket for a laid-back-cool look that will last you all season long.
It’s already your favorite rain boot, but now in wedge-form! The tried and true Hunter brand wont disappoint when it comes to rain, snow, sleet, you name it. The streamlined rubber design makes these perfect for when you need a sleek, elevated look.
Try a twist on the classic style, with belted leather buckles over quilted flannel inserts. The perfect pair for harsh weather and more rugged terrain.
If you really want the opposite of a boring snow shoe, opt for a pair with a bright pop of color. These eclectic stunners mimic a high-top sneaker silhouette, for a more comfortable, casual feel.
Go for a bad ass vibe with a pair of weatherproof combat boots. A sleek lace-up design makes these boots unique, while the height keeps even more of your legs warm and dry!
You can never go wrong with a classic. With a track record for being totally weatherproof, these Sorels definitely wont let you down when you’re braving a -10 degree morning in the rain/snow/hail. The boot’s monochrome tones feel contemporary and make these boots a must have for harsh winter weather.
Who says you can’t wear heels in the snow? These Hunter Chelsea boots are the perfect choice for when you need to dress up your look a bit. Plus, the shock-absorbent rubber heel makes these booties extra comfortable to walk around in!
Another take on the classic snow boot silhouette, this heavy duty pair will keep your toes warm and toasty. The brown leather exterior is accented by a fuzzy inner layer — what’s better than walking around feeling like a teddy bear is hugging your feet?!
If you’re the dancing-in-the-rain type, then these glitzy booties are for you. Perfect for pairing with tights and a flippy skirt, or cuffed skinnies, these sparkly shoes will definitely brighten up your mid-winter blues.
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