After the holidays, there’s the cold gray months of January and February. It’s when the cold stops feeling festive, and starts feeling annoying. The last thing you want is to step into a puddle of slush and ruin your favorite boots. It’s time to be a little practical. Grab your winter coat, throw on a scarf, and get a pair of weatherproof boots now – so you can stay warm and stylish.
Let’s start with the heavy duty stuff. If you’re looking for snow boots that will keep your toes warm in these LL Bean boots with a fur trim. Sorel is also a go-to, with their Joan of Arc boots being a best-seller. They also have a faux-fur trim, and come in black or tan.
If you’re less worried about stomping through ski slopes and more likely to be traipsing through parking lots, you can always go for a shoe with a rubber lug sole. You’ll have a better grip on any slippery ground and rubber is as water-proof as it gets. I love these Sam Edelman boots, with the two-tone black and brown palette. These high-gloss burgundy rain boots feel fancy and fun. If patent leather isn’t your style, then these matte gray Ugg boots might be more your style.
Alexandre Birman’s waterproof boots are seriously stylish, combining feminine and masculine elements for a very cool boot. The bows bring an unexpected element to it. If you’re looking for a more standard combat boot, La Canadienne’s pair is classic but still cool. Timberland’s tall boots with neon yellow piping will be easy to spot splashing around. You would never guess that Aquatalia’s python print boot is weatherproof, but all of the brand’s boots have a special finish.
Finally, if you really want to go for it, these dark green Gucci rain boots are absolutely to die for. They come in classic black, too. What’s chicer than splashing through puddles with gold horsebit detailing??
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