The 14 Best Cute Snow Boots for Women in 2023

Fashion, meet function.

mint green bag by Hermes and black vintage snow boots by Valentino as a detail of influencer and TV host Cathy Hummels during a street style shooting on January 24, 2021 in Munich, Germany
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Even if you love winter weather, there’s no denying how hard it can be to find a pair of stylish boots that keep your feet dry and warm even after hours in the snow. While I've opted in the past to wear combat boots and simply struggle through the wet, icy, conditions, I’ve finally decided to find cute snow boots I can wear all winter long—and I’ve shared my top ten pairs with you to make your cold-weather experience just a little better. 

Unlike other types of boots, snow boots often come with a lot of fancy-sounding technology that can be hard to parse through. With that in mind, Marie Claire editors shared with me their winter boot recommendations, plus I examined seemingly endless options to find the snow boots that work best, no matter your needs. So, whether you need a pair of cute ankle boots that can work for either the office or your icy morning commute or are in the market for a high-performance pair of snow boots that will keep your toes warm when temperatures dip into the negatives, this list has you covered.

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DREAM PAIRS Women's Mid-Calf Waterproof Winter Snow Boots, $58 (opens in new tab)

DREAM PAIRS Women's Mid-Calf Waterproof Winter Snow Boots, $58 $35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

"Not only are they affordable, they come in a whopping 12 colors, and our outfitted with a secure lace-up design plus faux-fur details on the top. They’re available in women’s shoe sizes 5 through 12—with no half-sizes—so you’ll have to size up for a looser fit that will fit your pairs of fuzzy socks. “Wore these in snow for hours and hiking and my feet and part of my calf stayed warm,” wrote one reviewer. “So fuzzy and comfortable for someone who has feet issues. I 10/10 recommend.” 

KEEN Women's Revel IV Polar Boot, $190 (opens in new tab)

KEEN Women's Revel IV Polar Boot, $190 $133 at Keen (opens in new tab)

Available in three colors, this pair of ankle snow boots are insulated for temperatures down to -25° Fahrenheit. And because you're bound to spend hours on your feet in these, they're outfitted with an EVA insole that guarantees all-day comfort and they're made to be lightweight as you wear them. 

Columbia Women’s Minx™ Shorty III Boot, $120 (opens in new tab)

Columbia Women’s Minx™ Shorty III Boot, $120 $110 at Columbia (opens in new tab)

These ankle-length boots from Columbia are insulated; feature a thermal lining that reflects your body’s natural heat for a boost of warmth; and have a rubber sole for added traction and grip for when the street gets icy. This pair even features a touch of faux fur at the lining for style points, and are available to shop in six neutral colors like olive green, maroon, and a blue-gray colorway. 

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UGG Neumel Platform Chelsea Boot | $150 $75 at Nordstrom (opens in new tab)

These boots from UGG are the perfect combination of Chelsea boots and snow boots, plus the platform will keep you above the slush (literally). Like all boots from Ugg, these snow boots are lined with shearling on the inside for a boost of extra warmth.

Hunter Explorer Leather Boot, $275 (opens in new tab)

Hunter Explorer Leather Boot, $275 $190 at Zappos  (opens in new tab)

Style Editor Emma Childs love Hunter's Explorer Leather Boots because "they kept my feet dry, and the leather textile and shearling touches added the perfect amount of fashion-y flair. Plus, the grippy rubber dole ensured I stayed upright (I'm clumsy enough on my own, nevertheless, when ice is involved) when strolling around downtown, which I greatly appreciated."

What to Look For in Snow Boots

There’s nothing worse than investing in a pair of winter boots that are supposed to be waterproof from an expensive boots brand and then feeling icy water creep in when you step into a puddle. This might sound basic, but the best snow boots are entirely waterproof, and should keep your feet warm against the conditions outside. One of the snow boots on the below list has an insulated sole so that your feet are protected from the chilly ground itself; others are decked out in warming faux fur accents. Others come from best-in-class rain boots brands like Hunter, so you can rest assured they'll be worth the money. To prove it to you, I’ve even listed a handy list of pros and cons for every single product so that you can compare all of your options at a glance. 

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Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.