Snow boots are very much a hit-or-miss shoe. Often, you have to pick between a chunky, heavy pair that'll help your feet survive the slopes or opt for a stylish heeled boot with zero cushion and zero weather protection. (Have you ever arrived to the office or back home with toes numb from the cold? It's the worst.) But, we're here to tell you that this season, and for all the future seasons, you don't have to sacrifice comfort in the name of aprés ski. It's possible to find a snow boot that's not only chic enough for the slopes, but warm, waterproof, and versatile enough to be worn year-round in any setting. Since finding a cute pair of snow boots does take a little bit of digging, we went ahead and hunted for you. Ahead, 29 pairs that fit the fashion and function bill.
These fur-lined, rugged-looking black snow boots from Bogs feature a textured sole for slip-free protection.
Layer a pair of chunky socks (or two) under this otherwise simple and easy-to-style pair of waterproof boots from Madewell to make them warm enough for chilly winter weather.
These fuzzy boots from Free People have a cushy insole and a stacked rubberized sole, which means they make your feet feel just as cozy as they look.
The plaid fabric on the exterior gives this pair of boots from STQ a rustic, gone-camping look. Now you can look like you're an outdoorsy person, even if you're not.
These black booties from Blondo are covered in trendy sherpa accents and feature a zipper on the side so you can easily slide them on.
These boots from The North Face look (and feel) like pillows for your feet. They're fully insulated and feature The North Face's signature, super-comfy OrthoLite footbed.
You trust Columbia with your winter jackets, so why wouldn't they also make an amazingly warm pair of snow-proof boots for you to wear this year? This pair of quilted black boots is available in 10 other colorways if you're looking to diversify your footwear collection this winter.
This sporty pair of rubberized booties from adidas by Stella McCartney are outfitted with technical pull tabs for a super snug fit all season long.
A warm and cozy pair of winter boots that retails for only $57? Sign me up!
Designed with cold, wet weather in mind, this pair of boots from Kamik is comfortable down to -47 degrees outside—not that I think it will ever get to be that cold outside.
If you're looking for a pair of cold-weather-approved boots that have a little *spice,* consider this pair from Instagram-approved brand, Larroude. These look cute, but the sherpa lining and outer details will make your feet feel toasty warm.
These grey boots from UGG are coated with DryTech waterproof finish go ahead—slosh around in those puddles this winter. They're also lined with plush UGGpure, a textile made from wool but that feels just like the shearling that UGG fans know and love.
This top-rated pair of winter boots from Tommy Hilfiger deserve a spot in your winter shoe wardrobe. They're affordable at only $55 bucks, come in a versatile black hue, and come in a timeless duck boot-style silhouette.
This glossy pair of boots from Tundra Boots are like a snow-proofed version of your favorite knee-high rain boots. The rubber outsoles mean that you won't slip and slide around the sidewalk, and the faux-fur trim and lining add some extra warmth.
Like the moon shoes you had as a kid, but fashionable. The nylon outer finish will literally repel water as soon as it hits these boots from MOON BOOT.
Yes, your favorite sneaker brand makes waterproof boots now, too. This pair of Vans is unlike any other pair you've seen from the brand in the past, I guarantee it.
Ganni's bestselling chelsea boot gets upgraded for winter 2021 courtesy of a fuzzy shearling lining for added warmth.
Meet the updated version of Sperry's famous Duck Boot. This deep red hue is a much-needed change to the classic style—but the waterproof quality is still very much there.
Sick of wearing all-black footwear this winter? Try this olive-green pair of boots from Bernardo. The brightly-colored laces add another pop of color.
L.L Bean knows how to make a rustic-feeling all-weather boot, and this pair is proof. The plush inner lining and rubberized sole mean business this winter.
Cougar designed this pair of quilted booties with your feet in mind. They've been weather tested to keep you warm even when the temperatures reach -22°F, and are outfitted with a sole that actually prevents you from slipping.
These chunky rubber boots from Zara are the fashion girl's answer to the snow boot debate. The sleek cream color will pop against your next all-black outfit.
This pair of two-toned boots from Timberland have an EVA foam footbed for added comfort as you trudge around in the snow all day long.
With a name like "apres ski flatform boot," this footwear is meant to take you up and down the mountain in style. For under $150, we'll purchase immediately for the winter-sports lover in our lives.
This water-resistant boot can be worn in temperatures as low as -7 degrees Fahrenheit. Need we say more? Add to cart asap.
For those who worry that chunky snow boots aren't the most flattering for their legs, opt for ankle booties instead. This waterproof pair has a plush faux fur interior and a sweat-wicking footbed.
This budget-friendly boot is perfect for those who can't stand the thought of spending money on a pair of shoes that will only be worn for four months out of the year. The boot features a durable EVA rubber outsole with tread design and has a soft faux fur lining and insole for comfort.
City dwellers might not need a heavy duty snow boot like those who live in the more suburban areas, so opt for these cozy leather Dr. Martens. They'll still protect you against the salted and icy streets, but look more fashion-forward thanks to the faux fur lining, which is revealed when you fold down the shaft.
You have enough black ankle boots to last you through the season and are in search of a gray shoe. Consider this an optimal pick since the snow boot is water-resistant, has a traction rubber sole, and is blessed with both a micro fleece lining and shearling trim.