The only term more shudder-inducing to fashion lovers than "crocs" is "snow boot," which is why you see so many stylish women battling winter weather in unlined rain boots. Great news, though: There are plenty of boots that can withstand a blizzard that aren't completely ugly. Ahead, we've rounded up several fashionable and weatherproof options to help you survive this winter in style.
These snow boots, exclusive to Barneys, are currently en route to my apartment. In a practical sense, you won't have to worry about any accidental slips or falls, thanks to the rubber soles. Meanwhile, the rib-knit collar and neoprene sock insert make this traditional hiking boot style that much chicer.
Bos. & Co., $210
Not what you were picturing when they said snow boots, huh? Yes, this waterproof insulated bootie is absolutely made for rain and snow. Say goodbye to the days of schleping heavy commuter shoes—you can wear these babies straight into the office.
Chelsea boot, but wrap it in waterproof leather. This pair is surprisingly easy to walk in, and will look good with a skirt or jeans while you pretend to not be freezing.
Cole Haan, $280
The kind of shoes you won't be able to stop touching because they're so damn soft. The pumice stone is a refreshing color choice from the black and brown boots we're typically used to, but if you're a creature of habit they're also available in those shades.
Love a good ol' leather-and-shearling snow boot. This one is practically your favorite sweater turned into a combat boot.
The shearling on the inside (warmth) and suede on the outside (style) makes these the ideal pair of snow boots you'll wish you could keep wearing come July.
Most people buy Timberlands for their classic look, but many forget they're also durable, waterproof, and built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions.
North Face, $150
North Face's 17-inch tall winter boots will go with practically any outfit. Yes, they're suede, but the suede is waterproof—which means you and your shoes are protected from any wet conditions you find yourself in this winter.
Sorel x Chloé, $515
Look up "statement boot" in the dictionary, and you'll find these suede-rubber hybrid booties featuring lace and fringe detailing. They're definitely not for shy-types. And yet, super practical.
Found: a duck boot you'll actually want to wear in a refreshingly neutral (but not boring) color scheme.
These chelsea rain boots (that don't actually look like rain boots) are 30-degrees-and-below-approved. They double as snow boots, and I can confirm the incredibly plush liner will make them the warmest shoes you’ll ever own.
See by Chloé, $450
I'll take these beautiful suede-and-shearling ankle boots in a size 10, thanks for asking.
Marc Fisher, $269
When you don't want to fully commit to the knee-high tall boot, Marc Fisher's round-toe lace up booties go perfectly with a chunky sweater and a pair of skinny jeans.