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, 17 pairs that fit the fashion and function bill.
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.
Bogner's snow boots are proof that this style can look cute while still protecting your feet from the harsh winter elements. These shoes are lined with white shearling and have ridged rubber soles so you can trek across icy terrain.
Because you're only going to wear the snow boots every so often, you care more about the functionality and price than how it looks. This one is right up your alley, since it's under $40, thick and warm, water-resistant, and suited for any outdoor winter activities.
Swap out your heavier snow boots for this lightweight pair. This waterproof bootie is made from recycled materials like P.E.T. ripstop and has "primaloft" insulation to keep your feet toasty.
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.
These boots are currently 30 percent off, which is a steal when it comes to Fendi. The shearling-lined boots will elevate all your future ski trip outfits and can be worn with everything, from snow pants and leggings to even jeans.
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.
These durable Sorel snow boots with a fleece-trimmed cuff are an A-plus option for those nasty blizzards that appear in the middle of the work day.
Rag & Bone's shearling-lined chunky snow boots will look great with a pair of skinny jeans and a cute puffer. Slipping in the snow? Never heard of it.
When chunky sneaker meets snow boot, there is only one thing to do: Take a picture for the 'gram. This pair has an insulated sole, so you don't have to worry about staying warm while you spend a half hour outside getting that selfie.
This isn't your 2005 Ugg boot. With a similar style to the classic Hunter rain boots, these are a more affordable option that work for the rain or the snow.
It's called aprés ski—ever heard of it?
The North Face's lightweight ankle boots are perfect for those of us who don't like to attract too much attention to our feet—especially while wearing a statement coat.
If you love the durability of your Timberlands but the style...not so much...go for this new look that can be worn folded up or down.
Unlined rain boots aren't necessarily bad for the winter, but you have to make sure you have a thick pair of socks to go with them. That said, for a shoe you can wear year-round, Everlane's cult-favorite rain boots are the way to go. They're available in black, green, stone, toffee, and pink.
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.