15 Snow Boots You'll Actually Want to Wear This Winter

Step away from the duck boots.

Design by Morgan McMullen

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.

Best for Durability
Blundstone Thermal Series
Blundstone Amazon

Blundstone's top-rated thermal 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. Utilize the removable insole on cooler days while reminiscing on those sweet summer days. 

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Best for Instagram
Winter Jelly Boots
Sergio Rossi Shopbop

When you don't want to fully commit to the knee-high tall boot, Sergio Rossi's rubber lace up booties go perfectly with a chunky sweater and a pair of skinny jeans. They don't look too bad on the 'gram either. 

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Most Versatile
The Rain Boot

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. 

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Best for City Dwellers
Genuine Shearling Lined Moto Boot
ROSS & SNOW Nordstrom

I'll take these beautiful suede-and-shearling ankle boots in a size 10, thanks for asking.

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The Statement Boot
Monaco Faux Fur-Trimmed Faux Leather Snow Boots
Moon Boot Net-a-Porter

The kind of "boots with the fur" that T-Pain was referring to (I'm sure of it) that will keep your feet toasty in negative temperatures.

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Best for Comfort
Women's Lina Cold-Weather Booties
Tretorn Bloomingdales

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.

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Best for the Office
Madrid Waterproof Insulated Bootie
BOS. & CO. Nordstrom

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. 

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Most Water Resistant
Wedge Chelsea Boot

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.

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Softest Exterior
Waterproof Hiker Boot
Cole Haan

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.

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Best for Full Insulation
Shellista III Tall Winter Boots
The North Face

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.

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The Classic Pair
Icon Waterproof Boots
Timberland Bloomingdales

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.

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The Cute Hiking Boots
Shearling Cap-Toe Hiking Booties
Frye Bloomingdales

Love a good ol' leather-and-shearling snow boot. This one is practically your favorite sweater turned into a combat boot.

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The Fancy Pair
Blanche Shearling-Lined Glittered Suede Ankle Boots
Moncler Net-a-Porter

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.

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Most Stylish Duck Boot
Saltwater Brooke Duck Boot
Sperry DSW

Found: a duck boot you'll actually want to wear in a refreshingly neutral (but not boring) color scheme.

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The Top-Rated Boot
Waterproof Chukka Boots

Introducing a hiking/duck boot mix that's subtle enough to wear daily. It has quickly become a go-to boot, with reviewers claiming that they're extremely comfy and perfect for people who have wide feet. 


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