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, 22 pairs that fit the fashion and function bill.
For a snow boot that doesn't scream snow boot, go for this pair. Not only is it waterproof, but it has a cool chunky platform complete with a colorful collar, which comes in multiple hues.
What's special about this snow boot is its three-in-one wearability. (The boot includes a removable liner that can be worn with the shoe or separately as a house slipper!) The water-repellent footwear is made with suede and durable ripstop nylon while being lined with "UGGplush wool blend." Say yes to adding this to your cart.
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.
Louis Vuitton makes dressing for winter fun again with its pillow ankle boots. They're made with water-repellent nylon and a warm down filling to protect your from the winter elements when it gets real rough outdoors. Of course the logo-covered inner layer is the real eye-catcher and should you not want to wear these outside, you can use them as extra fancy house slippers.
This boot has it all, from a shock-absorption supportive heel to a shearling-lined interior for that plush, cozy feel. It's completely waterproof, so go ahead and spend hours trekking in the snow or building a snowman with your baby cousins—your feet will stay dry and warm.
This water-resistant boot can be worn in temperatures as low as -7 degrees Fahrenheit. Need we say more? Add to cart asap.
This classic snow boot has a waterproof upper and "PrimaLoft insulation" to help you combat the cold. If you're a fan of the classics for practicality, then a brand like L.L.Bean is the way to go.
The kind of boot we'd wear with our ensemble while heading to the lodge for some après ski drinks. Made with suede and rubber and lined with a faux fur trim, the boot will keep your feet dry and toasty.
The scenario: you find a pair of winter boots you love and everything fits perfectly, except you can still feel the wind coming in through the tops of your boots. The solution: Slip into a pair of Moncler's Ginette boots. They have toggles on top of the boot to cinch in the quilted nylon for heat retention while the lug soles provide traction as you make your way through the snow.
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.
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.
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.