10 Best Winter Boots to Combat the Cold in Style


If you’re wearing the best winter boots, your feet won’t notice it’s winter (well, hopefully).

Your feet have a lot to contend with in the winter – snow, slush, ice (and in my case, not tripping over each other). Finding the best winter boots are everything, and luckily you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Here are 10 pairs of the best winter boots that’ll keep your feet happy and then some, in eco style and guilt-free comfort.

wintertide boots

1. Wintertide Waterproof Boot

Patagonia’s Wintertide Waterproof Boot is made of quilted leather and a recycled rubber sole that provides excellent grip on slick and snowy terrain. The spun-wool insulation at the toe and faux-fur lining will keep those tootsies of yours dry and toasty.

nepal boots

2. Nepal Boot

The Nepal Boot by Toms is made with mixed materials – a suede upper and a woven high ankle – and is accented with super soft fleece lining, moccasin-esque whip stitching and adorable ankle lacing.

ahnu boots

3. Himalaya Boot

Ahnu’s Himalaya Boot is an easy pull-on design with a gore closure system to keep your feet secure. The waterproof suede upper can be worn up or folded down, while the faux shearling lining provides an ah-mazing level of warmth, comfort and cuteness.

activist boots

4. Activist Fleece Boot

The Activist Fleece Boot by Patagonia is the perfect way to combat that icky cold weather, thanks to its waterproof construction and cozy spun-wool collar that can be worn up or rolled down. The 20 percent recycled outsole features aggressive lugs for reliable traction, while the 20 percent recycled EVA midsole supplies you with super-cushiony comfort.

rustic ankle boot

5. Rustic Ankle Boot

The Rustic Ankle Boot by vegan brand Cri de Coeur is super versatile. The sophisticated synthetic and textile upper is complemented by a strap and buckle across the bridge, along with two tassel adornments hanging from the top.

arctic boot

6. Arctic Boot

Neuaura’s Arctic Boot is just as warm and cozy as it sounds: The faux inner lining is crazy soft and can be worn over the knee or folded down, creating an adorable cuff. The upper is made of 100 percent cruelty-free synthetic leather with a rubber outsole. Wearing these puppies, you might even get excited over the cold and look forward to bundling up (hey, a girl can dream).

dakota boots

7. Dakota Boot

Also by Neuaura, the Dakota Boot is made with a vegan leather upper and EVA outsole, not to mention an incredibly toasty faux sherpa lining.

j41 boot

8. Mediterranean Boot

J-41’s Mediterranean Boot is just as fashionable as it is functional. Its vegan upper features curvy seaming and intricate stitching, while the inside is lined with faux-fur and memory foam. The look is finished off with a non-marking, partially recycled outsole.

wanderer boots

9. Wanderer Boot

What’s not to love about J-41’s Wanderer Boot? Featuring a faux suede upper with a man-made outsole that lends lasting traction and wear, you’ll wonder what you ever did without the pleasure of their company.

mount everest boot

10. Mount Everest Boot

Jambu’s Mount Everest Vegan Boot is made of a basic textile upper and man-made outsole that’s made with partially recycled rubber. They also use 100 percent recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging, the goal being to preserve the great outdoors for future generations.

What are the best winter boots you’ve come across?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).