Practical, stylish winter boots for women

Boots made for a trudge through the slush.

woman in boots on snow
No more wet socks or numb toes. Emma Dau via Unsplash

Snow and freezing rain is a fact of life for most of us, one that often makes your commute to work or trip to the grocery store just a bit more unpleasant. If you have to walk through slushy streets or shovel the driveway post snowstorm, make sure your feet stay warm and dry with a pair of impenetrable, insulated boots. We compiled a list of our favorites. They don’t look too bad, either.

For the great outdoors. Amazon

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Don’t let the cold stop you from your favorite outdoor activities. With the Oboz Bridger Insulated Hiking Boot, you can keep all of your adventures on the calendar. These boots boast something called 3M Thinsulate insulation, which traps warm air inside.

For tundra-like weather. Amazon

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of Sorel boots. Sorel promises these are best for heavy snow. This waterproof boot also boasts cozy sherpa lining and an interior that’s completely removable and washable.

For wetter weather. Amazon

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These Hunter classics have a vulcanized rubber exterior is designed to keep you dry through the heaviest rainstorm, while the slim fit allows for easy walking. These are great for city folk who dread those deep puddles that accumulate on street corners.

Cutest choice for your feet. Amazon

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All hail the puffy boot, a cute and colorful option that’s basically a ski jacket for your feet. The boot is water-resistant and lined with a fuzzy interior. Grab one in daffodil yellow or turquoise.

Disguised as a riding shoe. Amazon

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If you hate the idea of wearing a bulky boot, but aren’t quite willing to sacrifice your toes, check out these riding boot lookalikes. These have removable thermal insoles, a plush interior, and treads on the soles to keep you from slipping.