Five 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 winter boots. We compiled a list of our favorites. They don't look too bad, either.

Oboz Bridger Insulated Hiking Boot

Oboz Bridger Insulated Hiking Boot
For the great outdoors.Amazon

Don’t let the winter months 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.

Sorel Women’s Winter Snow Boot

Sorel Women’s Winter Snow Boot
For tundra-like winter weather.Amazon

You can't go wrong with a pair of Sorel boots, which, like all of its winter wear, is top-of-the-line. Sorel promises these are best for heavy snow, so the first winter storm of the season doesn’t stand a chance. This waterproof boot also boasts cozy sherpa lining and an interior that's completely removable and washable.

Hunter Women’s Original Refined Tall Matte Black Boot

Hunter Women’s Original Refined Tall Matte Black Boot
For wet winters.Amazon

If you live in a place where winter means more rain than snow, consider these Hunter classics. The 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.

Dadawen Women’s Waterproof Snow Boot

Dadawen Women’s Waterproof Snow Boot
The puffy boot.Amazon

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.

Comfy Moda Women’s Winter Boots

Comfy Moda Women’s Winter Boots

A snow boot disguised as a riding boot.Amazon

If you hate the idea of wearing a winter 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.