From moon boots to Uggs, fashionistas know that there is no reason to sacrifice style for functionality. As spring draws near, there are still plenty of snow storms left in the season, yet many stores are clearing out inventory to make room for strappy sandals, making this a great time to get a killer deal. Keep your feet warm and planted firmly on the ground with these winter boots.
Sporty, waterproof and toasty, these boots are perfect for more casual looks. Thick rubber soles and leather and canvas uppers make these Keens look more like hiking boots than snow boots. Faux shearling will keep your feet warm, and the boots are tall enough to keep you dry when treading though killer snow. Wear them shoveling or walking around on a treacherous day. Pair them with rolled up jeans or corduroys for laid back style. Keen Snow River Winter Boots are $59 at Sierra Trading Post.
For those who prefer a boot that’s a little more low maintenance but still maintains a treaded, no-slip sole, the Bare Trap Harleen Bootie is the shoe for you. An ankle bootie, these slip-ons are perfect for skirts and office attire. They are easy to slip on and off, so you can stash your work shoes in your bag and wear them as you walk into the office. Available in khaki, charcoal and black, these boots are versatile enough to be worn with many outfits, and they are toasty, too. Pick up a pair for $65 at DSW Shoe Warehouse.
These tall, puffy boots are made by North Face, a company that knows all about outdoor gear. The water resistant upper is filled with down, so these boots are great for bitter cold days. With durable rubber soles, you can be sure that you’ll keep your grip on the sidewalk. They pair perfectly with puffy coats as well. If you live in an area that is prone to heavy snow, check out 6 PM and grab a pair for $90. Your feet will thank you all winter long.
Another sporty pair, Merrell Snowbound Waterproof Mid Boots are a great transitional shoe from winter to spring. Whether it’s cold and snowy or wet and muddy, your feet will be warm and stylish all at once. Pick up a dark brown pair for more versatility, or go with black. Either way, these boots offer the comfort and ease of a sneaker, so you can wear them all day. They sell at Cabela’s for $99.
Girly girls will appreciate these more upscale snow boots. These faux shearling boots look more like riding boots than typical winter boots, so they’re great for dressier outfits. At $45, these boots are a steal, so you can pick up the grey pair and the black pair and still have money for a nice pair of gloves. They have thick soles with sturdy rubber, so you’ll be safer on ice and snow than you would be with average shoes (you’ll still need to watch your step, though). These boots are available at Sears.
Find fashionable pairs of winter boots that will keep you warm and sturdy in the snow without cramping your style.