There comes a magical moment every year when we push our sandals and flats to the back of our closets and bring our sorely missed boots back in the game. In our opinion, there are four essential boots that belong in any fewer, finer wardrobe: flat, heeled, knee-high, and the blizzard-proof all-weather boot. These four styles are all you need for a complete winter wardrobe that will take you from ice storms to holiday parties, all while keeping your toes toasty and your feet looking fabulous.
Let’s cut to the chase with our survival-appropriate pick. We love these Mamahuhu boots! These are durably constructed with waterproof waxed leather, a cozy cotton lining, and come in a beautiful wine color. These kicks are built to last!
Chelsea Boot in Sand, Nisolo $228
A flat-heeled yet stylish boot is a cold weather must-have. The elegant shape and classic color of the Chelsea Boot from Nisolo wears equally well with jeans, dresses, and leggings (we won’t tell anyone that they’re thermals!)
If you need a bit of a heel but don’t want to risk frostbite, you’ll love the Fortress of Inca Ani boot in Black. It has enough lift to give you some height and a wide base to keep you from teetering on those icy sidewalks.
The stunning and timeless Foxhunt Boot, with its Old-English feel and customizable construction, make this one pair of footwear you’ll never want to part with. We love that Poppy Barley footwear is both ethically constructed and sustainably sourced. And, let’s face it, they’re absolutely gorgeous.