12 Essential Boots For Trudging Through The Snow

This winter has been a weather extravaganza to say the least... and what's that? A possibly blizzard on the horizon? Count me out. With black ice causing cars to wipe out on the road and week-long freezing temperatures failing to alleviate the messy situation, footwear that helps you navigate the slush and slippery roads effectively is essential. Here are 12 boots that will assist you as you trudge through the snow. (Oh, and did we mention boots are now Manolo Blahnik-approved? Get on with your snow-covered self.)

by Michelle Honig

Ankle Winter Boots

Merona Nikko Snow Boot, $40, Target

Don’t try to scale those plough-induced mini Mount Everests with these ankle-length boots, but you’re more than welcome to traverse those slushy sidewalks as they have great traction and are super-warm to boot (pun intended).

Sleek Winter Boots

Keen Delancy Boots, $150, Eddie Bauer

Made of super supple leather, these beauties are also waterproof — an absolute must to avoid the dreaded frozen drowned rat foot.

Furry Interior Winter Boots

H&M Boots, $20, H&M

Although not perfect in the waterproofing department, you’re still guaranteed to feel warmth seep into your bones with luxe faux sheepskin.

Moon Boots

Tecnica Moon Boot, $85, Amazon

With a sci-fi look and an ambidextrous sole (these shoes are identical so they’re not right or left foot specific), these moon boots make a style statement even when the streets are a mess.

Fleece Lined Boots

Kamik Acadia Waterproof Winter Boots, $50, Amazon

A snug fit and a bit of fleecing at the cuff keep the heat in and the snow out.

Furry Boots

Pajar Davos Snow Boots, $430, Jildor

Goat fur is super-luxurious and will make you feel extra special even as you brave the miserable weather.

Leather Rain Boots

Bogs Women’s McKenna Leather Rain Boot, $95, Amazon

Not interested in looking like you strapped on Bigfoot’s paws? Waterproof Neo-Tech and Airmesh ensure that your legs will look svelte as you trudge through the slush.

Shearling Boots

Tory Burch Lenore Flat Bootie, $263, Tory Burch

Add a dose of cute to your winter weather arsenal with tassels, high-shine leather, and a hefty helping of shearling.

Lace-Up Boots

Unleashed by Rocket Dog Tall Boots, $60, Rocket Dog

A lace-up boot with a worn leather exterior gives a vintage edge to a snow storm essential.

Grip Boots

Pajar Grip Classic Tall Boot, $185, Jildor

Don’t let the ice slip you up with the grooved rubber soles of these boots to help keep you upright.

Classic Rain Boots

Hunter Original Color Block Rain Boots, $150, Nordstrom

When all else fails, the waterproofing of these classic galoshes work great in the worst conditions. Pair them with some chunky socks and your feet will be more than ready to face all the icy and snowy obstacles that come your way.

Sweater Knit-Lined Boots

The North Face “Snowtropolis” Boot, $220, Nordstrom

A chunky sweater knit encases frozen tootsies in comfort and warmth while hi-tech materials keep freezing slush from seeping in.