One of my best New York City girlfriends recently texted me begging for help to find winter boots and I have come to the rescue! The market is so saturated with options that it sometimes can be overwhelming to walk into a store or look online. Today, I am sharing my favorite boots (a couple of which are already in my closet) to hopefully help you narrow down the search.
As a city lady with a dog, I need a few options in my closet. One pair that is super warm for tromping through snow piles and slush on the nastiest of days, a waterproof pair for when you need to look a little more put together, and a cozy pair to take the puppy outside that is easy to slip on in the morning or right before bed. You may not need all of those styles depending upon where you live and your lifestyle, but I am including a couple from each of these categories.
These Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots are in my closet and the best winter purchase I made last year-hands down. Sorel is a brand that I trust implicitly with all things cold weather. They are comfortable, supremely warm and keep my toes totally dry. I have walked Ari through knee deep snow in Central Park in these and stayed warm and snuggly. I am a super fan.
These Sperry Powder Ice Cap Boots are lined with Thinsulate to keep them super warm, are waterproof and have ridges on the bottom for safety walking on the ice!
These Sorel Out N’ About booties are a great in between option. They are waterproof, lined and really warm but also adorable with the exposed fur. And the lower height makes them feel less like a snow boot and more like a cute bootie!
By now, you probably know about my love of Marc Fisher and these boots are on my wish list! They are cute enough to wear on a day when you don’t need a snow boot, but they are also lined with shearling and have a thick treaded sole to keep you safe on the ice. I love the contrast of the shearing against the laces; super cool but also with a touch of feminine ski lodge chic. I also love the softness of the grey pair below.
I have these Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Booties and they are my winter lifesaver. I pair them with a nice warm sock and my feet stay completely dry. I wear these with pants as well as dresses and leggings, and they add a couple of inches to my height-which I never complain about! They look a little more appropriate for an evening out but without the worry of destroying a pair of heels in the slush!
And finally, a few options simply for ease and cuddle factor! These from Toms are super cute and less than $100.
UGG has grown tremendously since I had my first pair in college! I love these shorties with a lace-up detail up the back, but with that same shearling lining we have loved for so many years.
And lastly, these furry boots are just pure fun! I think I would wear these only around the house for fear of ruining them, but they look so ridiculously comfy, I had to include them!
If you need some new boots, now is the time to shop. Many are on sale and better to snag your favorites before it gets super cold and they are sold out! Happy Shopping!