Ah, winter. The fluffy white snow. The family sledding adventures. The absolutely freezing feet which might be grounds for divorce if pressed against your partner when you climb into bed. If you live in a place where this sounds familiar, you also know the importance of a quality pair of winter boots.
Cold feet are a total nuisance and slipping on ice and snow is even worse. Whether your time outside is limited to the distance between your car and house or you’re spending hours in the elements shoveling and building snow forts, warm, insulated boots with good traction are essential.
I live in Vermont and I hate being cold. (What can I say? I contain multitudes.) I’ve spent the last twenty years trying to keep my feet warm from October to May, and purchased an embarrassing amount of boots of all walks (see what I did there?) to do so. (Toddler boots included.) But I also know that sometimes you want to be warm and look cool.
With this particular expertise in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite women’s winter boots along with some other tried-and-true styles that come highly recommended. From rugged but stylish snow boots, winter boots with secret fold-out ice grips, to shearling lined clog boots that you’ll wear for years, these selections will keep your feet warm and keep the winter wardrobe doldrums at bay.