When there’s wet stuff on the ground, decidophobia gets real. We’ve got enough decision anxiety when it comes to wearing a hooded coat or carrying an umbrella, so having to pick which boots will fare best in the snowy streets is just added stress. Avoid it by making the choice now—try one of these respectable options that just so happen to turn ladies’ heads.
Jimmy Winter Boot ($50, Native): Forgo the bulky boots that take up so much space in your shoe closet. This hand-washable, Vegan pair is a super lightweight option that’ll still keep the blood flowing to your toes, snug in the faux fur-lined interior.
William Boot: ($150, Kamik): These seam-sealed waterproof boots are ideal for rain, snow, sleet and more. The flexible rubber outsoles will both keep your feet dry and prevent a Risky Business-style slide across the sidewalk.
Pampa Tactical Boot ($115, Palladium): Featuring burnished re-tanned leather and nylon, this pair’s a looker. The medial zipper, lace stash pocket on the gusseted tongue and heel tab for tying the extra long laces around the back ensure a more comfortable fit so you can trek around all day.
Cooper Shoes ($200, Dainese): The full-grain leather is enhanced with special wax and hand-brushing treatments to sharpen your style. The rigid heel inserts and leather gear shifter protectors then add functionality for those of you planning to take your motorcycle for a brisk ride.
Smith Engineer Boot ($318, Frye): These stonewashed leather boots will last you years to come and, because they’re already rugged, they’ll only get better looking with age.
Camel Pullup ($77, Oliberté): Imagine a wing-tipped camel chukka and that’s something like these kicks from the sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Look good and feel good about doing good. Boom.
Gage Parkview Ice ($200, Hush Puppies): These lace-ups boast a thermochromatic lug that changes colors when the temp drops below freezing, which is kinda cool. But they’re mostly just awesome because you can traverse the sludge outside and wear them inside the office without looking like you should shoveling a driveway somewhere.