5 Of The Very Best Boots To Get You Through Winter
Finding a perfect and comfortable pair doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Winter’s bone-chilling temperatures and merciless cycle of rain-sleet-snow make you reach for boots on a daily basis, right? There’s no other season quite like this — when on most days, only one type of shoe does the job. To hold up under constant wear, it’s best to have superior quality while not compromising comfort and fashion. The Girlfriend got hold of the following five selections, which consider both warmth and style, to help you find your perfect boot. With multiple playful colors to choose from, you’ll be inspired to shop and leave the house with confidence all winter long.
Vanetta Suede Mid Boot by Cougar
Cougar, which has been making boots and shoes in Canada for 70 years, presents the Vanetta Suede Mid Boot as the go-to winter boot this season. Able to withstand harsh Canadian winters, the brand’s “always waterproof” guarantee and temperature rating for -24°C/-11°F give you confidence that your feet will be kept dry and cozy warm. The Vanetta boot provides a polar-plus lining and removable molded foam footbed with anti-slip Thermoplastic rubber outsole and comes in eight fun color schemes to support your every fashion vibe for any occasion. ($160; cougarshoes.com)
The Lucy by Tecovas
The Lucy may be the most versatile, handmade western bootie ever made. Crafted by Texas-based luxury cowboy boot company Tecovas, this classy boot is made with their signature butter-soft, bovine-lined interior combined with water-resistant supple suede leather exterior. Five brilliant color options, including luscious wine, may make it difficult to choose your perfect pair (sorry!). The can-do-anything yet elegant ankle boot features subtle hand-cording with a slightly flared western shaft, and a hand-stacked leather angled heel with rubber end cap. We’re told that the classic bootie silhouette is designed to look great with jeans or dresses — for sure a slam-dunk match for any look. ($235; tecovas.com)
Joan of Arctic Wedge III Lace Cozy Bootie by SOREL
You can’t go wrong with the chic, cozy and highly functional Joan of Arctic Wedge III Lace Cozy Bootie. SOREL, a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear based in Portland, Oregon, has succeeded in crafting a modern versatile wedge made of waterproof suede, a style that packs major impact thanks to genuine shearing detailing and a new, slimmer foot-flattering shape. Unquestionably fashion-forward, the footwear company also makes sure you won’t worry about comfort and tread because the Joan of Arctic is built with a removable EVA footbed and grippy rubber sole for superior traction. ($250; sorel.com)
Balmoral Field Hybrid Chelsea Boots by Hunter
Merging fashion and function, Hunter’s newest creation, the Balmoral Field Hybrid Chelsea Boots, combines natural vegan rubber with the iconic British company’s signature all-weather innovations. What to expect? The Balmoral Hybrid features a comfy shock absorbing exclusive Vibram sole and chunky multidirectional cleats. Styling is easy-peasy because this boot collection includes both Chelsea or Tall to meet the occasion, whether hiking through the forest or attending a rustic country outdoor wedding. ($230; hunterboots.com)
Sharnell Heel Low by Söfft
Sharnell Heel Low boots are made for walking as well as for turning heads! With a walkable 2-inch heel, this boot makes a delicate feminine fashion statement with its shaft lacing that can be loosened or tightened for the perfect fit. But just as important, because it’s part of the AQUA Söfft collection the Sharnell Heel Low is engineered for withstanding wet, rainy days. This smart, confident boot from a proven brand that has been around since 1927 has your back — you won’t worry about how you look or about the weather forecast. ($186; sofftshoe.com)