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23 Snow Boots That Are Truly Worth The Investment

High-quality, stylish snow boots from brands like Ugg, Keen, Bogs, The North Face, Columbia, Sorel, and L.L. Bean that'll last you a long-ass time and are totally worth the investment.

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1. A pair of Columbia Ice Maiden II snow boots, with a lightweight, comfortable sole so you can walk around for hours and hours.

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Promising Review: "I love these boots! I wore these straight out of the box on an hourlong hike. I'm a 7.5 wide, and the 8 fit me great. These boots are so comfortable and my feet stay WARM. They don't offer extra traction on ice, but they're great in snow." —Shadowdancer

Get them from Amazon for $54.90 (available in sizes 5–10.5 and in six colors).

2. A pair of Helly Hansen Garibaldi boots that'll have your feet totally cozy thanks to faux-fur lining and diamond-quilted panels.

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Promising Review: "Got these in black, and absolutely love them! The bottom sole is super comfortable and they work great in the cold weather! Would highly recommend this brand and this shoe. Shoe ran true to size (including half sizes)." —13Victoria

Get them from Nordstrom for $169.95 (available in sizes 5.5–9 and in blue or black) or Amazon for $79.95 (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in four colors).

3. A pair of Kamik Sienna waterproof winter boots for an insulated and practical shoe that's also totally stylish.

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Promising Review: "These boots are amazing! I put them to the test right after I got them. We got a huge ice/snowstorm. My feet were warm and dry and the grips on the bottom kept me from going down on the ice! I normally wear an 8 and because of other reviews, I sized up to a 9. They fit perfect! Just enough room to wear some nice thick socks with them. And these are super comfortable and cute too! Best money I've spent!" —Momof3

Get them from Amazon for $77.37+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

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4. A pair of sturdy Blundstone waterproof booties that'll protect your feet from the cold with their removable sheepskin-lined footbed, keep you comfortable with their shock-resistant heels, and prevent you from getting tired with their ergonomically engineered toe springs.

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Promising Review: "I've put them through the snow, rain, and mud, and they hold fantastically. All-day comfort! Stayed warm and they look sharp." —Diego

Get them from Zappos for $209.95 (available in AU sizes 4.5–12, or US women's 7.5–11 and men's 7–13).

5. A pair of Ugg Adirondack II boots designed to give you the same comfort your fave slippers do, but while withstanding the elements.

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Promising Review: "These boots are terrific! Very comfortable and keep your feet at a perfect temperature. The first day I wore them for eight hours and they felt great! I got the yummy brown color that I love. They also do a good job gripping the snow and some ice. The laces are long, but I just wrapped them around the top once and all was well." —SUN44

Get them from Nordstrom for $179.96 (available in sizes 5–11 and in black, brown, tan, and cream).

6. A pair of the original L.L. Bean shearling-lined boots for a classic look that'll keep your feet warm, dry, and totally cozy all winter long.

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Promising Review: "I searched for a long time for decent women's winter boots in a wide width. These fit great and don't bother my bunion. I walk my dog in the Colorado mountains every day and these seem to get more comfortable the longer I wear them (have had them one month). They do take longer to tighten up and tie than my speed-lace hiking shoes, but they keep my feet warm and dry and I have been surprised at the great traction on slippery, icy areas. The temps haven't been below 15 degrees so not sure how they will do in subzero weather, but very pleased so far." —AkitaMomMtnWmn

Get them from LL Bean for $229 (available in sizes 6–11 and in narrow, medium, and wide widths).

7. A pair of Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk Rub boots made of natural rubber and lined with plush cotton to get you through all sorts of wet and chilly weather.

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Promising Review: "I've had these boots for three-plus years and they're still going strong — debating about getting another color. They're perfect for NYC's slushie winters and rainy weather. I'm a 7.5 and wear a 37 in these." —Heatherette1984

Get them from Nordstrom for $169.95 (available in EU sizes 36-41, or US women's 5–10, and in seven colors).

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8. A pair of insulated The North Face Shellista II mid boots that'll provide you with the stylish warmth you could use during a dreary snowstorm.

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Promising Review: "I tried on a LOT of boots this winter and these were BY FAR my favorite. I wound up taking a gamble on a half-size down (I typically wear size 10 and the 9.5 in these worked perfectly even with thick socks). These seem sturdy and well made and they look great too. Great for cold, wet days. As other reviews mentioned, I probably wouldn't wear them for heavy-duty snow work (like playing outside or shoveling)." —ElPea

Get them from Nordstrom for $139.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and in gray and green) or Amazon for $93.53+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 10 colors).

9. A pair of Royal Canadian Louise snow boots designed with a genuine shearling cuff and razored treads for sturdy AF traction.

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Promising Review: "I bought these for my daughter for a ski trip. She loved them! They are warm and so comfortable. They are tall enough to trudge through snow and not end up with wet socks. It's a five-star purchase for sure!" —SarahsMum

Get them from Nordstrom for $249.95 (available in sizes 6–10 and in black, cognac, and gray).

10. A waterproof leather pair of Timberland Mt. Hayes Chukka boots partially made of recycled plastic bottles so you can roam through nature in cushioned footbeds and rubber soles knowing you've done a little something to keep it green.

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Promising Review: "I love these boots! I've looked a long time for some waterproof boots that look dressier than the normal look, and these are perfect. I needed something that would keep my feet warm and dry while shoveling snow or walking through slushy parking lots. I finally found the perfect ones!" —Brenda

Get them from Timberland for $130 (available in sizes 6–9.5).

11. An odor-fighting pair of Bogs Charlie Melange boots capable of keeping your feet warm even if temperatures drop to as low as -22°F/-30°C.

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Promising Review: "These are the BEST winter boots I've ever owned. They're easy to put on and off, truly waterproof, warm, and they are comfortable. I've worn them for hours — at a winter village and botanical gardens — and my feet felt great. I have narrow feet and small calves and often winter boots weigh me down or rub. But not these. They fit perfectly with a thick pair of socks. If you want a great pair of boots — buy these!" —Anonymous

Get them from Zappos for $135 (available in sizes 6–11 and in brown, black, and eggplant).

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12. A pair of eco-insulated The North Face Chilkat 400s for a sturdy, warm, and totally utilitarian snow boot you can wear when temperatures plummet down to -40°F.

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Promising Review: "These boots are so comfy! They're the best for long hikes and playing in the snow! Waterproof and super warm!" —EKat

Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 6–8) or Amazon for $79.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in seven colors).

13. A faux-fur-lined pair of Sorel's Joan of Arctic boots to keep your toes toasty and your style on point — now all you'll need is the apple-bottom jeans.

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Promising Review: "Absolutely LOVE these boots — they're not only stylish (thanks, faux fur!) and comfy (thanks, cushy lining!), but they also kept my toes warm and dry while tromping through record snow levels during a recent trip to the Alps. They were my first but certainly will not be my last pair of Sorel boots!" —jackie428

Get them from Nordstrom for $190 (available in sizes 5.5–12 and in black, green, and brown) or Amazon for $107.98+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 34 colors).

14. A pair of Keen Revel III hiking boots made with waterproof, breathable material that'll let vapor out and lightweight, antimicrobial insulation to keep you warm.

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Promising Review: "This purchase is probably the best boot purchase I have made in several years. I bought them to stay warm and dry during long dog walks in all kinds of weather. Our Maine winter has challenged these boots many times with thick, wet, slushy terrain, deep snow, and they get me out and back home with comfortable dry feet every time. They offer great support and feel wonderful on. I wear size 5–5.5 and went with the 5.5, which allows me to double up on socks. Just excellent!" —Happy D

Get them from Zappos for $127.99+ (available in sizes 5–10.5 and in black and red).

15. A pair of Bogs Daisy Multi Flower boots that were actually created as sturdy farm work boots — but their adorable design might have you thinking otherwise.

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Promising Review: "I have worn these daily since their arrival. I have become the de facto shoveler of all things snow outside my house, and these are the foundation of my arctic attire. Warm and slush-proof, easy on, and not so bad-looking. I wear a standard 9.5 and the 10 fits with a wool sock or two." —Mary

Get them from Zappos for $104.99+ (available in sizes 6–12 and in black, dark gray, and navy).

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16. A pair of Columbia Bugaboot II snow boots — a lightweight, cushioned, comfortable, and waterproof pair of totally worth-it boots.

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Promising Review: "I love these boots! I do a lot of winter hiking and recently wore these boots — my feet stayed completely warm and dry the whole time. They are very comfortable and I've hiked almost five miles today in snow and ice, up steep terrain, and did not get any blisters. They are great for just keeping your feet warm and dry when you're running errands too. I've always been happy with Columbia products and these boots are no exception." —Katie Ferguson

Get them from Amazon for $70.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in black, white, and gray).

17. A pair of faux-shearling-lined Cole Haan Millbridge lace-up boots that'll have you looking and feeling as stylish as they are durable.

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Promising Review: "Beautiful boot, very comfortable, and room for extra socks or inserts." —Linda

Get them from Zappos for $132 (available in sizes 5–11 and in tan, brown, and black).

18. A pair of plushly lined Tretorn Chelsea rainboots for when that winter rain turns into winter snowflakes.

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Promising Review: "I loved the look and style of these when I first saw them but they are also the most comfortable winter boots I've ever owned. They are easy to slip on and I find the shearling on the inside to be more comfortable than the shearling in Ugg boots. They're easy to clean and perfect for the cold weather in Boston!" —MCMtwo

Get them from Nordstrom for $99.95 (available in sizes 4–10).

19. A pair of Tecnica Moon Boots with high-quality foam insulation to keep you totally toasty while you travel to the future.

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Promising Review: "A very warm and comfortable shoe! Already on my second pair. I got them in black and white. I would like to get them in every color. Easy to clean and water-resistant." —Anonymous

Get them from Zappos for $89.99 (available in sizes 4–12.5 and in 10 colors).

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20. A pair of leather, microfleece, and wool Sorel Slimpack Lace II snow boots, because sometimes you want your boots to be discreet and not the center of your winter fashion statement.

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Promising Review: "I have worn these in the snow twice (full-out playing in and building snowmen with the kids) and have been out in the rain with them several times. Comfortable, dry, and warm! I am normally a 6.5, and the 6.5 in these fit perfect even with thick socks but I decided to go with the 7, and I feel like that was the right choice for me. I find that when it's cold, a little more wiggle room in the toe area is good for keeping that circulation going and keeping your feet warmer." —BeHappy

Get them from Amazon for $63.71+ (available in sizes 6–10 and in black and tan).

21. A pair of lambskin and suede Birkenstock Nuuk shearling boots designed to keep you cozy and comfortable when the weather outside is frightful.

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Promising Review: "I love these boots. They are warm and comfortable! I have an extra-wide foot and it is very difficult to find shoes that work. In the summer I frequently wear Birkenstock's sandals. I have been enjoying wearing these indoors during the cold winter months — like slippers. In heels and running shoes I typically wear a 7 WW but am in a 37 (US women's 6–6.5) and these fit well." —Anonymous

Get them from Zappos for $244.99 (available in sizes 5–11.5 and in black and tan).

22. A pair of super-insulated The North Face Shellista III tall winter boots for some serious traction and style while you're out running your errands.

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Promising Review: "I love these boots!! I wear a size 8 and they fit perfect. The fur insulates the boots very well on the inside — keeping my feet warm. They are also super cute! Worth every penny." —Mialexa

Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11).

23. And a pair of freakin' cute AF water-resistant Ugg Fraser shearling boots that you should probably wear even when it's not snowing, or cold, or at all necessary.

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Promising Review: "They are so comfy and true to size. I wear an 8 and they are perfect. Great for a cold day when you don’t want to wear a tall boot! And the cleated bottom is perfect for an icy, snowy day!" —aweil

Get it from Nordstrom for $130.61 (available in sizes 6–11 and in black, tan, brown, and slate) or from Zappos for $130.97 (available in sizes 5–12 and in black, tan, brown, and slate).

Now, if only we could get on our hands on a pair of Nancy Spumoni snow boots.

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