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    26 Pairs Of Boots You May Want To Add To Your Collection This Winter

    Whether you're after Chelsea, ankle, or combat boots, this list has them all.

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    1. A pair of high-heeled Chelsea boots you'll be able to wear all day and still be comfortable, not to mention stylish!,

    Promising review: "I really like these shoes a lot — they're incredibly comfortable for being heeled boots and I can stand in them all day at work. While I've only gone through one winter with these so far (in Chicago), they still look great! I also sprayed them with water protectant and it didn't affect the suede material at all so I would 10/10 recommend these." —Sarasri

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in seven colors).

    2. Columbia hiking boots you *won't* have to break in and can get to walking in right away. They are super cushiony but still have enough room for thicker hiking socks, and they have an anti-slip grip for the trails!

    reviewer wearing the brown boots with red laces

    Psst, most reviewers recommend ordering a half size up!

    Promising review: "These shoes are phenomenal. The lacing holds tight so if I wear light socks, my foot doesn't shift. However, there's plenty of room to wear wool or fluffier socks. For me they DID NOT NEED BREAKING IN. This is huge. I hate buying any kind of shoe that has a 'breaking-in period.' These were great from the get-go. I tried them on a moderate 5-mile hike on a rugged Washington (state) trail. No blisters. I put them to the test today (5/27/2018) on an 8-mile hike up a steep incline and holy cow. They were amazing." —Stevie

    Get them from Amazon for $58.98+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 23 colors).

    3. A pair of cozy slip-on booties that are fashionable, foldable, and quiet to walk around in.


    Promising review: "In fact, I have them on right now. I am always hesitant about ordering shoes online. Not sure how they will fit. Or how they will look. But I SO loved the look of these, so I risked it. They are so so comfortable. They look FABULOUS! And I love that they aren't noisy when I walk around. They are very very quiet." —Jaya

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 3–12 and 24 colors).

    4. Ugg shearling-lined boots that'll become a classic staple in your chilly-weather wardrobe! Reviewers say they hold up after years of many lovely walks.

    model wearing the chestnut suede boots

    Promising review: "These boots are perfect for walking the dog, walking to work in the snow, or just hanging out. Easy to pull on. I had mine for three years before I had to replace, and this new version has proved to be more durable. I wear a 7.5 and I always size up to an 8 in Uggs." —MoMills

    Get them from Nordstrom for $127.50+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in five colors).

    5. Or, a pair of Bearpaw ankle boots that are pre-waterproofed so your ankles, heels, and toes are prepared for the first snow of the season. These are similar to Uggs but are more affordable.,

    Reviewers recommend sizing down on these babies!

    Promising review: "I've always bought the higher boot and loved them. Decided to go with the shorter boot so I could wear them into the spring. Also liked the idea of being pre-waterproofed and the thicker sole. The boots haven't disappointed. I work outside in all kinds of weather and the boots have been super comfortable to walk in and my feet have been nice and warm and not uncomfortably hot."Dazook

    Get them from Amazon for $50+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 16 colors).

    6. Comfy velvet combat boots so you can catch a break from combat boots that are black, brown, and white — this rose color goes with just about everything and the velvet is gorgeous!

    pink velvet combat boots

    Promising review: "They have held up wonderfully and even withstood slight scuffs in the velvet! The rose color seems to go with everything! Very comfortable with a large enough toe box for people with long feet. The laces are well-made and the soles have not cracked yet or come away from the toe box as can happen when the toe box gets bent away from the heel." —Jeny Kc

    Get them from Amazon for $49.33+ (available in sizes 6–11 and six colors).

    7. Steve Madden ankle boots you can stand in all day without foot fatigue. The cute chunky accessories on this boot don't hurt either!


    Promising review: "Absolutely love these boots. So comfortable. Fell in love when I walked into my hair salon and three stylists were all wearing them. They praised the longevity of standing and no fatigue. I have since worn them while walking all over the city in great comfort and warmth all while being super cute." —Laura A.

    Get them from Amazon for $77.90+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in wide sizes and 10 colors).

    8. Wide-cut patchwork knee-high boots that'll pull your whole outfit together time and time again. They are made with sustainable leather and come with a full-length zipper for slipping these babies on and off.


    Alohas is a sustainable shoemaking company that uses an on-demand production system so that they only produce the amount of shoes they are going to sell. They make boots, booties, sandals, loafers, and much more!

    Promising review: "These are on the list of my favorite purchases ever. BEAUTIFUL and a definite high-style piece. Very attention grabbing. These absolutely make the outfit. I certainly hope they stand up well over time because I intend to wear them forever!" —Julie Mullins 

    Get them from Alohas for $326 (available in sizes 35–42 and five colors; sizes 39–42 have longer shipping times). 

    9. A stylish glove boot reviewers say has a soft knit your feet will fall in love with. You just may feel like you're floating on a cloud in these booties!

    model wearing the brown boots

    Promising review: "At first, I wasn’t completely sold on the bootie. I had eyed it for a while and then decided to go for it. What a wonderful decision that was! They are extremely comfortable and hug your feet as you stand and walk. The heel height is perfect for being on your feet many hours a day. The knit is soft and stretchy and made for true comfort. I would give these boots a 10-star rating if I could. Go ahead, treat yourself...Your feet will be so happy you did!" —ShoeLover4Ever

    Get it from Everlane for $130 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    10. A pair of Sam Edelman penny riding boots to pair with jeans, fall dresses, tights, and leggings on chilly days when you need a solid pair of boots to pull your look together.,

    Promising review: "They're very comfortable — I can wear them all day. The leather is soft and the color is full and rich. The sole and heel are both rubber, so I'm not sure how many seasons they'll last. I've worn them in the rain and they hold up very well." —where_next

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and four colors).

    11. A pair of comfy cowboy boots you'll stand or dance in for hours without a lick of pain, according to happy reviewers!

    the cowboy boots showing the bottom which says "roper"

    Promising review: "These boots are amaaaaaaaaazing. I bought them to wear to a Luke Combs concert (also just needed a new pair of boots) and they were so comfortable. I stood for the entirety of the concert (fourish hours) and my feet didn’t hurt once. Not to mention, they’re also so cute. The pattern/embroidery just makes them that much more stylish." —Jenny

    Get them from Amazon for $66.80+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors) 

    12. A pair of thigh-high suede stiletto boots you might not walk miles in per se, but these are worthy of inclusion anyway. A stiletto-heeled boot you can wear all night in comfort is a godsend!,

    Promising review: "These are beautiful and much better than I had expected. I'm glad I bought them. They're comfortable on and I can wear them all night long!" —Carla

    Get them from Amazon for $36.50+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 17 colors)

    13. Buffy Combat Boots for anyone who wants a sleek combat look that's simple, warm, and cozy.

    the Buffy combat boots in light beige
    New York & Company

    Get them from New York & Company for $49.97 (available in sizes 1–10 and two colors). 

    14. And Dr. Martens platform boots I personally swear by. These will give you a little lift, and take any fit to the next level — and they are ultra-durable!

    Harper Hendrickson, Doc Martens

    FYI — these do take quite a while to break in. I wore mine on my daily long walks for a month straight, and now they are comfy as heck, but they did bruise and blister my feet a bit in the process. The look is worth it IMO, and they are slip resistant — they stopped me from falling in my stairwell on a rainy day, something I can't say for my Vans slip-ons. The zipper also makes them super easy to get on and off!

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $200 (available in sizes 5–14 and two colors).

    15. A pair of Kenneth Cole knee-high boots you'll put on when your outfit needs a little oomph and your legs could use a little warmth!

    reviewer wearing the black boots

    Promising review: "I absolutely lalala LOVE these boots! A classic boot that will be in your closet forever. They are very comfortable, versatile, and worth the price for real leather!" —Stacey Walston 

    Get them from Amazon for $24.70+ (available in sizes 5–12 and eight colors). 

    16. Merrell mid waterproof hiking boots with fun pops of color and a phenomenal grip so you can walk in the mountains or by the lake to your heart's content.

    the brown boot with red and blue accents

    Promising review: "I love these boots! I just moved to Colorado about two months ago and have loved getting out into the mountains. These boots have made hiking so much better. They have great grip and are really comfortable on my feet." —Rita

    Get it from REI for $140 (available in sizes 6–11).

    17. A pair of Hunter rain boots that just may become the best part of your rainy days. They'll keep your feet dry and toasty and *won't* rub against your ankles all day long!,

    Promising review: "They are so comfortable to wear all day and since it has been raining for a week now, I am beyond happy to have these. I love the sole, small platform, and that they are a little less 'garden' looking than the other styles. And the ankle opening is wide enough that it does not rub at all, which is nice with short boots. I would definitely recommend — I got a lot of compliments." —Karen

    Get them from Amazon for $66.71+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 colors).

    18. And pair of patterned rain boots to throw on when you're talking the dog to the bay, running errands in the rain, or trotting around a muddy trail. Reviewers love how soft these feel on your feet!

    a reviewer wearing the black white and red striped boots

    Promising review: "I've been disappointed by ankle-height rain boots in the past; they're always too tight in the toe or arch area and are never easy to slip on. These, however, are AMAZING. The opening is big enough to easily slip on and the rubber is SO soft it makes walking super comfy. Rain boots are typically too stiff. Not these! I'm also impressed with the insert they include, which adds extra warmth and comfort." —Rene

    Get it from Amazon for $53.16+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 styles). 

    19. A pair of mid-calf platform boots suitable for long wear, so you can go from dinner to a long stroll around town, no problem.,

    Promising review: "I love these so much. They’re incredibly comfortable for long wear — stable and sturdy. I’ve run after a 75-pound dog in these at full speed and I didn’t trip or break an ankle. Ultimate stompers. Don’t sleep on these." —Rachael

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and five styles).

    20. Timberland field trekker boots with a cute and chunky look that'll hold up on long hikes way better than a pair of sneaks. They have serious grip on the soles and are made of 50% recycled plastic!

    the brown, cream, yellow, and orange mid boots

    Get it from REI for $89.73 (available in sizes 7.5–12). 

    21. A pair of gorgeous clog boots reviewers say are ultra-comfy for standing and walking in. Get these on my feet immediately, please!

    a model wearing the purple and tan

    Charlotte-Stone is a small business offering cozy boots, party shoes, clogs, sandals, and more!

    Promising review: "Gorgeous leather, perfect color, and so well made. Also, I stood in these for five hours and they were extremely comfortable. I couldn’t recommend them enough." —Kierstin Pupkowski

    Get them from Charlotte-Stone for $284 (available in sizes 4–13 and 8 colors).

    22. A pair of Durable Lucky Brand booties you'll depend on to get you through slushy winter mornings and long workdays. They are super easy to take on and off and go well with nearly any OOTD.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    Here's what my colleague Heather Braga had to say about these boots:

    "I have these babies in both black and toffee — they are a staple in my winter and fall wardrobes. I'm not sure what I'd do without them, honestly. They're so versatile and truly so comfortable. I'm not a girl who is very comfortable in heels, so the fact that these have a TEENY-tiny block heel I can walk around wearing without feeling like I'm going to teeter over is a game changer. I often refer to them as my 'adult' booties, since they make me feel like a refined, classy lady. I love that they have two side zippers, making them super easy to get on and off. They fit true to size and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a basic bootie to wear throughout multiple seasons."

    Get them from Amazon for $33.17+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 28 styles).

    Psst: This item is included in Prime Wardrobe, so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    23. Lace-up heeled booties boasting a pretty high heel — and yet, reviewers swear these are still shockingly comfortable. That sounds like a win to me!

    reviewer wearing the black suede lace-up heeled booties

    Promising review: "I hate shoe shopping, both online and in a store. I'm especially leery of buying shoes online, because they never fit properly — but these fit PERFECTLY and the quality is AMAZING, especially for the price. I wore these to a crowded concert and danced my heart out in them. The shoes held up perfectly and didn't even give me blisters. Comfortable, durable, and cute." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and seven colors).

    24. Dr. Martens 100% leather Chelsea boots feature a faux-fur lining so your transition from fall to winter is all things smooth, warm, and cozy.,

    Promising review: "I found out I had to spend two weeks in Europe during the winter and ordered these in a pinch. Best. Decision. Ever! They are comfortable, warm, and weatherproof. They survived the snow, ice, and rain. They are also very easy to dress up and down." —Mari

    Get them from Amazon for $150+ (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    25. Peep-toe booties with Velcro straps I see you slipping on over a soft pair of leggings with ease and going on about your day. I need the blue in my size, like, now, please!

    the peep toe booties with a mesh-like overlay and a block heel
    J. Adams / Via

    Promising review: "So comfortable! Although these shoes are not leather they look like leather and are very stylish!! Heel wrap attaches with Velcro. They are true to size! I wear a size 9 shoes and bought a 9 and they fit well! Can't wait to wear them on our vacation!" —Sandi

    Get them from Amazon for $29.90+ (available in sizes 5–11 and nine colors).

    26. And a pair of waterproof, micro-fleece-lined snow boots that'll feel like they form to your feet pretty much instantly, according to reviewers. A walk through the snow doesn't have to be miserable!


    Promising review: "Great purchase and worth every penny. Stylish yet totally functional. Thought it would take long to break in but it only took a 10-minute walk before it felt extremely comfortable. I love that the uppers are leather and I think the boots will last for a long time." —Sara

    Get them from Sorel for $190 (available in sizes 5–12 and four colors).

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