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    33 Shoes That Are Both Stylish *And* Great For Cold Weather

    Get ready to have ::heart eyes:: over blizzard-proof boots and water-resistant sneaks.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A pair of slip-on chunky heel ankle boots that will make trudging through yucky weather *way* more bearable. These beauts are stylish, versatile, and have a platform sole, so you won't feel wobbly on your feet if you decide to venture out.,

    And reviewers recommend going up half a size to leave room to wear thick, cozy socks!

    Promising review: "Just what you need for your wardrobe! These boots are so perfect for fall and winter. Water resistant and so cute. They go with everything and make you feel so confident!" —Emily Cauley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in three colors).

    2. Dr. Martens 1460 lace-ups with faux fur lining, aka the *iconic* style that just received a winter-ready upgrade. And these babies are praised by brand loyal reviewers who are making the seasonal swap.


    Promising review: "What a great pair of boots! My feet always freeze during winter time, but not with these babies! I own the classic 1460s, and I had never worn a more comfortable pair, so when the cold came I had to try these ones! As with all the Docs I've owned, the first couple of weeks are a bit tight, but once I manage to break them, they're my most loyal companions! Also, they're cute as hell." —Ana Rodríguez

    Get them from Amazon for $144.95+ (available in sizes 5–11).

    3. Blondo waterproof booties because deceivingly deep puddles have finally met their match. Their secret? An AquaProtect® seal which guards their leather upper — and speaking of a shoe with ~sole~ this one's certainly got it, with the added bonus of nonslip traction!

    the bootie with white chunky sole and knit panel on either side in grey and black

    These also come with a complimentary removable, cushioned insole — because your feet deserve the absolute best if they're braving the elements.

    Promising review: "I really like these boots. They wear like a sneaker, but the extra height on the ankle is perfect for those winter days when you need a season-appropriate shoe. The mushroom suede is such a versatile color—the perfect mix of grey and brown." —tangerine1221

    Get them from Nordstrom for $49.98 (originally $129.95; available in sizes 5.5-12 and in black and beige).

    4. Western-style ankle boots with velvet and snakeskin accents for the swoon-worthy style to get you over any and all of your winter blues. Because in this standout pair, there's no doubt you'll look and feel like a total rock star no matter the season.

    The mixed media boots with taupe-colored velvet and snakeskin accents and black heel

    Promising review: "These are amazingly beautiful boots. The pictures do no justice to their beauty. Mine arrived quickly and I was so awed and enamored with their look and quality I ordered the other two colors right away. I wore the champagne color already and have received rave compliments. The Black boots are to die for. Haven't worn them yet, but I can hardly wait. The snake print pair are true charmers. Recommendation: BUY these boots while you can! Oh yeah, they fit true to size and feel comfortable while wearing." —Carla Branscomb

    Get them from Amazon for $44.95 available in sizes 6–11 and three styles).

    5. ~Expensive-looking~ Chelsea boots that come in a range of rich, colorful hues to make the perfect accessory for nights of enjoying mulled wine and hot toddies in a heated yurt with your pod. I'll take one in every shade — thank you, shoe gods!


    Promising review: "I love these boots. I hunted high and low for Chelsea style boots that weren’t $200. The price is good they seem high quality, they stay comfortable after a day of wearing them. When I got them the opening for my foot seemed small but the elastic stretches nicely and I got my foot in no problem. And then they feel secure around the ankle. Pleasantly surprised with these boots! Super cute!" —Dru Mark

    Get them from Amazon for $26.78+ (available in sizes 5–10 and five colors).

    6. Warm and fuzzy sling back Ugg slippers to complete your WFH winter uniform — these are ideal if your feet are perpetually cold. And if you just look at all the amazing colors these come in, your freezin' toes will be spoilt for choice!

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    Psst! Over 5,000 reviewers rave about these shearling slingbacks and some suggest sizing down.

    Promising review: "Super duper comfy. I wear them all over the house. They keep my feet warm. I have a bone spur in my right heel and these slipper cushion my heel very well, no pain. My one negative is when I have to take them off." —iklaz

    Get them from Nordstrom for $99.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and nine colors).

    To find out more, read our full review of the Ugg slippers.

    7. A stylish glove boot made from super stretchy, conforms-to-your-feet fabric so your toes feel like they're enveloped in your fave pair of thick, albeit fancy, socks. This *also* means you won't find discomfort in the form of rubbing and/or chafing.

    The tan-colored boot

    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 $115 (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    8. The Allbirds everyday sneaker if you need something to comfortably run your errands in. Because bad weather will never get in the way of your productivity ever again, thanks to cozy merino wool and a water repellent shield. The only clouds we forecast are the ones you'll feel like you're walking on.


    Promising review: "Amazing! They are my new favorite shoes! They are warm and comfy and exactly as advertised. They almost make me like cold weather." —Jayne

    Get it from Allbirds for $115 (available in women's sizes 5–11).

    9. Genuine shearling Marc Fisher hiker boots that are literally *screaming* to be added to cart. Because you simply cannot deny a style that's both fashionable and functional — so if you've been eyeing something like this all season long, this boot is IT.

    The black leather lace-up boots with shearling front tongue
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    Promising review: "These are AMAZING. Super comfortable and super fashionable. I live in NYC and they are perfect winter walking boots, but also transferrable to snow/icy weather. Highly recommend for winter weather where you still wanna be fashionable!" —Customer

    Get the Izzie black leather and light grey suede styles both from Nordstrom for $249.95 (available in sizes 5–11). OR! Snag yourself a pair of Isalia snakeskin lace-ups from QVC for $123 (available in sizes 5–9.5).

    10. Faux suede wedge booties with a perfectly concealed heel, for the days when you want that added height without the need to feel like you're wearing stilts. You'll feel confident and secure in these from day to night, winter through spring.

    The cognac shade of faux suede

    Promising review: "Love love love these! Living in Ohio it’s tough to find a stylish boot for the winter. These are so cute with jeans and leggings. I bought the black and brown colors!"—Skparadiso

    Get them from Target for $33.99 (available in sizes 5–11, wide sizes 5–6; and two colors).

    11. Square-toe boots soon to be the pièce de résistance of your outdoor wardrobe. Because there's no greater feeling than stepping out in a super trendy, comfy closet staple that can take you through the year and back again. Hello perfect pair for skirts, jeans, and leggings!,

    And what's even more fantastic about your feet's new BFFs — they only *look* $$$, but in reality their price tag is well under $100.

    Promising review: "Very comfy and great looking boots! Just like the picture. The heel height makes me taller but isn’t too steep to walk naturally in. Zipper is smooth to pull up and it stays up and doesn’t creep down over time. Overall very happy with this purchase." —Rebecca Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in sizes 5–12 and two colors).

    12. Adjustable mid-calf booties for a versatile winter shoe that adapts to your style and temperature level. These toasty numbers will look ah-mazing with your denim and loungewear alike.


    Promising review: "Very warm! I ordered them half a size bigger just to be safe, and it does fit me a little big. So I’d say it’s true to size for the most part. I love these boots. I put on some insoles and thick socks and I’m good! They feel durable and not as heavy as other boots I have, which was a pleasant surprise." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 in 34 styles).

    13. Over-the-knee boots made of smooth and stretchy faux suede to round out your tall boot collection. Might we be right in thinking you're missing a chunky-heeled pair that works as a stylish additional layer for any and all of your bottoms?,

    Promising review: "I usually have issues with high boots not fitting well but I LOVE these. Paired with a shorter dress, they look so cute. And they have a fur lining up to the ankle that make them so comfortable, definitely recommend!" —Katy Broskey

    Get them from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 colors).

    14. Slip-on sneakers (in 70+ styles!), the failsafe option when you need to go check the mail, which turns into needing to grab a few things from the store, and now all of a sudden you're at the post office. But hey! At least you slid into in an easy breezy comfortable pair of shoes that took you there and back.,

    Reviewers recommend ordering a half size down.

    And if you're thinking, "But toes are gonna freeze!" I, dear reader, have a warm and toasty solve for you! Enter: Sheepskin inserts here to *instantly* upgrade and winterproof every single shoe you own. Get a one-pack from Amazon for $12.99+. So go forth and wear shoes that don't require laces (or socks, if you're feeling daring).

    Promising review (of the inserts): "Made my shoes soooo toasty and comfortable. I wore these shoes (pictured) barefooted or with no show socks this past year. With these inserts, I'm in snuggle heaven even at work." —Katie Tinker

    Promising review (of the sneakers): "I ordered these shoes to have a good shoe to wear for the winter time that I can dress up or down. I took the other buyers advice and ordered a half size smaller than what I normally wear and I absolutely love these shoes! They have a memory foam bottom and are super comfy to wear for shopping and look good with almost anything. I will be ordering another pair!" —Courtney

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 72 styles).

    15. Trusty Lucky Brand booties that have a rubber sole and a small, walkable heel, which makes them practical and comfy for everyday wear — even in slippery temps.

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    BuzzFeed Writer Heather Braga loves her Lucky Brand boots and tell us, "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."

    Promising review: "These are cute and seem to be good quality. I have had them for about a month and worn them many hours. They have not scuffed or discolored and I live in harsh winter conditions. I would buy these again!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $37.94+ (available in sizes 5–13, wide sizes 6–13; and 39 styles).

    16. Leather encrusted booties for the shoes with some serious #drip. These ~gems~ will complement the ice cold weather just as well as every single jean, dress, and skirt outfit you'll be strutting in this season.

    The black boots with mirrored gems on the heel and back of the shoe

    Teleport is a small business based out of Los Angeles who specialize in eye-catching shoes and is home to the original lightning bolt bootie.

    Get them from Teleport for $169 (available in sizes 6–11).

    17. A unique pair of Ugg boots with all the same qualities as the one's you know and love, just with a waterproof twist. To be completely ~transparent~, you can clearly see the party your feet are about to have with the snuggly faux shearling, plus the outer layer has got you covered so we see no signs of rain on your parade.,

    Promising review: "Bought these for my daughter who lives in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains all the time. She loves them. So very soft, warm and comfortable. Yes, they are waterproof. She loves them so much now wants a pair in Black." —Theresa Huff

    Get them from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and six colors).

    18. Gorgeous, supplely soft waterproof leather boots because *these* boots are made for walking [through snow, rain, and sleet] and that's just what they'll do... and one of these days, they might just make their way into your cart! 🎶


    Psst! The brand mentions that the toe of this boot is kinda snug, so if you have a wider foot or like to wear thicker socks, they recommend ordering a half size up!

    Promising review: "I essentially had these boots in my cart for a year, and they do not disappoint; they are supportive, they stand up to walking miles in the rain, and they add a touch of refinement to casual and office looks. It only took two full days of wear to break them in, and I will hopefully wear them for years to come."—Julie B

    Get them from Nisolo for $240 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    19. A winter sneaker boot from the experts in durable outdoor footwear, Sorel. With less bulk than a regular snow shoe, these are a stylish alternative for all-day wear whenever the temps drop to freezing-degrees Fahrenheit.

    The olive suede and grey felt boots

    BuzzFeed Writer Abby Kass has these and raves: "These are basically the only shoes I'm wearing right now, and I LOVE them so much! They're a mix between a sneaker and a boot, but they're super warm, stylish, and comfortable. I get compliments on them all the time. I've worn them in snow too and love that they're not super clunky like actual snow boots."

    Promising review: "I was looking for a sneaker/boot combo to walk my dog twice a day in cold winter weather. My Sorel sneaker/boots are insanely comfy, warm and one of my best DSW purchases ever! Sorel is a fierce brand!!!! Can't wait to add more to my collection." —Esha

    Get them from DSW for $159 (available in sizes 6–10).

    20. A penny loafer style with an of-the-moment "log sole" — because your shoe collection is calling out for something stylish and sturdy to wear with your statement socks.


    Promising review: "Great loafers! They fit true to size, are chunky cute and on trend...they look good with jeans, leggings and long, mid-length dresses. You will love them." —Customer

    Get them from Asos for $43 (available in sizes 4–11).

    21. Brown suede thigh-high boots with a museum-worthy ball drop heel for anyone who's a little extra come the wintertime. Level up that all-black outfit instantly in these simply *stunning* leg warmers.

    The tan suede boots with clear ball drop pedestal heel
    Lily's Kloset

    Lily's Kloset is a Black woman-owned business based in Houston, Texas. They specialize in women's fashion-forward apparel, shoes, and accessories.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. These boots are gorgeous. I am petite and have smaller legs and wasn't sure if they would fit my leg, with leggings on they fit really snug, so I am sure they will fit just as good bare. Also, I was unsure if the heel would hurt and be too high, but it is very comfortable." —Frederica N.

    Get them from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes 6–11).

    22. Birkenstock Boston shearling-lined clogs, otherwise known as what your feet considers h-e-a-v-e-n. These are a game-changer for freezing morn's, afternoons, and eve's at home (some reviewers wear these for trips to the outside world, too!). TL;DR these give you all the comfort of classic Birkenstocks made a little more delicious with the toasty, buttery-soft lining.

    the shoes in black and brown
    @Birkenstock / Via

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my Birkenstock Bostons, but was looking for a warmer option for fall and winter. The Boston Shearlings did not disappoint! They are warm enough to wear outside, but not so hot that they make my feet sweat when worn inside. They are perfect for fall and winter! Even with the shearling they offer the same personalized support as regular Bostons. I cannot recommend these shoes enough." —Customer

    Get them from Zappos for $165 (available in sizes 5–9.5).

    23. Fuzzy-lined Crocs for anyone who has adopted the aesthetic of full 👏 on 👏 comfort 👏. If you're on the fence about whether to dip your toe into the Croc pool, take the plunge with these because the water (read: lining) is warm as heck.

    Person in a cozy setting wearing the Crocs with cute additional embellishments
    @crocs / Via

    Promising review: "I saw these and they looked so cozy. They turned out to be super lightweight and perfect for everyday wear! It’s also so easy to accessorize with Jibbitz, so it’s a great addition to my shoe closet. Definitely would recommend the fur lined variety for more comfort! " —Customer

    Get them from Nordstrom for $49.95 (available in sizes 6–13 and three colors).

    24. A chic Chelsea rain boot to stomp around in style whenever you're commuting in weather that can only be described as soaking. In these solid shoes, your feet will feel warm, protected, and, most importantly, bone dry — so you can wave ta-ta to that spare pair of socks you usually carry around with you.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these boots. I’m creating reasons to leave the house (does the recycling need to be taken out? Do I need to check the mail thrice daily?) simply for excuses to wear these boots. They have a sturdy, textured sole, great for slush common in Denver now through may. They pull on easily and ordering true to size leaves plenty of room for thick, cozy socks. The colors appear exactly as photographed, and the tan and black make for a perfect, of-the-moment neutral combo. I’ve been wearing these with jeans and leggings in cooler weather, but could see them with a dress and jacket for a cute, grungy look. Overall these boots are sturdy, practical, attractive, and less than many similarly styled boots. Would highly recommend these!" —Customer

    Get them from Everlane for $75 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    25. Stylish and snuggle-worthy hiking boots, because this gorgeous hue will go with just about every pair of pants in your closet, but *especially* with your beloved blue denim. I see an Insta style story graduating to the grid in your near future 🔮.

    The lace-up furry tan suede boots with a thick rubber sole

    Promising review: "These hikers are warm, comfortable, super cute and true to size. I’m very pleased with the purchase. I would recommend these to everyone." —Mary h

    Get them from Target for $33.99 (originally $39.99; available in sizes 5–12 and two colors).

    26. Croc booties that stylishly go a little higher up your calf, so you can get away with wearing your fave pair of culottes and never have to worry about your ankles catching a chill.

    The black pointed croc-style booties

    4twenty4 is a Black woman-owned boutique based in Seattle. They pride themselves in selling affordable fashion-forward items for every style and size.

    Get them from 4twenty4 for $50 (available in sizes 6–10).

    27. Steve Madden studded sneakers with soft and fuzzy terry cloth lining if you only live in shoes that don't go much higher than a couple inches above the ground. This star-studded style will zhoosh up those sweats that have been in the heavy rotation since 2020.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $89.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11).

    28. Chunky heeled lace-up booties with comfy, quilted ankles that take utilitarian chic to new and exciting heights. Because, for you? Pfft. A little snowfall won't get in the way of you strutting on the streets in your heels.,,

    Promising review: "The best decision I've made!!! This boot is gorgeous! I had no idea how much I would come to love it! I went half size up for comfort. And voila it was a wise decision. So comfy I could sleep in it. I wear it all day long and frown when I have to take it off! I'm 5'2 and the heels are perfect for me!" —AK Chi

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6.5–11 available in eight styles).

    29. Lace up knee-high combat boots made with eco-friendly vegan materials, so you can dress sustainably, on-trend, and feel fully prepared for any unpredictable shift in weather. Your distressed, high-waisted jeans are calling out for their new loyal companions.

    The black boots

    Noctex is a small, woman-owned business based in Vancouver, Canada that makes trendy, eco-friendly apparel and footwear.

    Get them from Noctex for $115 (available in sizes 5–9).

    30. Vans suede mid-top slip-ons because your fave skate shoes just got a toasty warm upgrade, so *insert happy dance* you don't have to forfeit your go-to style in cooler temps. Plus, these will add a subtle touch of color to your winter 'fit if you favor a more monochromatic look come the colder months.

    The suede sneakers in a midnight blue shade with white and blue furry lining

    One of my coworkers has these and raves about them: "Van's mid-top slip-ons are water-repellent, can walk through snow, and are cozy on the inside: this is the ideal 'running out of the house to do a thing in bad weather' shoe."

    Get them from Vans for $49.50 (originally $85 available in sizes 5–14.5).

    31. Patent waterproof leather zip-up boots with a thermal sock lining to retain your feet's heat when you're braving the icy elements. These beauties are a staple if you're looking to re-up your black boot selection.

    The black boot with a chunky heel
    @Naturalizer / Via

    BuzzFeed Editor Elizabeth Lilly has a pair of these and tell us: "I'm loving these right now. They're waterproof so keep your feet nice and warm without being super bulky."

    Get them from Naturalizer for $139 (originally $160 available in sizes 5–11 and in wide sizes 6–10).

    32. Mid-calf utilitarian boots to jumpstart the journey to your dreamy cottagecore aesthetic. Because even if you don't own a farmhouse yet, with these fashion-forward wellies you'll be one step closer to making your fantasy a reality ✨.


    And with every purchase you make through Italeau, you'll also be providing long-term clean water access to a person in need.

    Promising review: "I just received these boots and they are so incredibly comfortable, easy pull on and WATERPROOF! I am in love." —Mack

    Get them from Italeau for $397 (originally $595; available in sizes 5.5–10.5 and in five styles).

    33. And a pair of eye-catching Converse Hi sneakers with a platform raised sole and tread to withstand dicey conditions. Reviewers *rave* about the comfort of these elevated sneaks that, once on your feet, are worthy of a million compliments.


    Promising review: "This is the most comfortable shoe I own right now; it literally feels like walking on clouds. I received several compliments and I just love how they make certain outfits look. I want every color!" —Maya J

    Get them from Nordstrom for $105 (available in sizes 4.5–12).

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