• Nike

    Air Max 90 SneakerBoot

    The mid-height version of their iconic Air Max 90, this pair comes in a selection of colors that will hide immediate stains but still stand out through the bright tonal accents.

  • Gourmet

    Dignan LX

    These sneakers from Gourmet Footwear feature an Italian cross-hatched suede upper with camo print, full grain leather details and a 3-D mesh inner shoe all on top of a technical outsole.

  • Nike

    Janoski Mid Wool

    The Janoski is Nike's most iconic skateboarding shoe and it seems to work in most colors, patterns and materials. Here's proof, as it's been updated with a mid-top, a red gum sole and a full premium dark grey upper.

  • New Balance x Herschel Supply Co

    H710 Burgundy

    New Balance teamed up with Herschel Supply Co. for their take on the classic H710 hiking boot. It features a gum sole with a strong grip and D-ring eyelets for that hiking look, completed with Herschel's signature lining.

  • Nike

    Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM

    Bo Jackson's signature Air Trainer 1 Mid has been given a makeover. With a full leather upper, the sneaker also features Brogue-style punch detailing, with old school Nike branding and a houndstooth print lining.

  • Converse

    1st String Pro Leather Mid Zip

    This premium take on a Converse archive classic featuring a suede upper, contrast lacing and a zipped entry for when you're wearing too many pairs of socks to get in the regular way.

  • Reebok x Sneakersnstuff

    NPC II Gore-Tex

    This Sneakersnstuff collaboration with Reebok gives the NPC II a full camo print Gore-Tex upper making the style completely waterproof, so both visually and practically it blends well into the winter season.

  • Nike

    Air Jordan 1 Trek

    The Air Jordan 1 Trek is Nike's souped-up version of the Air Jordan with a rugged outsole and signature trail boot elements for a winter-ready take on the classic basketball style.

  • Vans

    Militia Alomar

    The Alomar from Vans takes styling cues from their Chukka boot fusing them with more fashion aspects like the full black leather upper. The quilted ankle means there's no compromise on comfort either.

  • Nike

    Roshe Run Mid

    Praise be to those at Nike, they've only gone and made a winter-friendly version of this year's biggest running sensation, the Roshe Run. With a more substantial quilted nylon and suede upper, the sneaker's biggest difference from their low-top counterpart is their mid-height, providing that vital ankle warmth.

  • Timberland

    Adventure Cupsole Chukka

    Timberland have downsized their hiking boot into a more slimline, leather chukka. They're embedded with Anti-Fatigue technology which means the footbed absorbs shock from every step so even the most arduous of journeys become a walk in the park - possibly literally.

  • Nike

    Lunar LDV SneakerBoot

    Nike fused its tried and tested LDV silhouette with its latest sole technology and a mid-top construction, resulting in a winter-appropriate sneaker option without compromising on steez.

  • Filling Pieces

    Mountain Cut Burgundy All

    From Filling Pieces comes this premium winter-fit, low-top sneaker. It's crafted from a rich burgundy nubuck upper set atop an Italian MARGOM rubber midsole. A D-ring lacing system lends the sneaker a distinct hiking boot-inspired look.

  • Nike

    Nike Free Run 2 Mid SneakerBoot

    In order to experience that unchallenged Free running experience throughout the winter, Nike updated the Free Run 2 with a mid-top construction, while keeping the rest in line with the classic design.

  • Converse

    Chuck Taylor Hiker

    The classic Chuck Taylor silhouette underwent a hiking boot makeover, boasting a brown leather upper, sturdy D-ring lace loops and blazing red laces.

  • Nike

    Air Force 1 DuckBoot

    It turns out the Air Force 1 silhouette really lends itself to the DuckBoot aesthetic. A tougher grip sole, D-ring eyelets and hiking laces turn the Air Force 1s into winter crepes without compromising their original design.

  • United Arrows x adidas Originals

    Basket Profi OG UA

    Japanese Retailer United Arrows joined forces with adidas Originals to rework the Basket Profi silhouette, first introduced in 1969. The retro kicks have been accordingly reworked to mirror the Japanese retailer's refined and timeless approach to fashion, featuring suede uppers with leather panels at the heel and a cozy fleece lining.

  • Nike

    ACG Dunk Hi OMS

    The lightweight Dunk High OMS helps keep your feet dry in wet conditions with a waterproof lining, as well as a water-resistant ripstop nylon and leather upper. The sneakers even feature Warming Blanket Strobel technology under the sock liner which reflects body heat back into the foot.

  • adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott

    Leopard Hiking Boot

    Fashion's enfant terrible Jeremy Scott joined forces with adidas Originals for yet another season to treat us with, among others, this striking hiking boot silhouette. Its upper is crafted from durable canvas and features a combination of embroidered callouts and an all-over leopard print set atop a rugged rubber sole.

  • Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals

    Rock Mocc

    Made in collaboration with famed concept store Opening Ceremony, the adidas Originals Rock Mocc takes cues from the world of rock climbing, boasting a nubuck leather upper, padded ankle and hiker-style laces that fasten with a toggle.

Footwear November, 11 2013

20 Great Winter Sneakers Under $200

Try as you might continue to wear your slim-fitting, aerodynamic running sneakers – with their innovative technological uppers and vibrant colors made all the more possible by the latter – they just will not cut it this winter. You’ll only live a life of regret at the number of limited edition sneakers that have been ruined by the elements. Clean them up, put them back in their boxes and save them for when the warmth of the sun is overpowering everything else. So in the meantime, you’re going to need something sturdy enough to tide you over.

Boots are a viable option if you are willing to up the dressiness of your usual style and have a few more hundred dollars to burn. Luckily, sneaker brands have distinctly upped their winter game. Nike set the bar with their SneakerBoot collection, which elevates classic Nike silhouettes for rugged resistance to the elements. And now a whole host of brands have jumped on board, producing sneakers that will ensure your crep game is on point, whatever the weather. With the exception of two European-priced kicks, all the above can be had for under $200 USD.

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