• A.P.C.

    Rangers Leather and Suede

    A refined take on a more rugged style, these A.P.C. boots feature a gripped rubber sole and padded suede ankle support for comfort, and smooth, polished leather to keep things looking smart.

  • Yuketen

    Steve Toe-Cap

    Yuketen have updated a classic lace-up style with some unusual features including suede colorblocking and a chunky tread sole finish.

  • Common Projects

    Chelsea Boot

    Common Projects have applied their minimalist shoe aesthetic to the iconic Chelsea Boot style. With a smooth leather upper and tonal elastic side, the boots sit on top of a stacked crepe rubber sole.

  • Diemme

    Roccia Vet

    Diemme's signature Roccia boot has been updated with a grey marl "Tweed Extra" felt exterior which is not only warm but water-resistant, in addition to a cow leather interior lining.

  • Grenson

    Fred

    The downside of a smart, lace-up pair of leather boots is that sometimes they're not durable enough to withstand serious winters. This pair by Grenson, however, have been given a massive, lightweight sole to make sure they can.

  • Viberg

    1950 Boot

    The lower-top of these lace-ups give them a slightly less formal look, as does the distressed, waxed leather upper. Other features include a stitched toe cap, raw trim and tonal leather laces, all on top of a Vibram sole.

  • Mark McNairy

    G.I. Joe

    Boots don't have to mean reserved, especially not with these camo-print ones by Mark McNairy - who else? The simple Derby boot style has been made from ripstop canvas with a ridgeway sole. Best of all, they're made in England.

  • Red Wing

    875 Moc Toe

    It wouldn't be a list of the top winter boots without mentioning Red Wing. The Style 875 was created in the 1950s as a work boot with an insulating crepe sole. Over 50 years later, these bad boys are still made in the USA.

  • FEIT

    Hand Sewn Hiker

    If you're after some boots that are as much a piece of art as they are shoes, this pair from FEIT will fit the bill. These are built from start to finish by one craftsman, with an upper made from one whole piece of vegetable-tanned leather, alongside a sheepskin lining.

  • Cole Haan

    Lunargrand Lace Boot

    Cole Haan have treated their lace-up leather boots to the comfort of a sneaker with a Nike Lunarlon sole. Keeping things appropriate for the season, the boots are fully waterproof with a natural storm welt.

  • Hardy Amies

    Oxford Boot

    This pair by Hardy Amies are the perfect example of a classic design done right. They're bench-made in Northampton, UK, with a full brown leather upper and Dainite sole.

  • Loake

    1880 Bedale Boots

    These boots are Made in England and feature brogue-style punch detailing along the seams. The boots are fully leather lined, with leather insoles and Goodyear Welted rubber soles.

  • Vans Vault x Diemme

    Buffalo Boot LX

    Vans Vault and Diemme joined forces on a joint reinterpretation of the Vans Buffalo boot, incorporating hiking hallmarks such as metal hardware and the Vibram outsole, resulting in a pair of boots characteristic of both brands.

  • Yuketen

    Eric

    Yuketen step away from some of their more usual styles with these 9-hole boots. Crafted from brushed suede with a hand-notched storm welt by Goodyear, the slim Vibram sole gives a more streamlined silhouette.

  • Han Kjobenhavn

    Hill Boot

    Han Kjobenhavn have given their Danish edge to the classic hiking boot. The brown leather upper is contrasted by a cognac-colored toe box, completed by a thick crepe sole.

  • Fracap

    Otto Boot

    Handmade in Italy, these leather beauties are a tough pair of Moc toe boots from the Italian hiking designers over at Fracap. Equipped with a leather upper and lining and a Vibram sole, they even come with an extra pair of laces.

  • White Mountaineering x Tretorn

    Black Gore-Tex Boots

    White Mountaineering have teamed up with Tretorn on this pair of boots which combine functionality with style. The Gore-Tex paneling ensures waterproof protection, with the rest of the upper constructed from suede and a felted fabric lining for warmth.

  • visvim

    Virgil Folk Boots

    Coming at the price they do, these visvim boots are more of an investment than a seasonal purchase but worth it nonetheless. Currently only available in-store, if you're thinking of dropping this kind of money on a pair of boots it's probably worth copping a feel of them in the flesh.

  • Timberland

    6" Premium Boot

    If you thought Timberland's signature boot style couldn't get any better, then think again. The style has been reinvented in all-black, including black eyelets, for an update on a classic.

  • Swims

    Grey Charles 2 Wingtip Brogue Boots

    The grey and orange colorway of these wingtip brogue boots make an interesting change to the majority of their brown and black counterparts. The waterproof panelled upper features perforated brogue-style detailing contrasted against a white rubber sole.

Boots November, 18 2013

20 Great Boots to Get You Through the Winter

If the prospect of a SneakerBoot is still way too progressive for you and you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to seasonal footwear, that’s more than alright with us. In fact, we’d like to go out of our way to ensure you’re also catered for by providing you with an alternative selection – a selection of 20 of the best winter boots available now. From the heritage Americana brands such as Yuketen and Red Wing, through to go-to classics such as Timberland and Diemme via higher-end visvims.

After a summer of wearing varying types of soft, lightweight, flimsy, slip-on and slip-off shoes or sandals, it’s great to finally wear something with a bit of support that doesn’t make your feet vulnerable to any type of passing traffic. Not only will your feet benefit from it but your style will, too. Proper boots give you those Nick Wooster levels of style, the kind that has evolved and matured over time. Treat them well though, smother them in leather creams and waterproof sprays, and you’ll both reap the benefits.

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