After a wildly hot summer, the arrival of a sub-zero winter is not particularly welcome. But thinking of the wardrobe shift makes us warm inside. With the hike aesthetic taking center stage again this year, from Salomon’s continued dominance to the further propagation to almost ubiquity of techwear, there are plenty of options around to get properly suited and booted for cold weather.
We’re starting off on the right foot, with a selection of the season’s best winter boots. You might be thinking that winter boots are a bit extreme if you don’t live in a place expecting abundant snowfall, but a quick scroll through the selection below should have you pining for a pair on looks alone.
From Moncler to The North Face, anybody who’s anybody is getting in on the snow-boot action so you should have no trouble finding a pair to suit your wardrobe.
Shop the Best Winter Boots Below
Jil Sander Zip-Up Boots
At the end of the day, cold weather footwear should be well made — it needs to be capable of carrying you throughout multiple winters. Jil Sander's take on the classic Chelsea boot is just that and more, thanks to its rugged tractor sole and minimal calf leather upper. When it comes to ageless investment pieces, Jil Sanders wins every damn time.
Highsnobiety x MOON BOOT Icon Boot
Giancarlo Zanatta's iconic Moon Boot is back, and it has never looked better. Here, we elevate the icon with a custom bandana pattern, injecting a bit of streetwear into everyone's favorite aprés-ski look.
Dr. Martens Vintage 101 Arc
Generation after generation has come to Dr. Martens for its boots. Aside from its contrasting yellow stitching and steady cultural clout, boots like the 101 are loved simply because they are well-made — these are designed to last a lifetime (or at least multiple seasons).
Diemme Balbi Suede And Rubber Chelsea Boots
Diemme’s Balbi Boot is a beautiful Frankenstein of a design. A premium suede upper, which appears to have been precisely sawn off the top of a formal Chelsea boot, fixes to a durable, rubber duck boot lower half.
Our Legacy x ROA Andreas Varol Boots
Our Legacy and Roa have merged new with the old, blessing us with a highly covetable winter stomper. Taking the WORK SHOP approach, the boot is constructed using leftover hides of natural leather from the Swedish tannery Tärnsjö, while the shoe shape itself was produced in Montebelluna, Italy. It's a solid collaboration mixing both performance and luxurious functionality. You'll have no problem adding these to your winter rotation.
Bottega Veneta Puddle Bomber Boots
The utilitarian aesthetic has crept its way into Daniel Lee's designs at Bottega, and we are here for it. Today's chunky Italian-crafted boot rocks a technical nylon twill across its upper and a durable rubber on its midsole and hard-wearing outsole. So yes, you can absolutely bomb some sloshy puddles in these.
Jacquemus 'Les Chaussures Terra' Boots
Ankle-high for security and padded to keep you warm, these are the type of boots you throw on if you are planning to pull up to the French Alps for the weekend. Even more so, the olive green palette with a splash of lavender is a nice touch. C'est magnifique!
Suicoke BEE-wpab Boots
These beige boots are wet-weather friendly, keeping your feet secure even on the most finicky of days. No one likes wet socks. No one.
Moncler Genius Mhyke Snow Boots
Moncler Genius has taken a skiwear staple and turned it into a wardrobe essential for the cold months. Whether your winters are wet or icy, the boot's water-resistant quilted nylon and rubber trek sole have got you covered.
The North Face x Gucci Lace-Up Boots
This ankle-high boot is made using orange, panelled grained leather and dawns a flash of branding from both hype behemoths. This collaboration just makes sense. Don't ask us how.
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