After a wildly hot summer, the arrival of a sub-zero winter is not particularly welcome. But the wardrobe shift has, occasionally, managed to keep us warm inside. With the hiking aesthetic taking center stage again this year, from Salomon’s continued dominance to the 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 Moon Boot to Timberland, 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
Ugg x Shayne Oliver Tall Boot
Taking pointers from classic motorcycle and dirt bike boots, these collaborative shoes come with padded protection running up the leg. As we've come to expect from Shayne Oliver, the end result is a statement-making silhouette.
ROA CVO Boot
Few people are able to make hiking-ready footwear look better than ROA. With this model, the brand has elevated the classic ankle boot through supple calf leather and a beefy midsole.
Trussardi Neo Sock Sneaker
Existing somewhere in the grey area between a sock, a sneaker, and a boot, a Vibram sole gives this shoe traction on tricky surfaces.
Salomon Quest 4D GTX Advanced
Even by Salomon's standards, these boots are seriously utilitarian. What looks like an all-out combat boot at first glance boasts waterproof GORE-TEX construction and a Contagrip rubber outsole adapted from the brand's trail running sneakers.
Timberland x Vans 6-Inch Boot
There are always talks of black AF1 energy, but I believe it equally applies to timberland boots. Once you slip these on it is hard to stop yourself from feeling like Thanos.
On Cloudrock 2
These hiking boots were built for scaling tough conditions at high speeds. For a snapshot of the technology that has gone into the design, these shoes are both wind and weatherproof, have a TPU toe cap, and a Missiongrip™ rubber sole.
Dr. Martens Vintage 101
Generation after generation has come to Dr. Martens for its boots. Aside from its all-black silhouette 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).
Ugg x Children of the Discordance Classic Short Boot
Ugg's classic boot has been given an upgrade thanks to Children of the Discordance, bringing intricate embroidery, metal details, and yeehaw energy to the iconic footwear model.
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.
Danner Light Boots
Long before the JJJJound collabs Danner had been making quality boots since 1932. These monochrome boots are a revamped version of its mountain boots featuring a waterproof canvas lining for more breathability and lighter boot overall.
Eytys Michigan Lace-Up Boots
If this boot is anything like its namesake then it definitely has seen lots of freezing winters filled with lake effect snow. These tonal boots are sure to thoroughly secure your ankles when treading through the snow with their thick rubber outsole.
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