With temperatures steadily decreasing, you should slowly be thinking about investing in weather-appropriate gear and essential layering pieces. With an abundance of jackets, hoodies, and other winter apparel available in stores, many forget about one of the most important elements of winter-proofing your outfit — your sneakers. And while canvas low-tops may go with every fit, your toes won’t be thanking you when temperatures go sub-zero.

In light of this, we’ve put together a selection of failsafe winter sneakers that are stylish to wear even when it’s not below freezing but also rugged enough to protect your feet in times of inclement weather.

Our picks cover a wide range of styles, ranging from sneaker-boot hybrids and ultra technical options to fashion collaborations you may not have thought suitable for the winter. GORE-TEX weather proofing, of course, plays a central role in the below offering, as do sci-fi variants such as Salomon’s XA-Alpine 2 ADV and Chemist Creations’ ASICS collaboration. So, without further ado, browse the rest of our picks below.

For the GORE-TEX obsessed:

Gel-Kinsei OG Gore-tex® Sneakers

ASICS x Affix

Buy at Slam Jam Socialism

Air Force 1 GTX


Buy at sneakersnstuff

Air Force 1 Winter GTX


Buy at sneakersnstuff

Terrex Free Hiker GTX


from $199
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For the non-traditionalist:

Gianno Sneakers

Converse x Golf Le Fleur*

Buy at ssense

Leather Sneaker Boots

Camper Lab X Kiko Kostadinov

Buy at Browns

Air Fear of God 1 Oatmeal


Buy at stockx

For the tech-heads:

Shelter CSWP ADV Mid Top Sneakers


from $157
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R_C4 Mid

Snow Peak x New Balance

Buy at Caliroots

XA-Alpine 2 ADV


from $245
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Chemist Creations x Asics

from $189
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Terrex Free Hiker Sneakers


from $197
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For the OG lover:

Wmns Air Mowabb "No Cover"

Nike x Olivia Kim

Buy at stockx

ACG React Terra Gobe Sneakers


from $96
Where to shop

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Words by Adam Mark
Weekend Editor
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