The Highsnobiety Winter Wardrobe Manual is a guide to dressing well when temperatures plummet. Expect big coats, padded pants, snug accessories, and hibernation-ready homeware.

With temperatures low and going lower, weather-appropriate gear and essential layering pieces are still on the agenda. 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 footwear. 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.

Winter has the biggest range in weather of all seasons which means that you need to have your wits about you footwear-wise. This selection spans specialist hiking labels like ROA to winter-proof iterations of everyday favorites like the Converse Chuck Taylor. So whether you’re looking to make a visual impact or to just update your go-to selection, keep scrolling for the goods.

Browse our favorite winter footwear options below.

ASICS Fujitrabuco Pro Sneakers

Fujitrabuco Pro Sneakers

Fujitrabuco Pro Sneakers

$187

ASICS

Buy at Slam Jam

ASICS’ Fujitrabuco Pro is one of the brand’s lesser-known sneakers but its taped uppers, silicon sock lining, and FlyteFoam sole unit make it a formidable selection for the winter months.

Vans Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX Sneaker

Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX Sneaker

Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX Sneaker

$95

Vans

Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Patterned leather uppers add an intriguing texture to this pair of monochromatic Vans Sk8 Hi. A rubberized toe box and heel tab work to extend the protection offered by the sole so that your daily endeavors don’t suffer under grey skies.

HOKA One One Speedgoat 4 GTX Sneakers

Speedgoat 4 GTX Sneakers

Speedgoat 4 GTX Sneakers

from $180

HOKA One One

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

HOKA One One’s chunky style has captured the mind of the fitness and fashion worlds in one fell swoop. The Speedgoat adopts the style and adds a layered upper and Vibram cushioning for an all-terrain iteration.

ROA Low-Top Sneakers

Low-Top Sneakers

Low-Top Sneakers

from $341

ROA

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Roa has settled into a niche that nobody else is angling for. The hiking brand is loved for its range of high-performance hiking boots that take a decisively contemporary, style-focused tack. The Minaar Hiking Sneakers feature a substantial Vibram sole unit and a neoprene and mesh upper for breathability and protection.

Converse x A-COLD-WALL* ERX 260 Sneakers

ERX 260 Sneakers

ERX 260 Sneakers

$210

Converse x A-COLD-WALL*

Buy at Slam Jam

A-COLD-WALL*’s collaboration with Converse is growing, but this one stands out for us. While it may not look winter-ready with a heavy suede upper, this pair is actually waterproof. In classic ACW industrial form, the faded grey upper packs a punch.

Reebok Zig Kinetica Edge Sneakers

Zig Kinetica Edge Sneakers

Zig Kinetica Edge Sneakers

from $148

Reebok

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

We imagine that a hiking sneaker sent from the future would probably look something like this Reebok Zig Kinetica. A fully engineered sole unit offers bounce and grip on testing terrain while a lightweight textile upper boasts a durable water-resistant coating.

Salomon Xt-6 Advanced Sneakers

Xt-6 Advanced Sneakers

Xt-6 Advanced Sneakers

$234

Salomon

Buy at Slam Jam

Salomon’s fan-favorite XT-6 Advanced Sneakers are deservedly the shoe of the season. Mouth-watering colorways and all-situations versatility make this a no-brainer.

Nike Air Force 1 GTX

Air Force 1 GTX

Air Force 1 GTX

$150

Nike

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20% OFF SALE ITEMS WITH CODE SHOP20

Buy at NIKE

If you love the Air Force 1 silhouette and you won’t be needing anything too heavy-duty for the sole unit then the AF1 GTX is ideal. Nothing about the iconic silhouette changes apart from the Gore-Tex uppers to get you from A to B nice and dry.

adidas FYW XTA Sneakers

FYW XTA Sneakers

FYW XTA Sneakers

from $174

adidas

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Taking design cues from the lightweight yet durable builds of climbing shoes, this pair of FYW XTA Sneakers from adidas provides comfort and support while making a splash aesthetically. A zig-zag lacing system crosses over heavy padding to the upper which subsides to leave a slimline heel area covered in mesh.

Converse Leather Run Star Hike High-Top Sneakers

Leather Run Star Hike High-Top Sneakers

Leather Run Star Hike High-Top Sneakers

$115

Converse

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THE WINTER SALE JUST STARTED AT ssense.com

Buy at ssense

Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor upper sits atop an all but classic sole unit for the Run Star Hike High-Tops. A ridged hiking outsole and platform midsole lead into a grained leather upper and provide some serious off-piste possibility.

adidas Seeulater OG Sneakers

Seeulater OG Sneakers

Seeulater OG Sneakers

$124

adidas

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THE WINTER SALE JUST STARTED AT ssense.com

Buy at ssense

The primary color palette of the adidas Originals Seeulater has a distinctive ‘90s vibe. A patchwork upper combines various fabrics for an unmissable finish.

Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO Original Sole Hi-Cut Sneakers

Original Sole Hi-Cut Sneakers

Original Sole Hi-Cut Sneakers

$419

Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO

Buy at Farfetch

Mihara Yasuhiro’s clay-like reproductions of classic silhouettes have taken the sneaker world by storm. This pair features a pastel leather upper and the signature chunky, handmade-style sole unit which will stand up to any urban winter.

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