With temperatures low and precipitation on the way weather-appropriate gear and essential layering pieces are definitely on the agenda. It’s easy to get caught up with focusing on appropriate sweaters, jackets and cozy accessories but one of the more important winter-ready pieces are definitely sneakers.

Boots are always a great option but they don’t really cut everyday. It helps to have a pair of sneakers that are made to tackle colder temperatures since basic canvas sneakers are far from what you need to get your through winter. GORE-TEX and weatherproof silhouettes should be at the top of your list, but settling for well-made, chunky sneakers work just as well.

In light of this, we’ve rounded up a selection of failsafe winter sneakers that are stylish enough to wear anytime this season. Whether you’re looking to making a statement or simply keep your soles warm, scroll to check out the best winter sneakers below.

Browse our favorite winter footwear options below.

Norse Projects Lace Up Hiking Sneaker

Runner Sneakers

Runner Sneakers

$270

Norse Projects

Buy at ssense

A Vibram outsole and an 100% waterproof membrane sounds good, right? Well, the Copenhagen-based brand surely knows how to make a trail-ready sneaker that can easily brave the elements and city streets without any snags.

Havaianas x Market Zip Top

Zip Top

Zip Top

$100

Havaianas x Market

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Convertible footwear is slowly making a comeback thanks to recent collaboration by Havaianas and Market. The removable water-resistant shell is adapt for handling messy weather and easily transforms into a pair of flip flops for warmer settings.

Salomon x COMME des GARÇONS SR90

COMME des GARÇONS SR90 Sneakers

COMME des GARÇONS SR90 Sneakers

$405

Salomon

Buy at ssense

Salomon is a perennial feature in any bad-weather footwear roundup. The trail-ready silhouettes stand up to seriously adverse conditions while catering to style at the same time. With the backing of COMME des GARÇONS, this pair of SR90s is perfect proof of the style and substance balance.

New Balance M2002RXA

M2002RXA

M2002RXA

$215

New Balance

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Both the 550 and 2002R are arguably New Balance's most popular sneakers, but this silhouette above gets the GORE-TEX treatment to ensure you're protected from the elements wherever you're at and comes in grey as well.

ROA Minaar Boots

Minaar Boots

Minaar Boots

$210

ROA

Buy at Slam Jam

ROA's style-forward hiking boots changed the game, really. Now, hiking boots and trail runners are the bread and butter of the fashion world, but ROA definitely broke down barriers to make that the case. One of the most wearable styles from the label is the Minaar which offers boot-level protection in a sneaker-shaped package.

CAMPERLAB Tossu

Tossu Meteor-Negro

Tossu Meteor-Negro

$275

CAMPERLAB

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This new silhouette from CAMPERLAB is one of the best experimental sneakers to come out from the brands innovative subdivision. The Tossu is constructed with a water-repellent upper and is made from recycled plastic that utilizes no glue or stitching for this unique all-terrain sneaker.

Off-White™ ODSY-1000 Sneakers

ODSY-1000 Sneakers

ODSY-1000 Sneakers

$545

Off-White™

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Luxury sneakers aren't out of the question when winter rolls around, by the way. While plush suedes and extravagant detailing might be less than ideal, pieces like the Off-White™ ODSY-1000 Sneakers prove that there are some formidable constructions in the higher echelons of luxury footwear, too.

Moncler Trailgrip GTX

Trailgrip GTX Sneakers

$750

Moncler

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If there's one sneaker that can do it all on this list, it's the Trailgrip GTX which comes in an array of colors as well. It comes complete with a weatherproof GORE-TEX upper, treaded Vibram sole and a comfy EVA midsole. You can do everything from hitting the slopes to simply standing in the rain.

Y/Project x Diemme Grappa Sneakers

Y/ Project Grappa Trainers

Y/ Project Grappa Trainers

$490

Diemme

Buy at Matchesfashion

Y/Project's collab with Diemme is certinaly made for cold temperatures. The Vibram sole is bound make quick work of any unpleasant snow or mud you might find yourself trekking through, and the Sympatex waterproof Lining® will surely keep you dry.

HOKA U Mafate OG

U Mafate OG

U Mafate OG

$220

HOKA

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This remodeled HOKA classic is easily the best version of this model to date. The ripstop upper works well against the elements and you can tread through the toughest of snow and sleet storms with its chunky sole.

Balenciaga Track Hike High-Top Sneakers

Track High-Top Sneakers

Track High-Top Sneakers

$1490

Balenciaga

Buy at Mr Porter

Yes, they're Balenciaga, but the Track Sneakers are actually underrated for their functionality. The intricate, paneled upper gives off a hiking aesthetic and provides durability while the rugged sole unit promises support on tricky terrain.

adidas x Humanrace NMD S1 RYAT

NMD S1 RYAT

NMD S1 RYAT

$253

adidas x Humanrace

Buy at Luisaviaroma

When the NMD S1 first dropped folks were eager to get their hands on it. Well, its finally returned with a much needed winterized update. The upper comprises a mix of premium suede and leather overlays, which sit comfortably on adidas signature BOOST midsole.

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