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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 every day. 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 you 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 make a statement or simply keep your soles warm, scroll to check out the best winter sneakers below.

Browse our favorite winter sneaker options below.

Moncler Grenoble Trailgrip Sneakers

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Moncler GrenobleTrailgrip Sneakers
$750
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A Vibram outsole and a 100% waterproof membrane sound good, right? Well, the Copenhagen-based brand knows how to make a trail-ready sneaker that can easily brave the elements and city streets without any snags.

Salomon XT-6 GTX

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SalomonXT-6 GTX
$215
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Aside from the brand's beloved colorblocking styles, the XT-6 is a tried and trusted silhouette that's primed for all terrains. This particular pair is crafted with a GORE-TEX membrane, ensuring you can go about your winter hassle-free.

Balenciaga Track Mesh and Rubber Sneakers

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BalenciagaTrack Sneakers
$1050
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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.

Merrell Agility Peak 5 Zero GORE-TEX

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MerrellAgility Peak 5 Zero GORE-TEX
$275
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Merrell has been steadily increasing its footwear options over the past few seasons with a few of them being optimal for cold weather like the pair above. If you're one to enjoy traversing the elements, the protective GORE-TEX gaiter is sure to hold you down.

Off-White™ ODSY-1000 Sneakers

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Off-White™ODSY-1000 Sneakers
$785
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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 x adidas Originals

Quite possibly the best winter sneaker collection of the year, this collab merges adidas' core silhouettes with Moncler's aesthetics, offering padded weatherproof silhouettes that are built to last.

Mizuno Wave Mujin TL GTX

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MizunoWave Mujin TL GTX
$210
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When you combine heritage running silhouettes with a weatherproof membrane, the result is a pair of winter sneakers that can do it all.

Moncler Palm Angels Palm Lite Panelled Sneakers

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8 Moncler Palm AngelsPalm Lite Panelled Sneakers
$695
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Vibram soles are a part of the deal when it comes to winter sneaks. And why not? They provide much needed traction on slick terrain and allow you to wander free, no matter the weather. The earthy colors are the perfect complement to your nature trail of choice.

Converse Chuck 70 Hi GTX

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ConverseChuck 70
$145
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If there is one sneaker that needs no introduction, it's definitely Converse's Chuck 70. The classic style gets a GORE-TEX upgrade that arrives in a tonal smoke colorway with an aged sole.

ROA CVO Rubber Trimmed Hiking Boots

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ROAHiking Boots
$260
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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 this pair, which offers boot-level protection in a sneaker-shaped package.

adidas Performance Terrex Trailmaker Mied GTX sneakers

Terrex is specifically designed to withstand adverse weather conditions. Take these on your next trail, hike or long wander. You won't be disappointed.

HOKA Ancapa Low GTX

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HOKAAnacapa Low GTX
$200
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For the uninitiated, HOKA's silhouettes may come off a bit on the chubby side, but that's solely due to the brand doubling down on providing you with comfy soles for all-day support. The Ancapa GTX is one of many offerings from the brand that's engineered for the trails and the streets.

Salomon Odyssey Element ADV

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SalomonOdyssey Elmt Advanced
$275
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When the weather drops, small details like a protective gaiter make all the difference in the world. Salomon enlists Cordura to elevate this mainline model with weatherproof protection in a minimal, all-black finish.

The North Face Nuptse Mules

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The North FaceNuptse Mules
$100
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Sure you might have Nupste coat, but mules? The North Face embeds its cozy down padding into a slip-on shoe with a unique foldable design.

Moncler x Salehe Bembury Trailgrip Grain Sneakers

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Moncler x Salehe BemburyTrailgrip Grain Sneakers
$795
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It may seem like we're biased with Moncler, but it can't be helped as the brand excels in outdoor apparel and footwear. This collaboration with one of the best designers in the game arrives in a trio of colorways with a detailed embroidered upper. 

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