It’s long been said that the arrival of fall marks the return of “real dressing.” That doesn’t mean dressing well comes easy in the colder months, though. The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is here to help you through the transition to (literally) bigger and better clothing.
Sad as it is for those that like to keep their creps crisp, summer is slowly coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that inclement weather is sure to follow soon, making it the opportune time to stock up on everything you need to weatherproof your sneakers.
As the tumultuous weather hits, a lot of sneakerheads will be swapping out their summer rotations for more rugged and waterproof kicks. All-white sneakers, canvas kicks, and anything that you don’t want getting dirty will be put to hibernation for at least a few months.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t dress from the ground up during the winter months and that there aren’t a lot of options out there for sneakerheads wishing to add to their rotations — especially with that holiday money many of us are soon to have weighing down our wallets.
Below, we've curated an essential pack for weather-proofing your sneaker rotation, from attachable outsoles and silicon sneaker covers to protective sprays, GORE-TEX-equipped sneakers, and rugged luxury footwear.
Scroll on to see all our picks — divided into footwear, accessories, and products — and start shopping to rock your favorite kicks all winter long.
Waterproof and weather-resistant shoes exist for a reason. But what was once a niche reserved for outdoors brands and a handful of sportswear brands has trickled over into every sector of the industry. Now luxury brands are making boots that are actually as rugged as they look. Below is a selection that comprises a range of brands and styles.
HOKA ONE ONE Kaha Low GTX
Salomon XA Alpine Mid ADV
Arc’Teryx Norvan LD 2 GTX
adidas Terrex AX4 Primegreen
Nike ACG Air Nasu 2
Heron Preston Leather Security Sock Boot
1017 ALYX 9SM Fixed Sole Buckle Boots
Moncler Glacier Boots
Bottega Veneta Puddle Chelsea Boot
Some of your sneakers may be waterproof but are lacking the rugged tread to keep you from slipping when it rains. Others may have the tread but tend to get soaked quickly when it rains. Add-ons and accessories from the likes of Vibram ensure that your summer sneakers get a big, much-needed winter upgrade.
Vibram Portable Performance Sole
If you’re unwilling to put your summer rotation to sleep over the winter months and absolutely need to be rocking the grail-level sneakers in your collection, you’re going to want to make sure they are completely weather-proofed. Luckily for you, brands such as Crep Protect and Jason Markk have been around for quite some time and work as advertised.
Crep Protect Waterproofing Spray
Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner
Jason Markk Suede Cleaning Kit
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