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As much as we don’t want to admit it, winter is coming. You know, that period of time when, if we have to leave the house, we’d like to do so wearing seven blankets and heaters as shoes? Unfortunately we can’t, so we’ll settle for the next-best thing: warm and cozy boots that are pleasantly chic and un-snowman-like.

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Shearling-Lined Lace-Ups

These are way more comfortable than Hunter’s classic wellies and come in just about the prettiest deep green color we’ve ever seen.

Hunter ($295)

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Sneaker-Like Ankle Boots

The thick rubber sole means you can style these babies just as you would your favorite sneaks. 

Burberry ($595)

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Timeless Classics

Just as comfortable as they’ve always been, but now totally water-repellent (trust us, liquid magically bounces off of them).

Ugg ($160)

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Quilted Rain boots

These are a total closet essential that will never go out of style (or leave you sopping wet). 

Sperry ($100)

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Chukka Booties

Tuck your favorite pair of skinnies into this pair with a cool faux-sherpa trim. 

ED by Ellen Degeneres ($129)

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Kate Spade

Convertible Boots

These can be worn unzipped and cuffed or higher up on your calf for extra warmth. Plus, the slip-resistant sole is no match for slick sidewalks. 

Kate Spade ($268)

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Walkable Heels

For the lady who can’t bring herself to wear flats—even when there’s snow on the ground. 

Sorel ($275)

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Furry Hiking Boots

Talk about nonslip. The treads on this hiking-boot-inspired pair won’t let you down. 

J.Crew ($178)

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Rugged Lace-Ups

Do these remind anyone else of ice skates?  

Toms ($149)

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Sophisticated Cuffs

Perfect for commuting to and from a business-casual office. 

Ugg ($225)

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Sole Society

Utilitarian Mid-Calves

Pair these with tights and a skirt or dress to create a cool contrast. 

Sole Society ($110)

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Moto-Inspired Booties

The slight heel and textured rubber sole make these surprisingly comfortable. 

Sorel ($190)

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Water-Resistant Chelsea Boots

These look nothing like typical weather-resistant boots, which makes them awesome. 

Bernardo ($155)

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Tory Burch

Luxe Lug Soles

Imagine wearing these with boyfriend jeans and a chunky sweater and winter just might become your favorite season. 

Tory Burch ($450)

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Jimmy Choo

Military-Inspired Splurges

Yes, these are very expensive, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about their hardware detailing and shiny finish. 

Jimmy Choo ($1,350)

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