Winter footwear is definitely not as convenient as slipping on a pair of flip flops to take the dog out. In order to avoid the cold and keep yourself nice and cozy (and dry), you need to invest in some of the best winter boots that will keep your feet toasty, dry and protected.
Winter shoes should check a few boxes across the board: They should have good sole traction, feature waterproof or water-resistant materials and be insulated for warmth. It's important that the winter clothing you choose aligns with your lifestyle. Stylist Ashlyn Greer says your situation and where you'll be wearing your boots will help you decide the best ones for you. "If you'll be trudging through snow for most of the winter months, a water-resistant boot is not going to hold up over time. Opt for a full waterproof option that's made to withstand almost any amount of rain, snow and slush," she says. However, if you just pop these on to take the dog into your backyard without doing much walking, water-resistant options will suffice. Whether you prefer pull-on Chelsea booties or lace up mid-calf boots, we’ve researched and tested some of the best warm winter boots to consider this season.