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5 Winter Boots that Aren’t Boring

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Jacqueline Gubiani

Winter footwear is the bane of our existence during the cold, snowy months. Snow and salt-covered sidewalks are a danger to our leather and suede booties, while heavy rubber-soled boots—despite their practicality—don’t exactly coordinate with our outfits.

Forego your grade-school winter boots and try one of these five instead.

1. Ugg Adirondack III

We can all agree the slipper-esque boot we wore for the first decade of the millennium did a terrible job at protecting our feet, but this style by the same brand is built for cold Canadian winters. A sensibly fashionable Ugg, the Adirondack III is equipped with waterproof leather and cozy wool lining to insulate your feet this winter. Not to mention, it comes in their signature brown colour.

Extreme cold and deep snow are no challenge for these boots. Its wool interior and waterproof exterior lining is designed to protect you should you get caught in a flurry.

2. Donald J. Pliner Boots

The Velvet Carmen boots are pre-owned designer shoes sure to be the statement piece of your outfit this winter. The boots’ distinct look blends red velvet colour with black leather, lending eccentricity to your outfit, while its additional details, like round toes and silver tone logo, make them a unique fit. Tread bottoms keep your feet secure while you’re walking around.

3. Sorel Kinetic Short Boot

Sorel’s designs expand beyond their standard winter boots. The kinetic short boot resembles the futuristic sneaker yet has the tread of a winter boot. Its waterproof upper makes this seasonally appropriate footwear when it’s too icy to wear kicks. It’s an avant-garde pick for those looking to wear sporty-chic winter boots.

4. Kamik Rogue Boot

Kamik is the best kept secret of winter boot brands, flying under the radar in a sea of Sorels and Timberlands. The women’s rogue winter boot is waterproof, wool-trimmed, and ready for any condition winter throws at you.

With a sustainable business model that includes a recycling waste program and zero waste target production plant, you’re doing more than wearing great shoes, you’re helping the environment to boot!

5. Cougar Dallas Leather Heeled Hiker Boot

This mid-calf hiker boot comes in a few shades, but it’s the neutral hue that makes this boot stand out from the traditional black and brown footwear donned in the winter season. An added bonus: Salt stains appear that much more subtle on a tan shoe.

The Dallas boot has an anti-slip outsole that gives you the edge you need walking those slippery sidewalks, along with Chelsea-boot flair that’s harder to find in traditional winter boots. With thermoplastic waterproof outsole and polar plush lining, your feet will stay warm and grounded navigating slick city streets this winter.

What boots do you wear in the snow? Let us know in the comments!

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