Winter is a time to layer up, but it is still a time where you can be stylish, no matter the weather. Whether you experience snow, rain, or bitingly cold weather, what you wear on your feet can seriously make or break your day.
There are utility and designer shoes for all styles and weather; here are the best Winter shoe trends you should hop on right now.
When people hear the words “hiking boots,” they immediately assume a pair of rough and ready shoes you would only wear if you were the active type. However, many designers take the humble hiking boot and spin a super-stylish twist.
Tory Burch and Aldo are examples of brands adding suede or a checkered design to their ultra-modern and comfortable boots, allowing you to wear them out to lunch or out on the town.
Knee-high boots tend to go in and out of fashion almost every year. They are most certainly back with a bang this season, though, with faux leather being the choice of many, whether it be on the catwalk or a night out.
They keep your legs warm and are surprisingly comfortable to wear. You can also wear them with jeans, a dress, and almost everything else in between.
You don’t often associate open-toed wedges with Winter; however, there are a number of pairs and types of wedges that are perfect for the colder months. Granted, if it is pouring with rain or there is a good few inches of snow, they may not be the best choice, but you can easily style them up on dryer days.
Many have taken the approach of wearing warm socks and stockings, a popular look in the 80s that has quickly been making a comeback over the past few years.
Utility boots are a brilliant combination of form and function. Something like Dr. Martens or Red Wings are prime examples of boots that will not only keep your feet warm and dry but can be worn for hours on end and get you through a muddy puddle or two.
They come in a variety of styles and colors and different boot heights. Red Wings, in particular, are famous for not only being incredibly comfortable and versatile but so well made that they can take a lot of abuse before needing replacing.
Rain or shine, snow or sleet, Summer or Winter, Chelsea Boots have been a style staple for as long as anyone can remember. They are stylish and straightforward and can be worn with any number of outfits for any occasion.
The most significant advantage of Chelsea Boots is the fact that if you were to buy only one pair of Winter shoes, they are all you need. They are as comfortable and useful on the street as on the trail.
The early 2000s saw the rise of platform shoes, and we have circled back to them being in fashion again. Whether it be Dr. Martens, FILA Dinostompers, or any other brand that has stepped into the platform game, they are great shoes for Winter.
The thicker sole keeps your feet above the rain and most snow, the lack of a heel makes them very easy to walk in, and you will struggle not to find a pair that is so comfortable you won’t want to take them off.
The humble Wellington boot has almost always been the boot of choice for farmers and those who enjoy the outdoors. However, brands like Hunter are redefining what a Wellington boot should be and making it clear that you can wear them every day, to almost anywhere.
They come in a range of colors and knee-high and ankle-high options. They are comfortable and warm to wear no matter how cold it is outside.
Slides are another unusual choice for Winter, but a pair of fuzzy and lined slides are the perfect choice for those days where it just isn’t cold enough for boots. Simple and comfortable, they can be worn with a variety of outfits.
Slides also come in a massive selection of styles, meaning no matter what you like, you are sure to find a pair you love.