Nothing can make a trip go downhill more quickly than the wrong pair of shoes. It’s worth doing some research and investing in the proper footwear for your destination and planned activities. We’ve made it easy on you and done the research to find the best winter boots for all your travel needs. Here are our top picks for cold-climate destinations.
1. Vionic Tinsley Boot
Comfort meets sophistication in these Vionic boots. The tall boot is ideal for winter and the low heel makes these ready for any big city while still allowing you to walk and explore for hours. The weather-resistant suede also means you don’t have to worry about being caught in a little bit of weather.
Buy: vionicshoes.com, $250
2. Bos. & Co. Madrid Waterproof Bootie
If style is your main objective, look no further than the Madrid Waterproof Bootie. The chic black boot is a far cry from your usual clunky rain boots. The breathable and waterproof material and moisture wicking resistant leather will keep your feet cozy and dry during snowy weather season.
Buy: nordstrom.com, $147
3. Ugg Classic Short Waterproof Boot
The new total waterproof leather from Ugg mean your favorite super warm and cozy winter boots just got even better. This shorter version of the classic look make them perfect for travel.
Buy: ugg.com, $200
4. Cole Haan Zerogrand Explore Waterproof Hiker Boot
For a shoe that’s more heavy duty but still effortlessly chic, this Cole Haan boot is just the trick. It comes in all white and all black and as hiker boot it’s perfect for exploring everything from a new city to a snowy mountain. Plus it’s waterproof (not just water resistant) so your feet will stay dry and snug no matter where you’re headed.
Buy: colehaan.com, $280
5. Northface Women’s Shellista III Tall Winter Boots
If you’re headed somewhere extra cold this winter, like chasing the Northern Lights or trying out dog sledding, these heavy duty Northface Boots are what you’re after. Featuring plenty of insulation, they’ll add extra warmth to your whole leg and the soles will help with grip even on icy surfaces.
Buy: thenorthface.com, $150
6. Bearpaw Isabella
Bearpaw’s NeverWet Technology make these durable winter boots ready for adventure anywhere while still being lightweight. Plus, the wool blend lining and sheepskin footbed add extra comfort and warmth.
Buy: bearpaw.com, $130
7. Italeau Rosi Ankle Boots
These cute little booties are not only completely handmade in Italy, but will also keep your feet dry thanks to being waterproof leather. Even better? The removable memory foam insole lends arch support so you can keep on trekking all day.
Buy: italeau.com, $355
8. Hunter Women’s Refined Slim Fit Chelsea Boots
For a classic rain boot that packs much easier than the taller Hunters, the Slim Fit Chelsea is ideal. Plus, it’s stylish all black look means it’s easy to pair with any winter look.
Buy: hunterboots.com, $145
9. Sorel Women’s Sneakchic Alpine Boot
For a heavy duty winter boot that it’s easier to fit in your suitcase than the tall pairs, this Alpine Boot from Sorel fits the bill. Featuring waterproof leather and a super comfy footbed, these boots are ready to hit even snowy ground running.
Buy: sorel.com, $135