1. Faux-fur-lined sneaker boots to bridge the gap between streetwear and ~sleet~wear.
These sneaker boots have anti-skid outsoles, so nobody can catch you slipping, in a few senses of the phrase!
Promising review: "These boots are phenomenal! Definitely waterproof, very warm, and comfortable to wear! I walked around Europe for seven days with these boots, and can't say a single bad thing. I enjoyed these boots so much that I purchased a second pair in blue to wear in NYC (for our minus-five-degree weather." —Kahlos Mahn
Price: $25.99+ (available in eight colors, and in men's sizes 7–15 or women's sizes 5–11)
2. Inexpensive UGG-like boots, because the Comfy Life is forever (even though the comfy months are over).
These boots have button-and-latch closures, so you'll look like a fairy princess who's responsible enough to flit around with rugged soles!
Promising review: "They are comfortable and warm. I was looking for something with more traction. The boots I had were awful and were not safe to wear on the ice. These are much better! I have only worn them a few times, but they have done well in the snow." —Miranda
Price: $29.99+ (available in 18 colors and women's sizes 6–11).
3. Lightweight Columbia boots that practically beg you to take them to the edge of a frozen lake and contemplate your existence.
These boots are made with a waterproof, woven synthetic textile and have heat-trapping liners, in addition to an advanced-traction outsole.
Promising review: "I cannot recommend these boots enough! First, I am normally a size 7-7.5 in regular boots/shoes, so I decided to order a size 8 for a little more comfort. So glad I did. PERFECT fit! I bought them before going to Alaska to visit family over Christmas, knowing I was no longer used to the cold weather. While there, we had a snow storm, getting over a foot of snow in 24 hours and had temperatures drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit. That said, my feet never got cold or wet. Additionally, the boots are incredibly lightweight and flexible. I was able to wear them all day comfortably. No waddling like you do in clunky snow boots. Again, I can't say it enough, these are the best boots I have EVER purchased and will continue to recommend them to everyone." —Jessica
Price: $65.99+ (available in four colors and women's sizes 5–10.5).
4. Combat-esque boots with a side-zip, because you don't want to waste time lacing up when you could be outside, getting the perfect windswept selfie during an unforecasted flurry.
Some reviewers absolutely swear by the traction these boots have, and equally appreciate their resistance!
Promising review: "These are the best boots I've ever owned! They run a bit small, so I ordered a 6 (instead of my usual 5) and they fit just right, so snug, and so warm! I live in Vermont, so it's been below zero here for the past week and we have a lot of snow, but these boots keep my feet warm and dry. Snow doesn't stick to them, so they stay clean and dry. Plus, they are so cute! I'm totally in love with these boots! I love wearing them and am sooooo happy I bought them." —sarah
Price: $39.99+ (available in four colors and in women's sizes 5–11)
5. Faux suede ankle booties that might be mistaken for the cutest winter-ready shoes on this Frosty Earth. Oh wait, that's not a mistake at all, and they totally are!
Promising review: "These boots are so warm and stylish. I love that they keep my feet warm when it's cold, and they also have fantastic tread on them for the snow." —Amazon Customer
Price: $16.88+ (available in eight colors and women's sizes 6–11).
6. Insulated Adidas boots to make you reinterpret the Run-D.M.C. classic "My Adidas" as your personal ballad to these sporty little numbers.
These boots are made with Adidas' Climaproof membrane (for waterproof protection in wet conditions) and Primaloft insulation (for lightweight warmth).
Promising review: "It feels like my feet are being hugged by a fluffy pillow when I wear these boots. They are both stylish and technical, offering great traction for those rainy/icy days." —W. Miranda
Price: $83.97+ (available in five colors and women's sizes 5–12).
7. Explorer-ready Sorel boots so you can show up to the summit in style (maybe with icicles hanging from your nose because you forgot a scarf, but stylish nonetheless).
These boots are made with a full-grain leather upper and with waterproof construction.
Promising review: "I was looking for something extra solid and easy to walk in, for winter walks in the Massachusetts woods with my dog, and these are a great investment. They are super comfortable and almost feel like sneakers, which is just what I was looking for, except they're a lot warmer and cover most of the lower leg. The nice thing is that the laces ARE functional, so you can use them to adjust the sizing somewhat (depending on what you're wearing with them). Simple, great-looking boots perfect for hardcore winter walking and hiking, and great for getting through snow drifts in the city, too." —HomeOffice
Price: $107.76+ (available in two colors and in women's sizes 5–12)
8. Intrepid tall boots for jumping rock to rock in a frigid stream. Wow, you're much more daring when your toes aren't screaming for warmth!
These boots can be rolled to mid-length from knee-length, and have a generous amount of room for your calves!
Promising review: "I wish I could wear these boots in bed. I've only had them for a couple of weeks, but the state was hit with a blizzard during that time and we got more than two inches of snow overnight. These boots stayed warm and dry the entire time I was outside, despite the snow being as deep as they are tall. They truly are waterproof, and are holding up nicely. They look nice, aren't too bulky to be fashionable, and are really comfortable. Also, they don't feel too clunky to wear as street shoes, after you shovel snow." —Merigold
Price: $25.99+ (available in 22 colors and in women's sizes 5–11)
9. Sketchers boots with nostalgic hiker-core vibes that harken back to an era when snow days just meant having fun at your house.
These boots have a fur collar and a waterproof upper.
Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE these boots! I have a long commute into the city that involves a ton of walking. I needed snow boots that were both functional and comfortable. I spent $250+ on high-end snow boots that I HATE. My co-worker had these and swore by them, so I decided to try a pair for myself. I didn't expect much from such affordable shoes, but I was pleasantly surprised. They fit great and have tons of cushion to them. My feet are very happy and dry in these. I would highly recommend these boots." —J. Zottarelli
Price: $39.95+ (available in three colors and women's sizes 5–8)
10. Velcro-secured kids' boots your Below-Freezing Baby can put on all by themselves.
Promising review: "Best snow boots I've ever purchased for my first grader, and I'm so pleasantly surprised! These are comfy, lightweight, warm, dry and easy to put on or take off. The velcro side-opening eliminates the usual struggle with children's boots! Heavy, clunky boots have been a real pain in the past, for walking, as well as cumbersome when packing snow gear for the school playground. These are perfect-and super cute, to boot! I wish I could get a pair of these for myself, in a Mommy size." —TwinsmomNY
Price: $21.99+ (available in six colors, and in toddler, little, and big kid sizes)
11. Self-cleaning Muck boots for shoveling snow that gently canvassed your lawn, but didn't have the decency to remove itself once you got tired of seeing it.
These booties are made of neoprene, so they're lightweight and suited for subfreezing temperatures to 65° Fahrenheit.
Promising review: "I love these boots! I definitely would recommend them to anyone looking for high, waterproof boots. Great for the cold, severely muddy pastures, before the ground freezes for the winter, as well as walking around through the deep, deep snow, while trying to feed horses." —Heather Hill
Price: $65.39+ (available in 16 colors and women's sizes 5–11)
12. Insulated and fur-trimmed kids boots with a bungee lacing system to make (at least) one step in the process of bundling up your Little Snow Angel a bit easier.
I promise this pains me more than it pains you (as a devout fan of pockets); I must inform you the pockets on these boots are purely for show. Still wonderful boots, though! They are waterproof, though, so that can make up for the fake pocket.
Promising review: "My 10-year-old wore these boots a few times during a big snowstorm, to play in the snow, and said they kept his feet dry and toasty. He also wore them during a 20-minute walk to school and was able to walk comfortably; again, his feet remained dry. Perfect snow boots and they look a little more fashionable than typical snow boots in this price range, especially the blue ones." —brooklyn mommy
Price: $27.99+ (available in 11 colors, and in toddler, little, and big kid sizes)
13. Propét ankle boots so you can serve Lady Of Wealth looks, like you just stepped away from your mountainside cabin. "No, we only rent the cabin once a season; I promise my life isn't always so opulent."
These come in regular, narrow, and wide sizes!
Promising review: "Comfy, warm, and easy to get into and out of. I love these boots! I wear them with wool socks and have been out shoveling snow in very chilly weather. My feet stay warm and dry." —gramnana
Price: $27.34+ (available in five colors and women's sizes 6–11)
14. Tall nylon Polar boots to trounce any slush trying to sneak into your socks.
Promising review: "I wore them while shoveling 30 inches of snow this weekend and my feet never got wet. Just what I needed." —Rachel Gluzband
Price: $34.99+ (available in seven colors and women's sizes 5–11)
15. Omni-heat Columbia snow boots that announce to the world you're prepared to do anything, be it surviving a catastrophic snowstorm or cultivating a rugged aesthetic.
These boots have a rugged Michelin-made outsole that’s specially designed for abrasion resistance, and they provide superlative grip in seriously-cold conditions. They're also ultra-warm, thanks to 200g insulation and a thermal-reflective lining, with a waterproof, seam-sealed construction to further protect you from the elements.
Promising review: "Absolutely waterproof, comfortable right out of the box, and warm. We just cleared our first polar vortex in Northern MN, so that was around 10 straight days of -20 to -30 overnights and daytime highs of about 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and they held up great." —JD, Minnesota
Price: $102.13+ (available in three colors and in men's sizes 7–15)
16. Suede duck boots ready to knock some snow off your tires when you're kicking them in the morning, desperate to get your car out of a snowbank and start driving to work.
Many reviewers have recommending buying these a size down!
Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these boots! I'm the type of person who thinks anything below 75°F/23°C is cold. I also have poor circulation, so I always sleep with socks. I got these for my February trip to Toronto and they passed the test! Temps were low 19°F/-7°C, high 39°F/3°C. I played in the snow and never felt cold, or had wet feet. They also weren't too heavy, so I was able to walk outside all day." —Keri
Price: $50.73+ (available in seven colors and in women's sizes 5–11)
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The reviews included in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.