Essential and Chic Winter Boots

If your feet are cold and wet, it doesn’t really matter how warm the rest of your body is; you’re going to be miserable. Good boots are an essential during the winter season, and there are a range of great looks to choose from to match your personal style.

These are the boots that will keep you looking good while getting you through the rain, snow and cold of winter:

Sleek & Professional

List Marker: Number 1Marimekko Lumi Ankle Boots in grey

This knee-high biege leather boot has the perfect slim, minimalist profile to look great under a pair of wide-leg trousers or paired with a skirt and tights. While the upper section of leather, the heel and sole are thick plastic, so you’re covered in case of rain. This is a beautifully made shoe that is useful year round, but looks best stomping through the autumn leaves or slushy snow.


List Marker: Number 2The Last Conspiracy Ingunn Mat Black Boot

Though this boot doesn’t come with additional lining, the construction of Last Conspiracy boots is such that they will last for years to come, through winters and anything else you can throw at them. This is a classic chelsea boot with a mid-height heel. Easy to wear and extremely stylish.


List Marker: Number 3Bianco Casual Warm Boot in black

A flat black boot that looks as good with a dress as it does with a pair of trousers, entirely unisex. The warm fleecy lining and rubber sole make this a simple choice for cold winter days at the office.


Clog Boots

List Marker: Number 4Swedish Hasbeens Hippie Low Boot in black

This beloved Swedish brand has a great range of regular clogs – and even trousers – but for winter, we love their Hippie Low boot, which is lined with shearling and has a thick sole to keep your feet warm and dry. If you’re looking for a shoe with character (specifically, a 1970s boho character), this is it!


List Marker: Number 5Maguba Auckland Clog Boots in bordeaux

A classic clog boot in a timeless, appealing color. You’ll need to add a wool sock to these ones on very cold days, but the sturdy wood heel will keep your feet dry and the high-quality leather body will age beautifully.


Chunky & Durable

List Marker: Number 6Acne Studios Tinne in alu silver

With a puffy, glossy upper body and a thick rubber sole providing great traction, the Tinne ankle boot from Acne Studios is the perfect mix of functional and trendy. We love the silver color for a little something fun in the depths of winter!


List Marker: Number 7Timberland Icon 6-Inch Premium Yellow Boot in wheat waterbuck

There’s a reason these boots have been a favorite since 1979. With an anti-fatigue footbed to make sure your feet are comfortable all day long, Primaloft eco insulation to ensure maximum warmth, a waterproof outer body, a padded collar that’s easy on your ankles, and a thick sole with excellent traction, this is truly the ideal winter boot. They come in a range of great colors, but we’ll stick with the classic wheat waterbuck, thank you very much.


List Marker: Number 8Dr. Martens Serena Fur Lined Boot in black

The classic 8-eye boot with a faux fur lining; can you think of a better boot to conquer winter? This boot will last a lifetime and will always be in style (especially if you’re a Daria fan, which we know you are).


List Marker: Number 9Vagabond Jill Boot

This boot is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll. A water repellant body, fleecy lining and rubber sole make it great for inclement weather, while the edgy silhouette makes it easy to wear with anything.


Ganni Masha Texas Boots in black

A thermoplastic rubber sole, wool lining and an insock feature that fully insulates your foot make the Masha boot a great choice for winter. The Masha looks like a ski boot but wears like a city shoe. Made by the cool kids over at Ganni, this is a fashionable choice that also works hard for you.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.