What do you wear for winter boots?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

cloverdemeter :  I’ve already seen a lot of votes for Sorel and I’m adding the Slimboot for you to consider! These are the warmest winter boots I’ve ever owned. Great grip and my feet stay dry and warm. I think some of the Sorels can look a little too Alaskan adventure-like for my taste so I like that I can wear these to work on dress down days and even out and about without feeling like I look ready to go sledding. I scored mine on 6pm but Nordstrom Rack has a few left on sale right now. 

Post # 17
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Sorels are way too clunky for my preference so I went with Hunter boots. They are cute, made to fit a woman’s leg so they aren’t clunky, they come in tons of different colors and lengths, and they are definitely waterproof. I think they are perfectly warm with just a pair of fuzzy socks but they make fleece sock liners and furry insoles that make them even warmer. They definitely hold up to our rough Indiana winters but they are also great for fall and spring when there is lots of rain. 

Post # 18
383 posts
Helper bee

I love my CK boots from Macy’s my mom got me a couple years ago. They are high heels but so nice and easy to walk in for hours. 

Post # 19
5954 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sorels for heavy duty stuff and LL Bean suede boots for getting to work and whatnot.

Post # 20
1374 posts
Bumble bee

I have a pair of Blondo tall winter boots for skirts and leggings and also Uggs and Sorels for casual boots. All of them are super warm. I especially love my Uggs as they are soooo comfy, but they aren’t as grippy as Sorels and also not waterproof.

Post # 21
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’ve had a pair of bearpaw desdemona waterproof leather boots for at least two years and they’ve been great! Comfortable, waterproof, and warm. I got them on hautelook.com for $79, but they’re listed still on the bearpaw website for $119 and other places for less. ($99 ish)https://bearpaw.com/desdemona?gclid=CjwKCAiA9rjRBRAeEiwA2SV4ZU-dYmeS7WuFN5eOxDtwdiOyiJtgfuokg-eQ-TBrhl8oGOPtq5h3DxoCbz0QAvD_BwE


Post # 22
2456 posts
Buzzing bee

Another vote for Sorel!  I don’t live in snowy climate but we visit one fairly often, and these boots are fabulous.

For non-snowy winter weather I LOVE my Manitobah Mukluks.  

Post # 23
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Flip flops all year long …… Southern California here and its sandals all year. I’m so jelly of all those gorgeous boots everyone else gets to wear in the winter!

Post # 24
263 posts
Helper bee

I have a pair of Columbia snow boots that have held up well but I’m also looking into a pair of Sorels just for the sake of variety.

Post # 25
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I live in S. Texas, so we rarely need winter boots. Generally I have a pair or three of cowboy boots that are my go to for daily wear, a nice pair of ankle booties that work great for the days where it is cold in the AM and 70 by noon. 

Y’all we got SNOW this Friday and I was so happy that I have a pair of Sorrel boots that I bought to use on random ski trips. I never thought I would have to break those out in our little Texas Coastal town! lmao 

Post # 27
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just came here reddomend Sorel, but it seems that pretty much everyone else has already beat me to it. Good choice, OP!!

Also, they’re not boots but if your looking for a good winter shoe I highly reddomend the Merrell  Endore Ice Clogs. I love mine. They’re fleece lined, slip on and great for waking the dog (or running errands or whatever.) if there isn’t too much snow. I live in Chicago, but I honestly, I still get much more wear out of those than I do my proper snow boots. 

Post # 28
436 posts
Helper bee

I live in Florida so have little need for day to day winter boots. However, I do have a pair of North Face Shellista II Shorty boots I use when I travel to colder climates and I have been very happy with them. Great grip, warm and toasty, fit under a boot cut pant and allow a skinny jean to tuck in. I have them in a light dove grey which doesn’t seem to be a current color on the North Face website. They retail for around $120, but I found mine at a North Face Outlet and paid way less. 

Post # 29
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I have the ugliest pair of sorels EVER. They’re not those cute, tall, furry, lace up ones. They’re short, brown leather with black rubber… but god they’re the warmest, comfiest, most amazing boots ever. I bought them to wear at the barn while mucking stalls and ended up wearing them over any of my other boots.


Post # 30
668 posts
Busy bee

I know you mentioned L.L. Bean boots maybe not being high enough, but I got a pair last fall and wore them all winter in Boston. I also have Hunters and personally feel like the Hunters feel too cumbersome for me compared to the bean boots. Just some food for thought 🙂

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