The Best Boots For Winter – 6 Essential Styles

It is safe to say that we are officially into the winter season and I couldn’t be more excited. (I am pretty sure that after a while I will be looking forward to spring, but winter excites me at least until the Holiday season is over). If you live in a place where the temperatures are low, you can totally resonate with the need of a great pair of shoes to keep your feet from freezing. Today I will be sharing the best boots for winter, which from my experience are the ones that will absolutely serve you right.

the best boots for winter

The Best Boots For Winter

Fur boots

Literally the best boots for winter! It is a pair of shoes I almost never take off during the colder months. When I wear them outside I feel like I am still wearing my slippers, so what more could I ask for? Of course, it is not the most stylish pair of shoes I own, but it serves its purpose just right and if styled with nice clothes it can look good in its own unique and snuggly way. It is the warmest pair of winter boots I currently own, so I don’t think I need to justify why you need one. I personally like Ugg boots and I own a few pairs and I would say are very durable and last for years. I bought my first 4 to 5 years ago and it is still going strong!

Ankle Boots

The second most used pair in my wardrobe during the cold months is a pair of black ankle boots with a block heel. I wear them a ton, especially when fur boots are too casual and I want to look put together and elegant. They literally go with everything, and the fact that I can wear a thick pair of socks underneath makes them really warm and cozy during the winter cold. I currently can’t stop wearing the latest addition to my ankle boot collection, which is a pair of suede boots with a golden block heel.

Combat Boots

Combat boots never have and probably never will be out of style, since their introduction to the high fashion scene at the Perry Ellis ’93 spring show. It is a versatile pair that you can wear on casual occasions, but dress it up as well. If you don’t already own one, go do yourself a favor and grab a pair. You will not regret it. It will last you a lifetime and help you beat the cold temperatures in style. With these chunky, military-inspired boots you can achieve an effortless off duty model look, so what more do I need to say? You will find a huge variety of different styles and brands. The all-time classic Doc Marten’s pair, a designer one or even a heeled version. The style you will choose to go for is totally up to you!

Over The Knee Flat Boots

Another pair I think it is a winter essential. Apart from the fact that is very stylish and elevates any look, (I love wearing it with denim and oversized knits on top), it can also keep a big area of your legs warm. It is the perfect shoe style to wear with dresses and skirts during winter because you can wear thick over the knee socks inside and keep a big proportion of your legs protected from the cold. Stylish and practical at the same time! The fact that it is flat makes it comfortable and easier to wear on a daily basis.

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots don’t need to be reserved for mountain-related activities only. It is the perfect pair to rock into the city as well. They look similar to the combat boots, but a bit more heavy-duty and warmer than them. If you live in a place that snows ofter during winter, it is probably going to be your go-to pair. The non-slippery sole, the warm insole materials, and the water-resistant characteristics make it an absolute essential. I have invested in a pair of pink Timberland boots because I really liked the classic look of them with a twist of color. They are pretty versatile as well, and I personally find them easier to style with casual everyday looks, and not so girly ones.

Rain Boots

Ok. I admit that this is the ugliest and less stylish pair of them all. However, a pair of rain boots shouldn’t be missing from any winter wardrobe, because it is extremely practical and easy to wear. It is not a pair I find myself reaching very often, but when I came face to face with snow I felt that wearing them was the best choice I ever made. So if you live in a place than snows or rains a lot, I am sure you will love them. A “kind of stylish” pair I have is the one by Hunter, and if you need any advice on how to wear it let me know in the comments section below. I have some ideas, which I think can make them look pretty decent. 😛


These are 6 pairs that make the cut for the best boots for winter. I can’t imagine going through the cold months without them!

Question of the day: Which is the one pair of boots you can’t live without? Make sure to tell me in the comments section below!

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  1. Katerina
    December 4, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Black combat boots, of course!😊

    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 12:31 am


  2. December 4, 2019 / 9:30 pm


    I dig all of these suggestions, such great choices! I think the only ones I don’t currently own are rain boots and combat boots. I must admit ugg boots are my favorite (I actually love how they look, especially when teamed with leggings or a pair of skinny jeans.) I used to wear them all the time most of the year round, the only problem I found was the lack of grip when it rained (I had a few times when I nearly fell flat on my face :P) and that I have a terrible habit of rolling my ankles in so I needed a shoe with more support. Those two things aside these are pretty much my dream shoe, and I can attest how well they wear when they are looked after! I’m also a massive fan of over the knee boots- they just make such a cool statement and are SO flattering! As always amazing suggestions here, it’s always such a joy to read your site 🙂

    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:24 pm

      Yeaaah! I love ugg boots with tight bottoms too! To be honest, I live in a country where it rains often, but I never faced any issue with the grip of their soles. I have even worn them to snowy places too, so I guess I am still lucky 😛
      OTK boots are also a must! They make any outfit a million times better!
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment!

  3. December 5, 2019 / 2:48 am

    Hi Kate

    I have to admit, I absolutely love my UGG boots, these are my go-to boots. Hunter boots are on my Christmas list this year. I can’t really see myself in a military-style boot though… I’m more for the dressy boot style.
    It’s essential for me to have several pairs of boots for every occasion. I love how you’ve provided such a variety in your post. Love love love the ankle boot, they’re so versatile, you can dress them up or dress them down which is important for this boot fanatic!!

    Thanks for this great post…… I’m going shopping for more boots!!

    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:28 pm

      Hi Tracy!
      It is so interesting to see how many people love the same pairs of boots. It means that they are actually very versatile and easy to throw on no matter someone’s personal style. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. chouzarre edmond
    December 5, 2019 / 3:39 am

    I really love the over the knee boots they’re so stylish. What places do you think they’re inappropriate for? Or does it depend on the outfit? I love fur boots but I’ve never truly owned a pair. I feel like when they’re wet they will soak right through. Overall I loved your article the pictures are so cute!

    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:32 pm

      OTK boots are a must. I would say depending on the outfit can be appropriate for many occasions, even for the office. I love wearing mine with jeans, mini skirts, but also with midi or maxi skirts over them. You can make them look, sophisticated too!
      Regarding the fur boots, it depends. There are some spays that make them water-resistant and I found that they work perfectly for me.
      Thank you for stopping by!

  5. December 5, 2019 / 4:49 am

    Great recommendations. Love that you went to explain each shoe. Id have to say that ugg boots and hiking boots are my favorites for winter time !

    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks Jade!

  6. Ali
    December 5, 2019 / 11:31 am

    What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You for sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the best boots for winter and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in detail.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)


    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Hi Ali,
      Thank you for stopping by!

  7. December 5, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    I am completely boot-obsessed! There are never too many pairs 😉 I think you hit each category perfectly. I know I have at least one pair from each section LOL


    • Kate
      December 5, 2019 / 2:33 pm

      Haha, same here! They are all so versatile!

    • Kate
      December 6, 2019 / 2:03 pm

      I love both styles too!

  8. December 6, 2019 / 10:44 am

    Can’t go wrong with any of these picks dear, especially the ankle boots and knee-high boots.

    Jessica |

    • Kate
      December 6, 2019 / 2:04 pm

      Same here!

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