The Best Winter Boots for Your Budget -- Buy Them Now!
Wet feet can dampen even the brightest of spirits. With cozy lining and waterproof exteriors, the right winter boot can keep your toes warm as you brave the elements -- in style! (12 Photos)
With last year’s rather weak excuse for a winter, many of us are gearing up to make a true Canadian go of it this time around.Romantic as that may sound, we all know that cold, wet feet can quickly dampen even the most optimistic of spirits. Be prepared with these covetable stompers, ready to take on literally anything Mother Nature whips your way for seasons (and seasons) to come. Bring on the snow!PHOTO OF LEIGHTON MEESTER: KEYSTONE PRESS
These Boots Are Made for Working
This chic-looking, hard-working boot is ready to hit the pavement (or the trail) with its ultra warm and totally durable construction. We love the industrial vibe it gives off, the optional fold-over cuff, and the two-toned cognac hue.
Sorel Wicked Work Boot, $199.98, SportChek
Fly Like and Aigle With These Wet Weather Boots
Aigle boots have been handmade in France since 1853 and have become synonymous with wet weather chic. For those in-between days, or anytime you want to add a pop of perfect orange to your look, these boots (worn with cozy socks, of course) are your perfect sartorial solution.
Aigle Colour-Topped Rain Boots, $169, Anthropologie
Mukluk Be a Lady...
Aboriginally owned and operated, Manitobah Mukluks are an Oprah Magazine fave and for good reason - is there any better way to go full-out snow bunny for winter than with a furry muk?
Manitobah Mukluks, $299, Town Shoes
Classic Quilted BootsThese classic, quilted boots are both practical and pretty -- they’re fully waterproof so you never have to worry about slush puddles, and boast a cozy, cushioned micro-fleece lining so your feet will stay toasty.
Tall Quilted Boots, $98, Sperry Topsider
Green Your WInter With Earthkeepers
We love these rugged, waterproof boots because not only are they pretty to look at, but they’re loaded with eco-conscious features, including partially recycled cotton laces and a Durable Green Rubbelug outsole made from 42% recycled rubber.
Timberland Earthkeepers Boots, $150, Get Outside
If your old Sorels are finally ready to bite the dust, you’ll be so glad you waited for worthy replacements. The gorgeous new 2012 Sorels are an investment, sure - but remember how long your old ones lasted? A. Mor. Tize.
Sorel Reeter Boots, $280, Little Burgundy Shoes
Ride Sally, Ride
Moto boots meet Old Man Winter in these cozy incarnations, designed and handcrafted in Canada from Italian leather and genuine Australian Sheepskin. The best part? They’ll look better and better the more roughed-up they get.
Sheepskin Motorcycle Boots, $318, Roots
Consider this the transformer of the boot action pack. Its pretty plaid boot lining is 100% removable and best of all, the boot itself is compactable, making it a total dream anytime you have to pack light. Over the river and through the woods (and on the 401) to grandmother’s house you go!
Teva ‘Jordanelle’ Winter Boots, $200, at retailers across Canada
Sub-Zero Saviours by Pajar
Looking for a cold weather guarantee? These lightweight, knee-high boots, manufactured in chilly Montreal, are 100% sheepskin lined and guaranteed to keep your feet warm and dry up to -40 C.
Pajar Boots, $130, Little Burgundy Shoes
Update: This season REITMAN's also has a special line of Pajar boots with great price points!
Get Sporty With ECCO Boots
This streamlined, sporty boot is ready for some serious winter action. You’ll love the super cozy wool lining and will laugh in the face of snow, sleet and slush with the water-ready GORE-TEX membrane.
ECCO Winter Boots, $265, ECCO
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