It’s been oddly warm this week, but let’s face it — pretty soon, we’ll all be trekking to work in snow and sludge. If you’re only going to buy one pair of warm shoes this winter, shearling-lined boots are a good bet. They’re trendy but not too fancy to wear every day, and you can find them in leather, suede, or rubber, depending on your preference. Scroll down to see 12 of our favorite shearling-boots picks below.
Topshop’s lace-up biker boots are lined with warm faux fur and so affordable that you won’t be mad when you get mud and slush on them.
Topshop Boots, $70 at Topshop
If you want plush rain boots instead of the standard L.L. Beans, try this fancier pair from Ralph Lauren.
LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Boots, $169 at Zappos
Rachel Comey’s signature wood platform, plus a lace-up shearling upper: a chic winter dream come true.
Rachel Comey Boots, $460 at Shopbop
These MICHAEL Michael Kors boots are the best water-resistant, warm, and luxurious boots you can get for under $300.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Boots, $265 at Michael Kors
Sorel’s waterproof leather rain boots look especially good in Madewell’s rustic color palette.
Madewell & Sorel Boots, $150 at Madewell
Stuart Weitzman’s hiking boot is made from the softest leather with a shearling insole and a rubber sole, making it a snow-day staple.
Stuart Weitzman Boots, $498 at Stuart Weitzman
If you want a more streamlined black boot with the warmth that shearling provides, try these Loeffler Randall boots.
Loeffler Randall Boots, $550 at Shopbop
Aquazzura named these boots after street-style star Veronika Heilbrunner for a good reason — they’re a practical winter boot with timeless appeal.
Aquazzura Boots, $1,175 at MyTheresa
Though 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Alexa boots aren’t exactly a new style, they’re still a favorite because of their easy chic vibe.
3.1 Phillip Lim Boots, $695 at Barneys New York
La Canadienne makes some of the coziest boots out there. These tan suede ones have a collar that can be turned up to wear with tights or turned down when you want to tuck in your jeans and show off the shearling.
La Canadienne Boots, $450 at La Canadienne
Coach’s military-inspired boots are a nice alternative to daintier versions and made from premium Italian leather for under $400.
Coach Boots, $395 at Coach