Even if you hate cold weather, you have to admit that outerwear can be amusing. From muppet-y faux furs to chic and elegant wool coats, there are plenty of ways to have fun while bundling up. On the shoe front, though, winter is a drag. Heeled boots can be beautiful, but half the time it’s too wet and cold to wear anything but clunky snow boots.
The combat boot has been my style savior for several reasons. The sole has enough traction for icy surfaces, the flat bottom makes them easy to walk in, and many of them can be just as chic as a heeled ankle boot. Combat boots may not work for an office environment, but on the weekends, the right pair can you take you to just about any occasion.
Whether you’re in the market to splurge on a designer pair to last you a lifetime or looking for cheap durable ones for right now, shop below for our favorites.
The Elegant Black Pair
Jade Refined Combat Boot
Original Price: $89, Sale Price: $50 (43% off)
at Urban Outfitters
The sole here is a lot sleeker than on a classic Dr. Martens boot, and while the material is faux leather, the glossy finish makes it look elevated.
I’d own two pairs of these boots if I could — they’re just that good. Dr. Martens are notoriously stiff until you break them in properly (which can take a while), but these at least have a side zipper for extra convenience.