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13 Pairs of Extremely Warm Snow Boots

Because you need to trudge through this slushy mess. Photo: Nabile Quenum

Oh, did you hear? Most of us on the East Coast are currently freaking out about unprecedented freezing cold hitting us just in time for Thanksgiving. On top of last week’s record snow, it’s unfortunately time to break out the winter boots. If last January’s bomb cyclone didn’t convince you to buy a new pair and now your toes are freezing, it’s time to give in. Since it’s still early in the season, you have your pick of styles that are practical and (relatively) stylish. Scroll ahead to shop our favorites.

The Highly Reviewed, Affordable Pair

Kingshow Women’s Globalwin Waterproof Winter Boots

With over 1,800 reviews, this is a sleeper hit on Amazon that’s also vegan-friendly (everything is faux!).

The Sleek Minimalist Pair

Kamik MomentumLo

Here’s another under-$100 option that’ll match your all-black wardrobe.

The Perennial Favorite

Sperry Quilted Luxe Saltwater Waterproof Bootie

Looking for a waterproof duck boot? This black-on-black version is a sleeker spin than the ubiquitous brown-and-black style.

The Always Cool Pair

Timberland ‘6 Inch Premium’ Waterproof Boot

You can never go wrong with Timbs and thick socks.

The Snow-Lover Approved Pair

Sorel Winter Carnival Boots

Take it from a snowboarder who actively seeks sub-zero temps and feet of snow, these boots are my favorite for on and off the slopes.

The Extra Warm Pair

The North Face Chilkat Nylon

Thick insulation will keep your toes nice and warm. Plus, if you’re worried about slipping on uneven terrain, a stiff shaft will prevent rolled ankles.

The Colorful Pair

Native Johnny Treklite Water Repellent Boot

Lined in fleece and in that shade of pink, you don’t have to succumb to drab black. They’ll get dirty but so do all snow boots.

The Arctic-Ready Pair

Ugg Adirondack III Waterproof Insulated Patent Winter Boot

Tested to keep you warm at temps as low as -25.6F, you’ll be able to withstand any polar vortex.

The Canada-Approved Pair

Kodiak Surrey II Waterproof Boot

Kodiak has been in business up north for a century so they know their way around awful winter weather.

The Pair That’ll Sell Out

L.L. Bean 8” Boots

Everyone loves a Bean boot and they’re in stock — for now. Get ‘em while your size is still available.

The Grunge-Inspired Pair

Dr. Martens 1460 W

Combat boots aren’t as warm as the rest of the boots here so add a pair of thick socks for comfort.

The Gorpcore Pair

Woolrich Rockies II

Sleeker than your standard hiking boot but with the same rugged appeal.

The Scandi Style Approved Pair

Ilse Jacobsen ‘RUB 47’ Short Waterproof Rain Boot

The Danish know their way around cool clothes that can handle wet weather and these red fleece-lined boots are proof of that.

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13 Pairs of Extremely Warm Snow Boots