20 Best Winter Boots For Snow And Ice

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Best Snow Boots For Ice and Snow

It's getting cold out there, and that means snow and ice is on its way. In fact, in many parts of the country, it's already here. Trekking outside can seem like a nightmare, but that's probably because you don't have the right footwear.

When outside in the cold, it's important to be prepared and wear snow boots that keep your feet dry, warm, and safe from falls and slips. But that doesn't mean your feet can't still look super-cute.

To help you stay stylish in the cold, here are the best snow boots that are perfect for the winter season.

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1. Marc Fisher Izzie Genuine Shearling Lace-Up Boot

Plush genuine-shearling trim lends cold-weather appeal to a trendy boot set atop a lugged sole for traction on wet or dry surfaces.

(Nordstrom, $249.95)

2. Cole Haan GrandExpløre Genuine Shearling Trim Waterproof Hiker Boot

Innovative design and comfort stand between you and harsh weather in these urban-explorer boots with a waterproof exterior and plush, naturally warm shearling trim. Wool-blend lining naturally keeps feet dry and toasty, while a grippy, flexible sole offers excellent traction on slippery surfaces.

(Nordstrom, $200)

3. Katy Perry Collections 'The Henry'

From the dance floor to the ski slopes, cozy up for the season with these plush lace-up booties. Faux fur lined and lightweight, these are not your average snow boots.

(Nordstrom, $138.95)

4. JSlides Spat Faux Fur Trim Wedge Bootie

These boots are totally waterproof and winterproof, and have a side zipper for easy on-and-off, a two-inch hidden wedge for added height and style, and cozy faux fur lining the tongue and interior of the boot. This motorcycle-inspired style comes with three buckled straps, and are made of smooth black leather.

(Nordstrom, $187.95)

5. Sperry Top-Sider Women's Saltwater Duck Boot

The Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot will keep you warm and dry all day, featuring a leather and rubber upper with ghillie detailing. This style provides Thinsulate and micro-fleece lining that provides the ultimate comfort and warmth in cold and wet weather conditions. It's constructed with a non-marking rubber lugged outsole with wave-siping technology for traction protection and slip-resistance.

(, $119.95)

6. Vivobarefoot Tracker FG 

Vivo’s original barefoot hiking boot, the Tracker FG is a lightweight, minimalist boot that features a waterproof lining, water resistant leather, a removable thermal insole, and a firm ground sole for superior traction.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Arctic Sport Muck Boots

Arctic Sport Muck Boots have a non-slip grip outer sole that withstands even the most slippery ice. The tall boots sit just below the knee, and the flexible, thick, waterproof, and breathable fabric keep feet warm.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. JSlides Henley Faux Fur Lined Bootie

Waterproof and winterproof, the Henley can be worn as a bootie or boot. Simply zip them up on colder days or wear them zipped-down on warmer days to show off the plush faux fur inner lining. It comes in six colors, has twin zippers and a 1.5-inch tiered rubber platform sole.

(Nordstrom, $169.95)

9. Nabucco Evo GTX

LOWA Nabucco Evo GTX for men is perfect for everyday cold, icy and snowy weather as well as for winter hiking. The VIBRAM Arctic Grip Trac II outsole delivers exceptional traction on wet, slick surfaces. A toe bumper protects against salt and debris, and the GORE-TEX Partelana lining provides warmth while keeping feet dry and protected from the elements.

(Lowa Boots, $260)

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10. Merrell Thermal Rogue Boa Mid Gore Boot

This boot from Merrell is waterproof and breathable! Compression molded with an EVA midsole, this boot will offer maximum comfort and stability. Most importantly, the Primaloft Aeorgel Technology will keep your feet warm any amount of snow. The Vibrant Arctic Grip grips to wet ice and packed snow, so no slipping.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. J. Crew Nordic Genuine Shearling Cuff Winter Boot

Lined in plush faux shearling for warmth and trimmed with a genuine shearling cuff for a classic cold-weather look, this lugged boot includes two sets of laces to suit your preference — one color-pop and patterned, one plain.

(Nordstrom, $188)

12. Timberland Jayne Waterproof Genuine Shearling Trim Bootie

Inspired by the brand's original hiking boots but made in a more streamlined silhouette, this lug-sole boot features a plush shearling cuff and fleece lining. The rugged style is built from full-grain leather from an LWG silver-rated tannery.

(Nordstrom, $179.95)

13. Royal Canadian Castlegar Genuine Shearling Trim Waterproof Boot

A plush genuine-shearling cuff trims a waterproof lace-up boot set on a lugged sole for reliable grip and lined with luxe faux fur for all-day comfort and warmth.

(Nordstrom, $249.95)

14. Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Insulated Snow Boot

These boots feature Techlite lightweight midsole for lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return, as well as Omni-Grip advanced traction rubber sole for slip-free movement.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Globalwin Women's Fur Trek Winter Boots

Cement construction offers long-lasting wear and flexibility, with fleece lining to keep your feet warm all day.

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16. Sorel Women's Explorer Joan Waterproof Insulated Winter Boot

All the waterproof performance and insulated warmth of a winter boot with the comfort and fit of a sneaker. Keep your toes warm and cozy with 100g of insulation and a comfortable EVA footbed that cushions every step.

(Nordstrom, $139.95)

17. Bearpaw Women's Bethany Snow Boot

Feminine and lightweight, quilted waterproof boot with nylon/leather upper, this full waterproof bootie has topline bungee lace with adjustable toggle, wool blend collar, and lining with sheep skin.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

18. Skechers Women's On-The-go Joy-Bundle Up Chukka Boot

Soft suede upper treated with 3M Scotchguard with faux fur lining for warmth and comfort. Skechers Air Cooled Goga Mat insole energizes every step.

(Macy's, $65)

19. Dadawen Women's Waterproof Frosty Snow Boot

This snow boot features durable and waterproof upper for winter and outdoors. Warm fuzzies inside, it has warmth retention and takes care of your feet to keep them warm.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. Propét Women's Lumi Tall Lace Snow Boot

Designed with special heat-retaining insoles, faux shearling lining, and a waterproof and scotchgard-treated upper, stay protected from the elements in this practical cold weather boot.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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