Check out the year's best apres boots—as warm as they are stylish—and nab a pair so you're ready for the ski lodge.
Keen Willamette WP
Rain boot, work boot, around-town boot—the Willamette ($150) does it all thanks to a protective wax coating on the suede upper. Sturdy rubber outsoles add some weight but keep you upright in just about any conditions.
Highly functional in the elements, the Jordanelle ($180) is actually two boots in one. If the waterproof outer is covered with snow and mud, leave it at the door and wear the removable fleece-lined slipper inside. It has just enough sole to prevent Risky Business–style slides.
Helly Hansen Iskoras
Lined with felt and trimmed with faux fur, the slip-on, Scandinavian-designed Iskoras ($170) is surprisingly warm. The sole has excellent grip on snow and ice, which makes up for the boot being a little hard to pull on and off.
Sorel Glacy Explorer
At just 1.3 pounds for the pair, the waterproof suede and canvas Explorer ($135) is much lighter than it appears. After the bright green laces, our favorite design feature is the molded footbed, which provides ample arch support and cozy, slipperlike comfort.
There's a reason this boot ($99) has been around for 101 years: it performs. Durable waterproof leather keeps your feet dry, and thick chain-tread-style soles enhance traction in slick conditions. For extra warmth, opt for the shearling-lined version ($179).
Patagonia Wintertide High Waterpoof
If we had an award for the best blend of warmth and style, the Wintertide ($185) would walk away with it. Thanks to the tough, grippy sole, it travels effortlessly from slopeside to bar.
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