The Best Apres Boots of 2014

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.

Whitney Dreier
(Inga Hendrickson)

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.

Whitney Dreier

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.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Teva Jordanelle

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.

(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

(Inga Hendrickson)


L.L.Bean Boots

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).

(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

(Inga Hendrickson)

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