Time to put the flip-flops away and slip into some of the best apres shoes on the market.
After a long day vise-gripped inside ski boots, your dogs will appreciate the supreme comfiness of the Honolulu's ($180) fine suede footbed and liner. It's not quite as welcoming as your favorite slipper or sandal, but with handsome stitching (please, call it broguing) you can wear it to dinner.
Clarks Newby Jump
The Newby Jump ($135) is the rare casual boot that performs well on the sledding hill, too. Credit the razor-toothed sole, which lends the classic styling a modern kick and provides impressive bite on packed snow.
Sperry Top-Sider Color Pop Chukka
The term boot is loose here. The midcut height of the Color Pop Chukka can fend off a few inches of light snow, and the grooved rubber soles, which provide impressive grip on slick surfaces like boat decks, do surprisingly well on snow and ice.
Keen Timmons Chukka
The sneaker-inspired Timmons ($100) is sophisticated enough for a night out but sporty enough for cross-town jaunts. Up-armor them with Nikwax's sponge-on Nubuck and Suede Proof ($9; nikwax.com) and you won't have to worry about slushy puddles.