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2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Best Après Shoes of 2021

Winter utility and post-ski comfort

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winter buyer’s guide

Täōs Wool Do Clog ($125)

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Rubber tread, a cork midsole, and a blissfully cushy removable insole made this slipper our go-to after long sessions on the slopes and work-from-home days alike. The Wool Do’s upper and footbed are made of breathable and cozy boiled wool, while its sister shoe, the Re Do, is crafted from a synthetic fiber that’s recycled from plastic bottles: good for those with a wool sensitivity or an eco-conscious bent.

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Duckfeet Århus Boot ($298)

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From the grippy sole to the European sheep wool lining, every piece of these boots is sourced and meticulously assembled by hand in Europe. The high-quality, sustainable leather exterior wears in beautifully over time. Fold up the cuffs to keep your legs warm or roll them down for a snuggly-but-stylish look for après.

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Columbia Women’s Paninaro Omni-Heat Tall Boot ($150)

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After a particularly hard day on the slopes, putting your barking dogs and mooing calves in these boots feels like zipping them into little sleeping bags. The throwback style is snow-bunny-esque, but the 200-gram polyester insulation, reflective lining, and grippy tread are no-nonsense enough for digging your car out of the parking lot.

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Ugg Classic Mini Urban Tech Weather Boot ($180)

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One tester described this all-weather slipper as “killer for cabin life.” The plush wool-blend lining and comfy pull-on fit make these indisputably Uggs; a waterproof, seam-sealed suede and ballistic canvas outer mean they’re up for wintry conditions. The springy and lightweight Treadlite outsole grips wet and slushy terrain well.

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Hari Mari Waxed Adobe Desert Boot ($150)

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Flip-flop specialist Hari Mari ventured into the closed-toe market with the Adobe boot last year, and this update kicked up the winter versatility with a fully waxed water-resistant suede exterior. The cushiony sole has the trademark comfort of the brand’s sandals, and the flexible build allows them to pack down well—perfect for that holiday ski getaway.

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Sorel Men’s Cheyanne Metro Lace Boot ($155)

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These all-weather workhorses offer out-of-the-box comfort with a flexible foam footbed and microfleece lining. The full-grain leather upper and rubber outsole and shell have a classic duck-boot look and are fully waterproof to help you tackle the great outdoors in style on even the most bomber of pow days.

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