The Best Après Shoes of 2021
Winter utility and post-ski comfort
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Täōs Wool Do Clog ($125)
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.
Duckfeet Århus Boot ($298)
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.
Columbia Women’s Paninaro Omni-Heat Tall Boot ($150)
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.
Ugg Classic Mini Urban Tech Weather Boot ($180)
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.
Hari Mari Waxed Adobe Desert Boot ($150)
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.
Sorel Men’s Cheyanne Metro Lace Boot ($155)
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.