Our favorite winter boots to keep your feet warm and dry.
Our favorite winter boots to keep your feet warm and dry. (Charles Dustin Sammann)

The Best Stylish Winter Boots of 2019

Weather-ready footwear with street-worthy good looks

Our favorite winter boots to keep your feet warm and dry.

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Winter boots already have a lot on their plate. They need to keep your feet warm and dry, while providing enough traction so you stay upright on slush, ice, and packed-down snow. But to accomplish all this and look good doing it? That’s an impressive feat on another level, and these six pairs make it seem easy.

Lems Leather Boulder ($150)

(Courtesy Lems)

Don’t be deceived by the Boulder’s classic cut—this men’s shoe is anything but traditional. It’s ultralight and packable, with zero heel drop to promote a natural gait. The wide toe box has room for thick socks, but for serious insulation, look elsewhere.

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Oboz Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof ($185)

(Courtesy Oboz)

Oboz took its award-winning men’s hiking boot and winterized it with a waterproof upper, a synthetic Thinsulate liner, and a rubber toe cap. The aggressively lugged outsole provides ample traction on ice, snow, and mud.

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Merrell Chateau Mid Lace Waterproof ($175) 

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A 1.9-inch heel and quilted cuff give this women’s boot urban charisma, while its weatherproof full-grain leather upper and grippy sole bring the performance on stormy days.

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Muck Arctic Outpost Lace AG ($200)

(Courtesy Muck Boot)

The men’s Arctic Outpost’s fleece lining and waterproof neoprene make it an ideal stomper for slushy conditions, and a thick sole bites into the frozen ground. Just don’t plan on wearing it for spring puddle jumping: with a comfort rating down to minus 20 degrees, it’s one of the warmest boots on the market.

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Helly Hansen Garibaldi VL ($180)

(Courtesy Helly Hansen)

The do-everything women’s Garibaldi VL has sealed seams, waterproof nubuck, and faux-fur lining. Wear it snowshoeing, then wear it out to dinner.

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Duckfeet Arhus ($298)

(Courtesy Duckfeet)

Danish design and natural materials come together in a unisex boot that’s cozier than your favorite slipper. The Arhus’s water-resistant pebbled leather is buttery soft right out of the box, and the durable crepe sole can be replaced after years of wear.

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From Outside Magazine, January/February 2019 Lead Photo: Charles Dustin Sammann

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