The Best Winter Boots for Women That Are Stylish, Functional and Warm

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Whether you're living the at-home life rocking sweatshirts and sweatpants or headed back out into the world in sweaters and dresses, there's no doubt that a pair of winter boots will do your closet good. So if you're looking for the perfect style to add to your collection of winter shoes, you've come to the right place.

Shopping for the essential winter boot style is a task that's often easier said than done. After all, you're not only preparing for the cold weather, but you're also dealing with the season's elements (snow, rain, ice and anything else that comes with the winter months). Luckily, the best winter boots can handle it all, and then some.

Here at ET, we understand that a cold-weather wardrobe simply isn't complete without the best winter boots, so we searched high and low for the styles worth adding into your footwear mix. From ultra-warm UGGs with faux fur lining to cool, edgy lug-sole Chelsea boot styles to unpredictable options that are just as chic and cozy, we gathered our favorite warm winter boots for you to peruse.

Ahead, shop the best winter boot styles you'll want to start wearing this frosty season. Trust us, these boots are so cozy, you might even be tempted to skip the thick socks. (PS: We're also here to help if you're searching for the best boots for men.)

The Snow Boot

From pillowy soft boots that bring the puffer trend to your feet, to updated takes on the classic snow boot, these might be the next type of boots to take the fashion world by storm.

When in doubt, you can count on the outdoor brand The North Face to create a snow boot ready for anything.


The Caribou Boot from Sorel is the winter-proof boot that will give you the warmth you're seeking. It has a rubber sole and waterproof, seam-sealed construction to make stepping a slushy puddle NBD. They might just be the best winter snow boots you'll ever own.


Stay warm and stylish in these sporty Nike Tanjun High Rise Boots. Available in black, white, and off-white, these boots are currently 14% off.


What's not to love about an Ugg snow boot? It's waterproof with a rugged appeal and a rubber sole with excellent traction. For extra comfort these boots feature a faux fur lining along with plush UGGpure™, a textile made entirely from wool but designed to feel and wear like genuine shearling.


These Crocs Classic Lined NEO Puff Boots are a warmer take on the Classic Croc shoes.


For the best protection from deep snow, we highly recommend Sorel's Joan of Arctic Boot.


Let's be honest: There are few winter boot styles out there quite as iconic as the Moon Boot. 


The Fur-Lined Boot

What is winter without a warm boot with faux fur lining? Whether you get yourself a dependable pair of UGG boots (they're great at any height) or opt for a style from another brand like Sorel boots, you'll never want to take these off.

You can never go wrong with a classic UGG boot – especially when you're working with ultra-cold temperatures.


Super soft faux fur and a rubber sole make these boots cozy, but don't fret: They're up for the challenge of the outdoors. Feel confident about this purchase as DSW customers rate this boot highly with 4.8 out of 5 stars.


Good for snow, rain or whatever inclement weather you're facing, the classic Bean Boot will prevent cold feet. L.L. Bean has been making these for more than 100 years, so you know they're good. 


Another great option featuring a rubber sole are these fur-lined boots from Sorel, which will look great with any of your casual winter outfits for the season.


The Lug Sole Boot

Looking for a winter boot style that'll get the most wear? You won't go wrong with a leather lug-sole boot. Whether you opt for a slip-on Chelsea boot style with a rubber outsole or prefer the lace-up classic Dr. Martens style combat boot, this versatile shoe will be one to wear through winter and beyond.

Those looking for a classic combat boot style will love this updated option from Dr. Martens at Nordstrom, which features a solid platform sole.


If you're tired of basic black, these suede boots from Timberland are a break from the ordinary and with a waterproof leather upper, you get a break from wet weather, too.


Looking for a fashion girl-approved winter boot to sport this season? Steve Madden has you covered. 


Winter footwear and fashion don't usually align, but these Chelsea boots from Sorel defy all fashion logic. The insulated boots have lugs that take an arctic grip on snowy terrain without blemishing your stylish winter outfit.


The Rain Boot

Hunter boots have become a mainstay among the fashion set, and there's no doubt that with pair of warm wool socks or the addition of a removable liner in each waterproof boot will make these a versatile option for the colder months.

These Hunter boots have all the waterproof charm of the classic rain boot, but these have insulation!


A lightweight rain boot with the typical sheep fur lining to keep your feet warm on the cold rainy days.


If you're looking for a rain boot sturdy enough to wear in deep snow, this Muck Boot with grippy traction and a chunky sole is what you want.


With one of the most iconic rainboots, Hunter's boots aren't only stylish but they're also functional. These boots are expertly handcrafted for quality in each pair.


The Hiking Boot

Those looking for winter boots to take on any harsh element will love keeping a pair of winter hiking boots in their cold-weather wardrobe. Style these with your favorite pair of thick socks and leggings along with a heavy winter coat and you're good to go.

These waterproof boots from Timberland are made with a rubber sole, keeping any unwanted melting snow out and away from your feet.


If you need a winter hiking boot, this insulated boot has a leather and mesh upper and a super-grippy rubber sole that has traction to help keep you going for miles.


Add a pop of color and style to your winter outfits with these hiking-inspired boots, featured in various colors with limited sizes.


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