It may be a new year but it’s still winter for those who live in the colder regions of the country (or those who happen to be traveling). If your local weatherman is predicting low temperatures, snow, freezing rain or sleet for your forecast future this is the time to make sure your feet are well protected. For the record, winter footwear doesn’t have to be clunky so for this edition of Suit Your Life we highlight seven stylish winter boots that will not only have you looking great, but also will keep your feet warm and dry in the process. —Gardy V. Guerrier
Founded in 1932, this iconic brand for mountain climbers and lumberjacks has stood the test of time not only because of their boots’ high quality construction, but also for their stylish aesthetic. With their rounded toe contrasting laces and rubber soles, these Danner boots are versatile enough to get you to the top of Table Top Mountain or through rush hour in Times Square.
L.L. Bean, which celebrates their 100th anniversary this year, continues their tradition their tradition of making the quintessential duck boot, which is made to not only withstand torrential downpours, but blustery blizzards as well. Thanks to the addition of a shearling-lined interior, these cozy boots will keep you warm and dry even if you’re ankle deep in a snowdrift or puddle.
Providing a more modern look to their classic red-laced hiker, Wolverine’s Branson features a waterproof full-grain leather upper, removable foot beds and increased air circulation. The end result is a boot that provides comfort and durability for the winter months.
Similar to Hunter’s original Tall Man Wellies, these Balmoral Bamboo Carbon Wellies were specifically designed to withstand heavy downpours. With their fleece lining, traction soles, and molded rubber upper, they’re prefect for snow and sleet as well.
Try not to think of the UGG boots the lady in your life wears. This sheepskin lined leather boot is 100% masculine and maintains its comfort and warmth with a streamlined design that works best for everyday wear.