We found 10 winter boots that can handle both slush and style.

winter boots

Story by Sukhi Ghuman

Embrace the cold and wet weather in a pair of chic boots. Our go-to boots must be stylish, warm, slip-proof and most importantly, comfortable. Thankfully, shoe trends this season offer a variety of styles to suit your aesthetic and budget, and our handy style guide includes a range of boots from $38 to $620.

Some words of style advice: Switch up your boots every now and then. Rubber boots are great for the rain, but don’t wear your Hunters daily. And if you’re an UGG girl, please get rid of them. They may be comfy but they’re truly a fashion faux-pas.

 

Here are some of our favourite boots for the winter season.

The Snow Boot
The Snow Boot

These flannel lined light-weight boots from Native Shoes are where cozy meets Canadian chic.

Native Shoes Jimmy Plaid, $124 at nativeshoes.com.

Metallic Details
Metallic Details

Black leather ankle boots are a must for your wardrobe, and the gold trim detail on this pair adds a glam factor to dress up your look. Pair these with tights and a skirt or with dark jeans.

Top Shop Metal Trim Boots, $144 at thebay.com and topshop.com.

Riding Boots
Riding Boots

Riding boots are a great everyday boot, and this clean, classic brown pair will make a great addition to your wardrobe.

Joe Fresh Leather Riding Boots, $99 at Joe Fresh and Loblaw stores.

The Stiletto Bootie
The Stiletto Bootie

When there’s a chill in the air and you still want to dress up your look, opt for these 4” heels. The leather upper adds comfort while the buckle detail makes it perfect for a night out.

Mainstay, $129.50 at Nine West stores.

Knee-high Rain Boots
Knee-high Rain Boots

Don’t let the rain get you down. These fashionable rubber rain boots come with a round toe and a full length side zipper. And the best part – these boots are on sale for a $38.49.

Aldo Lisal Boots, $38.49 at aldo.com and Aldo stores.

Quilted Leather
Quilted Leather

When you think of quilted leather, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the iconic Chanel bag. But quilted leather is one of the hottest trends this season, from shoes and jackets to purses and more.

Michael Kors Ramsey Quilted Leather Boot, $295 at Michael Kors stores.

Menswear Styling
Menswear Styling

This boot combines classic menswear-inspired spectator detailing — a major trend on fall runways — with a feminine pointy toe and a skinny mid-heel.

Tory Burch Noelle Bootie, $255 at toryburch.com.

Rugged Country Chic
Rugged Country Chic

Take a cue from Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2014 cowboy-inspired collection with these pull-on ankle boots from the 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet. These booties will take you from winter into spring, when country chic is expected to be a key trend.

Wolverine Samantha Pleet Bonny, $330 at Gravity Pope stores and online.

Like a Biker
Like a Biker

Biker and combat boots are key trends this season, and these boots combine both styles. Pair with skinny jeans and a plaid button-down, or if you’re looking to make more of a statement, try them with tights and a miniskirt.

Zara Flat Leather Biker Boots, $189 at Zara shops and online.

Luxe Rubber
Luxe Rubber

Forget Hunters. For a real indulgence, try these black rubber boots from Givenchy. This rainy weather essential is done up with a leather strap wrapped across the shaft and the iconic Givenchy shark-lock hardware. Swoon.

Givenchy Sharklock Rain Boots, $620 at saksfifthavenue.com.

 

Story by: Sukhi Ghuman