Shop 24 Pairs of Stylish Winter Boots Before the First Snowfall

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Although the first snowfall in New York doesn’t typically hit until late November or early December, you can never be too prepared when it comes to winter’s extremely unpredictable weather. Facing everything from flash floods and sleet storms to bomb cyclones and snow, a solid pair of winter boots is the most practical item to buy this season. Don’t let the winter elements catch you by surprise. When heading out this winter, you should be keeping those beautiful fall boots, sneakers, and slippers free from salt stains and slushy streets.

No matter if you’re looking at a snow-filled commute, a chic mountain getaway, a long winter walk, or a morning spent shoveling the driveway, there’s plenty of durable styles that will keep your feet as warm and dry as they make your outfits cool and winter-ready. Consider equestrian-inspired Wellies or Katie Holmes’s favorite Sorel boots, which come complete with heavy-duty lug soles to withstand any kind of weather. Water-resistant stitching and rubber soles make heeled pairs a safe option when heading out into the snow (without sacrificing personal style), while waterproof duck boots and soft puffer styles offer a more traditional take. Meanwhile, shearling-lined lace-ups are the ultimate boots to take you from the city to the mountains—and will also give your look a dose of après-ski chic for those hiding out somewhere more remote this winter.

Below, shop 24 pairs of the best winter boots of the season before the first snowfall hits, or even worse: before they sell out.

Wellie Style

Sorel Caribou fleece-trimmed nubuck and rubber snow boots

$160

NET-A-PORTER

Rag & Bone RB winter boots

$395

RAG AND BONE

Dior D-adventure boots

$1,350

DIOR

Diemme beige suede Anatra boots

$380

SSENSE

High and Dry

Chloe Betty shearling-trimmed rubber ankle boots

$560

NET-A-PORTER

Tory Burch Miller wool lug-sole boots

$498

TORY BURCH

Jimmy Choo Buffy Crosta suede hiker boots

$1,250

JIMMY CHOO

Moncler Corinne faux-shearling-trimmed lace-up boots

$780

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

The Shearling Lining

Aquatalia Jillian faux-fur combat boots

$525

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Grenson Camille shearling-lined ankle boots

$510

NET-A-PORTER

Moon Boot lace-up shearling snow boots

$410

SELFRIDGES

Sam Edelman Jacquie shearling-cuff ankle boots

$150

ZAPPOS

Powder Day

JW Anderson tall lace-up boots

$585

SHOPBOP

Prada lug-sole shearling leather boots

$1,350

MODA OPERANDI

Fendi Fun fur snow boots

$967

HARRODS

Ganni quilted shell and leather platform boots

$425

NET-A-PORTER

The Get Down

Valentino Garavani leather quilted shell ankle boots

$995

NET-A-PORTER

Ugg Ridge mini waterproof insulated winter boots

$160

NORDSTROM

Roger Vivier Run buckled shell and leather ankle boots

$1,295

NET-A-PORTER

Isabel Marant Zimlee lace-up leather trimmed snow boots

$670

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Take a Hike

Bernardo Wiley sherpa rain boots

$155

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Proenza Schouler Brainstorm boots

$720$432

24S

Voile Blanche Loden 003 boots

$310

SHOPBOP

The North Face waterproof booties

$140

NORDSTROM