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The Best Winter Boots for Women

Whether you live in snowy weather or regularly hit the slopes on the weekends, a good pair of snow boots is a must. 

I don’t wear mine often, but much like my favorite pair of Hunter Boots, every time I reach for them, I’m so happy I have them. 

They don’t come cheap, but if you buy a quality pair you’ll have them for a long time. 

Today I’m breaking down the best ones, that keep your feet dry, warm and still somewhat chic – even in a blizzard. 

The Best Winter Boots for Women

The Best Winter Boots for Women

A few years back I bought the Sorel Joan of Arctic Lace Up Boots.  They are one of my best purchases, ever. These sell out all the time, but I found a fantastic selection on for $200. 

They are heavy, serious boots but they keep your feet incredibly dry and warm. I loved them so much I picked them up last Christmas for my girls who are starting to love to ski. 

Since the East Coast (where I live) still has two dreadful months of winter left, and (knock on wood) we haven’t had a nasty snow storm yet, I thought it would be helpful to roundup a few other favorites that are still available online. 

If you are looking for a high quality, investment level boots this post is for you. If you are one of our warm weather (lucky) friends you can skip this one 😉

7 Functional and Stylish Snow Boots for Women 

The Best Winter Boots for Women

Top to Bottom: One, $200  |  Two, $160  |  Three, $200  |  Four, $135  |  Five, $250  |  Six, $140  |  Seven, $80 


One, $200: Sorel Joan of Arctic – My Fav

Two, $160: Sorel Caribou – Close second favorite. I love the the fleece lining and shorter profile. Great if you have shorter legs and tall boots feel overwhelming. These are the ones I bought for my kids. 

Three, $200: Cole Haan Pinch – These remind me of the boots from my childhood, only sleeker and sophisticated. They are comfy, like Cole Haan is known for, and waterproof. 

Four, $135: Muck Boots Apres Lace Up – All my favorite style elements in one more affordable option. 

Five, $250: The Original L.L. Bean Boot – There’s just nothing better than the quality and craftsmanship. These are the most expensive option, but are virtually indestructible. 

Six, $140: Columbia Heavenly Boot – I’m always impressed with Columbia’s quality. These are a durable, under $150 pair that you can wear for years, with just a hint of fashion from the faux fur trim. 

Seven, $80: Lands End Duck Boots – This under $100 option is well made, functional, and adorable. I love the “Deep Twilight” and “Red” options. They are classic, will look pulled together with your everyday wardrobe, especially if you live in a consistently cold and wet climate.

My Go-To Snow Day Look:

The Best Winter Boots for Women

Joan of Arctic Boot, $200 | North Face Coat (Similar Here),  | Burberry Scarf 


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The Best Winter Boots for Women

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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Do you find you can drive easily in the Sorel boots? I had heard at one point they weren’t good for driving and that’s a must!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

I haven't driven long distances, but from the local driving I've done I haven't had an issue.

Francine Ruel-Heroux

Thursday 23rd of January 2020


Do ou know " La Canadienne" boots? I love this brand. They all kind of boots as elegant as you want or very sporty.

They are warm and waterproof and very easy to maintain. I own many pairs for more than ten years.

You will find them on this site:

Megan Kristel

Saturday 25th of January 2020

I hadn't - thank you for sharing!

Patti P.

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I just ordered the Sorel Joan of Arctic boot and they are currently running a sale with the code Winter25, so I received 25% off my order! I've been looking for a good pair of winter boots. Looking forward to receiving them. Thanks Meg!