16 Snow Boots You Won’t Mind Wearing (at All)

In many places right now it’s still relatively warm. But slushy streets and frigid temperatures are definitely coming. So why procrastinate? Plan for the sucky weather now by buying snow boots, lest you be left trudging through the gray sludge in your beloved sneakers.

If experience has taught us anything, it’s that the proper boots are absolutely essential. (Sartorially repellant though they may still seem.) Trust us, you don’t want to end up like Leandra Medine: “Frankly, I could have handled the abundant snow until yesterday when it turned to slush which inevitably turned into one of those violent puddles cars are so frequently splashing into pedestrian coats and faces and that yesterday, inevitably too, splashed into mine. And this wasn’t just any slush, it was frozen slush! Frozen, piss flavored slush. I also had no choice but to walk knit-sneaker first into a three-foot puddle because I will not, repeat, will not buy snow boots.”

Spoiler alert: She eventually caved and bought snow boots.

Sure, heavy-duty winter boots aren’t everyone’s favorite look, but there’s actually a myriad of stylish options available. Need visual proof? See below for 16 of the best snow boots that will keep you stylishly dry this winter.