Rarely do the worlds of functionality and trendy mesh, but in the case of snow boots, they meld effortlessly in stylish harmony. Once the “ugly” shoes you slip into out of pure necessity, the pairs of snow boots floating around this season are style statements in their own right. Last year, Prada’s deliciously fluffy padded boots were such a constant presence on my feed, that it didn’t take long for them to sell out almost everywhere. And the hype for elevated cold weather footwear is still going strong, with virtually every brand now joining in.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best, most-talked-about snow boots on the market this season, from utilitarian lug soles to quilted wonders, and more. Simply put, they’re equal parts warm and cute, so you shouldn’t have to schlep around an extra pair of boots for those “just in case” instances. Scroll through each category, and pick your favorite.