When you’re shopping for men’s and women’s shoes online for the winter, boots are a great choice for their practicality and chic or street-smart style. This year, major footwear brands offer an abundance of winter boot styles for you to choose from. Here are four popular styles and some brand choices to get you started in your search for the perfect men’s or women’s winter boot.
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1. Women’s Booties
Womens booties or “shooties” give you unlimited style options, thanks to a variety of brands, upper materials, colors and heel heights. From the pull-on Frye Carson Chelsea with its low heel, sun-washed leather upper and non-slip stacked sole to the chunky Fenty by Rihanna Chelsea Boot with its creeper platform, leather upper and rubber outsole, you can shop booties for days or even nights. Whichever bootie you choose, pair it with pants, skirts or dresses to create a unique, custom look.
2. Duck Boots
Duck boots for men and women keep your feet dry and comfortable no matter where you go. A great choice for rainy and snowy conditions, the Sperry Syren Gulf features a fabric and rubber upper, a micro-fleeced lining, a Memory Foam footbed, an entry zipper, and a non-marking rubber outsole that provides supreme traction and stability. Available in a host of classic colors such as black, navy, brown, olive and tan, it looks great with jeans or pants.
3. Shearling Boots
When you’re looking for women’s and mens stylish boots, don’t forget your shearling options. The Bearpaw Brady Wide boot for men is a classic and cozy 8-inch-tall cow-suede boot with a rubber outsole, and a sheepskin and wool blend lining. Its NeverWet technology keeps stains at bay while its cushioned sheepskin footbed soothes and nurtures your feet. Practical and on-trend, this is the boot you’ll want to pull on day after day. Meanwhile, women go wild for TOMS Inez boots. Like “sleeping bags for your feet,” they feature a faux shearling lining, upper and footbed, a cushioned insole, and a rubber outsole. Who says you can’t be chic and comfortable?
4. Wellington Boots
Especially well-suited to wet or slick conditions, Wellington boots or “wellies” keep your feet dry, warm and well-shod, in the city or on the farm. Carhartt’s Waterproof Steel Toe FH Wellington Boot is for the man who seeks a rugged slip-on shoe with an oil- and slip-resistant outsole, a protective steel toe, and a FastDry lining that not only wicks sweat but also fights odors. Looking for a full-strength chic Wellington boot for women? Try the Chore XF Waterproof Steel Toe Work Boot. Lightweight and 100 percent waterproof, this handcrafted rubber pull-on boot has a reinforced heel and toe area, which makes it ideal not only for chores but also for everyday wear.
If these four boot styles appeal to you, browse footwear retailers’ websites or stores today. When you shop online, most retailers make browsing easier by inviting you to search by category, gender, size, width and brand. Happy shopping, and don’t forget to take advantage of special offers and sales!