Six Boots To Break The Banks-------
Now that the snow’s banked high and winter is officially in full swing, your fall footwear ain’t going to cut it anymore. We combed the market to find six must-see boots that can stand up to the slush.
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In a word: perfection. And I’m not the only one who thinks so—the Gap recently strapped these on the models for their winter campaign, causing widespread confusion when would-be shoppers couldn’t find them at the brand’s stores.
CO-OP lace-up boot, $395, www.barneys.com
There’s hardly a girl left in town without a pair of wellies, but Consuelo Castiglione’s luxe, leather-wrapped version one-ups the competition.
Marni rubber and leather Wellingtons, $455, www.marni.com for stores
Short, sleek, and sturdy. These pull-on boots are rugged enough to withstand the great outdoors, but chic enough to hold their own on the snowbanks of Soho.
Sorel Sorelli pull-on boot, $99.95, www.endless.com
Hippies farther east than Topanga Canyon will love Mou’s sheepskin ankle booties. They’re just crafty enough, without crossing into Etsy territory.
Mou Eskimo boots, $235, www.net-a-porter.com
The classics are classic for a reason. Ralph’s winter boots are mainstays, and these are updated with a nod to lumberjack style.
Ralph Lauren Collection Fargo boot, $295, www.ralphlauren.com for stores
When better to indulge in the over-the-knee trend than in winter, when you’ll be grateful for the coverage? (Good luck bearing leather thigh-highs come summer.) Knocking around town in these shearling-lined boots is like traveling with your own personal space heater.
EMU Australia Hi Hipper sheepskin boots, $229.95, www.endless.com