WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
From Prada snow boots to hiking styles fit for an urban adventure, embrace the snow with our edit of the best cold-weather boots.
Heating bills and chapped lips aside, boots are winter’s most constant companion. Whether you’re blessed with powdery snowfall or are contending with icy pavements, a pair of weather-proof boots is a practical mid-winter purchase. Lucky enough to be hitting the slopes? Or heading out on a long winter walk? Save your sleek sneakers and soft leather boots from salt and water stains. Instead, navigate snow-capped peaks and treacherous urban slush alike in stylish and sturdy snow and hiking boots. Here are the best of the mid-winter season.
THE TECHNICAL TREND
Fashion’s reignited love for all things nylon and noughties means the OG Moonboot is having a stylish renaissance. The chunky shell style will be familiar to anyone living in sub-zero temperatures, where water-resistant insulation makes them a wardrobe staple. With more variations of the retrofuturistic Moonboot than we can count, we’re particularly fond of the Fendi puffer collab. Check out Isabel Marant, Moncler and Valentino for equally stylish alternatives.
SHOP STYLISH MOON BOOTS
Up your snow game with cosy and luxurious shearling boots. Top of our winter wishlist? Prada’s shearling-lined Monolith boots look as good in the city as they do for après ski. Whilst lug soles and waterproof stitching come as standard with Bognor and Moncler, Aquazzura’s fuzzy Aspen boots are perfect for mulled wine and boardgames back at the lodge.
SHOP SHEARLING BOOTS
SHOP LEATHER WINTER BOOTS
Pioneers of the alpine runway look, Moncler paved the way for high-end snow and hiking gear. Cue their Helis suede ankle boots – a chunky but neat style that strikes the perfect balance between functionality and form. Ideal for intrepid urban explorers and skiing aficionados alike, embrace the cold in trekking-inspired boots from Prada, Proenza Schouler and Chloé.
SHOP FASHION HIKING BOOTS
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