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A good winter shoe has to be three things. For starters, it must be cold-proof (so your toes stay attached to your body). Second? Slip-proof (so your butt stays far away from the sidewalk). Plus, it should work for a variety of situations, so you don't ever have to drag a spare pair around with you. What that usually means? A good, black shoe. Whether it comes in lace-up form, with a zip, or tall and sturdy, a black stepper is basically indispensable in the winter months.
There are tons of options out there, but as long as the footwear checks off all three boxes, you should be good to go. Depending on your winter-outfit vibe and your local weather patterns, the black shoe you choose can come in a variety of styles. Ahead, check out the five pairs that five different women have made completely their own.