20 Weather-Defying Sneakers You'll Want For Winter

Thanks to the rise of athleisure and the (general) acceptance of normcore, sneakers have shed their reserved-for-workouts-and-grocery-runs-only rep. Due especially to the ever-growing sneakerhead culture, trainers and their brood have evolved from performance shoes into fashion must-haves. They've even spawned designer collections from the likes of Rodarte and Rihanna. But while the warmer months give us plenty chances to rotate our coveted, limited-edition-filled sneaker collection, weather conditions that don't include a 100% likelihood of sunshine can become a threat to our kicks.

Modern sneaker designers have anticipated our prayers, however, and have produced some pretty sweet shoes to wear in the face of crappy weather. And, if you're lucky enough to live in a snowflake-free zone, that doesn't mean your toes won't appreciate some shearling padding.

So whether you love your sneakers plain and to the point or always opt for the trendiest pair on the block, we've rounded up a bit of everything you can wear in the face of winter. With waterproof, athletic styles and furry details, each of these will boost your cold-weather wardrobe — or at least diversify your footwear game.
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Shoe lining that looks like a dream furry blanket? Sign us up.
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There's no rough terrain or snowstorm you couldn't weather in these puppies.

Adidas ZX Flux Nubuck Snakeroot, $110, available at Urban Outfitters.
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From slate to skate, these shearling high-tops are a foot's best friend this winter.

Charles & Keith High-Cut Sneakers, $73, available at Charles & Keith.
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These low-tops are driving us wild.
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A lightweight style that doesn't feel summery? Found.
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The answer to the never-ending problem of running out of socks. These sneaks have little knit ones built in.

Y-3 Qasa Elle Lace Knit, $385, available at Y-3.
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There's nothing not to love about these leather and shearling hybrid sneakers.
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A cozy home to give your feet a midday nap.

F-Troupe DY726 Sheep Tan w/ White Sole, $191, available at F-Troupe.
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We'll bet you $10 you can't go five minutes without petting this furry pair.

Josefinas Thelma White, $370, available at Josefinas.
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Sweater weather now includes your shoes, too.
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We're already daydreaming of spring.
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Never freak out about an accidental puddle misstep when you've got a rubber sole as thick as this.

Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneaker, $205, available at Axel Arigato.
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An extra bit of cozy shearling on the toes — just to pad in the warmth.
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Trudge on, thanks to the traction on these Nike Airs.

Nike Air 1 Ultra Moire, $130, available at & Other Stories.
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Laces are so passé. We're paying tribute to our Pre-K selves by bringing back the velcro.
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If you’re stuck in a winter style rut, opt for a solid, metallic shoe to switch things up.

Puma
Roma Metallic Women’s Sneakers, $65, available at Puma.
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Two words: waterproof sneakers.
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All laced up and ready to go.

Christopher Kane Lace-Print Leather Sneakers, $445, available at Net-A-Porter.
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The outer wool finish instantly makes these everyday sneakers winter-ready.

Aldo Lyddon, $80 $64.98, available at Aldo.
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These scream "durable."

McQ x Puma Disc, $225, available at McQ.
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Lined with a leather insole, these trainers are made for locking in warmth.

MM6 Maison Margiela Black/Silver Shearling Trim Sneaker, $435, available at Totokaelo.
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