15 Going-Out Shoes That Can Bear The Elements

Excitement over a night out can be easily halted by one familiar thought: "What shoes do I wear with this?!" Even worse, though, is when your query is met by inclement weather. Soon, you find yourself stuck with very limited options (because those sparkly four-inch heels you've been saving for a weekend dance-a-thon don't mesh well with slippery streets, do they?). And if you're not into paying for an Uber all night long, or tossing in the towel altogether for a night of pizza and chill — well, we've got one other solution that might just solve everything.

They may not be the shiny stilettos of your dreams, but the 15 paris of shoes ahead are perfect for trekking around the city — foul weather being no exception. That means embracing lug soles, thicker boots, and treaded bottoms designed for rain, snow, and whatever other obstacles the universe throws your way.
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Icy sidewalks at 2 a.m. be damned in these treaded lug soles.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Off-White Heeled Sneakers, $295 $153, available at Ssense.
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A low heel to keep you on your feet all night long.

Jeffrey Campbell Dresden Booties, $225, available at Revolve.
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Give your schoolgirl loafers a chic new update.

No. 21 Slide Platform Pumps — Lug Sole Tassel, $875 $525, available at Bloomingdale's.
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Keep those miniskirts in your weekend wardrobe rotation: A thigh-high boot provides all the leg coverage you need.

Topshop Cocktail High Leg Heeled Boots, $130, available at Topshop.
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Stay on trend (velvet is in) while also staying upright.

Red Valentino Mary Jane, $550 $330, available at Red Valentino.
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A boot that does the sock work for you? Done, and done.

Zara High Heel Sock Style Ankle Boots, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Dance the night away, care-free of all foot pains.

Acne Studios Jensen Suede Emerald Green, $560, available at Acne Studios.
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These might be the first official heeled snow sandal.

Marni Rubber Sole Sandals, $703, available at L'Inde De Palais.
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Fearlessly sludge through the streets with leather-lined booties.

Calvin Klein Cilil Leather Ankle Boots, $169, available at Lord & Taylor.
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Tempt wet weather of all sorts in a pair of ultra-waterproof kicks.

Hunter Original Contrast Vamp High Heel Boots, $240 $167.99, available at Hunter.
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When sacrificing style is definitely not a choice, a square heel is a quick lifesaver.

J.W. Anderson Loafers, $1,310 $524, available at Shoescribe.
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These boots were made for walking…and dancing.

Gianvito Rossi Ankle Boots, $1,095 $438, available at Thecorner.com.
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Crappy weather is the prime time to not underestimate flats.

Proenza Schouler Pointy Toe Loafer, $695 $278, available at La Garçonne.
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A lace-up detail looks and feels good.

Whistles Azara Ankle Tie Point Shoe, $330 $165, available at Whistles.
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Stomp around in faux leather booties that can take any type of storm.

Forever 21 Extended Heel Faux Leather Booties, $34.90 $16.99, available at Forever 21.