30 Non-Snow Boots You Can Wear In The Snow

There's nothing like waking up to a winter wonderland just outside your window. The only problem is, trekking through sludge isn't as easy (or pretty) as the fresh fallen snow makes it look. Some winter days, the only way to successfully leave the house is strapped in to a pair of souped-up snow boots — you know, three inches of rubber cleats, extra-durable laces, and a double — and most-likely furry — lining. But when there's no forecasted blizzard or treacherous black ice, our wardrobes could definitely use a break from beat-up Sorels and duck boots. We all deserve a little fashionable oomph every now and then.

From heeled options for the light-flurry days to thick-soled lug boots that give actual snow shoes a run for their money, you'll be surprised by the durability some non-snow-boot boots can provide. For your wearing pleasure, we've compiled 30 alternatives to your not-so-cute winter footwear that can still handle any weather conditions thrown their way.
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This boot is a perfect match for any coat silhouette — parka, robe, cocoon, you name it.

Charles & Keith Chelsea Platform Boots, $89, available at Charles & Keith.
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Pretty in patent leather.

Incense High Cut Boots, $135, available at Office.
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Next-level accessorizing involves a silver-studded sole on an epic chunky boot.

Coach Justina Bootie $395 $239, available at Coach.
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Technically, these are rain boots, but a waterproof outer and durable lug sole make 'em perfect for when the whiteout predictions aren't just hype.
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Any excuse to wear sneakers year-round is a win in our book. Vans' new weatherized collection will keep your toes dry in rain, snow, and sleet.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE, $80, available at Vans.
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Fearlessly trek through flurries with a traction-ready sole.

Opening Ceremony Isa Boot, $579.95, available at Solestruck.
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We're calling lace-up clogs the underrated It boot this winter.

Rachel Comey Xander, $460 $322, available at Rachel Comey.
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A simple and sweet Chelsea boot to get you through the season.

Acne Studios Dion Burgundy, $720, available at Acne Studios.
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These boots were made for walking.

Cos Elastic Strap Boots, $190, available at Cos.
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Why not wear every color of the rainbow at once?

Loeffler Randall Hattie Wedge Boot, $495 $247.50, available at Loeffler Randall.
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Water- and stain-resistant, this bootie just became your winter BFF.

Beebe Boot, $160, available at Woolrich.
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A thick rubber sole will save you from slipping and sliding outdoors.

F-Troupe Lace-up Boot, $255, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Your blacks and blues have gotten enough wear this season. Switch things up with a deep green hue.

& Other Stories Chunky Platform Leather Shoes, $195, available at & Other Stories.
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Wear your chunkiest cartoon print socks under these with no shame.

Armani Calfskin and Sheepskin Boot, $625 $375, available at Armani.
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Bring on the puddles!

Dries Van Noten Stamped Leather Crepe-sole Boots, $845 $509, available at Barneys New York.
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Shearling and leather make quite the pair.

Cecelia New York Jack, $210, available at Cecelia New York.
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Give your classic Chelsea boots an electric update with a bold blue accent.

Balenciaga Legacy Leather and Neoprene Chelsea Boots, $995, available at MatchesFashion.com.
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Is it a sneaker? A platform shoe? We'll take a two-in-one pair any day.

Miista Adele, $256, available at Miista.
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Padded insides gives these utilitarian lace-ups an extra dose of warmth.

Forever 21 Canvas Lug Platform Boots, $34.90 $17.45, available at Forever 21.
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Wrap your feet up in these cute mid-length boots for winter.

Laurence Dacade Shearling Lined Ankle Boots, $995, available at Stylebop.
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Give your snowy steps a shine with a patent-leather pair.

ASOS Risky and Frisky Chelsea Ankle Boots, $63 $44, available at ASOS.
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This faux-snake pair is a great pick for dressy days and lighter precipitation.

Mango Snake-Effect Ankle Boots, $79.99, available at Mango.
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Sledding or walking, these shoes are equipped for every winter scenario.

Aldo Alina, $140 $69.99, available at Aldo.
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A sock boot slips on easily and works just as well with a skirt and boyfriend jeans, alike.

Robert Clergerie Wedge Boots, $650 $520, available at Farfetch.
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Lace 'em on up!

Kenneth Cole Leather Lace-Up Boot, $400, available at Kenneth Cole.
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Chunky wellies are doubly weather-repellant.

Kenzo Wedge Frozy Boots, $400 $240, available at Kenzo.
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Never-left-the-house coziness on the inside, ready to brace the elements outside.

Aquatalia Jacoba, $450, available at Aquatalia.
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The tan-black juxtaposition is key.

Ganni Astor Fur Ankle Boots, $476, available at Need Supply Co.
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A sneaker that does it all is a sneaker that has our heart. These flyknit kicks have a water-resistant finish and rugged sole to keep out all weather conditions.

Nike Flyknit Chukka Sneakerboot, $200, available at Nike.
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Pillows for your feet, basically.

Prada Felt Fur-Lined Lug Sole Boots, $850 $505.75, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Detailed edges gives these a Western flair.

Alberto Guardiani New England Chelsea Boots, $432, available at Fratelli Karida.

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