Whether you’re jumping for joy at winter’s arrival or holed up in your apartment inches from your sunset lamp, there's just no denying that the chilly season is fully upon us — and it’s time for our footwear to step up to the challenge of descending mercury levels. This year, we're predicting a return to comfort — Western-inspired boots, sporty hikers, lace-up styles, and, of course, the holy grail of cold-weather wear: the chunky heeled boot. Sure, a few outliers will always make an appearance each year (a fanciful croc-effect or an actual Croc), but for the most part, these traditional favorites are the name of the game.
Like spring and summer, winter is equally full of lovable clichés: storybook snowy weather, the yearly swap from iced-to-hot coffee, and exchanging those colorful (and sometimes open-toe) shoes for some chunky, often black, boots. While there's no sin in holding onto pastels and neon hues throughout autumn and winter, lime green and soft yellow aren't quite as good as good old noir when it comes to winter footwear. So start looking forward to a cool, crisp breeze, because these 22 winter boot options are in full effect on the digital shelves of some of our favorite retailers.
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