Ditch Your Uggs: Here Are 12 Boots To Keep You High and Dry This Season

As the temperature's descent forces us to transition from sandals to peep toes with tights and then to ankle boots and thick, nubby sock, we're beginning to realize that we've once again come to that point when wearing your fancy shoes means risking a bad case of frostbite. Though the weather's looking fair now, sub-zero temps and Jack Frost's icy wiles are just around the corner. To get you and your toes ready for the big chill, we've rounded up twelve sturdy boots that will stand up through wind, snow, and all that pesky, chalky road salt.
Above, from left: Loeffler Randall Tall Lace-up Boots, $895, available at Neiman Marcus; Frye Patchwork Riding Boots, $498, available at Anthropologie.
Above, from left: Dolce Vita Josey Boot, $340, available at Dolce Vita; Marais USA Chelsea Boots, $120, available at Otte NY.
Above, from left: Frye Melissa Riding Boot, $378, available at Urban Outfitters; L.L. Bean Shearling Lined Boots, $134, Available at L.L. Bean.
Above, from left: Jeffrey Campbell Rilla Lace-up Boot, $274, available at Free People; Lauren by Ralph Lauren Riding Boots, $139.99, available at Ralph Lauren.
Above, from left: Vanessa Bruno Veau Cire Knee High Boots, $974, available at Forward; Modern Vintage "Betty" Over-the-Knee Boots, $450, available at Bloomingdales.
Above, from left: J. Crew Vintage Short Roadster Boots, $198, available at J. Crew; Nine West Jaw Breaker Boot $89.99, available at Lord and Taylor.

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