5 Must-Have Snow Boots

The Nor’easter that hit New York yesterday reminded me that winter is coming quickly, and I had better be prepared. I did serious reconnaissance for chic snow boots that won’t make me feel like I’m in kindergarten or Big Foot. I thought I’d share my 5 must-have snow boots with you, all available at www.zappos.com and all for less than $150.

The stylish Birch High 2 by Khombu™ has the perfect amount of style and insulation to keep you looking good and feeling cozy all winter long. It’s made of waterproof nylon and rubber and has a traditional lace-up system with metal hardware. The cozy faux-fur collar and lining add extra warmth. The cushioned removable insole with Thermolite™ insulation provides a moisture-wicking, anti-fungal and fast-drying foot environment with better breathability and shock absorption. It has a durable, non-slip rubber outsole for excellent traction, and it’s comfort rated to -20°F. It also comes in black and navy. $120. You can find it here: Birch High 2.

Birch High 2


The Lovely in Pewter by Khombu™ has a waterproof synthetic upper with a removable Thermolite® EVA footbed for cushion and comfort. It has a moisture-wicking footbed that provides amazing breathablity for fast drying. The interior lining is made of cozy faux fur. A cinch closure provides a quick on and off with metal d-ring eyelets. The non-slip outsole provides great traction, and it’s cold rated to -20°F. It also comes in black and white. $60. You can find it here: Lovely.

Lovely in Pewter


Believe it or not, the Sydney 60 boot from Rieker® is a weather resistant sneaker! It has a water-resistant synthetic upper with a full sweater collar that provides a stylish, comfortable exterior. The side zip makes for easy entry, and a strap buckles across the vamp for a custom fit. It has a genuine wool shearling lining that will wrap your feet in cozy softness and comfort. The removable footbed and a generous toebox provides cushioned support. It has a flexible rubber outsole that offers lightweight durability and grip on a variety of surfaces. $125. Find it here: Sydney 60.


Sydney 60 in black


The Luxy Big Fur WP boot from Salomon® is 100% waterproof with a split suede leather upper and a quilted ripstop back panel. The elastic-banded upper and heel pull makes slipping on and off a breeze. It has a plush faux-fur trim and 200-gram Thinsulate™ insulated lining to keep feet warm. The hardy rubber outsole offers optimal traction in winter conditions. It also comes in chocolate brown. $140. Find it here: Luxy.

Luxy in Dark Cloud Aqua Tint


The Minx™ Mid boot by Columbia® has a nylon upper with faux fur trim and a lace-up system for a great fit. Omni-Heat™ insulation and lining protects you from the winter elements, retains body heat and dissipates moisture for a very comfortable boot. The abrasion-resistant synthetic mudguard offers long-lasting durability and protection. It has a removable, cushioned EVA footbed. The rubber sole has a winter tread pattern for maximum traction in the snow. It’s  cold rated to -25°F. It also comes in brown, periwinkle, mauve and white. $120. Find it here: Minx.

Minx in black

Which do you like best?

Illysia Neumann-Loreck