15 Winter Boots We’re Buying from Zappos
Winter’s not over yet! These Zappos boots will keep your entire family warm and stylish for the rest of the season and beyond.
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Zappos boots for the whole family
No matter how much we wish that winter was over, it’s still very much here, and you never know what Mother Nature’s mood swings will bring in March or even (gasp!) April. In short, if you’ve been thinking of refreshing your winter boot collection or your snow boots are falling apart, now’s the time to do something about it. After all, there are plenty of benefits to buying boots now—including the fact that they’ll be more likely to be on sale and you’ll be all set for next year! The easiest place to do some one-stop shopping for yourself or your entire family? Zappos. Our favorite Zappos boots will keep you warm, comfy, and stylish for the rest of the winter and beyond.
We love this online shoe retailer for so many reasons. For one, it corrals hundreds of quality brands for all genders, ages, sizes, and styles in one place, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Zappos also offers free shipping and returns, as well as a 365-day return policy. The brand’s free-to-join VIP program offers generous perks, too, including free expedited shipping, rapid refunds on returns, and points with each purchase that are redeemable for VIP codes.
The only problem? There is so much to sort through. To help you narrow things down, we’ve rounded up our top picks for women, men, and kids—for everything from snowstorms to days at the office. They landed on our list for their innovative features, style, versatility, and comfort. (Seriously, some of these are as comfy as slippers.) Choose one or a few, and they’ll be delivered to your doorstep before you know it. While you’re shopping, also make sure to check out these warm socks, wool socks, and winter coats to round out your cold-weather wardrobe.
Best overall winter boots for women
UGG Adirondack Boot III
The UGG Adirondack III is the quintessential winter boot that will keep your feet warm and dry in the rain, sleet, or snow. The shoe has a wool lining for maximum coziness and a replaceable wool insole so you can keep it in tip-top shape season after season. In fact, hundreds of five-star reviewers rave about their durability, comfort, and warmth, raving they’re “worth every penny” because they’re “the most comfortable boots ever.” Fully waterproof and rated to -25.6 degrees, this winter boot for women is as tactical as it is easy to style. Wear it on every grocery run, hike, or snow adventure that comes your way. It’ll pair perfectly with all your best sweaters and jeans.
- Wool lining
- Four color options
Best overall winter boots for men
Timberland Pro Direct Attach 6″ Steel Toe
There’s perhaps no winter boot for men that’s more popular than the classic Timberland. The iconic shoes are waterproof, insulated, and lightweight, so they’re ideal for trekking through slush, working in the yard, or running errands. Even better, a breathable mesh lining and shock diffusion plate make them comfortable to wear all day, just like your favorite walking shoes. Wear them while working on home or work projects—they meet electrical hazard standards, providing additional protection from live electrical circuits and other dangers—or simply match them with denim for a casual winter outfit.
- Steel toe
- 200 grams of Thermolite insulation
Coziest winter boots for women
UGG Classic Mini II
You might think you already know UGG boots, but take a closer look at the UGG Classic Mini II. These stylish classics have been updated to include a water- and stain-resistant exterior. Don’t worry—the real lamb fur interior is as warm and cozy as ever. They’re just more practical now. With nine available colorways, these boots go way beyond basic. Pair them with your best loungewear for the ultimate cold-weather outfit.
- Water- and stain-resistant
- Nine color options
Best transition boots for women
Vionic Spencer Boots
If you’re not yet familiar with Vionics, we’re about to make your day. The company was founded by a podiatrist, and all of its shoes (and, yes, boots) keep support and comfort top of mind. These Spencer boots, which feature a microfiber-wrapped EVA footbed, are no different in that regard. But they also boast a versatile style that will take you from winter to spring easily and pull together any casual outfit, all while helping you battle the elements with seam-sealed technology, waterproof leather, and even a waterproof zipper.
- Waterproof nubuck leather
- 2.75-inch heel
- Rubber outsole
Best winter boots for kids
Sperry Kids Saltwater Boots
You shouldn’t buy kids’ winter boots based on cuteness alone, but seriously, how adorable are these Sperry Kids Saltwater boots? Thankfully, these mom-approved Zappos boots are also waterproof, and the Wave-Siping traction on the rubber outsoles keeps kids upright in slippery conditions. Plus, the micro-fleece lining and cushioned insole will keep even the pickiest wearers happy, warm, and comfortable. Worried about the laces? Don’t be—they’re just for show. A side zipper lets kids put on these boots all by themselves. They’re a win-win, and they make a stylish gift for kids when grandparents are looking for something practical that their little love will wear every day.
- No-slip grip
- Side zipper
- Fleece lining
Best classic winter boots for toddlers
Tundra Boots for Kids
These mid-calf weather-resistant Tundra Boots are affordable and durable, and if you have a toddler whose favorite color is pink, you really can’t go wrong. They’re made with a nylon abrasion-resistant upper, non-slip bottom, cushioned footbed, and soft fleece lining, which will keep tiny feet toasty. Plus, the Velcro strap will let kids get these boots on and off easily, as well as keep them in place through hours of building snowmen and downhill sledding.
- Fleece lining
- Adjustable hook-and-loop closure
- Easy on-and-off Velcro strap
Best patterned winter boots for toddlers
Bog Kids Baby Bogs Dino Boots
We love that these Baby Bogs feature grab handles and a stretch collar for easy on-and-off, DuraFresh coating to shield against odors, and a moisture-absorbent Max-Wick technology for dryness and comfort. Your kids will love the dinosaur print. The bottom line: Everyone will be happy! Plus, these boots are machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about mud splashes or apple juice spills.
- Machine washable
- Hook-and-loop ankle strap
- Good for temperatures up to -14 degrees Fahrenheit
Best everyday winter boots
L.L. Bean 6″ Bean Boots
File these L.L. Bean Bean Boots under iconic American footwear. They feature premium leather, waterproof rubber, and triple-stitching by L.L.Bean’s team of artisan shoemakers in Brunswick and Lewiston, Maine, and a rubber chain-tread outsole gives them extra grip in the snow. The shoes come in narrow, medium, and wide, and can be worn with light or heavyweight socks depending on the weather. Plus, they come in a men’s version. L.L. Bean has been making these for more than 100 years, so you can trust the quality. We’d also consider them some of the best walking shoes for women.
- Rubber non-slip outsole
- Timeless design
- Available in women’s and men’s sizes
Best snow boots for women
Columbia Ice Maiden II
The snowiest mornings require a little something extra in the footwear department. Fortunately, Columbia’s Ice Maiden II boots exist. With five stars on Zappos from more than 2,000 reviewers, these waterproof, ultra-warm, slip-on boots will become your new winter essentials. The shoes have an Omni-Grip rubber outsole for traction, as well as 200 grams of insulation, but they’re still incredibly lightweight. “It got to -14 here in Denver with a -32 windchill with a few inches of snow and a good layer of ice,” writes one happy customer. “These kept my feet very warm and dry.” If you’re the type who’s always cold, you’ll also want to pick up a pair of heated gloves. (Trust us on this one!)
- No-slip grip
- Faux-fur collar and tongue lining
Best snow boots for men
The North Face Chilkat IV
From its iconic puffers to its toasty fleece jackets, the North Face knows a thing or two about winter. These waterproof snow boots for men are made with 200 grams of Heatseeker insulation to keep feet snug even on the chilliest days, and the rubber outsole gives them grip in slippery conditions. “After one hike, I realized how awesome these boots are,” raves one reviewer. “They keep your feet warm in below-freezing temps with only thin cotton socks, and they are waterproof, which is a lifesaver during extreme hikes. And I’ve never owned a boot with such good traction. Best hiking boot I’ve ever owned!” Plus, the lace-up design and leather upper make them easy to wear with anything from casual jeans to snow pants.
- 200 grams Heatseeker insulation
- No-slip grip
Best budget-friendly winter boots
JBU Cordera Boots
The JBU Cordera offers a timeless duck-boot silhouette at a bargain price. Waterproof and lightweight, it is perfect for dreary days that have precipitation in the forecast. The treads grip the ground, the rubber is durable, and the quarter-inch heel will add a little lift and style. Wear these lace-ups with leggings or denim for warmer winter days and then keep wearing them in early spring and again in the fall.
- Timeless design
- Contoured EVA insole
Best splurge winter boots for women
Sorel Emelie Short Lace Cozy
Dressing appropriately for the weather doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style or even needing to switch into “work shoes” once you get to the office. Sorel’s Emelie Boots are fashionable, cozy, and easy to wear—they go with everything from trousers to jeans to business casual dresses when you want a slightly edgy look. In other words, they’re the best Zappos boots to splurge on this year because you’ll end up wearing them all the time. Sorel, one of the leading winter boots brands, always gets it right. These lace-up boots have a side-zip closure and are fully waterproof, and a shearling tongue under the laces provides a true dose of luxury.
- Side-zip closure
- Lamb shearling
Best ultra-warm winter boots
Avenger Work Boots
Extra-cold temps call for extra-insulated winter boots. The Avenger Work Boot comes with 400 grams of insulation to keep you warm no matter what cold front comes your way. The shoes are also waterproof, breathable, and slip-resistant, and have a removable insole with supportive cushioning that you can replace to keep them in top form. A lace-up design offers ankle support and a tight, reliable fit.
- 400 grams of insulation
- Ankle support
Best men’s winter boots for hiking
Lowa Innox Pro GTX Mid TF
A hiking boot for winter needs to be lightweight, waterproof, and provide excellent traction. The Lowa Innox Pro checks all three of those boxes. Not to mention, they have a cushioned ATC footbed for fatigue-free walking and a mid-cut silhouette for ankle support. “I was blown away by how light these boots are, and how very supportive they are,” writes one five-star reviewer.
- Promotes the foot’s “natural, roll-through motion”
Best winter boots for the office
Dr. Martens 1460 Smooth Leather Boot
As part of Dr. Martens’ Core Collection, the 1460 Smooth Leather Boot is a shoe that will never go out of style. Wear it with all your cold-weather office ensembles, from jeans to dresses. These Zappos boots have a lace-up design with the brand’s signature “Air Wair” heel pull loop and yellow stitching. It also boasts a rubber outsole and cushioned footbed for added comfort. The 1460 just might be the hero piece of your winter wardrobe.
- Timeless design
- Six color options
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