There’s something about trekking out into the snow with warm boots on that brings a small kind of comfort. If nothing else, you have an excuse to go out and buy more new winter boots.

Below is a list of boots to add to your closet that can also withstand the snow and any other element you might find yourself in this season. It’s almost the new year and the snow has finally come, so now it’s time to get on top of your boot game.

4 Boots for the Colorado Winter

The “5 inches or more” Snow Boot

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The classic snow boot with a fur trim is a staple in any Coloradan’s cold weather arsenal. These boots keep your feet dry and warm, and the fur adds that little bit of fashion to an otherwise utilitarian looking boot. On the other spectrum you have the vintage-inspired moon boot for those of us who want utility but also love whimsy in our footwear. Moon boots tend to make us feel like an astronaut exploring the lunar surface – aka our snow-covered backyard. Either choice of boot would be a great selection for those all too familiar Colorado blizzard days.

The “Sleet and Slush” Boot

unnamed-1 copy 2The days following a snowfall usually lead to slushy conditions that can ruin any footwear you wear outside. Those days call for a variation of rain boots. There are many styles of rubber boots out there that don’t have the classic rain boot look, but still maintain the waterproof aspect of a rain boot. Even a patent leather heel makes for a great weather proof option, as the chunky rubber sole keeps slipping to a minimum. Make sure to wear thick, warm socks with this style because the rubber isn’t very insulating. Cold toes are sad toes.

The Classic Knee-High Boot

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Snow brings on the cold, duh. Knee-high boots and over-the-knee boots add an extra layer of warmth and look great doing so. Flat boots are an obvious must and will last into several seasons. If you’re looking for a little height, find a pair with a stacked heel for stability when walking the snowy sidewalks or even opt for a comfortable wedge. Over-the-knee boots are great for going out because they allow you to wear a dress or skirt and not have to worry about freezing your keister off. Nobody wants that.

The “No More Winter Blues” Ankle Boot

unnamed-3 copyIt has snowed, the skies are gray and you’ve been wearing the same black boots for days. Grab a pair of these colorful ankle booties to give you and your wardrobe a small lift. Sometimes a little bit of color and a fun pattern is all it takes to turn your look and attitude around. We do recommend wearing these heeled booties when most of the snow has cleared for obvious safety reasons, but strutting is still highly encouraged.

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