So, it's official: Winter 2012 has arrived. It’s time to bust out that cold weather wardrobe that's been hidden at the back of your closet for so long: your favorite peacoat, a dashing scarf or two, smart phone-ready fingerless gloves, and those cute, versatile sweater tights you got on sale in the summer. But wait, what about your feet? With a closet filled with wicker flats, daring pumps, and flirty sandals, you find yourself longing for a durable pair of flat boots that will keep your tootsies warm while you trek across the ice and snow. Don't worry, there are plenty of cute styles waiting your perusal! Read on for some inspiration!
If you haven't worn a pair of UGG boots yet, it's time to get with the program. These minimalist leather clompers, noted for their comfortable linings and flat, ice-ready rubber soles, can be found on celebrities and fashionistas alike. Perfect for squeezing into before trekking forth in the wind and snow, the Bailey Button Bomber Boots are just what your wardrobe needs. With a sheepskin upper and heel guards made from exquisite suede, the Bailey's also feature super warm sheepskin lining and a molded EVA outsole for support and traction.
Designed to withstand extreme conditions and moisture from all angles, the Vero Boots from Teva are both functional and fashionable, the perfect recipe for a great winter day. With waterproof leather upper and a gusseted tongue designed to keep moisture away from your feet, the Vero Boots feature an insulated interior, lace closure, and side zipper to ensure the perfect fit. In addition, the rubber sole is built with a specialized grip pattern to help you keep your balance on those icy sidewalks.
If you've ever wrote the name of your favorite punk band in White-out on your junior high backpack, chances are high that you owned a pair of Chuck Taylor shoes. Foster the angst-fueled years of your youth with the stylish Beverly Boots from Converse Chuck Taylor. Created with the same famous waffle style sole on the classic Chucks, the Beverly uses a mid-cut suede upper and faux shearling interior lining to create a boot that is primed for the chilliest of winters.
Sometimes a minimalist approach garners maximum style points. That is certainly the case with the Starry Flat Boots from Rocket Dog. These pull on, mid-cut stunners are made with an extra thick fabric upper and lining to give you warmth and comfort. They also feature a textured rubber sole to give your feet some grip on the slippery streets.
Does the weather report call for bitingly cold winds and wintry precipitation mix? Fear not. Simply slip into a toasty pair of Arbora Waterproof Boots from Chaco, and face the windy and wet streets with bravado. Featuring a waterproof, full grain leather upper and shearling trim and lining, these high-cut boots have an advanced synthetic outsole built to withstand the most inclement conditions.