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Baby it’s cold outside: The best winter boots of the season

05 Oct 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

From snug and sturdy to pulse-racing party styles, there is a boot to suit every mood this season

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The temperature has officially dropped – but don’t let your sartorial standards slip too. Step out this winter in a pair of hardworking boots that merge fashion and function – from fuzzy, shearling-lined styles to chunky combat silhouettes. For those seeking frivolity, gear up for the party season with fabulously impractical killer heels, shimmering metallics and glittering embellishments. Here’s our guide to the best women’s winter boots for 2023.

The lug boots

A chunky rubber lug sole is the anti-fashion footwear trend that isn’t abating. The question is, what level of lug will you go? The fully committed are stomping around in Bottega Veneta’s Chelsea boot, set on a chunky rubber sole and available in a range of neutral colourways. Elsewhere, Essēn’s weather-resistant styles are designed in Melbourne and sustainably made in small batches in Italy.

Bottega Veneta lug boots

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Burberry vintage check detail leather chelsea boots

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Essen leather lug sole boots

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By Far Alister lug-sole boots

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The shearling boots

We’re all trying to get our steps in even with the temperatures dropping. Ward off the winter chill in a pair of toasty, shearling-lined boots by Sorel or Bogner, which are ideal for tucking your favourite joggers into on a Saturday morning. For those heading somewhere more upmarket than the local park, try See By Chloé's Mallory boots – a sturdy, snug and unexpectedly sexy option that wouldn’t look out of place at Claridge’s.

Sorel Torino II Parc shearling-trimmed boots

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Bogner Arosa shearling-lined boots

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See By Chloé Mallory boots

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Giuseppe Zanoti Tonix shearling-trim boots

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The knee-high boots

Endorsed by Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and many an Instagram influencer, Paris Texas is chief purveyor of the knee-high boot. These babies are long, glossy, expensive and ready for a good time. Select from buttery soft leather, metallic python print or high voltage crystal-studded styles. Elsewhere, Stuart Weitzman’s sleek designs are timeless, elegant and endlessly practical in smooth suede and leather.

Paris Texas Holly crystal-embellished boots

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Paris Texas lizard-effect boots

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Stuart Weitzman 5050 suede boots

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Jimmy Choo Alizze leather boots

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The Western boots

Both romantic and rebellious, the rootin’, tootin’ Western silhouette continues to hold court this season. Isabel Marant offers an array of styles that vary in formality, including its signature Dicker boot crafted in suede. Meanwhile, Gianvito Rossi has a minimal wooden heel iteration perfect for minimalists. Embrace the rodeo aesthetic completely with Khaite and Rabanne’s all-out cowboy-inspired boots complete with swirling embroidery.

Isabel Marant Dicker boots

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Gianvito Rossi wooden heel cowboy boots

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Khaite Dallas ankle boots

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Rabanne Santiag cowboy boots

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