When you live in NYC, you need the right footwear to brave the elements, be it snow, slush, or freezing rain – because, at some point, you’re going to have to leave your apartment for one reason or another. Stylish waterproof boots are key to trudging along the city sidewalks and keeping your feet warm and dry. Here are some of our favorite cold-weather picks, which you’ll be able to wear for years to come.
Sorel Yoot Pac Waterproof Snow Boot
From Maine to Minnesota, those who live in snowy states swear by Sorel boots – so there’s no reason why they wouldn’t work for any New Yorker. This sturdy, no-nonsense style will help keep your feet stable on slippery sidewalks, unsalted patches of ice, and will last through any nor’easter Mother Nature throws your way.
UGG Aya Waterproof Snow Boot
These stylish waterproof boots by UGG were practically made for Big Apple fashionistas. We love the riding boot shape, lace-up front, and the fluffy shearling detail – the perfect complement to your favorite all-black ensemble.
Bogs Classic Tall Women’s Waterproof Boots
Wet and wintry weather can leave the city looking pretty grim. Brighten up your day with these cheery insulated wellies featuring a bold floral print. The side handles are especially helpful when pulling them up over your thickest jeans, leggings, trousers, and tights.
LOVE Moschino Moon Boots
There’s something extra cozy about a pair of round-toe moon boots. Pull on these charming love-themed boots by Moschino after any fresh snowfall, and keep them handy until those deep puddles of slush on the sidewalk corners dry up.
Timberland 6” Premium Waterproof Boots
Timberlands (or “Tims”) are a staple in urban shoe culture, so it’s great to find stylish waterproof boots that Timberland fans can wear year-round. You can reach for these slip-resistant boots on the wettest of days.
Merona Samantha Mid-Calf Rain Boots
If you ever have that childlike urge to splash in rain puddles, then a pair of classic rain boots are for you. These mid-calf boots are easy to wear, easy to put on, and even easier to clean. On a personal note, my mom bought me a pair of these boots for Christmas and I’m obsessed with them!