From Affordable Finds to Investment Buys, These Are the Best Snow Boots Around


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Though I grew up in Arizona and called Los Angeles home for the better part of my adult life, I recently moved to New York City and have encountered snow for the first time in several years. Beyond that, I recently took a ski trip in Aspen, and the occasion called for proper snow shoe attire. I still consider myself a novice, so I employed the recommendations of my colleagues and local NYC residents who are more accustomed to the weather to steer me in the right direction for great snow boots that checked the boxes of both practical and fashion forward.

The recommendations I received—and styles I researched—ran the gamut of affordable and practical to luxe and also weather-appropriate. Ahead, see my short list of styles I would personally add to your winter wardrobe. Top contenders include the Loro Piana Regent boots and the Toteme Off-Duty boots as well as the L.L.Bean Insulated boots and Moon Boot’s Icon boots. Ahead, shop my snow-boot edit.

Moon Boot Icon Boots

Zara Ski Boots

Loro Piana Regent Boots

L.L.Bean Insulated Boots

Toteme Off-Duty Boots

Hunter Intrepid Boots

Bogner Chamonix Boots

Sorel Caribou Boots

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.