Unless you like trudging through cold, wet snow, you may not like this, but all the good snow boots (stylish or not) will be all sold out soon, and it's time to face that reality. The thing is that there's really no replacement for the most functional of winter shoes, and last year's ice and salt likely took a toll on many cold-climate dwellers' snow boots, so it's undoubtedly an essential seasonal purchase.
One InStyle editor made the mistake of waiting last year, only to realize that all the stylish ones were already back-ordered. She said, "I attempted to order a new pair of duck boots right after Thanksgiving. 'Back-ordered until March,' the screen mocked me once, twice, five times over as I desperately bounced between sites." For the best selection, she advises ordering a pair "right after summer wraps, but before the last leaves fall."
Live in a snowy climate? Take the wise editor's advice and order your winter boots now. As blissful as being in denial about the blizzards to come can be, it won't do you any good in the long run.
Shop our stylish snow boot picks below!
Show this stylish pair off by wearing with cropped flares.
These are as heavy-duty as you can get.
Leave it to Stuart Weitzman to design snow boots you actually want to wear when it's not snowing.
For the girl who can't stomach full-blown snow boots.
When it comes to warmth, you can't go wrong with a pair of UGG boots.
These will keep you warm, dry, and stylish.