When it comes to winter dressing, one of the trickiest things to tackle is footwear that stands up against the weather. Ankle boots are an easy go-to, but when snow falls—or melts into a sloshy mess along the sidewalks—you want to save your nice shoes from the elements. It's no surprise that Bean boots, also nicknamed duck boots (the original iteration coming from L.L.Bean) have become a popular footwear option to get customers through winter months. Durable, waterproof, and an easy choice to finish off any outfit, "Bean boots," offered now by L.L.Bean, Sorel, and others, have become a cold-weather staple we see everywhere each winter. Keep clicking for five cool girl–approved ways to wear winter's most durable shoes.
L.L.Bean The Original L.L. Bean Boot ($119)
Available in sizes 6 to 11.
Sorel 1964 Premium CVS Waxed Canvas Boot ($140)
Available in sizes 6 to 10.