If there’s one thing we can all rely on to get us through a long, cold winter with flair and grace, it’s a good pair of warm winter boots. From stomping through snow on an early morning commute to hitting the town for a night out, boots can be dressed up or down, smart or casual, low key or statement-making.
And whereas you might find yourself bored of a new dress or shirt come December, your best winter boots will last for years to come, elevating every outfit and making your existing wardrobe feel brand new. A real win-win, if you ask us!
For 2023, warm winter boots combine timeless style with practical elements – think chunky cleated soles paired with luxe materials like suede and grained leather. Silhouettes are exaggerated, with big stompy boots and knee-high styles that ruche down the leg.
And don’t forget the added details – metallic eyelets, colour contrast stitching and fabric panelling catch the eye and create interest.
Winter boots in 2023 are the perfect blend of form and function, protecting your feet from the elements while finishing off your new season fits with ease. Let’s take a look at the key trends…
What Makes a Winter Boot a Winner
When choosing our best winter boots, we included a few key features that each pair needed to tick off in order to make the cut:
- Warmth – when you’re stomping through minus temperatures on your morning commute, your boots need to keep those feet warm and dry.
- Comfort – there’s absolutely nothing worse than uncomfortable feet, so your winter boots need to feel good all day long.
- Durability – a new pair of boots can be an investment, so you want them to last longer than a single season.
- Style – if we weren’t bothered about how our feet look we’d just wear wellies every day, you know?
- Value for money – we want maximum bang for our buck here!
Our Top Favourites
With all that in mind, we’ve picked out our best winter boots for women and men. Take a look!
Cosy Urban Chic
These uber-cool calf boots take the summer stylings of classic Crocs and rework them for the new season. A mix of rubber and nylon in sleek black, they have a cool city feel while still being cosy and durable for inclement weather. Wear with a denim midi skirt and oversized sports jersey for a Gen Z vibe.
This trainer/boot hybrid has plenty of sport luxe elements – like that rounded rubber toe and hi-top shape – but the cleated sole and cosy lining bring the practicality. Wear with big baggy jeans and a vintage hoodie to channel the streetwear scene.
Pallatrooper Sportcuff Waterproof Ankle Boots by Palladium
If you want a pair of women’s boots to take you from city commute to countryside climb with ease, this style is just the ticket. They’re waterproof, with a rugged sole that’ll have you scampering up mountains in no time, come rain or shine. But that slim shape and on-trend shade gives them the style edge, so they’ll look just at home pounding the pavements.
For men, we love these ankle boots by Timberland. Another chunky sole for extra grip along with hiking boot laces for that perfect fit – no chance of these sliding off at the heels. The leather finish will keep your feet dry, too. But it’s that low profile and cool olive shade that gives these men’s boots the edge – you’ll wear them out for dinner just as much as up a mountain.
Shopping sustainably is about two things – choosing sustainable materials and manufacturing methods, and ensuring your pieces have longevity. These knee-high boots are made from recycled polyester which uses fewer processing materials and reduces waste. And the classic style will see you through season after season – a double win.
These classic desert boots by Kickers are made with responsible leather, from gold standard Leather Working Group certified tanneries. The deep navy shade and contrast sole and laces are totally timeless – this is a pair you’ll pull out again and again.
Luxury Meets Winter Wonderland
Nothing says cold weather luxury like a pair of leather riding boots. This timeless style works effortlessly for day and night, and the flat heel is a practical choice for icy pavements and rainy days. An elegant and luxurious choice that you’ll never regret making!
Men will love these refined Chelsea boots in rich chocolate brown leather – the simple style is enhanced with a rugged sole and contrast stitching, but it still feels understated and elegant. Perfect with tailored trousers and jeans alike.
Hopefully you now have plenty of ideas for expanding your winter boot collection, whether you want something simple for everyday or more functional for seasonal adventures. Take a look at our full selection of winter boots to see everything La Redoute has to offer.