Now it doesn’t get too cold, slushy, or snowy in my neck of the woods, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good pair of cozy boots. And I’m not talking about chunky, scuff-around Uggs. This year more than ever, it seems designer are wizening up to our winter needs – once your feet get frigid, the rest of your body fades fast – and lining their rough-and-tumble combat boots and high-heeled workboots with deliciously soft shearling. These don’t look like your average all-weather boots. They might be made to keep you warm, but these top five are hot to trot.
1) Burberry Shearling-Lined Leather Boots: When plush black shearling comes in the form of classic combat boots, it looks anything but soft. And when Burberry does combat boots, they are anything but mundane. Wear them half-unlaced and reveal the fuzzy tongue. On Net-a-Porter for $895.
2) Jeffrey Campbell Britt Fur Boots: So inexpensive you can afford to cover the rest of yourself in fur! Jeffrey Campbell did a surprisingly chic job with these off-day moto boots, thanks to major wrap-around straps and skinny jean-revealing slits. On Ssense for $295.
3) Loeffler Randall Faux Shearling-Lined Bootie: An outdoorsy bootie fit for shopping in the city. A 4.5” inch heel and tailored straps say uptown, while an easy-tread sole and rich cognac color say you’re up for hike. At Bergdorf Goodman for $425.
4) Acne Alpine Shearling-Lined Leather Boots: Lighten up your winter look with taupe. A suede cap-toe and heel brings texture, and the serious lug sole lets you know these are made for stomping, whatever the weather. On Net-a-Porter for $860.
5) Elizabeth and James Base Fur Booties: So these might not have fur lining all the way through, but they’re too good to turn down. And that luscious burst of spotty fur will keep your ankles toasty. Leave the laces double-wrapped around and take advantage of the easy back zip. On Ssense for $425.