16 Boots to Elevate Your Winter Game

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Brrr. It’s freezing out there! The cold can still be fun, though, especially when there’s a snowy, sludgy, oftentimes sparkly reason to boot up! And so I warn you, ladies in chilly latitudes: Proceed with caution. If you’re in the market for a pair of awesome cold-weather boots, the below list of chic, warm, and durable vegan kicks will have you adding to the shopping cart faster than you can say, “L.L. Bean who?”

1. Forever 21 Canvas Lug Platform Boots

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Your car may be a foot deep in the elements, but you’ll still be winning with these canvas platform numbers. Available in more colors, as well.

2. Vegetarian Shoes Duck Boot

Vegetarian Shoes duckboot

Vegetarian Shoes just answered your frozen toes’ prayers. Insulated throughout for warmth and moisture-absorption, these boots also have a water-resistant and breathable membrane lining and are 100 percent vegan and fabulous.

3. Dr. Martens Vegan Boot

Dr. Marten's Vegan Collection

The slick burgundy-and-yellow stitching color combination of these vegan Dr. Martens triples their appeal. Whether you’re punk, prep, or just plain trendy, say hello to your winter wardrobe must-have.

4. Bogs Rider Emboss

Bogs Rider Embossed

A reason to pray for rain, obviously, these 100 percent snow-proof beauties will have you skipping through life and kicking up awesome as you go!

5. Forever 21 Knee-High Faux Suede Boots

f21 riding boots

Because who doesn’t like a good boot buckle? Plus, vegan suede is all the rage right now—haven’t you heard? These wedged riding boots will keep you toasty all the way to your knees.

6. Vegetarian Shoes Snug Black Boots 

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For the girl who’s weaning herself off a certain fur-lined boot, the struggle is real, we know. Our feet love to feel warm and cozy, but our hearts don’t agree with what happens to sheep in the wool industry. Thank goodness the Moo Shoes website lets us have our cake and eat it, too! Your feet (and animals) won’t be able to thank you enough.

7. Neuaura Marin Boots

Neuaura Marin boots

The riding boot is here to stay, and this closet staple is the perfect finish to any casual (read: effortlessly chic) outfit. Saddle up and try these classic Marins on for size.

8. Native Shoes Jimmy

Native Shoes Jimmy

I’ve never been a huge fan of the chunky snow boots that you see people trudging around in all winter, especially since most of them are made with leather or suede, fur, wool, and/or down, but in lots of cold-weather climates, thick and durable styles will save a gal from losing a toe. How great then that Jimmy Native Shoes offers a 100 percent cruelty-free version of this boot to keep your toots just as warm and protected from the elements! The company even makes some for the babe in your life—d’aw!

9. Cri de Coeur Anne Pull-On Tall Boot

Vegan Boots

What’s better than a pair of great pull-on boots? Wooden-heeled, beige, vegan-suede pull-on boots, that’s what! Who said winter was synonymous with frumpy? Prove them all wrong and rack up the compliments while you’re at it in this chic pair.

10. Payless Tysen Quilted Boot

Payless Boots

Quilted patterns are not just for grannies anymore. This style has infiltrated the market in all forms, shapes, and sizes, and, somehow, it works. “Fantastic boots!” comments from complete strangers are on the horizon. And let’s be honest—we all secretly love that.

11. ZooShoo Dallas-10 Bootie

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These bad boys aren’t messing around. “Hello, hi, yes, you want me.” It’s like they can hear our deepest thoughts.

12. ZooShoo Climate Bootie

zooshoos white boots

Whoa, Nelly. It’s as if the style of #11 got a makeover, and we’re not mad about it. They’re also available in black.

13. ZooShoo Tess-04 Bootie

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I can’t even—I really just can’t even. Holiday red, vegan suede, metal tipped toe? Cowgirl or not, these girls had you at hello.

14. Nasty Gal Camden Studded Rainboot

nasty gal rain boot

Snow or shine, this boot takes no prisoners. Add some cute knee-high socks, and voilà, you have your new favorite winter boot!

15. Nasty Gal Raffie Rain Boot

Nasty Gal Raffie Boot

Pair them with a maxi dress, skinny jeans, or tights, and out the door you go. These boots aren’t just cute—they’re about as versatile as Superman, bound to be your tried-and-true go-to this winter.

16. H&M Lined Boots

H&M Boots

These boots are fail proof, with faux-fur lining to keep your toes that much warmer.

Why #WearVegan?

Hey there, compassionistas, did you know that every year, millions of animals are killed for the clothing industry—all in the name of fashion? Deciding to make small changes to our closets that are kinder to animals and the environment—while allowing us to live by our deepest values and still have fun with our wardrobe—is one of the easiest ways to have a positive impact on the world!

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