Snow, slush, and ice: the winter tri-fecta designed to numb your toes and drown your shoes. We’ve all muddled through winter in sub-par boots, but cold weather doesn’t have to mean a miserable commute or day out anymore. Brands like Sorel, Canadian favourites since the 1960s, have developed cute new designs with all the same functionality.
These waterproof winter boots were designed by Canadians for a Canadian winter, so you can keep your feet warm and toes toasty in even the worst of conditions (I’m looking at you Alberta).
1. Conquest Carly Boot in Cinnamon – Sorel, $220
By now you’ve probably seen Sorels on just about everyone, but these boots are a more streamlined (less furry) version of their most popular offerings. With waterproof full-grain leather, insulated microfleece lining, arch support, and waterproof shells throughout, these are the most comfortable shoes you’ll wear all winter.
2. Viola Boot – La Canadienne, $435
Montréal knows a thing or two about winter, which is why La Canadienne boots are among the best options for winter wear. Fortunately, they also come in a range of cute styles that are appropriate for any wardrobe. These Viola boots are made out of waterproof suede and have a cozy shearling lining throughout. La Canadienne offers a 6 month waterproof warranty, but we doubt you’ll need it.
3. Bernard Boot – La Canadienne, $385.
If you’re looking for a quick slip-on/slip-off boot, the Bernard is a great option. This boot is a fashionable take on the current ankle bootie trend but still warm and waterproof. It has a shearling lining, a memory foam cushion insole, and is completely waterproof at the foot. Again, La Canadienne offers a 6 month waterproof guarantee so you don’t need to worry about investing in a good pair of boots.