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11 Weatherproof winter boots that don't sacrifice style

Amy Kuras

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Amy Kuras

Amy Kuras is a journalist, social work grad student and usually under-slept mother of two.She has written for Cafe Mom's The Stir, Babble and numerous other web and print publications. She lives with her family in Detroit.

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

Let's face it: Too often, we are willing to freeze our tootsies off or risk breaking a bone if we slip and fall on icy sidewalks, all in the name of fashion. But it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these 11 weatherproof boots that will keep you stylish and warm all winter long.

1. These warm, stylish lace-ups make the most of wintry style and are a natural match for a sweater dress. (Bastien, $104)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

2. These chunky black boots have a bit of an edge and would look great with skinny jeans, or even paired with a circle skirt in more casual offices. (Sporto, $70)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

3. These suede boots with a warm, comfy fur lining are the best of all worlds — a somewhat Nordic motif without going all Anna and Elsa, a practical heel and surefooted sole, and enough style to wear to the office under a knee-length skirt. (Blondo, $155)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

4. Another potentially work-appropriate pick, these slightly outdoorsy boots have a nice grippy sole that will keep you from skidding on slick surfaces. (Keen, $81)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

5. Sometimes, you just have to go full North Pole with your look (especially when the Polar Vortex rears its ugly head again). These furry mukluks will add style to leggings and a big slouchy sweater. (The North Face, $140)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

6. These rubber Wellington-style boots are not only sleek and snappy with their bright red fleece peeking out, they're versatile — when the weather warms up, you can pull out the fleece inserts and they will be great for muddy, rainy days. The rubber will rinse clean in a snap. (Sorel, $63)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

7. These boots are pricey at well north of $200, but their combination of sleek style and weatherproof, slip-resistant construction is hard to find. They're perfect for work and would lend a touch of class to more casual wear as well. (Santana Canada, $279)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

8. The embroidery on the shaft is what sets these lace-up boots apart from the pack. (Helly Hansen, $110)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

9. There are lots of basic black and brown styles available in warm winter boots; what's hard to find is color. The gray and purple combo of these cute quilted boots means you'll never be searching through the pile by a friend's door, wondering which ones are yours. And the gray means they'll go with just about any color coat. (Patagonia, $130)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

10. Canadians know how to deal with winter weather and look great doing it, which is why it's unsurprising these lovely ankle boots meld waterproof construction and a traction sole with a dainty shape and pretty details. Perfect for work! (La Canadienne, $190)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

11. And finally, these are just plain funny. Massive, furry, probably warm as can be, these boots say, "The hardest winter is no match for my quirky style." (Pajar, $245)

Look good and keep your toes warm with these stylish winter boot picks

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