We’ve all had that horrible feeling, where we can’t enjoy ourselves during an outing – simply because we’ve decided upon the wrong choice of footwear.
Whether it’s a rainy day or you’re up to your ankles in snow, the perfect winter boot could be the difference between staying out for an extra couple of hours, or virtually flying home to warmth and wincing in pain.
If you haven’t already done so, January is a great time to upgrade your footwear for winter, not just because it’s a cold month – but you’ll usually find some pretty nice bits reduced after the New Year.
We’ve rounded up ten of the best winter boots for ladies below, considering all styles and budgets.
Best winter boots for women
1. Zip-Up High-Heel Ankle Boots
If you’re looking for a fashionable alternative to staying warm, these ankle boots from Bershka have a retro 60’s feel to them, without appearing costume like.
The white zip up boots will compliment a range of outfits casual or dressy. They’re also waterproof and will shield your feet from any impromptu showers.
Price: £25.99, Bershka – buy here now
2. Women’s Original Play Insulated Tall Wellington Boots: Luna Grey
Hunter are a reputable name in the boot world, they’re also a reliable brand you can trust that you’ll love for years to come.
Unlike your every day wellington boot, these have advanced thermal insulated soles and lining and can be worn in temperatures as low as -5°C.
The wellies are certified vegan and come available in seven colours options.
Price: £90, Hunter Boots – buy here now
3. Dr Martens 1460 Pascal Virginia Leather Ankle Boot
As far as a solid boot goes, you can’t ask for much more from a Dr Marten boot.
The iconic footwear is constructed with comfortable Dr. Martens air-cushioned soles, which is ideal if you’re on your feet all day.
The boots lace up to provide a snug fit that you’ll love through the winter months and beyond.
Price: £139, Dr Martens – buy here now
4. Public Desire Nicole Knee High Boot
It’s probably not the winter boot you had in mind, but who said you can’t go through the winter in style? These knee high boots are sure to keep your toes warm this winter, it’s also a great excuse to wear fluffy socks undetected.
The heel is small enough to add a pop of drama, whilst allowing you to walk around with ease.
The faux snake skin design is perfect if you’ve got a winter occasion to get dressed up for.
Price: £44.99, ASOS – buy here now
5. High Leather Chelsea Boot
The perfect winter boot does exist. Luckily, they don’t compromise style either.
These high Chelsea boots are finished with a durable, ridged rubber sole and have been crafted from smooth leather.
Price: £150, COS – buy here now
6. Joules Women’s Welly Print Wellington Boots
If you’re looking for some wellies that are durable and fun in design, these ones from Joules are top contenders.
They’re made from a waterproof rubber material, with flat soles making them ideal for long rainy walks.
Choose from over 15 different unique patterns.
Price: From: £26, Amazon – buy here now
7. ASOS DESIGN Courtney Chunky Lace Up Knee High Boots
Teaming practicality with a little bit of style and sass.
These round-toe, knee high boots are made from a faux suede material and will pair well with casual attire.
The chunky soles and moulded treads are perfect for harsher weather conditions.
You can also wear your funkiest, chunkiest and warmest socks underneath and no one would ever know.
Price: £45, ASOS – buy here now
8. Kiomi Winter Boots
If you’re after a simple boot that is smart enough to wear in the office, but dressy enough to team with a nice outfit for evenings out, the Kiomi boots are a top pick.
The leather boot features warming padding on the inside, which will help to keep cold toes warm.
Price: £49.49, Zalando – buy here now
9. Sorel Women’s Out N About Plus Tall Boots
Off on a snowy adventure? These boots from Sorel are fit for the toughest of elements.
The boots are made with a waterproof first grain leather, with waterproof sealed seams; ensuring whatever the weather your feet will be dry.
There’s also reinforced insulation, which helps to keep your toes dry, but most importantly warm.
Price: From: £77.88, Amazon – buy here now
10. UGG Montara Boots
These rather unusual boots from UGG are perfect if you’re looking for a pair of boots that will make a statement.
It is the season of puffer style after all, our shoes should be no exception.
If you’re worried about cold feet, these boots feature DryTech waterproof construction, sumptuous UGGPure Wool insole, and 200g of extra insulation. If these don’t keep your feet warm, nothing likely will.
Price: £155, Office – buy here now