'Tis the season for all manner of glorious cold weather wear. For chunky cashmere roll necks, cosy coats and super-soft scarves. For layer upon luxurious layer of sumptuous fabrics and touch-me textures. But perhaps best of all, 'tis the season for winter boots. The best men's winter boots fuse style and function, because whether you're commuting to the office or trekking up a mountain, you deserve trusty footwear that will prevail against the elements and keep your toes toasty, all while helping you look the part.
From classic Chelsea boots that lend themselves effortlessly to formal and casual occasions, to sturdy hiking boots designed to tackle any terrain: scroll on for our pick of the best men's winter boots on the market right now.
Velasca's Pastissee boots are made for exploring the great outdoors in style. Crafted in the Italian shoemaking district of Montegranaro from smooth calf leather and reinforced with a durable Para rubber sole, they're as sturdy as they are stylish. Wear them day to day with denim and cords or their full potential by teaming them with hiking gear for a weekend in the mountains.
ETQ Amsterdam may specialise in ultra-sleek leather sneakers, but the Dutch footwear brand also happens to make a great line of boots. Case in point: these men's Chelsea boots, made in Portugal from full-grain nappa leather with a soft leather lining and double-stitched welted outsole. Their simple and classic silhouette will subtly elevate any outfit.
Swedish footwear label Myrqvist ensures that all of its shoes are ready for any weather, and its Duved boots are no different. Made with water repellant suede from renowned tannery Charles F. Stead, these men's hiking boots are equipped with a robust rubber sole, water-resistant membrane and a gusseted tongue. They come with interchangeable navy and orange laces.
French label KLEMAN's origins are in functional worker shoes, which explains these hard-wearing ankle boots that eschew fussy aesthetic details in favour of pared-back style and robust construction. They're designed to stand the test of time, meticulously crafted from European cowhide leather and boasting an anti-slip and anti-abrasion sole.
Keeping true to its considered design ethos, Axel Arigato's take on the traditional Chelsea boot is classic yet contemporary, featuring a sleek leather upper with the brand's signature 'Arigato' stamp in gold. Wear them with your daily denims or dress them up with tailored trousers and a sharp blazer.
These men's lace-up boots from Oliver Cabell are the perfect winter boots for everyday wear. They'll see you stylishly through any weather, thanks to a their water-resistant full-grain leather upper and a water-resistant anti-slip studded rubber outsole. The combination of a removable moulded in-sole and vegetable tanned leather lining promise ultimate comfort.
Take to the city streets in a pair of Aurélien's timeless Campagna lace-up boots. They're made from Aurélien's specialty Softey suede and lined in super-soft calfskin for ultimate comfort and warmth in the cold winter months. With their classic silhouette and timeless hue, they're a wardrobe staple that you'll reach for time and again.
British footwear brand Duke + Dexter has teamed up with iconic Italian bootmakers Fracap to create a hiking boot that will take its wearer from the streets of Dalston to the hiking trails of the Dolomites. The Darwin style features a Vibram sole made from recycled plastic, with a charcoal upper that's cut from biodegradable leather — making it one of the most eco-friendly hiking boots out there. Perfect for eco-conscious style mavens.
Hardgraft's aptly-named 'Big Boots' are the "4x4 of footwear". But don't be fooled by their tough guy exterior: these heavy duty Italian-made shoes are a treat to slip into. Their vegetable-tanned calfskin uppers are lined with super-soft calfskin that will keep your feet comfortable all day long. A cemented construction, reinforced toe-caps and hand-built crepe and rubber sole means they're made to last.
For Royal RepubliQ's Oxford Combat Boots, the Dutch footwear brand opted to use ox leather over cow leather for its extreme durability and unique natural grain. These boots are as sturdy as they are stylish, with a thick crepe outsole and rounded last that draw inspiration from the classic '50s style of Teddy Boys.
These sleek leather Chelsea boots from British label A Day's March are as classic as they come. Masterfully made in Portugal from fine Italian Mastrotto leather, they boast a sturdy rubber outsole and full leather lining. The perfect complement to the brand's workwear-inspired overshirts.
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