'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.
Best men's winter boots to buy in 2023
Velasca Pastissee Laced Ankle Boots
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 a denim jacket and cords or their full potential by teaming them with hiking gear for a weekend in the mountains.
Myrqvist Navy Suede Duved Boots
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-repellent 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.
KLEMAN OXAL KP Ankle Boots
French label KLEMAN's origins are in functional worker shoes, which explains these hard-wearing Derby 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.
Crown Northampton Woodford Desert Boots
Crown Northampton's interpretation of the traditional desert boot is based on a classic 1950s pattern, lending it a timeless feel that will transcend trends and seasons. Meticulously handcrafted in Northampton, England, the upper is made from English-tanned kudu suede from the Charles F. Stead tannery in Leeds. It sits atop a natural crepe sole that's durable yet lightweight, and ultra-flexible for all-day comfort.
Morjas Brown Suede Jumper Boot
Keeping true to its considered design ethos, Swedish footwear label Morjas' take on the traditional Derby boot is classic yet contemporary. Handcrafted in Spain from luxurious brown suede, this boot features a slightly higher rise than is typical of Derby boots, with an elegant straight toe cap. A rubber sole and a storm welt offer added water resistance, while Goodyear welted construction promises decades of wear.
Oliver Cabell Wilson Boots
These men's lace-up boots from Oliver Cabell are the perfect winter boots for everyday wear - think of them as a winter-ready version of your Derby shoes. 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.
Aurélien Navy Campagna Boot
Take to the city streets in a pair of Aurélien's timeless Campagna suede 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.
Duke + Dexter X Fracap Darwin Dolomite Hiking Boots
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.
Church's Cornwood 3 Boots
These chunky Chelsea boots from British heritage brand Church's fuse a supple soft grain calf leather upper with a lightweight rubber commando sole and storm welted Goodyear construction for the perfect marriage of style and durability. Channel classic workwear style by teaming them with raw denim jeans and a chore jacket.
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