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I am normally quite cold.  My hands and feet are always chilled.  I wear layer upon layer of clothing.  I take a sweater with me even when it’s +35C outside, just in case.  So in winter, when I say I’m cold, I’m REALLY cold.  Especially my feet.

Last winter, after years of suffering in silly, “fashionable” winter boots, I broke down and decided to buy Sorels.  You know what I’m talking about.  Those huge, ugly white boots that your Dad used to wear to shovel the sidewalk?  Yup, those are Sorels.  However, to my surprise and delight, Sorels have really upped the stylish factor without sacrificing the function.  I bought a really awesome pair of boots called “Joan of Arctic.”  They’re easy to walk in, keep my feet toasty warm (weather-rated to -32C), and they’re totally waterproof.  Plus, they look pretty good as far as sensible footwear goes.

Here’s my top three picks for stylin’, yet sensible, winter boots.  (And they’re all waterproof!)

Top three picks for winter bootsSOREL Joan of Arctic / 2  Denver Hayes HD2 Leather Boot / 3  The North Face Greenland Zip II