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Winter Boots: Fashion Meets Function

Winter BootsWinter will be here before we know it. While you’re adding sweaters, scarves and other chill-chasing items into your wardrobe, it’s essential to include at least one really good pair of warm winter boots.

I know I’ve heard many friends and family talk about the difficulty of finding boots that keep out cold winter air, and look fashionable as well. Of course we will still wear our pumps and trendy boots/booties this winter, but when it comes to finding a pair of durable winter boots, can we really have the best of both worlds-warmth and style?

Well, it turns out, we can. 🙂 And I’ve tracked down some styles that make the grade when it comes to contemporary fashion and foot-hugging warmth.

Ukala Sydney By EMU Australia Micah Boot

Shop: Micah Boot

Suede leather boots like this one have become immensely popular in the past few years. I like this style because it has the added touch of the side tie closure, and it features Micron20™ Australian Merino wool lining, so you can enjoy slipper-like comfort. Throw these boots on over jeans for a great casual look to take you through the winter months.

Kalso Earth Pike Boot

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You really can’t go wrong with this style. The Pike boot is made from high quality suede leather, and features an attractive lace-up design.  This style also comes equipped with trend-right faux fur trim and lining, as well as the brand’s signature 3.7° incline for a toning effect.  The Pike boot also boasts a durable rubber outsole, reinforced anatomic arch support and an environmentally friendly, form-fitting BioFoam™ cushioned insole made from 70% recycled content.

Muk Luks® Mixed Media Boot

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The Mixed Media features an attractive blend of acrylic knit and suede leather for stand out style. Add cozy faux fur lining, secure tie closure and durable TPR outsole, and you have the makings of a great winter boot.

Merrell Katia Boot

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Merrell has forever been known for footwear that can take on nature’s toughest elements. This winter boot is durable, waterproof and trend-right. The Katia comes equipped with Merrell Weather-Tight™ construction, 300-gram fleece lining treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution, and 200-gram Merrell Opti-Warm™ lightweight synthetic insulation, so your feet are protected from the cold. This boot has a lot of great qualities, and I think it’s a winter weather winner.

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