Much love to the Bean Boot, but these other warm, rugged and sharp-looking boots have our attention
In Maine, wearing boots from about October to April is a given. We want our tootsies to stay warm, but we want to look stylish, too. Venturing out to dinner or to a play doesn’t stop happening just because it’s slushy and wet outside. We all love our trusty L.L.Bean boots—they’re great paired with our favorite jeans and bulky wool socks or with a dress and tights—but we also need variety in our life.
Here are some other warm yet fashionable options you can pull on that will keep your feet happy whether you are running errands during the day, or have an evening out planned.
Kodiak Surrey II Boots
These Kodiak Surrey II boots have a little bit of a biker flair and will make you feel like a badass. They are waterproof, slip resistant and come with removable memory foam inside. Pair these with a pair of black skinnies and you’ll be comfy and sexy—yes, you really can be both! Available at Reny’s, $124.99.
Sorel Slimpack II Lace Duck Boots
The Slimpack II Lace boots from Sorel are perfect to wear with thick tights and a denim or flannel dress or skirt. And if you have a pair of colorful socks peeking out of the top, even better. They are waterproof, rugged and oh so cute. Available at Lamey Wellehan, $125.
Kodiak Bethany Boots
These mid-calf Bethany boots from Kodiak are sharp-looking. Made with black leather, they’re waterproof and have a side zipper for getting them on and off easily, making them perfect for when you want to dress up a bit but you don’t want to spend 10 minutes wrangling them on and off. Available at Reny’s, $149.99.
Ugg Adirondack II Boots
I have a pair of these Adirondack II Boots from Ugg, and they are the warmest pair of boots I’ve ever owned. You can roll the top down to expose the fur, or pull them up for a taller boot. Available at Lamey Wellehan, $225.
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots
The Joan Of Arctic Boots from Sorel will keep your feet warm, even when temperatures dip below zero. I wear mine sledding and snowshoeing with my kids and my feet stay toasty and warm. My favorite winter outfit is putting them on with jeans, a leather jacket and beanie. Available at Reny’s, $149.99.
Katie Bingham-Smith is a writer, shoe addict and mother living in Bowdoinham. She pays her kids to rub her feet and never turns down anything with caffeine.