First on the list is the ultimate classic: The 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Boots from L.L. Bean. The high cuff on these leather and rubber boots is guaranteed to keep your feet dry, no matter how high the drifts get.
Adding a felt liner for insulation and a steel toe for protection, the classic Sno Racer winter boots have been a winter workhorse for decades. These boots look just as cool snow-blowing a driveway as they do apres ski.
In some places, winter is more of a wet affair than a snowy one. If this sounds like your home town, than the Thermolite Snow Shoes from Duck Boots have always been a great choice.
The leather and rubber combination creates a timeless, classy look. Sometimes, however, we want to turn heads. These vintage Moon boots will do just that.
Don't worry, there are lots of Moon Boots available, each one more spectacular then the pair before. As with all the vintage boots in this list, searching Etsy or eBay turns up a number of styles and sizes.
Another winter classic are Sorels. Indeed, for those living in bitterly cold climates, a pair of Sorels is essential for surviving the winter months.
Classic doesn't have to be boring, however. Just check out these amazing Neon Sorel snow boots.
Another option for more mild or mostly-wet climates are the Nike Baltoro Boots. Remember the ACG line of the 90s? These boots are part of that branch of the Nike lineage.
From the Alps to the Tetons to the Himalaya, old-school mountaineers used board-stiff leather boots to establish first ascents in all of the great ranges of the world. If it worked for them, how can we argue today?
Things have gotten better since those hobnailed days, but along the way there were a few awkward intermediary steps. These 90s-era plastic mountaineering boots leave a lot to be desired in a technical sense, but still poses a certain je ne sais quoi for kicking around ski towns.