15 of the best waterproof winter boots to buy now

Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored
Thu January 3, 2019

It's a special kind of winter misery -- trudging through a snowstorm to end up with cold, wet snow in your shoes and having to wear freezing, damp socks for the rest of the day. The answer, of course, is boots -- but beyond the fact that many winter boots are bulky and hard to walk in, they're usually less than gorgeous. Luckily, we've found 15 pairs of winter boots that not only will keep your feet warm and dry, but are so chic you'll actually want to show them off.

When buying a pair of winter boots, there are three main questions to ask yourself: Are they waterproof? Are they insulated? Do they have good traction?

Because we feel so strongly about keeping our feet warm and dry without compromising our outfits (or slipping on ice), we've done the research for you. Each of the 15 pairs of winter boots below answer "yes" to those three very important questions and come with rave customer reviews.

Ranging from $45 to $250, there's something for every style and every budget. Plus all these stylish winter boots have a 4 out of 5-star customer rating or higher. So scroll down to shop our favorite winter boots and prepare for your most stylish (and comfy!) winter yet.

Women's Boots:

Sorel Ainsley Conquest Boots ($170; sorel.com)

Blackstone OL22 Lace-Up Boots (starting at $237.95; nordstrom.com)

Jeffrey Campbell Culvert Boot ($184.95; nordstrom.com)

Ugg Viki Waterproof Boot ($219.95; nordstrom.com)

Sporto Agnes Cold Weather Duck Boots ($149; bloomingdales.com)

Columbia Ice Maiden II Snow Boots (starting at $57.99; amazon.com)

Nike Tanjun Boots ($74.99, originally $85; kohls.com)

Men's Boots:

Ugg Harkley Waterproof Boot ($190; ugg.com)

Timberland Waterproof Nubuck Boots ($150; bloomingdales.com)

Sorel Caribou Boot ($160; sorel.com)

Kamik Nationplus Boot (starting at $59.95; amazon.com)

Hunter Original Pac Waterproof Boot ($225; nordstrom.com)

Goodfellow & Co. Winter Boots ($44.99; target.com)

Rocky Original Ride Lacer Boots ($189.99; kohls.com)

ECCO Track II High Waterproof Boots ($250; nordstrom.com)

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.