Stylish Winter Boots Under $150

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but it is mid-November, and yes, winter will be here soon.

We know it has been a mild fall out here in the Northeast, so for many of you, it’s still not cool out yet, but that’s even more reason we suspect Mother Nature is going to drop a foot of snow on us when we’re totally unprepared.

If there’s one thing the changing season means for us, it’s the chance to grab a new pair of boots for our wardrobes. With El Nino threatening rain out west and with the buckets of snow we got last year on the East Coast, at Footwear News, we’re getting our boots in order before the weather changes. One thing we firmly believe is that your winter boots shouldn’t be just functional — you know, waterproof and warm — but good looking, too.

Winter boots on a budget The North Face Men’s Back to Berkeley Redux Leather Boot, $130. Courtesy of brand.

From short boots by Sorel that are ready to tackle rain and slush to  heavy-duty performers from The North Face, we have our picks for the best in winter boots. And what’s more? We challenged ourselves to keep it at $150 or under.

So even though we’re not really dreaming of winter white yet, we’re pretty sure we need to be prepped anyway.