Winter weather can do a number on your favorite shoes, turning your hard-earned footwear investments into ragged relics. But with a discerning eye, you can pick up a pair of shoes that will last through the imminent season shift and many more to come.
For guys who like to keep it classic, the good news is that you don’t necessarily have to give up your go-to styles to suit up for winter weather. Staples such as the cap toe, Chelsea boot and chukka are available in winter-ready variations. Below, shop our picks from Rockport, Sorel and more.
Rockport Main Route Northfield Waterproof
A sporty-formal hybrid, this winter-ready oxford is equipped with waterproof seam-sealed nubuck leather and a rubber lug sole for extra traction on slick surfaces.
Frye Woodson Hiker
A classic speed laced style is made extra durable with a Goodyear welt construction, leather lining and lug outsole for traction and stability.
Vionic Chase Chukka Boot
This traditional chukka style is done in weather-treated suede to resist stain and rain, while a proprietary anatomic insole provides stability and comfort.
Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Original
This leather laceup looks even better as it ages, while sporting a cushioned footbed for an enhanced feel underfoot.
Lems Shoes Boulder Boot
The upper of this classic hiking style is done in leather that’s stain- and moisture-resistant, while its lightweight construction makes it easy to fold and pack for a weekend getaway.
Rockport Essential Details II Waterproof Cap Toe
Offering a more traditional oxford construction, this sleek cap toe style features waterproof leather and shock absorption in the heel for added comfort.
Sorel Madison Chukka Waterproof
Stand up to the snowiest of days with this stylish chukka boot from Sorel, complete with a molded rubber outsole for long-lasting wear.
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