The 8 most popular women’s winter boots for 2020
Keep your feet warm and dry all season long.
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner and December just a few days away, there's no denying that boot season is upon us. Luckily, boots are no longer just a clunky barrier between your feet and the elements—they can also be incredibly stylish and comfortable, too. Here are the best-selling and top-rated boots to buy right now—from Ugg booties to Bean Boots to Hunter rain boots.
As with many popular products right now, we expect some of these boots to sell out, especially as we get deeper into the winter season. I.e. if there's a pair you have your eye on, it's best to buy them sooner rather than later.
1. These basically-perfect Blundstone boots
I’ll sing from the rooftops about my Blundstones until the neighbors decide to call law enforcement. That’s how deeply I believe in them. They’re so lightweight you’ll think you’re being pranked, they hold up nicely to several-hour-long walks, and they keep your feet nice and dry during downpours and snowfalls. A convenient stretchy side panel leaves extra room for thick knitted socks or swelled feet.
Psst: Blundstones are very popular right now and are almost completely sold out at Nordstrom. However, there are still a few sizes left and you can also buy them from J.Crew or directly from Blundstone.
- Get the Blundstone Women's Chelsea Boot from Nordstrom for $194.95
- Get the Blundstone Women's Chelsea Boot from J.Crew for $189.95
- Get the Women's Classics Chelsea Boots at Blundstone for $189.95
2. These Ugg boots with several thousand reviews
Uggs will always be a classic—thanks to their genuine shearling inner lining, these boots with 6,000 reviews on Nordstrom are comfy enough to wear around the house as slippers. But make no mistake: They’re pretreated to repel against moisture and staining, so they’ll stand up to the elements as well.
There are tons of Ugg styles to choose from, but for the uninitiated, this above-the-ankle version will provide a subtle cozy look to your outfit without overheating your calves, while also feeling unbeatably warm and comfortable on your feet. I’ve worn these every year for the last 10 years, and I can’t imagine ever surviving another Canadian fall or winter without them. Another popular pick for winter is the waterproof Adirondack boot, which has hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom and which our Shopping Director owns and loves.
- Get the Ugg Classic II Genuine Shearling Lined Short Boot at Nordstrom for $169.95
- Get the Ugg Adirondack III Waterproof Boot from Nordstrom for $249.95
3. These top-rated ethically-made boots from Nisolo
Get a little dressy without feeling stuffy. Made with waterproof leather from an ethical factory in Peru, these timeless boots (which are available in four colorways) feature a pull-on tab to help you slip them on in a pinch, while a 1.25-inch heel offers a slight lift while still feeling comfortable. The majority of their 400 reviews are five stars, with many customers saying they loved them so much, they ended up buying multiple pairs. One shopper raves, “The color is perfect & organic, the style is feminine & confident, the fit very comfortable—they go with just about everything. Worth every penny in more ways than one.”
4. These cult-favorite Bean Boots
You can’t go wrong with L.L.Bean’s best-selling Bean Boots that are lined with Portuguese chamois flannel and feature a rubber chain-tread style bottom for maximum traction on wet and slippery days. The full-grain leather outer is already pre-tumbled, so there’s no awkward break-in period here—just serious levels of comfort that customers can’t get enough of: “Have I said how much I love these boots? The leather is soft, the flannel is classic and cozy, and the boots are oh-so-comfortable. These boots make me wish it was winter year round.”
5. These splurge-worthy Hunter rain boots
Lip gloss and fall winds aren’t a match. Glossy boots and fall rain? Now we’re talking. These beauties from Hunter feature a classy round toe, a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort, an anti-bacterial lining, a side buckle evocative of equestrian boots, and a latex-dipped shell to guarantee complete waterproofness. As one of the best-selling boots at Nordstrom, over 1,000 customers rave over how well they function as rain boots: “Went camping in the rain for a weekend and my feet were bone dry the entire time. I could not have been happier!” And, of course, hundreds of customers report loving them so much they wear them on dry days, too.
6. These best-selling Columbia boots
No matter where your winter adventures take you, you can always rely on Amazon’s number-one best-selling Columbia Ice Maiden boots with over 11,000 reviews. Coming in nine colors, these boots made of waterproof leather feature the brand’s propriety anti-slip technology for icy hikes, a lightweight midsole to keep you feeling comfortable all day, and a faux fur collar for added warmth and style. Take advantage of their lace-up closure to customize your fit. Of its 4.7-star rating, reviewers note how rarely they want to take them off, even after a long day: “These boots are worth every penny. I have come to be a major fan of Columbia outerwear in general and these boots were no exception! From the moment I put them on I knew I would love them. I wear them all day and don't want to take them off.”
7. These durable yet stylish Timberland boots
If they’re durable enough for a day at the construction site, they’re certainly going to live up to the task of helping you walk through a beautiful pile of crunchy red leaves. Boasting a waterproof leather exterior, a 1.25-inch heel, and a traction-friendly sole, they’re the ideal boots for transitioning into wet weather, and wearing indoors without overheating. Of their 2,000+ reviews at Nordstrom, customers say how they’re a must for any style maven’s wardrobe since you can dress them up to look grungy, sporty or more feminine. “I have these boots in three different colors and switch them up depending on my mood. They go great with jeans, leggings, sweats, dresses, etc. I wore them working for UPS last year and they kept my feet warm and dry. Definitely will continue to buy these boots!”
8. These super popular leather boots from Ariat
Channel your inner T-Swift and get a little country with these leather cowboy boots boasting a relaxed, comfy fit. They’re light enough for every day wear, and durable enough to withstand—you guessed it—riding and caring for horses. You can also choose your width, guaranteeing a perfect fit. They come in a distressed brown hue that pairs with any outfit, and because of their minimalist design, they’re a great entryway into cowboy boot first-timers. With a 4.8-star rating on the brand’s website and over 500 Amazon reviews, it’s clear these boots are an everyday staple whether you’re spending the day at the stable or running errands: “I. Love. These. Boots. They were instantly comfortable.”
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.