Top tips for choosing the best boots for winter

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As the icy weather start to pick up, many of us make our annual trek to the mall in search of the perfect pair of boots to keep our feet warm and toasty over Winter. While we all have different ideas of what shoe heaven looks like, there are a few things we can all agree on – style, comfort and fit are a pretty big deal. Finding a boot that’s versatile enough to go with pretty much anything in your Winter wardrobe is also a massive bonus.

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Your best option is to go for something more versatile and something that can withstand whatever weather conditions Winter throws at you – cold, wet or windy (or all three!).

You’re made of tough stuff? So should your boots be…

A boot such as the Jeep Gecko (above) offers a trendy take on the humble work boot. The rugged exterior makes for a bold an edgy look, while the durable, rubberised soles provide the perfect amount of grip to see you through even the most treacherous of urban terrains. Wear them loose-laced with tapered jeans for a look that says, “I’m here to run the show”.

Be tough… but be on trend

For a boot that was once considered a blue-collar wardrobe essential, fashion has certainly brought the work-boot look a long way. From the city streets to rap videos and runway shots, the work boot look has taken over the scene, revolutionising contemporary fashion to the point that owning a pair of your own is every cool kid’s dream come true. There’s a range of colours to choose from, whether it’s classic tan or something a little less conventional, like brown, buffalo, red wine and yellow.

Style and comfort top the checklist

Who doesn’t love a pair of shoes that not only looks great but also fits like a glove and feels as though they were made especially for your feet? Choose a boot that is comfortable, which comes in handy when you’re on your feet for hours on end and pausing for a break isn’t an option. Look for ankle-padding that provides extra cushioning to each stride, and a lace-up feature that allows you to adjust the fit, because let’s face it, a pair of shoes that don’t fit simply won’t do.

His and hers is hot

For those who have ever spotted a great pair of shoes on someone of the opposite gender and wished for a pair of their own, the good news is that the androgyny trend is heading for new and edgier heights.

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