Are you wondering what are the best women’s winter shoes? Find out with Vogue’s definitive guide, where you will find the best autumn winter models
Let’s take stock of the shoes to have in the wardrobe to face the cold season, the essentials that will allow you to create looks that emulate the style of celebrities or the fashion combos seen in fashion shows or street style.
Winter boots for everyone
Many variations on the theme to meet the needs of styling: there are models that never go out of fashion – think of black or soft suede boots – while others join forces to mark the trends of the moment. The last few seasons have been marked by the new silhouettes: very high cuissardes that become trousers (baptized pantaboots), models inspired by Pretty Woman (therefore soft and varnished) but also socks boots which are a hybrid cross between a pair of boots and tights, and Texans to wear in the city (on the wave of the western trend).
Autumn / winter 2022 2023 will be marked by the definitive return of knee-high boots, with stiletto heels and sharp toes (the emblem is precisely the Cagole Boots), from comfortable biker boots (which will replace combat boots) and finally platform boots (this season’s cult winter heels) that reflect the aesthetics of pop music, from the Spice Girls to the ABBA group.
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Winter ankle boots to wear not only with jeans
Whether it’s slim silhouettes or sturdy designs, ankle boots are the most versatile winter shoes you can have in your wardrobe. Not only can they be worn from early autumn until late spring, but they have the ability to adapt to different occasions: the outfit is reinvented with jeans, wide pants, long dresses or dizzying minis. And now let’s move on to the choice of ankle boots: the last few seasons have seen the return of chunky variants, mostly chelsea boots (they can be recognized by the side elastics) to be worn with frayed denim and maxi coats, but next autumn winter we will return to wearing ankle boots with sharp toe and stiletto heels like in the 2000s.
If black or brown ankle boots are a great classic – essential to face the winter season -, the designers suggest new variants that play both with color (red and nude) and with materials (denim and velvet). Finally, a note for the ugly boots that gather the approval of those looking for practicality: rubber boots and Ugg shoes protagonists of the more comfy urban dailywear already appreciated by celebrities (to try with white jeans and romantic dresses).
Not just cozy women’s winter sneakers
We know that sneakers don’t have a real season, especially when it comes to iconic models. Unlike the hot season where you opt for canvas and light soles, with winter the aesthetics are more disruptive: and away with creepers soles, thicker leathers and even furry interiors that aim to warm the feet by following the cozy philosophy. Do not forget the iconic sneakers with incorporated wedge that are definitively back in fashion, thanks to the re-edition of Isabel Marant.