Goodbye sandals and hello boots. Now that the last of the lingering summer temps have gone in New York, it's time for closed-toe shoes for the next many, many months. Luckily the options are simultaneously warm and stylish, and can ensure you endure snow, rain and the sunny (but chilly) days in-between in good form. Whether you prefer fur accents or hiking boot-inspired detailing, there’s a shoe that will equip you for the NYC streets and beyond.
1.) Canadian brand Sorel has a long history of making incredibly warm shoes in incredibly fashionable silhouettes. Their Joan of Arctic style is a favorite, and features waterproof construction with a faux fur cuff.
2.) For two decades, Acne Studios has been known for their clever and functional designs. Supple pink nubuck leather looks positively playful on this street-ready silhouette, finished with an ultra-durable rubber sole.
Acne Studios, 33 Greene Street. acnestudios.com
3.) A little bit classic, and a little bit of attitude make these heeled Timberland boots a definite must for taking on the streets of Manhattan. The lug sole will help you navigate uneven sidewalks, and the sleek suede upper makes the pair ready for a night out.
4.) Italian fashion house Tod’s took inspiration from traditional hiking boots and gave this pair their own well-crafted spin. We love the glossy leather finish and bright red laces.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue. saks.com
5.) Tabitha Simmons’ Bexley boots have us reminiscing of London street style and quintessential Liberty floral prints. Added design bonuses include the wing-tip toe and wool-trim ankle collar.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue. bergdorfgoodman.com