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The 17 Best Winter Boots for Women on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, because winter is coming, we’ve chosen the best winter boots for women on Amazon, according to the people. If this is the kind of content you’re looking for, we’ve also previously picked out the best inexpensive Chelsea boots for men and the best socks for women, too. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Highly Cushioned Waterproof Boot

Kingshow Women’s Globalwin Waterproof Winter Boots
From $25 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 2,061 reviews

“I get a ton of compliments on these boots. They go with much more than I had anticipated, which is really nice. Our winters can be pretty bad in Washington State, so winter boots that are stylish are a must. No way I’m wearing ugly boots for two to three months out of the year. I have not noticed any leaking, which was very nice, and my toes are much warmer than the last pair I had. They have the look of higher-end boots without the price tag. The calve area was surprisingly larger than I had anticipated, so I lace mine tighter. I may buy another pair in a different color.”

Best Faux Fur–Lined Mid-Calf Boot

Kamik Women’s Momentum Snow Boot
from $50 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 1,482 reviews

“I don’t think I can adequately state how much I love these boots. They are gorgeous! They’re so comfortable that I feel like I’m putting on a tall pair of slippers. I purchased the charcoal color, and it is such a pretty color with a soft design. I normally wear an 8.5 in shoes, but purchased a size nine so I could wear thicker socks, and found the sizing on this to be as expected. These boots literally hug your feet and legs in warmth and comfort. You can easily walk around without them slipping about your heels. I’m so happy with this purchase.”

Best Quilted Mid-Calf Boot

Columbia Women’s Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter Boot
from $62 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 1,493 reviews

“My fave purchase for the crazy winter! I wore these all over the Midwest during some of the worst weather, and I was always cozy, comfortable, and dry. Even back home in Southern California, I was wearing them through all our crazy rainfall and stomping in puddles with my kids, even wading in puddles where the water was above the top of my foot, and it never got wet inside the boot. They feel a bit like sneakers, due to the very flexible sole, which I love. I felt extremely confident on the black ice and sleet, as well. I’m still wearing them at home in place of slippers.”

Best Knee-high Faux-Leather Boot

DREAM PAIRS SUMMIT/TRACE Fashion Dual Buckles Faux Fur-Lined Knee Hight Winter Boots
from $35 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 576 reviews

“Wonderful boots! I wear a size eight and purchased a size eight, and found the fit to be perfect, even when wearing heavy winter socks. I bought these boots to replace my former much-worn and loved brown boots that I could no longer find to purchase. I am pretty selective on what I want in a pair of boots, but I could not be happier with these. I needed a stylish pair that I could throw on quickly and that could be worn with pretty much anything. I’m a big fan of the full-length zipper for an easy on and off, and the lovely fur lining is so cozy. The quality is great. I would purchase these again with no hesitations.”

Best Lightweight Leather Mid-Calf Boot

Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Snow Boot
From $60 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 3,001 reviews

“It’s been over a month and these things are still as awesome as the day I got them, and I wear them almost every day. They are so warm and comfortable. I hate going out in the cold because my feet are always frozen in under a minute. But not with these. We have had a few days that were so darn cold and windy, but these boots kept my toes warm, and that is a rare occurrence. They are definitely the best weatherproof boots I’ve ever purchased. And these are super grippy on the bottom, so I haven’t slipped once yet, which is also a rare occurrence, as I am slightly accident-prone. The size chart is accurate also. I’m like a 7.5 to 8.5, depending on the shoe. I bought these boots in an 8.5 to account for thick winter socks and they are perfect! I love them and I will buy another pair next winter.”

Best Ugg-Like Boot

BEARPAW Women’s Emma Short Fashion Boot
From $35 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 4,407 reviews

“This is my second pair of Bearpaws. I absolutely love them. These boots are high-quality — real suede on the outside and real shearling on the inside. Highly recommend if you don’t care about brand names and want a high-quality product and a reasonable price. I think the soles are a little thicker and more rugged than Uggs, which I prefer.”

Best Vegan-Leather Combat Boot

DailyShoes Women’s Military Ankle Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots
From $18 at Amazon

4.2 stars, 2,984 reviews

“Love these boots. This is actually my second pair. The first pair survived almost two years of savage abuse and near daily use, often in inclement weather, before a zipper failed. It was cheaper to buy a new pair than get them repaired. I frequently get compliments on these boots. The pockets are awesome, perfect for stashing a few small items — such as ID cards, keys, or cash. Office, vacation, running errands, wherever you go, these boots will be your new first choice. Decent support, but could benefit from an insert if you have special needs. The ankle support is excellent, and certainly saved me from a few sprains when traversing uneven terrain.”

Best Sporty Leather Boot

Sorel Women’s Joan Of Arctic Boot
From $102 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 1,781 reviews

“These boots are wonderful! I have had them for about a month now and have used them every day. They are very comfortable and warm. I usually wear a seven to 7.5 in shoes and was debating what size to get, as some reviews said they run small. I ended up trying on a couple sizes of this boot at Dick’s Sporting Goods and then ordering here, as it’s much cheaper. The 7.5 fits me great. At first, it was a little tight to get them on, but the leather seems to be worked or stretched now, so it’s very easy to get them on and off. I have worn them with ski socks and without socks, and they are comfortable and warm either way. The gray is a beautiful color and matches with anything. I love them because they are stylish but can also be worn under snow pants to play in the snow with the kids. Sorels last forever, too! I still have my old pair that are about 15 years old and in great condition, but just wanted to upgrade. Worth the money and a smart purchase.”

Best Fold-Over Fleece-Lined Boot

Timberland Women’s Teddy Fleece Fold-Down Waterproof Boot
From $87 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 851 reviews

“We are having our first real snow here in Chicago today, and yesterday had freezing rain. We’ve also had some dry-but-cold days with temps in the teens and single digits. The waterproof leather and the fleece lining are very effective in cold and wet weather. Even on those days when all my thick winter socks are in the laundry. Even during 30- to 50-minute walks with my dog. Plus, I don’t drive. So I do a lot of walking in inclement weather in these boots — and a lot standing at cold bus stops. They remain warm and comfortable through it all. And the lace-up style provides good ankle support, so these are good walking boots. These boots fit true to size. I’ve got flat, fat feet, so I appreciate that they are available in wide width.”

Best Quilted Ankle Combat Boot

DailyShoes Women’s Military Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots
From $16 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 1,662 reviews

“These are so cute! I love how you can wear them with skirts or leggings just as easily as you can wear them under wider-legged jeans or even work pants. They can easily dress up or down. The quality of the boot is incredibly high, especially considering the price point, and I’m definitely keeping my eye out for some more fun colors on this company’s other styles. I normally wear a 9.5 or ten, and I got the ten so I can wear these with thicker socks. I also have wide feet and have had trouble in the past with boots that are too narrow, but these are just right in terms of width. The pocket is cool and can comfortably hold about three credit or ID cards before it feels too rigid and gets hard to close. You could totally slip a single key or any number of necessary items in there, too. All in all, I’m seriously pleased with these and will be happy to buy from this company again.”

Best Knee-high Riding Boot

Women’s Riding Boots
From $10 at Amazon

4.2 stars, 441 reviews

“I love these boots. I love this seller. I requested expedited shipping, and they got them to me faster than I ever expected. I live in Florida, so I hate to spend a lot of money on boots because I don’t get to wear them often, so it is hard to find reasonably priced boots that also look good. These boots are both. They look great and they are economical. You can’t go wrong.”

Best Lace-up Leather Boot

Timberland Women’s MT Hope Mid Waterproof Boot
From $170 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 929 reviews

“I am writing this after actually owning and using these for several months, so believe me when I say that this is my favorite winter purchase. When paired with normal ankle socks, they are really still warm and cozy because they are lined with that soft Sherpa material. I have even worn them sockless and was content walking outside to get the mail or take the trash out. However, when paired with the Carhartt Women’s Extremes All-Season Boot Socks, these are the warmest boots you will ever need. My feet actually sweat when I wear them both together in 20-degree weather. They are also so much easier to slip on than all the other boots I’ve tried on, and with two impatient kids that was one of my favorite features! Also, they look great with leggings, skinny jeans, or regular pants. I was impressed by the functionality and style.”

Best Cheap Duck Boot

Womens Nylon Cold Weather Outdoor Snow Duck Winter Rain Lace Boot
From $20 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 225 reviews

“These boots are great! The furry lining goes throughout the whole boot, so my feet stay warm and dry. The tread on the sole is good and heavy. No slipping and sliding in these boots. And, I think they are so cute with the little bit of fur at the top of the boot. I am so glad I got these to trudge through the snow this winter. They have been perfect with all of the North Central Washington snow this winter.”

Best Slip-on Suede Boot

Skechers Women’s Grand Jams Unlimited Boot
from $48 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 831 reviews

“These boots are A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I thought they were cute in the photos, and definitely loved the price compared to the UGG boots I had planned to buy. I am so happy I chose these! They are awesome. The fit is perfectly true to size. And so cute. Trust me … buy these! Easily one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. We just got four feet of snow dumped on us, and after waterproofing these, I was out in it. My feet stayed totally dry. I didn’t even need a second pair of socks, these kept my feet toasty warm. EDIT: Just got the brown, and they are just as lovely. I’ve had so many compliments on the black, and I can’t wait to wear the brown.”

Best Knee-high Western Boot

Fergalicious Women’s Lexy Western Boot
From $28 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 1,078 reviews

“By far my favorite pair of boots I’ve ever owned. The toe area is a tiny bit narrow, but they weren’t uncomfortable after wearing them all day. I just wear thinner socks, so it’s not an issue. But, if someone has wide feet, they would likely be too narrow. The boots are absolutely gorgeous and I got compliments all day. They are more suedelike than leather to me, so I sprayed then well with waterproof leather spray just in case I get them wet. I’m tempted to get them in the other colors also.”

Best Lace-up Heeled Riding Boot

Forever Women’s Chunky Heel Lace Up Over The Knee High Riding Boots
From $20 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 1,063 reviews

“I love, love, love these boots. I ordered all three colors: tan, black, and brown. I’m six-foot, wear a size 11, and I have average-size calves and thigh circumference for my size and height. The boots do not look cheap or ratchet, and they are made well for their price point. The boots come to the top of my knees and they fit perfectly on the foot. I did spray a shoe-stretch spray in the inside of the boot to add even more comfort and flexibility for those all-day wears. This has been the best shoe purchase for the price that I’ve ever made. Random people are complimenting my boots everywhere I go.”

Best Short and Durable Waterproof Boot

KEEN Women’s Elsa WP Winter Boot
From $65 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 526 reviews

“Super warm, and super waterproof on the lower portion, I love these boots. Slim and lightweight enough to use for hunting (they are very cute as well, so you can look fly and hunt at the same time), but of course stylish to wear every day with leggings. Really great winter boot that isn’t fugly like most utilitarian boots.”

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The Best Winter Boots for Women on Amazon