Snow, so pretty in the air. On the streets, not so much, and our feet bear the brunt. Which brings up the winter-footwear question: In times of ice and slush, shouldn’t function trump form? Luckily, these Marc by Marc Jacobs wellies ($28; 385 Bleecker St., nr. Perry St.; 212-924-6126) address both. They’re waterproof, with adjustable straps to wrap around the baggiest of jeans. The sawtooth soles grip the slippery stuff. The price is great. And they come trimmed in cheery green, yellow, orange, and blue—colors suitable for both sexes. For more winter-boot answers, click ahead.
Tod’s men’s leather boot with rubber sole ($445; 650 Madison Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-644-5945).
Hunter rain boot with fleece liner ($147 at Wink, 1050 Lexington Ave., at 74th St.; 212-249-2033). Unisex and water-proof.
Rubber Duck quilted boot ($80 at Atrium, 644 Broadway, at Bleecker St.; 212-473-3980). Excellent traction..
Bally lambskin thigh boot ($942 at Bally, 628 Madison Ave., at 59th St.; 212-751-9082).
Botkier brown boot ($675 at Bloomingdale’s, 504 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-729-5900).
Sorel men’s boot ($85 at Iceberg Army Navy, 452 Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-226-8454). Best value.
Cole Haan patent leather bootie ($275; 620 Fifth Ave., at 50th St.; 212-765-9747).
Red Wing Irish Setter men’s boot ($325 at J.Crew, 30 Rockefeller).
Brown bootie ($180 at Banana Republic, 626 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212- 974-2350).
Juicy Couture faux-fur boot ($198; 368 Bleecker St., nr. Charles St.; 646-336-8151).
Devi Kroell gold python flat ($1,990; by special order at 212-228-3201).