The best winter boots are well insulated, with tight lacing and lugged soles for maximum traction. J.Crew’s Nordic Boots satisfy all those requirements, with substantial rubber lugs and a thick shearling lining, as well as shearling cuffs that’ll keep snow out of your socks. Inspired by vintage hiking boots, they’re also inherently stylish and come with two pairs of colored laces for optimal outfit customization. Our senior vice-president of e-commerce Camilla Cho purchased a pair of these “cozy and comfy” shoes for a trip to Wyoming last winter and says they were perfect for traipsing about in 20-degree weather: “My feet always felt super toasty and warm.”
It’s hard to find quality leather boots for $100, but thanks to J.Crew’s early Cyber Monday sale, these ones are currently 56 percent off their usual price of $228. All four colorways are discounted, but we’re most partial to the red-and-yellow-laced “glazed pecan” pair, which resemble the old-school Danners that Reese Witherspoon wore in Wild.
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