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12 Sneakers We’re Loving for Winter

Sneakers for winter
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Urban Outfitters
Nov 21, 2022

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On the chilliest days of the year, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than walking with numb toes. That’s why we rounded up our favorite winter sneakers that are stylish, sturdy, and most importantly, so cozy. From durable high-tops to softer options that’ll retain warmth, it’s time to kick having cold feet to the curb.

Snuggly, cozy sneakers for cold, rainy days…

Being caught in the winter rain = the worst feeling. With this high-top pair from Allbirds, you can rest assured that your feet will stay dry and warm. They’re water-repellent, have a no-slip natural rubber grip, and are lined in the brand’s classic fluff. Plus, they’re made of sustainable materials too. Say ‘hello’ to your next winter staple. ($155, Allbirds)

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A pair of lug-sole Converse…

Your fave pair of Chucks are ready for the cold. This khaki-colored pair has a chunky rubber sole and durable pebbled leather. And it has a fleece lining that’ll keep your toes extra warm. Add a pair of comfy socks and you’re good to go. See ya, snow. ($120, Shopbop)

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A suede sneaker-boot hybrid…

Uggs forever. This on-trend pair is clad in Ugg’s signature cozy suede. Other reasons we love ’em? They have a comfortable foam footbed, a durable outsole, and reflective laces. Perfect for anytime you need warmth and stability on the go. Snag ’em before they sell out. ($120, Ugg)

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Patchwork corduroy high-tops…

Spice up your winter uniform with this funky platform pair. They’re covered in a variety of neutral tones, so they’ll go with pretty much anything. And the sherpa trim creates a little more warmth too. Win. ($55, Urban Outfitters)

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Sherpa wool runners from Allbirds…

If you love to walk in the winter but find your feet always freezing, you need these. This pair is completely covered in merino wool inside and out. They’re machine washable and have a sugarcane foam midsole, which adds extra comfort. Plus, the laces are made from recycled bottles. They’re the ultimate snuggly look. ($120, Allbirds)

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A pair of high-tops from Sorel…

Guess what? The cult-fave boot brand makes sneaks too. This lightweight platform pair is minimal and feels like you’re walking on air. They have a textile lining for an added layer of comfort and the molded rubber sole adds some height. They’re the perfect everyday winter sneaker option…especially if you’re looking to swap out your fall pair for a bit. ($145, Sorel)

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A classic pair you can wear all year ‘round…

Simple, white sneakers for the win. This pair from Veja is made from chrome-free leather and other sustainable materials. Plus, the ‘80s-inspired padding adds comfort, support, and warmth. Wear it with your fave sweater for a minimal, everyday look. ($185, Nordstrom)

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Faux fur slip-ons…

Sometimes you just need some shoes that’ll get you from one place to another. From quick trips to the grocery store to a casual day at the office. This pair is lined in faux fur, and has the structure of an everyday sneaker. It comes in four different colorways, so pick your fave. You’ll be out the door and back in no time. ($59.99+, Zappos)

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A lightweight, loafer-inspired sneaker for when you’re sick of boots…

This slip-on shoe from Cole Haan is everything you could want from your winter footwear. And if you can’t seem to get your hands on Ugg’s viral platform clogs, look to these for a stylish, comfortable alternative. They’re made of a puffer material and lined in cozy faux fur. Trendsetter? That’s you. ($79.99+, Zappos)

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Colorful tweed-style high-tops…

Hello, Cher Horowitz. Wear these babes with any outfit and call it a day. They’re made of recycled materials and the chunky soles prevent you from slipping and sliding. Add to cart. ($185, Urban Outfitters)

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A pair that’s like puffer jackets for your feet…

Yep, you read that right. This fluffy pair from Sorel has a sneaker-like sole. And because there aren’t any laces — just a zip closure — you can pop them on and go. We’re obsessed with the orange pair, but they come in cream and black if you’re looking for a more neutral option. ($150, Anthropologie)

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Faux fur-lined pull-on booties…

For the nights where you want to be casual, but still feel elevated. These booties from Toms are not only lined in faux fur, but also have extra faux-fur detailing on the outside. Plus, they have an easy pull tab at the heel and fit true to size. Wear them with everything from leggings and sweats to jeans and dresses. They’ll def be your new go-tos. ($89.95, Bloomingdale’s)

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