Some of the best things in fashion are deemed “boring.” Think about it: The blazers that work the hardest in our wardrobes, the plain tees we wear on repeat, and the neutrals that go with literally everything. We could go on, but we think you get the gist. Boring obviously isn’t a bad thing in this context. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The classic staple pieces that you’ve owned and worn for years? Maybe they’re not the most trendy or buzzy, but they’re definitely the most valuable.
It’s through that lens that we’re looking at our shoe collections right now. More than any other season, winter is the time to think with practicality in mind first when getting dressed. But, us being the fashion people, we’re hardly letting style take a backseat to function. Enter the boring but amazing shoes we’re adding to our arsenals ahead of winter. From the lug-sole boots that are equally functional and fashionable to the flats you need to reconsider wearing again, scroll down to discover why we’re naming the following five styles the best shoes for winter and shop the pairs we love within each category.
Speaking of shoes, feast your eyes on the prettiest pairs of the season.