11 Hot Winter Boots Combining Form and Function

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With most of the country having experienced its first cold snap of the season and many regions seeing snow, it is definitely time to start thinking about boots to wear this winter. Rather than trying to schlepp around in high heels that send you teetering and tottering over sheets of ice and banks of snow, be practical and fashionable this winter in boots that combine the best of both worlds. To get you thinking of how to stay warm and fully accessorized this winter, here are 11 boots to consider.

1. UGG Blayre

Lined with sheepskin, the Blayre boot by Ugg will keep your toes toasty this winter. The water-resistant upper portion of the boot will prevent snow and slush from soaking your legs and ankles. For people concerned about suede in the winter, treating the boots with suede protector will keep the material in tip-top condition.

The boots cost $200 and are available in half sizes. A side zipper makes them easier to take on and off than the traditional Ugg boot, which slips on. The company says the boot runs true to size, and it is not available in wide widths.