The cold weather boots you want. Because there are 60 days left in winter. We counted and everything.
Last year, our executive editor did 12 straight hours (and 20 miles) of Army PT during a blizzard in New York wearing Sorels. We recommend them, especially the Cheyanne, a refined take on the ubiquitous L.L. Bean duck boot. Buy Online.
Boot math: galoshes plus attitude equals Norway’s SWIMS. Go for the Harry, a slick lace-up featuring a waxed canvas upper and protective rubber “belt” to shield you from the elements. These puppies are available at the just-opened Fifth Avenue Man store on the Mag Mile, which also happens to have the largest men’s shoe department in the Midwest. Giddy up. Or Buy Online.
For crushing icy sidewalks in enviable style: boots from Danner, one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest footwear companies. The Danner Lights will keep your feet impervious to the surrounding pell-mell with Gore-Tex lining and traction-happy Vibram outsoles. Buy Online.