Ah, winter. A joyous time for brisk walks through the park, cozy nights spent fireside, and weekends filled with fun cold-weather activities — Said practically no one, ever. Winter, despite its few favorable qualities mentioned above (that frankly, get old pretty fast), is a season spent wishing and waiting for the next. But since there's unfortunately no escape from the cold commutes you're facing over the next few months, you may as well trudge through them in style. Eager to do so without blowing your 2019 budget? You'll want to snag several of the following flat winter boots under $100 that are bound to keep you cozy and chic 'til spring.
Amongst the seasons, winter is the one most associated with dressing for comfort. When temperatures drop below a certain degree, getting to your destination without having to thaw upon arrival is the name of the game — and while a quality winter coat is naturally imperative, a good pair of boots is of equal importance. Since frozen conditions are sadly not a moment for stiletto-heeled booties or chunky block-heeled styles, one must look elsewhere for a chic winter alternative.
The answer lies in a solid, secure, yet no less stylish pair of flat boots. And as luck would have it, this winter season has turned out the heel-less silhouette in spades, so there's no shortage of shoes to choose from. Want some more good news? The end-of-year sales at some of your favorite retailers are still going strong, which means you can score a style you love for well under $100.
Everyone needs a pair of chelsea boots, because they're endlessly versatile and literally made for trekking through urban streets. This chelsea boot from ASOS is only $64, and ideal for pairing with your favorite skinny jeans or workwear separates. And if you're looking for a style that perfectly marries utility with style, snag a hiking boot like this $69.99 pair from Zara (complete with faux fur lining), or these $37.99 sweater-cuffed hiking boots from Target.
If you're trying to dive into some 2019 trends, know that lace-up boots are about to be huge — so go ahead and grab a pair before everyone else. This white combat-style boot, on sale for $39.98 at Nordstrom, would look great with baggy denim (another big 2019 trend) and your favorite knit for a weekend outing. But timeless styles, like a sleek over-the-knee boot, are just as good a choice. Mango's got a black faux-suede pair down from $99.99 to $69.99.
Finding a pair of flat winter boots that are chic and cheap is easier than getting out of bed on a cold winter Monday — the tough part is trying to buy just one style. But with prices as low as these and no end to winter in sight, you can justify stocking up. Browse some of the best under-$100 winter boots, below.