Know what makes intense winter weather even worse? Getting caught unprepared, and taking to the streets in shoes that don't offer the proper protection from the elements. Sure, you can watch your step and pray you don't slip, but it's best to take preventative measures to preserve your safety. Luckily, slip-proof lug sole boots have been a pretty massive trend this season, so there's no shortage of snow-faring shoes to shop. And it just so happens that there's a ton of cute snow boots on sale right now, over at one of your favorite online retailers.
In need of some news that'll warm you right up? Shopbop's current sale is here to save you from the season's unbearably cold conditions, slashing prices on winter weather necessities — including a whole bunch of stylish snow boots at seriously great prices. One look at the online store's shoe sale section and you'll see numerous offerings more than appropriate for navigating snowy streets, and doing so in style.
This season's showing of boots favored a few different silhouettes, including a spin on the classic hiking boot and edgy-cool combat styles. But despite the variety, one common thread seemed to pervade: the lug sole. And while a sleek, flat sole may seem like the more stylish pick to some, Shopbop's slew of on-sale boots prove that lug-soles are just as pretty — and actually practical for anyplace that gets snow.
Case in point, Frye's incredibly cool Samantha Hiker Boots in a winter-white ivory shade. The white leather boot, down from $398 to $278, features a sherpa cuff accent in the same shade and contrasting green checked laces, as a nod to the classic hiker silhouette it's inspired by. The stacked heel and lug sole give you a little lift, so you're not sloshing around in half-melted snow — just be sure to give your pair a spray of weatherproof coating to keep them in great condition.
There's plenty more hiker-inspired boots where those came from, like Rag & Bone's Compass Boots, down to $486.50, and Montelliana's Clara Hiker Boots, on sale at $305.20. The former offers a super-contemporary take on the silhouette via cool polished grommets at the laces and an edgy studded trim, while the latter gives a monochromatic option with pebbled leather and a cozy fur cuff in a chic caramel shade.
And if you simply can't bear to part with a heel in wintry weather, opt for Sorel's Joan of Arctic Wedge II Boots, down from $240 to $180. The wedge-heeled combat style boot will keep you from sliding down your street during your commute, thanks to the lug-sole tread that offers tons of traction.
When one of the season's most popular trends just so happens to also be super-practical, there's no reason why you shouldn't stock up. Keep scrolling to shop some of the best snow-ready lug soled boots from Shopbop's sale, below.