25 Shoes for Winter We Love

Tall boots, pumps, loafers, booties, flats – oh, my! We’re wild about shoes of all styles and are happy to report a little cold weather doesn’t mean your feet are destined to stay covered up in clunky snow boots. Here are 25 of our favorite styles. Yep, it’s time to step it up!

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Museum Worthy

These colorful peep-toe pumps just make us smile, while the art deco influences make us swoon. Flirty, fun and artistic? Time to put these babies on display.


kate spade new york Cheree suede pumps, $325, Bloomingdales.com


Vintage Vixen

This tall boot looks fresh in any decade. In fact, you should probably pick up the black and natural shades, too.


Nine West Vintage America Collection Crescendo boots, $159, ninewest.com

Nine West

Shiny, Happy Loafers

The classic loafer gets an instant update in bright patent leather. This style gives your basic suit a little pop of color, but we’ll be wearing these with khakis, jeans, skirts – pretty much everything.


J.Crew Biella patent loafers, $228, jcrew.com


Spring Fling

Warm weather may seem eons away, but these flower-print flats are sure to put you in a sunny frame of mind.


Diane von Furstenberg Abby ballet flats, $175, saksfifthavenue.com

Saks Fifth Avenue

Fringe Element

Bring out your inner wild child with these fab fringe wedge booties. Watch out, karaoke night. These boots are made for rockin’!


Carlos by Carlos Santana Shoes Curious booties, $159, macys.com


Sssssso Hot

Snakeskin gets the stiletto treatment in this posh, polished pump. Extra points for the cool cut-outs.


Ann Taylor Kallie pumps, $248, anntaylor.com

Ann Taylor

Rain Delay

Brighten up a stormy morning by slipping on these vintage yellow waterproof rain boots before you head to the office. They’re so cute you may just leave them on all day long.


Hunter original boots, $125, zappos.com


Moc Trial

A little bit of prep is sure to put some serious pep in your walk. And this patent leather moccasin-style loafer comes with Nike AIR technology, so you’ll get some comfort in that stride, too.

Cole Haan Tali loafers, $168, lordandtaylor.com

Lord & Taylor

Tell Me About It, Stud

What do you get when you cross a sweet petal pink ballet flat with tough silver studs? A match made in heaven.


Vince Camuto Orlas flat, $98, piperlime.com


Little Bo Peep

The masculinity of an oxford paired with a sexy 4-inch stacked heel and peep-toe? Yes, please.


Ann Taylor Loft Shirley booties, $100, loft.com

Ann Taylor Loft

Rock the Retro

Adding a bit of a vintage vibe to your usual black suit or dress can be glam-tastic. This T-strap suede style also has a touch of metallic shine. Brilliant, don’t you think?


Seychelles Trefoil pumps, $95, anthropologie.com


Clog Dancer

Tall suede boots with a clog-style heel make these shearling-lined stompers soft, cozy and very chic.


UGG Australia Lillian boots, $244, bloomingdales.com 



A loafer doesn’t have to be flat. These sky-high pumps in a bright blue shade are equal parts sexy, preppy and trendy. Score!


Asos Starlight platform loafers, $170, asos.com


Give Good Glitter

Black and white spectator-style flats? With glitter? We just need these on our feet. Like, pronto.


J.Crew glitter oxford ballet flats, $145, jcrew.com


Off the Cuff

Cut the chill with this gorgeous suede bootie complete with a shearling roll-down cuff.


Coach Adelina boot, $180, lordandtaylor.com

Lord & Taylor

Pump You Up

Whoa. We mean, whoa. These stiletto pumps are serious sexy. Seriously cool. Seriously check-me-out-I’m-ah-MAZE-ing! All together, now: Whoa.


L.A.M.B. Avery pumps, $265, piperlime.com


Over the Top

The over-the-knee height of these wedge boots will make you an instant trend-setter. Wear with tucked-in jeans, leggings or jeggings or a longer skirt or dress to change things up.


Chinese Laundry Vision boots, $89, macys.com


Loafing Around

Go ahead and kick your old sneakers and tattered slip-ons to the curve. Once you get these classic yet cool wool and tweed loafers on your feet, you’ll have no excuse to look anything but chic.


Charles Philip Shanghai Sarah loafers, $135, saksfifthavenue.com

Saks Fifth Avenue

Love It Or Weave It

A sweet rounded toe, pastel colors and a woven pattern make this flat a standout in any season.


Nine West Allix flat, $99, ninewest.com

Nine West

Black Out

When a tall boot is too much and a pump is too little, opt for this perfect, sexy little black bootie. Perfect for day or night, fancy or casual, it’s like the LBD for your feet.


MICHAEL Michael Kors Adena bootie, $165, piperlime.com


Red Rider

Don't have a hot red pump in your shoe wardrobe? What are you waiting for? This peep-toe style adds spice to your business suit, fun to your jeans and T-shirt look and sexiness to your date night ensemble. Who doesn't want to paint the town red? 


Banana Republic Jana pump, $98, bananarepublic.com

Banana Republic

Shear(ling) Genius

Wait. A winter boot that’s stylish and warm and easy to walk in? We're so there. This shearling wedge style marries fashion with function. Cool, huh?


Madewell shearling boot, $200, madewell.com


Do the Polka

Sometimes you just need to give the high heels a rest – luckily, there are plenty of cool loafers out there to keep you looking fashionable in flats. Check out this fun pair: calf-hair polka dots that slip on with ease. Say, ahhh.


Charles Phillip loafers, $185, anthropologie.com


Animal Magnetism

Wanna spice things up a bit? An animal-print flat will do that purr-fectly.


Gap animal-print ballet flats, $50, gap.com



How the West Was Worn

A little Western flair makes this fun and trendy bootie a must for dressing up denim or adding toughness to a pretty dress. Yeehaw!


Talbots Cami lug-sole suede bootie, $169, talbots.com


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First Published January 19, 2012

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Sarah 02.22.2012

I love all Chinese Laundry shoes. I have the Vision boot and they are so comfortable! I also have some smoking slippers like the ones pictured from CL by laundry in a leopard print.

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