5 Go-To Shops for Chic Winter Boots

Laura Eckstein Jones | January 22, 2021 | Style & Beauty

Even leggings look good with a sleek pair of boots. Here are six shops to seek out—where the boots are most definitely made for walking.

Neil J. Rodgers winter boot collection

1. Freda Salvador

Stylish yet walkable is the name of the game at Freda Salvador. The brand offers a variety chic, handcrafted boot options, including classics like the bestselling Ace style—a lace-up, chunky-heeled beauty available in black leather with artisinal silver hardware or rustic brown suede—or newer styles, such as the Brooke, which features an uberlightweight and chunky lug sole.

2. Neil J. Rodgers

Designer Neil J. Rodgers is making some of the sexiest boots out there—all handcrafted in Italy and available through his website. The new over-the-knee, square-toe Julie style is the perfect finishing touch for any outfit, as is the versatile and walkable Eva style that features a kitten heel and comes in a slew of covetable shades, including a gorgeous olive green.

Neil J. Rodgers winter boots

3. Redwing

Check out the heritage brand’s wide selection of rugged styles for men and women. Hipster favorites like the Classic Moc in Oro Legacy leather and the Roughneck in Copper Rough & Tough leather are perfect for that weekend getaway.

4. The RealReal

One of the best things about shopping at luxury consignment shop The RealReal is not knowing exactly what you’ll find when visiting the slick Michigan Avenue flagship or the brand’s extensive, easy-to-use website. Plus, buying a previously owned item keeps the sustainability gods happy. It’s a win-win!

5. West

Western style rules at this staple, which carries a truly unique variety of handmade boots for men, women and children, along with the buckles, bags, hats and jewelry to match. Highlights, including the flower-and-bird-adorned Autry’s Bluebird kicks and the Rios for Mercedes men’s boots, are sure to turn heads and last forever.



Photography by: Courtesy of Neil J. Rodgers