Choose from a vast array of winter-ready boots here, as styles range from understated Sam Edelman fringe booties ($128) to bold Jeffrey Campbell thigh-highs ($205). Guys can go dapper with Ted Baker wingtips ($280) or functional in lug-sole Sperry Top-Siders ($110). Keep your eyes peeled for deals, like slouchy suede Enzo Angiolini boots, snipped from $130 to $65.
Along with visions of snow-covered buildings and evenings spent getting cozy inside bars with fireplaces, NYC in winter conjures up another scene—winter-boot shopping. Now’s the time to worry less about where to get a pedicure and start thinking about where to score a pair of waterproof, fleece-lined kicks—on a budget, no less. From high-end department stores and local designer studios to wallet-friendly chains, keep this list of NYC boot shops handy—you know, in case of an inevitable polar vortex.