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In real life, the phrase "winter is coming" can strike as much fear into our hearts as it does for any "Game of Thrones" fan. It sends us into a panic of mental — and physical — preparation, which usually begins with our wardrobes. Great pairs of boots are essential, and if you're wondering where to start, we've got you covered. Just consider these 16 styles your guide to the warmest well-soled footwear you could ask for. Some are plush and suede-covered, others fully functional and waterproof for days in the mountains or dodging puddles in the city. But, they're all comfortable, easy to move in, and will be your go-to when snow and rain are the dominant weather patterns.
The best part about these boots is that they're functional and fashionable. From all-white styles that are as sleek as can be to luxe furry pairs that can brave even the nastiest windchill, you'll be prepared in these boots. The best part is, these boots are cute enough that even if the sun does come out, you'll still be happy in these styles. Whatever your need, it's here, so start shopping!
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley