The Snow Boots You Need for 2018 Have Been the Best for a Century

The Snow Boots You Need for 2018 Have Been the Best for a Century

L.L. Bean's footwear has been a must-have for decades, for both the performance and the aesthetics. Whether you're searching for a durable pair of boots to keep up with your outdoorsy lifestyle or just love the timeless look, these shearling-lined snow boots are a must-have for any wardrobe.

How to Style Your L.L. Bean Snow Boots

L.L. Bean has been handcrafting its famous duck boots in Maine since 1912, and they've only gotten more popular — in the last five years, the brand has had to work overtime to catch up with demand. So what accounts for the hype? They are made with gently tumbled full-grain leather that has a soft, relaxed feel right out of the box, so you don't have to break them in. This specific pair of Bean boots is notable for its cozy shearling lining in the upper and thermal lining within the boot. Many reviewers say these boots are great for the snow but can also be used in the rain thanks to the water-resistant rubber bottoms.

These boots are insanely comfortable and such a classic style that you'll want to wear them even on non-snow days. So what's the perfect outfit to pair with them? First, throw on some skinny jeans, which tuck nicely into the boots, and a soft monochromatic flannel shirt. Dress it up by accessorizing with gold earrings, or dress it down with a gray Herschel beanie like we have pictured above. Of course you'll need to top it off with a chic (and super warm) coat, so we suggest this North Face Arctic II down parka. It features a waterproof finish and sealed seams, which help retain heat, and a faux fur trim hood that adds extra style points. Lastly, don't forget to slip on these radiator fleece gloves that have textured fingertips so you can still use your smartphone.

Buy It! Snow boots, $225; llbean.com