Don’t be fooled by the new palette — these boots are just as functional

By Eva Thomas
February 04, 2020 06:00 PM
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Anyone who’s ever experienced a true spine-chilling winter knows the importance of a few key pieces, like a warm wool hat, a cozy coat, and, perhaps most importantly, a good pair of boots. Luckily, Kate Hudson found a cold-weather shoe that checks all the boxes: It’s durable, waterproof, and comfortable. At least that’s what the many five-star reviews on Nordstrom claim it to be.

Hudson celebrated the holidays in Aspen — a locale many celebs retreat to this time of year — which means she had to trade in her L.A. winter staples for some more heavy-duty pieces. A snug shearling coat? Check. Comfy black pants? You bet. And Timberland’s best-selling waterproof boots? You didn’t think she’d go to Aspen without them, did you?

Like clockwork, Timberlands tend to pop up on the street-style scene come December. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Hudson, whose style tends to err more on the practical-chic side, sported them for several Aspen outings recently.

Hudson’s exact shoes, dubbed the 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots, are crafted from a premium leather that keeps your feet dry. Plus, they have a padded collar for a comfy fit around your ankles, a rubber lug outsole for traction and durability (a must for snow and sleet), an anti-fatigue footbed, and 400 grams of PrimaLoft insulation to keep toes toasty. Sounds like the perfect winter shoe, if you ask us.

The Hudson-approved boot just got even more perfect, however, because the brand just released theiconic winter shoe in three limited-edition colors, including a soft pastel pink, a muted gray, and a deep purple. But don’t be fooled by its sweet new palette (which also includes an embroidered heart on the tongue). The shoe still has the same practical features of the OG style, like the padded collar, a lugged sole, and plenty of insulation that are game-changers this time of year.

Hudson wore her black Timberlands at least twice on her Aspen getaway last year, and we have a feeling that she’ll slip into them again. She’s clearly a fan of the boots, and so are the more than 1,200 Nordstrom shoppers who have given them a five-star rating, writing reviews that praise their comfort, quality, and versatility (they can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion). The limited-edition V-day release is sure to get just as much love, and as such, we’re predicting it’ll sell out within the week.

One thing’s for certain: You can never own too many practical winter boots, and Hudson is inspiring us to add a pair (or two) of Timberlands into our lineup. Shop the limited-edition pastel-hued picks while they’re in stock, plus other durable winter boots that’ll get you through the cold-weather season, below.

Buy It! Love Collection 6-Inch Waterproof Insulated Boot in Cameo Rose Nubuck Leather, $170; nordstrom.com

Buy It! Love Collection 6-Inch Waterproof Insulated Boot in Dark Purple Nubuck Leather, $170; nordstrom.com

Buy It! Love Collection 6-Inch Waterproof Insulated Boot in Medium Grey Nubuck Leather, $170; nordstrom.com

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Buy It! Timberland 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots, $169.95; nordstrom.com

Credit: Nordstrom

Buy It! Timberland Courmayeur Valley Water Resistant Hiking Boot, $159.95; nordstrom.com

Buy It! Schutz Amaris Puffer Hiking Boot, $152.96 (orig. $254.95); nordstrom.com

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