There’s no denying that the chunky boot trend of 2022 is still going strong for 2023. However, of all the clunkier varieties of boots one can buy, lug-sole boots are the one style that holds a special place in our hearts. Equal parts, stylish and functional, it is the one footwear option we think everyone should have in their closet come fall and winter.
Think about it: What boot style is better equipped for trudging through winter’s impending snow, slush, and ice? Designed with better grip than average boots, their hefty soles help keep your feet nice and dry and provide a bit of protection against slipping and sliding. While practical, it doesn’t hurt that this season’s styles are cute enough to pair with practically any outfit, whether you opt for knee-high boots, heeled combat boots, or something in between.
Ahead, we rounded up 26 of the best pairs of lug-sole boots for stomping around in. Trust that there’s a pair (or two) for you, no matter your sartorial taste, from flat to heeled, ankle to knee-high. Keep scrolling to shop our favorites.