Your extremities tend to be the hardest parts of your body to keep warm. Ensure that your feet stay nice and cozy with Volt Heated Slippers. These boot-style shoes feature a series of tiny conductive fibers woven into the insoles and a built-in rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium-ion battery that combine to heat your feet no matter the temperature outside. And unlike some solutions that are more than happy to heat you well beyond comfortable temperatures, these feature a built-in, auto-adjusting thermostat that will keep things from getting too hot.
Kick winter's snowy, white ass this new year in a pair of Nike LunarTerra Arktos Boots ($TBA) and leave yourself wondering how you ever got by with you current inferior excuse for footwear. These modular boots are packed with the kind of innovation only Nike can bring to a pair of boots, with Lunarlon technology in the midsole for comfort and mobility, Flywire and Hyperfuse in the upper for a flexible fit, and Vac Tech molding for fewer seems and better water resistance. The toe and heal sport a diamond texture that, along with their available black or olive colorways, will help you stand out when the weather turns bleak.
If you need a good pair of winter boots, but aren't too fond of the bulk and weight typically associated with warmer footwear, you need a pair of Native Jimmy Duck Boots ($90). They've taken the familiar silhouette of the duck boot and modernized it, building it with lightweight EVA material and updated colorways. Choose from jiffy black, regatta blue, torch red, and beaver brown. Each pair is completely waterproof, washable so they're easy to keep clean, anti-microbial and odor-resistant so you don't have to worry about them getting nasty, and lined with micro fleece for warmth on even the coldest days.
Combining classic lace-up workwear style with the comfort of modern footwear technology, the Cole Haan Lunargrand Boot ($280) gives you everything you look for in a winter boot. Available in two understated colorways — brown leather or green leather with ripstop inlays — this boot features a waterproof leather upper perfect for keeping out snow and rain. A natural storm welt combined with EVA midsole and a rubber outsole provide additional protection against the elements. Nike Lunarlon cushioning in the sole gives you plenty of comfort, making this the ideal boot to wear all day.
Combining never-before-seen aesthetics with footwear technology designed to work with your foot, rather than against it, in a colorway that could only be inspired by one of basketballs most colorful characters — the Nike Kobe 9 Elite ($TBA; available February) is a shoe apart from any other. It uses Nike's Flyknit technology to make an upper that feels seamless, enhancing breathability, stretch, and support. Their Flywire technology helps provide additional support in the mid foot, loosening and tightening as your feet move. Lunarlon cushioning gives improved impact resistance, while keeping your feet anchored to the ground as you play.
Some shoe silhouettes never go out of style, but that doesn't mean they can't be made better with the addition of a bit of modern footwear technology — and the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 ($130) is proof. This classic shoe gets an update making the sole and upper more breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. The combination of a Lunarlon sole, a seamless upper, and a compression molded collar, lining, and tongue give these old-school kicks a touch of new-school ventilation, responsiveness, and wearability. Available now as a limited release in the original Air Max colorway, these shoes will soon be released in a series of other colorways to reflect the update.
Light up the slopes on your next nighttime run with the Nike LunarEndor QS Snowboard Boot ($TBA) thanks to the thirty LEDs implanted in each swoosh. They're powered by a built-in lithium ion battery, and controlled by a convenient power button in the boot's cuff, so you can decide when to switch them on and off. The technology doesn't stop at the lights though — they feature Lunarlon foam for a soft ride and improved impact resistance. They also have a customizable flex line system that lets you choose from three levels of stiffness, so you can optimize the ride for the park, the half pipe, or the backcountry. Available mid-December.
The latest in their series of collaborations with fellow Oregon native Nike, the Nike x Poler Vapen Snowboard Boots ($240) give us one more reason to like camo this winter. While meant for the snow, they come in an otherwise autumnal colorway — sporting shades of brown, green, and of course Poler's signature camouflage on the tongue and interior liner. They feature a mid-flex feel best for all around riding, with plenty of insulation to keep your feet warm throughout the season, and a weatherproof exterior to make sure your toes stay nice and dry.
Keep your look on the track old-school, while still giving your feet all the comfort and protection of a modern boot, with these Sparco Classic Racing Shoes ($280). These shoes are made with a full leather upper, giving them a handsome retro look with a comfortable fit. The sole is still made to resist fuel and oil — just like any other FIA-approved shoe — while providing plenty of grip whether you're walking the pits or pushing the pedal down. The only challenge now will be finding a racing suit that still looks the part.
Even if your weekend plans involve plenty of time spent walking trails, splitting wood, and lounging around a campfire, you still don't need to abandon everything you know about style and don a pair of clunky, technical boots. These Feit Hiker Boots ($620) have style to spare and handmade artisanal construction that could quite possibly outlast you. Each pair features vegetable-tanned leather available in a range of colorways, including corteccia, nero, burgundy, smog, and natural (the last of which comes lined with shearling wool). They come completely stitched — there's no glue holding on these soles — and are made from a single piece of leather with Goodyear construction and a flexible Vibram Gumlite outsole.
Just because you're hitting the trail this weekend doesn't mean you need to abandon your sneakerhead ways — especially when you're wearing a pair of Nike Lunar LDV Sneakerboots ($140). While retaining a silhouette similar to your favorite pair of sneakers, these boots feature a mid-height collar giving them better ankle support. A Lunarlon midsole gives them lots of cushioning, while a waffle outsole gives you grip on just about any surface. A cutout leather upper features suede overlays, so your feet stay comfortable without added bulk or reduced durability.
Prepare for the harshness of winter but don't miss out on the comfort of your favorite pair of sneakers with Nike LunarTerra Arktos Boots ($190). These modular boots are made using their Lunarlon midsole to reduce weight while improving comfort and movement. Nike's Vac Tec molding helps keep seams sealed around the tongue, toe, and foxing, while a sealed zipper contributes to waterproofing. Their Flywire and Hyperfuse technologies keep the upper flexible, while the sticky yet hard outsole helps for stability and traction.