By Sarah Wasilak
Lug-sole boots are without a doubt our favorite shoe trend for winter because they're functional, warm, and stylish all at once. They cap off a feminine look with edge and help us channel '90s grunge in a rugged silhouette. Plus, there's truly a shape — long, tall, or somewhere in between — for every taste. If you're unfamiliar, the lug sole is made of rubber and has grooves at the bottom for added grip, but they also play up the design of the shoe, oftentimes working to accent or contrast the upper.
In our opinion, they're the next best thing to sneakers for going out on a walk in cold temperatures, and with some of our favorite brands churning out iconic versions that are recognizable anywhere, they're also total must haves. Ahead, we share some of our favorite ways to wear the look, as referenced by industry creatives we follow, along with iterations from the likes of Prada, Ganni, Dolce Vita, Steve Madden, Sam Edelman, and more, so you can shop at every price point and maybe even collect lug-sole boots for your wardrobe at a few different heights. Scroll through to jump right in.
Lara Boot in Tobacco Suede