When the weather drops below freezing and the snow starts coming down, your wellies shouldn’t be the only boot option you’re reaching for. On slippery sidewalks, you need a boot that has your back and will make sure you don’t fall on your — ahem — back side.
Riding boots may be best associated with the equestrian field, but in the fashion arena, they are a marker of status. Traditionally made of leather, with a flatter heal and an almost-knee high rise, the boot is great for keeping mud from a horses tracks off your pants, and even better for keeping you warm and slip-free when ice and snow start to crowd the sidewalks.
Basically, riding boots are one of the few very cold weather boot alternatives that keep you from falling while still looking put together. So save those rain boot for the spring, honey. You have a new boot to invest in.