12 Delightfully Chunky Boots To Make Winter Less Miserable

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"I can't wait to bust out my snow boots!" said no one ever.

It's officially that time of year when we have to keep extreme weather conditions in mind when planning our outfits. Lucky for us, the clunky, chunky-soled grandpa sneakers that trended their way through spring and summer have a winter-ready counterpart, and they're here to *gracefully* get us through winter's ice, slush, and overall grossness sans any slips or spills. Oh, and they're actually cute.

From treaded combat and hiking boots to the fashionably clunky and waterproof, we rounded up the most practical boots of the season. While we wouldn't recommend trudging through a blizzard in many of these (though, with some, you totally can), consider these the perfect everyday option for when you don't know whether to expect a patch of black ice or a flurry of flakes here and there.

Check out our picks, below.

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Sorel, Kinetic Short Lace Boot, $160, available at Sorel.

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Bronx, Taupe Suede Chunky Hiker Boots, $245, available at ASOS.

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Zara, Tall Lug Soled Boots, $69.90, available at Zara.

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Marc Jacobs, Shay Leather Ankle Boots, $450, available at Barneys.

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Hunter, Original Insulated Commando Boots in Black, $175, available at Hunter.

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Ganni, Sarai Boots, $475, available at Shopbop.

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Urban Outfitters, Brooklyn Hiker Boot, $98, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Tory Sport, Color-Block Lace-Up Boots, $298, available at Tory Burch.

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Diemme, Maser Lt. Hiker Suede Ankle Boots, $480, available at Net-A-Porter.

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ASOS Design, Almighty Chunky Hiker Boots, $56, available at ASOS.

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Aldo, Ethialia, $120, available at Aldo.

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& Other Stories, Lace UP Leather Ankle Boots, $179, available at & Other Stories.

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