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9 Shoes That Can Handle ‘Going Out’ in the Winter

They’re not stilettos, but they’ll do.

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Model wearing traction sole heeled boots. Vagabond Nubuck Grace Zip Ankle Boot, $150

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To put it simply, going out to a bar or club in the winter sucks. There are a whole lot of factors at play here, from Uber surge-charging during the worst winter weather to the peaking temptation to just stay in bed, cozy and warm with Netflix. But figuring out what to wear — an outfit that can handle the most inclement weather without getting ruined, especially on your feet — probably comes in at number one.

You can’t bail on plans until April, though, so you’ve got to find ways to make it work. As far as shoes go, that means looking for pairs with treaded bottoms, lug soles, and thicker heels, built to handle less-than-desirable conditions.

Sure, they’re not stilettos, but the nine pairs ahead won’t cramp your style and are perfect for trekking around in whatever combination of rain, snow, slush, and/or ice the night has in store.

Dusty rose colored thick block heel.

Camper Lea Heel, $145

Silver metallic slid-on shoe

Loeffler Randall Flat Loafer, $375

Maroon rubber boot with thick high heel

Hunter Original High Heel Chelsea Boots, $137 (were $195)

Black leather boots with straps.

Zara High Heel Leather Ankle Boots With Straps, $50

White Creeper styled shoe with black rubber bottom.

Women by Common Projects Creeper, $243 (was $485)

Silver scaled heeled loafer.

Intentionally Blank Franz Heeled Loafer, $187

Maroon boot with thick treaded black soles.

Vagabond Grace Boots, $150

Black patent heeled loafer.

M.Gemi Scoula, $248

Tall red boot with black stretch paneling.

Aska Troy Boot, $425