We know what you're thinking -- heels and snow are two terms that do not go well together. And yes, if you live in a place like New York City, there's really no way to avoid owning a serious pair of sturdy snow boots to make it through all those blizzard warnings. But wearing clunky galoshes day in an day out will leave any person wondering how to avoid switching shoes at the office, or feeling frumpy out on a Saturday night.
We decided that if we were going to try heeled boots on the sidewalks of NYC, we were going to be practical about it. So we turned to the brands we trust for their acclaimed durability -- like UGG, Hunter and Sorel -- to see how well their heeled styles married function and fashion.
The results? As with most things in life -- it really depends. Heels might be a great dinner guest on the weekend, but the wedge is probably the winter colleague you've been looking for. And for some of us, even though the shoes looked great and added that extra edge to our outfits, heels and snow do not mix.
Take a look at the five pairs our editors tested below and see how each of them fared.
Hunter, Sorel, UGG, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn provided samples for review purposes.