Adam Glassman

Adam Says

Q: Are there any fashionable winter boots that actually have decent traction?

A: Absolutely! Trendy boots can also be water resistant, warm, and supportive. Just remember: Even all-weather pairs require proper care. Nick Valenti, general manager of Top Service Shoe Repair in New York (the O fashion team's go-to spot), recommends applying two light layers of waterproofing spray. It's also a worthy investment to have your cobbler add rubber sole-guards. "Aside from giving you a better grip," says Valenti, "they protect shoes from damaging street salt."

See 4 chic yet practical winter boots that Adam recommends
green quilted riding boot

Quilted Nylon

Quilted nylon gets sophisticated, thanks to a riding boot shape and leather trim.


purple wedge boots

Wedge Boots and Hiking Boots

Wedge boots and hiking boots are everywhere right now; this one combines both styles, in water-repellent suede.


red weatherproof booties

Weatherproof Booties

Weatherproof booties look good indoors and out.

Aquatalia by Marvin K., $265;

knee-high boot

Two-Toned Knee-Highs

Two-toned knee-high boots combine water-resistant calfskin with a sawtooth rubber platform.


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