There’s no denying that the chunky boot trend of 2020 is still going strong for 2021. However, of all the clunkier varieties of boots one can buy, lug-sole boots are the one style that holds a special place in our hearts. Equal parts stylish and functional, they’re the one footwear option we think everyone should have in their closet come fall and winter.

Think about it: What boot style is better equipped for trudging through winter’s impending snow, slush, and ice? Designed with better grip than average boots, their hefty soles not only help keep your feet nice and dry, but they also provide a bit of protection against slipping and sliding. While practical, it doesn’t hurt that this season’s styles are cute enough to pair with practically any outfit, whether you opt for knee-high Chelsea boots, heeled combat boots, or something in between.

Flat Lug-Sole Boots

flat lug-sole boots

Mid-Heel Lug-Sole Boots

mid-heel lug-sole boots

High-Heel Lug-Sole Boots

High-heel lug-sole boots