Too many of us hang up our sneakers when it gets cold, opting for snow or rain boots. But on days without heavy precipitation, why not reclaim the sneaker with weatherproof options from Converse, Karl Lagerfeld, Air Jordan, and Moncler? A bit of residual snow stands no chance against these winter-ready kicks.
Pictured: 2 Moncler 1952 Jericho
Moncler, the purveyor of enviable outwear, has created the definitive après-ski sneaker in the Jericho. The slip-on upper is a mix of honeycomb knit, Lycra, and suede that leaves a sporty yet urbane impression. A rugged sole, made of Vibram rubber, helps to overcome the elements. ($440, store.moncler.com)
The classic basketball shoe, dating back to 1917, is officially strapped up for winter in premium nubuck leather. That’s leather that has been roughed up to look like suede while still retaining its durability and waterproofing capability. ($120, nike.com)
Karl Lagerfeld gave the ultimate cold-weather sneaker, the black high-top, a Parisian upgrade for his eponymous line. It evokes a dress shoe in all black leather and boots with a side zip closure. A molded memory-foam insole is a cozy, luxurious bonus. ($225, bloomingdales.com)
The ‘90s hip-hop influence is hard to miss on this teal, grey, pink, yellow, and purple model. Still, these sneaker boots offer so much more, namely water-resistance, in a dual leather and suede upper. Zoom Air units are built into the heel for ridiculously plush cushioning. ($225, nike.com)
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