While Spring feels like it’s around the corner (only 6 days away!), slush, snow and ice seem to be holding out. I’m sharing the best Canadian winter boots to tackle the tail-end of winter. One pair of boots is perfect for the office, while the other winter boot is all-purpose and rugged.
Best Waterproof Winter Boots: Cougar Danbury Boot Review
This lace-up, waterproof Danbury style from Cougar has been my go-to, rugged winter boot. My first time wearing them was in icy Montreal, where the streets use rocks for grip instead of salt! I found these leather boots to be incredibly comfortable, with no break-in period required. The block heel offers height, while the lug sole helps with grip on ice and snow. There were over THREE ice storms in Toronto this year, and the only times I fell on ice was when I opted for another pair of boots!
I loved these Cougar Danbury winter boots so much, that my sister bought the classic Dallas style in Mushroom. I wouldn’t blink twice at reordering this lace-up Danbury pair next year in mushroom too.
The Cougar Danbury is one of the best Canadian winter boots because they don’t sacrifice style for practicality. For reference, I ordered a half-size up, as I do with all boots.
Best Canadian Winter Boots for Work: La Canadienne Jojo Boot Review
La Canadienne is one of my favourite footwear brands. All of their shoes are made in Montreal, Canada or Italy, and the quality of materials and designs are timeless. Their Renny pump is my absolute favourite pair of heels, and over the years, I’m grateful to have worked with the brand testing out styles. This season, I have a new frontrunner. The La Canadienne Jojo boot is the perfect winter boot for the office. With waterproof suede, a padded insole and a comfortable block heel, these boots can be worn all day and all night.
I wore the La Canadienne Jojo Boot in Québec City, and fell in love. I stayed warm and dry all day, and felt stylish. I paired these boots with my Club Monaco Daylina Coat, a purple sweater, J Brand velvet pants and my Senreve Mini Maestra bag. I was able to walk all around the Old Town of Quebec and even wore them with a dress for a night out.
These are the best Canadian winter boots for work because they are so versatile. I wear them at least twice a week because they are comfortable and understated. With a grey suit, they add a bit of pop in this beautiful aubergine, however, they also come in grey and black as well. While I love my Myranda La Canadienne boots, this style is even more comfortable for commuting to work as well.
So far, they’ve handled inclement weather and knee deep snow storms and keep my feet dry while still looking stylish. I can’t recommend them enough, and a second pair is on my wish list for next season.
I hope you enjoyed this mini roundup of two Canadian winter boot brands that have gotten me through this horrible winter! If you’re reading from south of the border or Europe, I would definitely say to invest in these Canadian brands, because we know winter best.