These 27 Lug-Sole Boots Are as Functional as They Are Stylish

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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.

Ahead, we rounded up 27 of the best pairs of lug-sole boots for stomping around in. From flat to heeled, ankle to knee-high, trust that there’s a pair (or two) for you, no matter your sartorial taste. Keep scrolling to shop our favorites, starting at just $36.

Flat Lug-Sole Boots

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Style these with leather shorts á la the outfit inspiration above. 

You can do some serious stomping in these.

This muted green lends a subtle pop of color without overpowering the rest of your outfit.

Fully obsessed with these.

Hurry: These are selling out quickly. 

This muted taupe is a fresh take on fall neutrals.

We’re picturing this pair with a boho floral maxi dress.

We’ll be pairing these with all of our plaid miniskirts.

White boots feel so right for winter. 

We’re loving this two-toned style.

Not only is this snakeskin print amazing, but the subtle lugged sole will also keep you from slipping.

Mid-Heel Lug-Sole Boots

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If we’re on the subject of lug-sole boots, we can’t fail to mention Bottega Veneta. These block-heel combat boots are a dream.

The extra-large block heels on this pair make for comfortable, everyday boots.

The topstitching on these is a nice touch.

You can’t go wrong with heeled Chelsea boots. These will never go out of style.

Another great pair for everyday wear.

Urban Outfitters does it again. 

You can’t beat this $36 price tag.

High-Heel Lug-Sole Boots

High-heel lug-sole boots


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Winter slush is no match for these booties.

We’ll be dreaming about these later.

You can always rely on Sorel to keep your feet warm in the dead of winter. 

These platforms are giving us Olivia Rodrigo vibes. 

These platform suede booties did not come to play.

These boots are ready for winter weather.

Practical winter boots for the red-bottom fanatic.

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