With the festive season all but a distant memory and the New Year rung in with a somewhat muted bang, all that remains before spring is 3 months of winter. However, if there is one thing guaranteed to put an early spring in your step this January, a new pair of shoes is it.
While the list below might not be fit for the worst of winter, they'll certainly keep your feet warm, dry and stylish while treading the snow-free streets of London, Zürich, Munich or Paris.
Scroll down for the best of our winter footwear offering, fit for the chilly months ahead.
Paraboot Avignon Shoe
The french shoe brand Paraboot are well known for their strong and sturdy footwear and timeless silhouettes. The Avignon, a long time best-seller for the brand, is their split toe model that successfully manages to hit that smart casual sweet spot. It's sat atop the brands chunky rubber sole and features their signature waterproof Norwegian welt construction. Wear them with corduroy or wool tailoring during the week and denim at the weekend. Just be sure to follow the brands guidelines and not wear them two days in a row (it helps keep your shoes fresh and extends their lifetime).
RM Williams Gardener Boot
Handcrafted in Australia, the Gardener boot from R.M. Williams is constructed from a single piece of whole-cut leather which has been infused with oils to create a weather and water-resistant boot. Equipped with a durable treaded rubber sole, the Gardener is Goodyear welted and features a breathable leather insole, meaning that they can be worn with thick socks for extra warmth. Best worn repeatedly so that the whole-cut leather moulds to your foot like a glove.
Alden Suede Chukka Boot
Alden's suede chukka boot is as timeless as they come. Whilst better suited to milder days, these investment-piece boots are made from top quality suede from Charles F Stead and are unlined for maximum comfort. Pair them with some cosy wool socks and whichever trousers you like for a smart look that will take you well beyond winter.
Paraboot Michael Shoe
By far their most popular and iconic style, the Michael shoe from Paraboot has been in production in France for over a half a century. Easily recognisable by its distinctive moccasin toe and Norwegian welt construction, the Michael is a shoe that with good care will last a lifetime. Popular in all kinds of scenes, it can be worn with just about anything, but we recommend corduroy, moleskin or denim for a more authentic look.
Sanders Hi-Top Chukka Boot
First made famous by style icon Steve McQueen in the 1960s and now worn by just about every member of the Trunk team, Sanders' hi-top suede chukka boot sits atop a distinctively thick crepe sole, which enhances comfort and gives extra protection to the suede uppers. It's lined for added warmth and fits snug initially before becoming exceptionally comfortable (trust us).