You need them.
The options are ridiculously infinitesimal but let me share five rules for your go-to winter boots:
1- make sure they're leather (or rubber)
2- opt for a rubber sole [slipping hurts]
3- simple and clean makes it more versatile
4- no matter the height, a skinnier heel means it dresses up easier
5- if you're going with a flat option, stick with a pointer toe cap
After that, have at it! Here are my favorites that can weather this winter and more than a few seasonal trends