We’re headed into some bitter weather here on the east coast—it’s going to be a mere 12 degrees on Friday—and I like to be prepared, because as you may know, I hate the cold, and I hate extreme cold extremely. That means hauling out my warmest mittens, my Patagonia long-johns, and my toastiest sneakers, which are a pair of Vans not unlike this one. (Pro tip: some of these sneakers have fleece everywhere inside the shoe except the sole, which just doesn’t make sense to me. So I add these sheepskin insoles to the equation, and all is toasty.)
You can’t go too far wrong with classic Converse high tops in suede, and these come in a few other good colors, though I’m partial to this army green.
These are a bit pricier than the others, but I think they’re a perfect grey and I dig the platform soles.
A lower-top version of Nike’s timeless Air Jordans.
And finally: a basic black pair with a nice thick platform.