If you’re anything like us, you’ve tried (a few too many times) to get away with packing light boots for a winter trip, only to suffer through days of cold feet and very real fears of wiping out on the ice. For both Toronto’s chilly winters and cold-weather trips this season, it’s worth investing in boots that will keep you warm and steady in slippery conditions.

Merrell’s Thermo Rogue Mid GTX feature 100 grams of Primaloft® Aerogel, a lightweight insulation that ensures your feet stay warm without adding a lot of bulk to the boots. The GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry, while the the Kinetic Fit™ BASE insoles provide a cushy fit while still allowing you to move freely. The outsole features Merrell’s Arctic Grip technology, which is designed to provide stability no matter how icy the terrain gets.

$300, merrell.com