17 Favorite Boots for Teenage Girls and College Students

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Winter boots are a must-have for any teenage girl who attends school in cold and snowy climates. We asked our Grown and Flown Parents community to tell us which brands their teens and college students love to wear.

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Favorite boots for teens and college students

 1. L.L. Bean Duck Boot 

LL Bean’s classic pair is equally popular with guys and girls. Sold in different heights and styles, some even with lining, these boots last a lifetime and sell out every year. Made in the USA (Maine to be exact).

2. UGG Boots

They are so many different styles of UGG to choose from (and love!) that we couldn’t pick just one favorite. It is worth a look to see just how many pairs are now available in dozens of styles well beyond the caramel-colored fleece-lined boot where it all began. For students going to school in snowy climates, UGG has an all-weather line, too.

ugg boots

3. Frye Boots

Frye began in Massachusetts in 1863 and makes the iconic boots that girls love to wear with dresses and skirts. They have booties, shooties, combat, knee-high, western and uber-urban styles made of beautifully handcrafted leather for both girls and guys. Students can get a 15% discount on purchases.

Frye booties

4. Hunter Matte Rain Boot

Hunter boots are exceptionally sturdy and keep feet dry when it’s rainy or snowy. These popular boots come in a wide array of colors and heights. Why not go for these short yellow ones just for fun or the tall navy ones that are classic and surprisingly stylish for rubber boots?

Hunter short boots
Hunter tall boots

Wear them with a heavy heavy Hunter boot sock for extra warmth. They are available at many retailers, including Zappos.

5. Sorel Women’s Emelie Chelsea Black Boot

This leather boot is just the right amount of rugged with a low bootie cut. It is top-selling and rain-defying. The fully waterproof leather is just the right ankle height; perfect with jeans or dresses. This bootie also features a footbed for comfort meaning your feet will be happy in them for long periods of time.

Sorel boots

6. Sperry Top-Sider Rain Boot

From the makers of the iconic top-sider shoe, comes the top-sider boot. This navy and tan pair are a classic look, with the non-marking rubber outsoles for traction.

Sperry boots

7. Timberland Women’s Courmayeur Valley Chelsea Boot

We like this slip-on suede bootie in the neutral taupe color, a versatile alternative to black. Timberland makes great durable boots and this one is surprisingly fashionable.

Timberland boots

8. Columbia Women’s Minx MID II Omni-Heat Snow Boot

This boot will keep her feet warm and dry all winter long. Plus, we love the faux-fur lining and the quilted, waterproof exterior.

Columbia boots

9. Dr. Marten’s Women’s 1460 8-Eye Patent Leather Boots

The original combat boots, Dr. Marten’s are unlike any other — so iconic that they’ll never go out of style with teenage girls.

Doc Martens

10. Platform Boots

These cute boots are so trendy and relatively inexpensive. They have a heel height of 1.5 inches lacing at the front, with a side zip.

11. The Glove Boot

The most flattering boot — ever — with a just-right height, walkable heel. Perfect for all-day comfort and nights out. Plus, they are made from renewed plastic bottles (9 per pair, to be exact), so you and the planet can look your best. We love these from one of our favorite brands, Everlane. Colors available are toffee and black but they are selling quickly.

Where to shop for winter boots


Zappos is a one-stop shop for boots and has an unbelievably wide range of brands to choose from.


Target has all the popular styles your daughter loves at fantastic pricing, too. Here are two of our favorite boots for teens from one of our favorite stores.

12. Fleece Boots

13. Booties


Nordstrom has an amazing shoe and boot selection with lots of sizes for harder-to-fit feet. They carry many of the brands in this post and their website is a great place to look at dozens of different styles — booties, boots, fashion, and winter boots, too. Whether you are taking them to the register or putting them in your cart, here are four that caught our eye:

14. Over-the-knee boots 

high boot

15. Chelsea boots

This boot can take you anywhere, day or night.


16. Kitten heel slip on

These kitten heel boots are gorgeous and a knitted upper gives them a sock-like feeling.

17. Blundstone Boots

Blundstone is also a popular brand that is practical for everyday wear.

Blundstone Boots

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