Looking good and being physically comfortable used to feel like a tradeoff in the winter but thanks to a number of recent trends—athleisure, the oddly specific balaclava trend—those days are over. Winter shoes are another category to receive a long overdue comfort upgrade over the last couple of years. They’re being finished with heavy-duty lug soles so you don’t have to save them for the shortest commutes and warmest afternoons. Whether you’re a Chelsea boot man, a lover of derbies, or friend to preppy loafers, you can now walk from your door to your car without fear of breaking both legs and your cell phone. Consider the fact that these shoes also look 15% more badass with their new, rugged bottoms and you’ll agree with us that this trend is truly a gift from the style gods. If you haven’t had the chance to sample the awesomeness, now is a very good time to pick up an extremely nice pair of a fair price. Yep, the good news just keeping coming.