I just moved to Wi a few months ago and bought these...
Merrell Snowbound Mid Waterproof Winter Boots - Women's - Free Shipping at REI.com

Works great,waterproof and warm, aren't overly ugly or terribly expensive.

I think for the most part all real winter boots are pretty ugly.

The alternative around here seems to be a stylish rain boot with a seriously warm, heavy duty liner.
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