A Definitive List of the Best Winter Boots: "Quilted L.L. Bean Boot (on sale for $60). Here's why the quilted Bean Boot beats the classic; slip-on! These boots have the same awesome traction soles as the original duck boots, they're water resistant (water proof at the bottom) and lined with toasty warm fake (vegan!) shearling, but the real killer is that you just slide your feet in and out of them. The last thing I want to do when I come in from the cold is to fuss with wet, snowy laces."