The 9 Best Winter Boots of 2022

Reviewers love the Bearpaw Elle, and the pair we’re testing look and feel just like an UGG out of the box, at less than half the price. But first, it should be noted that Fakespot gave this particular listing a “D”, which effectively knocks the Elle rating down to 1.5 stars. Either way, we’re concerned about the lining. The website states it’s a “shearling and wool blend” but it feels mostly synthetic. We’re convinced that very quickly, it will become matted and pilled, and after about a season of use will begin to smell. We know because we’ve tested dozens of boots and slippers like this. If you want a pair of boots in this style, and want them to last more than a season, we recommend going with the UGG shorty.