Our Top Picks For Winter Getaways and What to Wear

Avoid the realities of back to work and school by dipping into that fresh pot of holiday days. Without the stress and the heart of the classic summer holiday, there is nothing better than a winter getaway! Whether you’re looking for that traditional log cabin in the woods or that fun-filled, action-packed few days away, we have selected some of the best winter mini-breaks. Thankfully, Allsole knows just what to wear on your feet when taking your break, so whether you’re heading up the slopes or out on the mountains, we have got you covered…

Vorarlberg, Austria

As a mountainous state in Western Austria, Vorarlberg attracts its fair share of mountain enthusiasts each year, especially during the winter. Many take on the walk around Lake Constance or begin one of the many interactive hikes which include animal adventure trails for children. The right footwear for this, of course, is needed not only to support your feet and ankles across the tricky terrains but also to keep your toes warm in the cold temperatures.

We’d opt for The Mountain Hiker

Val-d’lsère, France

The popular destination for skiers and snowboarder, Val-d’lsère, is located in the French Alps, near the Italian border. Ski lifts aid those wanting to partake in the activity but also provide easy access for those who want to simply admire the scenery, sip some wine in an alpine bar and explore the mountain peaks. For this terrain,  it’s essential that the perfect boot is worn for comfort, warmth and protection to your feet when high up on the snowy peaks.

We’d be wearing The Snow Trekker

Cumbria, England

For a winter break rich with nature, culture and tradition, you don’t need to leave the country. Cumbria and the well known Lake District can offer some of the best sights, food, experiences and walks. With many overnight options from private cabins to teepee pods, camping to caravanning, you will not be short for choice. Hike the mountains, bumble around the towns or meander around the lakes, there will always be a puddle to dodge!

Adventure in The Puddle Stomper

Sierra Nevada, Spain

Known for the hustle and bustle of its busy ski lifts and tourists, Sierra Nevada is also well attuned to serve those who appreciate the concept of ‘apres ski’ and those who like to dine post exploration or mountainous activity. Although in the summer it attracts sun seekers, when winter arrives, the atmosphere becomes magical. So whether you’re straight off the slopes or simply want to enjoy a hot mulled beverage by a log fire, pick a stylish yet suitably practical shoe for the job…

We suggest The Evening Boot

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Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed


A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.