It goes without saying that you need a waterproof, robust shoe this time of year.
It's no good just having something utilitarian though, otherwise you may as well spend the months from September to March with your feet permanently ensconced in a pair of wellies.
Thankfully, British shoe makers Tricker's are on hand to deliver something that's stylish as well as sturdy.
The Northampton-based manufacturers have teamed up with Canadian shoe store HAVEN to deliver two striking new boots as part of their winter collection.
The Shooting Boot is made with cavalier leather and a traditional-looking sole, while the Hiking Boot is made with smooth calf's leather and employs a Vibram Moreflex outsole. Both are available now, in black or navy, from HAVEN's store. Of course, you'll have to pay for quality - a pair of will set you back £394.