Winter storms can get pretty crazy, as we witnessed last week in Detroit’s massive pile-up. Can you imagine if you have to crunch through the snow wearing stiletto booties? So, yes, while runways and magazine covers are enthusiastically and optimistically talking about Spring 2013 fashion, it’s still good practical sense to keep waterproof boots handy this season. Check out some of our picks for colorful winter season boots under $50 from Piperlime.

The best part? These insulation-lined footwear can also double as protection for wetter seasons!

Shop: Piperlime Cold, Schmold: Here are 5 Cute Waterproof Boots Under $50