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Berlin Film Festival: 6 Boots Made for Walking in the Cold

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Red Wing Heritage Blacksmith leather boots in charcoal; $300, at Nordstrom. Bradley Cooper is a fan of the brand

Chic footwear that will keep you warm(ish) and stylish on those chilly treks to afterparties during the film fest, running Feb. 5-15.

The annual Berlin Film Festival, known for its chilly temperatures and must-see movies, is decidedly more glamorous than it’s cold-weather companion Sundance, even during the casual daytime photo calls.

Actresses find the balance between casual and chic styles that will work in case of snow, trading their shearling-trimmed Uggs for tights and chunky-heel booties (think the patent-leather Chanel ankle boots and socks Diane Kruger wore at last year's The Better Angels photo call).

Men opt for polished moto trends that can double as dress shoes; Bradley Cooper and James Franco both promoted projects during the last few years wearing the style. "I like to use a slightly more cleaned-up boot — something not too bulky with a lean sole, and not too much going on," says Cooper’s stylist Ilaria Urbinati. "You don't want to look like you're going hiking or to work construction, but you don't want anything too wimpy."

Check out more Berlin Film Fest-appropriate booties below.

Ralph Lauren Greyson leather moto boots; $950, saksfifthavenue.com.

Kingsman George Cleverley leather lace-up boots; $950, mrporter.com.

Sergio Rossi woven-paneled leather boots; $970, net-a-porter.com.

Jimmy Choo Melba suede and leather booties in musk; $995, at select Jimmy Choo boutiques.

Christian Louboutin Belle leather ankle boots; $995, barneys.com.

 

This story first appeared in the Feb. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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