Welcome to Styleforum pete146. A British winter of Snow? Rain? If either one, none of the above is suitable without rubbers over them, and of the choices you provided, I would go for the second or fourth pair.
Rub some baby powder over the edges and be careful what is making contact with those edges. If they are the vynil edge dressing, they may be chemically reacting to one another in contact, hand lotions, or something else, or just plain giving way to usage.