Cold winter days become more comfortable with your toes tucked in cozy, warm, waterproof shoes.
Choosing good looking women’s winter boots that fit just right is one of the greatest challenges when shopping for shoes.
The rugged appearance of the boot, the online recommendations, and even the brand name don’t usually cut it. To find out whether or not a pair of women’s snow boots is right for you, you need to take a closer look on the features.
During winter we just want to stay home and sip some hot chocolate on the couch. There comes a time though that you just need to get out there. You are able to wear multiple layers of clothing under your winter coat, but what happens to your shoes? You can only wear one pair at a time. This is where warm winter boots come in handy.
However, how do you know which pair is right for you? Let’s break it down and see what to look for when shopping for the perfect pair of winter boots!
Best Winter Boot for Women 2018
COLUMBIA Winter Boots
Columbia Ice Maiden II Snow Boot
- Women’s Winter Boot
- Omni-grip non-marking traction rubber sole
- Waterproof leather and textile
- Insulation rated -25F/-32C
Columbia Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter Boot
- Women’s quilted winter boot with lacing and faux-fur collar
- Material: Waterproof woven synthetic textile
- Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole
Columbia Heavenly Omni-Heat Lace Up Boot
- Women’s Winter Boot with lacing and faux fur collar
- 200 g insulation for warmth
- Omni-Tech waterproof synthetic textile
SOREL Winter Boots
Sorel Winter Carnival Boot
- Women’s Waterproof Snow Boots
- Sherpa Pile snow cuff for added warmth
- Vulcanized rubber outsole
Sorel Caribou Slim Boots
- Women’s Stylish Winter Boots
- Waterproof nubuck leather
- Sorel aero-trac rubber outsole
Sorel Joan Of Arctic Snow Boot
- Women’s Tall Winter Boots with Faux Fur Collar
- Waterproof suede leather upper
- Vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole
BEARPAW Winter Boots
Bearpaw Isabella Snow Boot
- Women’s Leather Winter Boots
- Sheep skin lining for extra warmth
- Flexible rubber sole
Bearpaw Kola II Snow Boot
- Women’s Fashion Winter Boots
- 100% superwash merino wool lining
- Rubber sole
The North Face Winter Boots
The North Face Nuptse Purna II Boot
- Women’s Suede Winter Boots with Faux Fur
- Waterproof velvet suede upper
- Rubber outsole with IcePick® temperature-sensitive lugs
ECCO Winter Boots
ECCO Trace Tie Hydromax Snow Boot
- Women’s Snow Boots
- HYDROMAX treated leather for enhanced water-repellence
- Rugged rubber outsole
UGG Winter Boots
UGG Adirondack II Winter Boot
- Women’s Fully Waterproof Boots
- Vibram outsole
- Cold weather rated to -20 °C
What to consider when buying winter boots
Fit and Comfort
Shoes can at times be disappointing having purchased them and gotten home so excited only to find they don’t fit.
All shoes are best bought in the afternoon when you have been up and functional. At this time, you get to see if they are comfortable and how well they fit since your feet may be larger from the activity and the blood flowing there.
Try the boots on with the socks you will wear with the boots, just to ensure a perfect fit. Make sure your toes have enough space to move. Walk around and fit both boots. Some of us may have feet with different sizes and it’s perfectly normal.
Some winter boots for women can pass to be fashionable and others not quite as much. But when it’s really cold, you need to place the warmth as top agenda.
Insulation does provide the warmth and that is what you need to look for in the shoe. Some boots have the temperature range indicated. This is proof of a proper pair of winter boots that you will love.
The insole of the boot needs to be well fitted as it contributes to the insulation. Some boots do have a kind of wool termed as shearling that does help in providing warmth.
Having wet feet is a nightmare! You have to keep your feet warm and comfortable in the winter.
Most leather winter boots are waterproof. Check for the closure of the pair of water boots to be functional. If it’s really wet outside shearling winter boots would be a disappointment in this front as the water would sip right through!
Choose shoes with a waterproof film and a warm lining protect your feet from wet and cold.
Good winter shoes make you feel safe on every surface, including ice and snow.
The sole needs to create a good grip on slippery surfaces, so there is no need to worry about falling over.
Winter brings with it slippery surfaces. You want to get winter shoes that have well gripped soles. Look for boots that the soles have treads that are functional. High heel winter boots might look stylish, but don’t really work well on icy surfaces.
Pay attention to the size of the heel as well. Some boots have outsoles that have out breaks. This means that the heel of this shoe stands out from the rest of the outsole. It, therefore, provides protection from slipping in uneven terrain and descents.
When is the best time to buy winter boots?
- February is a great month to buy winter boots because it’s when the retailers bring in the new spring collections, so the winter gear has to go.
- If you are looking for a real bargain, but don’t have anything particular in mind, shop your boots in the spring or summer sale.
- September and October are best months to find the first of the next winter’s new styles.