Like our clothes, our footwear has to change with the seasons. Summer for most of us mean slippers and canvas sneakers. To combat the chill of winter, we wear weatherproofed shoes with good insulation. However, practical footwear does not mean we have to scrimp on style. Here are some of our top picks for men’s snow boots for winter wear.
- Are winter boots different from hiking boots?
Answer: Winter boots and hiking boots may look the same however the former has a different built compared to the latter. Winter boots are waterproof to protect feet from exposure to snow, slush, ice, sleet and hail. They also feature a more durable built to combat frequent moisture exposure. Winter boots also have excellent traction against wet, slippery surfaces. This type of boot has appropriate insulation as well to combat winter chill.
- How do you store winter boots properly?
Answer: Winter boots are meant to be worn during the snowy season only thus proper storage is needed as soon as the ice melts and the weather becomes hotter. Before putting them in storage, make sure that the boots are cleaned and dried thoroughly. Boots that still have remaining moisture on them facilitates mold and bacterial growth during humid months. Thus, guarantee that they are cleaned and dried completely before packing them away. In general, you have to wrap the boots and store the items in a dry, clean box.
- Can you clean winter boots in the washing machine?
Answer: As a rule, cleaning your shoes in the washing machine is not really a good idea. This is due to the fact that a immersing them in a water bath can loosen parts of the shoe or the shoes’ glue. While winter boots or snow boots do have weatherproofed properties, they are not made to be fully submerged in water. Lots of snow boots also come with sheepskin liners, and immersing them in water completely might break down the liner’s integrity.
Our Top Picks
Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat Snow Boot
- High-quality leather and fabric
- Waterproof Omnitech technology
- Has 200g insulation
- Omni-GRIP superior traction
The Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat Snow Boot made it on top of the list because of its excellent built and design. For one, this pair has a temperature rating of -25F/-32C that is perfect for combatting heavy snow. Along with the topnotch Omnitech waterproofing technology and 200g of insulation, your toes will be kept dry and toasty through outdoor walks. The boots also feature PU-coated leather and texture upper thrown together with an injection-molded rubber shell and outsole for optimal winter protection. Very comfortable and available in lots of colors.
Merrell Men’s Coldpack Ice+ Polar Waterproof Snow Boot
- Has Nubuck leather and mesh upper
- Designed with Vibram Arctic Grip outsole
- 200g M Select WARM lightweight insulation
- High-quality protection from cold and snow
Merrell is a brand with a first-rate selection of hiking boots and their Coldpack Ice+ Polar Waterproof Snow Boot for men is another top find. The boots are expressly made for winter wear thanks to its hardworking Vibram Arctic Grip outsole, 200g of insulation and overall superior construction. Vibram soles are the best when it comes to traction, and you know how it is during winter—walkways and ground surfaces can be extremely slippery and dangerous. The built may sound heavy what with all the insulation in it, but it’s very lightweight and easy to wear.
Mishansha Men/Women Winter Anti-Slip Leather Snow Boots
- High-quality leather upper
- Timeless ankle boot design
- Water-resistant properties
- Has fur interior
When it comes to winter boots, you need something that will keep your feet warm throughout and has good water-resistance as well to keep moisture away. The Mishansha Men/Women Winter Anti-Slip Leather Snow Boots does well in this regard. The boots feature quality leather uppers, a non-slip rubber sole with excellent taction and fur interiors to keep your tootsies dry and toasty. This is a pair of boots that can withstand winter environments effectively, great for walking, working, driving, skiing, hiking, camping and the like.
UGG Men’s Hendren TL Winter Boot
- Vildona and UggPure wool insole
- Seam-sealed built
- Waterproof properties
- Moisture-wicking cushioning
Ugg is also a brand known for their reliable line of snow and winter boots. Their Men’s Hendren TL Winter Boots is another testament of their topnotch designs and craftmanship. These boots feature quality leather suede material, Treadlite outsoles for the best traction and padding, Vildona and UggPure wool for extra warmth and a waterproofed, seam-sealed built. The boots are also outfitted with excellent moisture-wicking cushioning and a medial zipper.
Kamik Men’s Hunter Snow Boot
- Has 95% rubber and 5% nylon
- Features 8mm thermal guard removable liner
- Has non-marking synthetic rubber outsole
- Waterproof properties
The Kamik Men’s Hunter Snow Boot has waterproofing that you can rely on in cold, icy surroundings. This is a synthetic rubber pair featuring 8mm removable thermal guard liners and is temperature-rated at -40 degrees F. This means it can provide sufficient comfort against snow and lower temps. The boots are a breeze to wear and truly its waterproof properties are something that you need to experience. This pair is a comfort to wear while at the same time, gives optimal winter protection.
Timberland Men’s White Ledge Mid Waterproof Ankle Boot
- Full-grain waterproof leather uppers
- Seam-sealed waterproof built
- Corrosion-proof speed lace hardware
- Includes hooks for secure lacing
The Timberland Men’s White Ledge Mid Waterproof Ankle Boot is something you can take from a hike to the street—this is function meets style, a pair that can brave frosty and wet environments with aplomb. The pair features full-grain leather waterproof uppers sourced from an LWG Silver-rated tannery. It comes with a seam-sealed built too for maximum waterproofing. In addition, the boots include EVA footbeds and midsoles for comfort. Laces are secured by means of the hooks. Hardware is corrosion-proof to retain its excellent appearance.
Your feet deserve the best footwear that your money can buy. When it comes to snow boots, investing in top-quality pairs is essential because these bad boys can keep your feet dry and comfortable throughout unforgiving winters. Choose from our selection of reliable pieces to complete your winter wardrobe.