- Mother Nature has nothing on you when you face cold weather in The North Face® Shellista II Mid boot.
- Waterproof, BLC-compliant nubuck leather uppers.
- Gender-specific, injection-molded, waterproof TPR shell.
- Knit textile collar.
- Lace-up closure. 200 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Eco keeps feet warm. Durable TNF Winter Grip® rubber outsole with temperature-sensitive IcePick® lugs for exceptional traction in cold-weather conditions. Waterproof construction. Imported. Measurements:Weight: 1 lb 6 oz Shaft: 10 1⁄2 inProduct measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.
- Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber
- Waterproof woven synthetic textile with faux-fur collar and tongue lining. Omni-Tech waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction. 200g insulation. Rated -25F/-32C. Omni-Heat reflective lining
- Removable contoured PU footbed. Boot Shaft Circumference is 24cm
- Cold-weather boot featuring 200g Thermolite insulation rated to -25F
- Traditional lace-up design for a secure fit, faux-fur trim at collar for added warmth
- FITTING TIPS: Full Size Only, Order Half Size Up For Loose Fit
- Product measurements were taken using size 7 US, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size
- Approx measurements- Heel height: 1.5 in ; Platform height: 0.8 in; Shaft Height: 10 in; Circumference: 13 in
There are several types of winter boots, such as pac boots, which are made for very harsh winter conditions and great for activities such as shoveling in the driveway and ice-fishing. Winter hunting boots are lightweight and waterproof to make it easier to hike over rugged terrain, while winter work boots feature built-in insulation for additional warmth, and a composite safety toe which protects the toe from falling objects or compression.
For the ladies, snow boots are ideal, as they are less bulky and heavy, but provide some degree of protection against the snow and cold. A good pair should fulfill both form and function, so they should be stylish enough to wear on a day out, but thick enough to keep your feet safe and warm.
Many snow boot models made for women come with fashionable features, such as decorative linings and faux fur cuffs. However, with so many different designs on the market, coupled with the fact that snow boots are not cheap, choosing the right pair can seem like a daunting task.
- Here are some key factors to consider before investing in a pair of snow boots:
- TOP 15 BEST SNOW BOOTS FOR WOMEN IN 2019
- 1. Sorel Women’s Joan Arctic Snow Boot
- 2. Columbia Women’s Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter Boot
- 3. UGG Women’s Janina Snow Boot
- 4. Sorel Women’s Tofino II
- 5. Sorel Women’s Winter Carnival Snow Boot
- 6. Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Insulated Snow Boot
- 7. Kamik Women’s Snowvalley Boot
- 8. Muck Boots Arctic Sport Rubber High Performance Winter Boot
- 9. Kingshow Women’s Globalwin Waterproof Winter Boots
- 10. Sorel Women’s Slimpack II Lace
- 11. Polar Women’s Nylon Tall Winter Snow Boot
- 12. Kamik Women’s Momentum Snow Boot
- 13. Globalwin Women’s Rylee Fashion Snow Boots
- 14. Crocs Women’s AllCast II Luxe Snow Boot
- 15. Globalwin Women’s Snow Boots
Here are some key factors to consider before investing in a pair of snow boots:
Sizing and fit
When choosing a size, it is important to remember that you should leave some room for the socks you intend to use. Loose-fitting models are good for providing warmth and comfort, but may not be ideal for long-distance walking. Tighter boots can also cause problems with circulation and cold toes. The design of the boots can play a part. For example, some boots feature a lace at the front, which allows wearers to adjust the tightness accordingly. Models with many lacing eyelets provide a more comfy fit but are difficult to lace over, and may leave a looser fit at the top.
Insulation helps to keep the feet warm in cold temperatures, and snow boots typically feature some sort of insulating material to retain heat on the inside. Among the most commonly used are Thinsulate, a synthetic fiber with finer threads than traditional polyester or duck down, which gives more volume in the same amount of space. It also has moisture wicking properties and does not get compressed over time.
Another synthetic fiber insulation is PrimaLoft, which was developed for use by the US Army and mimics the properties of down, in addition to maximizing air flow and retaining warmth without compression.
Natural alternatives include wool and felt liners; these are usually removable to allow users to air and dry them out. Although thick and comfy, they lose their beneficial properties when wet. Fleece and shearling, both natural and synthetic, are another popular choice among many brands for their cozy, lightweight attributes, but are not intended for extreme cold.
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Some companies have developed their own insulation material, such as multi-layer foam by Baffin, Opti-Warm by Merrell which reflects body heat back to the wearer, Omni-Heat by Columbia that also reflects heat and wicks moisture, Aerogel, a type of synthetic gel developed by NASA which prevents heat transfer, as well as Zylex which features multi-layer felt liners combined with polyester and thermal foil.
Depending on what you’re using them for, there are also uninsulated varieties on the market. For example, if you are snowshoeing for extended periods of time, you might want to take into account the amount of body heat you will produce, to avoid overheating.
Snowy environments tend to be wet as well, so you’ll want a pair of snow boots with good waterproof properties. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than wet and soggy boots, and wet boots will add weight, making it more difficult to walk or hike. However, waterproof snow boots tend to be more utilitarian-looking – so if you’re walking in lighter snow conditions or just cold weather, you might want to consider a water-resistant or semi-waterproof snow boot, which usually feature more attractive designs. One can also get an extra liner to switch to when the first gets wet.
Temperature ratings indicates the minimum temperature the boots are able to withstand. For example, a -20 degree rating means that they are able to withstand temperatures as low as -20 Degrees. However, other factors such as type of activity, exposure time, type of socks, perspiration and weather conditions will also affect the boot’s performance.
Design and Build
Snow boots don’t have to be all function and no form. There are plenty of options for women who want to survive the winter in style. Svelte cuts, a slight heel, decorative linings and faux fur trimmings are all features that add a touch of flair and style to an otherwise boring pair of snow boots. Of course, users should also be aware of their intended use, such as hiking, snowshoeing, or simply walking the streets. In addition to looks, good snow boots should be durable and convenient for users to put on and remove. Some models have laces all the way up which provides a tighter fit, better ankle support and extra padding for comfort. Meanwhile, grooved treads or rubber outsoles prevent users from slipping on ice and snow.
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Some boots are taller than others, which means they are better able to protect their wearer from high snow, whilst providing more ankle support. Short boots also has its advantages, as they allow better movement and are more easy to wear and remove.
1. Sorel Women’s Joan Arctic Snow Boot
Arguably one of the most popular women’s snow boots on the market, Sorel Women’s Joan Arctic series marries functionality with fashionable craftsmanship, to create a quality pair of shoes that keeps your feet warm without compromising on style. The classic look, with a lace front, is ideal for almost any winter occasion, be it active winter sports such as snowmobiling or sledding, casual wear for work, or more extreme conditions like hunting or fishing in the wilderness. The upper and lower has a distinct seam, and they look great with jeans, leggings and skirts, rising up to mid-calf.
The boots are available in six rugged and earthy color pairings: Camel and Brown Black, Cat tail and Black, Black Stone, Elk and Dark Mountain, Fawn Cream and Quarry and Black. The faux fur at the top is more than just decorative, as it helps to keep wind and blowing snow out. It can also be detached via snaps to make foot insertion and removal easier.
The Joan Arctic features beautiful and waterproof suede full-grain leather and suede upper, super soft faux fur cuff, as well as a seam-sealed waterproof construction welding it to the bottom. A removable, recycled felt inner boot ensures that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has a handcrafted waterproof vulcanised rubber shell with herringbone outsole, which prevents slipping and sliding on ice. However, the material makes it quite heavy and bulky, so if you’re spending an entire day walking in snow boots you might want to consider a different pair. The leather typically feels stiff in the early stages, and takes about two to three weeks to break in.
Size and Fitting
The Joan Arctic comes in sizes 5 to 10 US, with half sizes also available. The boots’ shaft measures approximately 11.8 inches from mid-calf to arch, while the heel height is 0.8 inches. The removable recycled felt inner boot measures 6mm whilst the midsole is 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug. Some users have commented that sizes run true while others have stated that it is narrow. When in doubt, and to leave room for wearing the with thick socks, it is best to go up a size.
- Versatile, variety of applications
- Waterproof material
- Beautiful, classic design
- Rubber sole prevents slipping
- Heavy and bulky
2. Columbia Women’s Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter Boot
Columbia is known for their wide variety of outdoor performance footwear, made with quality materials and the latest technology. Their Women’s Minx Mid II snow boots is an mid-priced option that combines convenience and looks, making them a good value purchase.
Lightweight and stylish, it features a jacket-like baffling and faux fur at the collar and tongue that makes quite the fashion statement. Choose from several colors, such as the classic black/charcoal, black/fog, or opt for a dash of color with the shale/bright red and purple dahlia/ancient fossil.
Rather than having to fiddle with laces and zippers, the Minx Mid II features a flexible front that allows you to slide your feet in and out without having to untie the entire boot. The boots rise up to the lower calf and provide good ankle support, but there is very little arch support, – especially if you decide to remove the PU footbed to add more insulation, since the sole is almost flat with very little contour. This might make it uncomfortable for prolonged periods of walking.
The Minx Mid II features a woven synthetic textile exterior, which has a texture similar to winter jackets. They are geo-quilted with ghillie lacing and a faux-fur trim, as well as a reinforced bootie overlay. On the inside, the boots carry 200 grammes of Omni-Tech insulation, a highly breathable material with silver dots that reflect heat – thereby reducing the need for bulky layers. It also has moisture wicking properties to help keep the feet comfy and dry. The Techlite lightweight midsole and Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole makes walking and hiking easy and prevents slipping on icy surfaces.
There are, however, some downsides to the Minx Mid II, such as quality control. While many users vouch for its waterproof properties, there are also those who claim that the boots do not hold up well in wet conditions, such as when walking through slush and puddles. Another thing to note is that despite an insulation rating of -25 Fahrenheit / -32 Celcius, they do not seem very warm without some sock protection.
Size and Fitting
The Minx Mid II comes in US sizes 5 to 11, with half sizes available. The shaft measures approximately 10 inches from the arch, but it barely has any height. Sizes tend to run true, but opt for half a size up if you’re planning to fit some socks and have room to wiggle the toes about. The boots are very flexible and do not require much breaking in, making them ideal for active lifestyles.
- Convenient to wear
- Moisture wicking
- Quality control issues with waterproofing and warmth
- No arch support
3. UGG Women’s Janina Snow Boot
If you live in a wintery climate but still want to look fabulous on a night out, then UGG Women’s Janina Snow Boot ticks both boxes. Founded by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG is renowned for its iconic Classic Boot, and its Janina series retains the chic and stylish form the brand is famous for. Going for a clean, minimalist look, the boots have a simple design and minimal embellishments, making it easy to pair with almost any outfit. There is a decorative leather strap and buckle at the top, with side zippers to make them easier to remove and wear. The boots come in three colors, namely chestnut, black and slate.
Made from high quality materials, the boots have a 100% leather and textile construction, with the front and bottom mostly leather, and the back being textile. While the boots do not come with an insulation rating, many users have vouched for its warmth, thanks to the natural Australian imported UGGpure wool insole. The material on the upper is water resistant, with seam-sealed waterproof construction. Users will find minimal leaking when walking through puddles. While they perform well at keeping feet warm, but are perhaps better suited for chilly and rainy weather, rather than heavy duty work all day in snow.
That being said, the spider rubber outsole prevents slippage on icy surfaces and provides good traction.
Size and Fitting
The UGG Women’s Janina boots comes in US sizes 5 to 10, with half sizes available. They mostly run true to size. The shaft measures approximately 12.5 inches from the arch, coming up to the mid-calf. The heel measures around 15 inches, while the platform adds another 0.5 inches, giving users substantial elevation. When it comes to fit, the boots are not the easiest to put on and take off, owing to the lack of a laced front or adjustable elastic bands. The boot opening measures about 13.5 inches around. One common grouse is that the foot part fits right, but the boots are rather tight around the calves, especially for people who do not have slim calves. You might not want to write them off completely, however, as the boots break in and loosen up over time.
- Classic design
- Rubber outsole provides good traction, prevents slipping
- Narrow fit at calves
- Difficult to remove and put on
- Not for heavy snow conditions
4. Sorel Women’s Tofino II
Another offering by renowned Canadian shoewear manufacturer Sorel, the Women’s Tofino II is a stylish ensemble that combines design and functionality. The boots feature metal eyelets and criss-crossing elastic rubber bands on the front, which make it easy to slip on and remove, as well as a decorative buckle at the back and faux fur lining on the top. These are permanently fixed to the boot and cannot be removed. Although they are good for cold weather, the boots do not perform well in heavy snow, and will still need to be paired with socks if you expect any degree of warmth in minus temperatures.
Users will be spoilt for choice when it comes to variety, as there are over 20 colors and designs to choose from. One will never go wrong with the classic black or black stone, which adds an edgy look to any outfit. For a pop of color, opt for black/deep blush, curry, red element/black or cordovan.
The Tofino II is made from 100% fabric and synthetic material. The upper is a waterproof coated quilted canvas, with a breathable membrane construction. The microfleece lining provides some insulation, although as mentioned, is not very warm. The leather parts are cowhide, while the plush faux fur accents are from ostrich feathers. Meanwhile, the removable molded EVA footbed follows the contour of the feet and provides good arch support. You also won’t have to worry about slipping or sliding on ice, as the molded rubber herringbone outsole provides good traction. Overall, the boots are quite flexible, making them well suited to walking and even driving. That being said, the material is not very durable, and tends to crease, which may lead to cracking in the future.
Size and Fitting
The Tofino II is available in sizes 5 to 12, with half sizes available. Measurements based on a size 7 yields a shaft height of 10.25 inches, a heel height of 1.2 inches and a platform height of 1 inch, giving the wearer significant added height. It is fairly lightweight at 20.5 ounces or 581 grams, so you won’t feel fatigued even when walking around for longer periods of time. They do run small, so it is best to order a size up.
- Elastic front, Easy to slip on and remove
- Various colors
- Stylish and beautiful design
- Good traction
- Not warm, unsuitable for harsh weather
- Material cracks over time
5. Sorel Women’s Winter Carnival Snow Boot
For a fashionable pair of snow boots that you won’t mind showing off but still does a decent job at protecting your feet from the cold, there is the Sorel Women’s Winter Carnival Snow Boot. The design is simple but attractive with a youthful touch.
The boots hold up well against snowy conditions, with a temperature rating of -25 Fahrenheit or -32 Celcius. The lace front allows for more flexibility and adjustment when putting on or removing the boots, and can be laced up tight to prevent wind and snow from getting in, as well as retain body heat. The alces are easy to use even with gloves on and dry quickly as well.
Choose from a selection of cool colors, such as aviation/black, black/stone and camel brown for a rugged look, or go for a stylish hue of redwood/candy apple, peatmoss, pewter/black, black-stone, purple dahlia, shale stone, buff black, white and dark seas.
The Carnival Snow is made entirely from textile and synthetic material, with a waterproof nylon upper with seam-sealed waterproof construction, so you can walk through slush and snow without fear of soggy feet. The boots do not have thick insulation and the liners pack down a bit with wear, but are still very warm, especially if you are wearing them in milder winters with lots of movement. If you are looking for an all-day outdoors activity boot for below zero temperatures, this might not be the best option. The 6mm recycled felt in the inner boot can be removed and washed. Because the shaft is a soft insert, do not expect too much ankle support.
Completing the boots are the Sherpa pile lining on the top, which repels water well, as well as a 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug midsole and handcrafted waterproof vulcanised rubber shell with herringbone outsole, which provides decent traction on slippery surfaces. The boots are easy to wipe clean or kick off snow with no tracking.
Size and Fitting
The Carnival Snow runs from sizes 5 to 12, with half sizes available. The wide design means that there is plenty of room for your toes, and because they tend to run large, you might want to order a size down from your regular size. The shaft measures approximately 7.5 inches from the arch, and it rises to mid-calf. The canvas sides are flexible and easy to pull on.
Before breaking in and owing to the position of the hard leather piece at the back, there will be some chafing at the Achilles heel, unless you’re wearing thick socks. At 23.9 ounces, the boots are chunky and heavy, so they might not be suitable for hiking.
- Stylish, variety of colors
- Flexible, easy to put on and remove
- Chunky, heavy, not suitable for hiking
- Chafing before boots are broken in
6. Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Insulated Snow Boot
For a snow boot option that won’t break the bank, the Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II has got you covered. Ideal for harsh winters and snowy conditions, the boots are built with comfort and functionality in mind, with a lux, feminine look that is versatile and stylish. They are rated to withstand up to -25 degree weather, so feet stay snug and warm. The front has a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit, while the top has decorative faux fur which also doubles as a protective layer against cold and snow. There are eight colors to choose from, such as black/Colombia Grey, Cordovian/Siberia, Marsala Red/Silver Sage, Shale/Dark Raspberry, Elk/Velvet, and Dahlia/Tan.
The Ice Maiden II features leather and textile construction, with 200 grams of insulation. It comes with Techlite lightweight midsole for long-lasting comfort, superior cushioning and high energy return, making them great for long walks. Also, an Omni-Grip advanced traction rubber sole provides slip-free movement, a deep tread and superior grip on icy surfaces. Despite its waterproof claims, some users have pointed out that water tends to seep through, so use with care if you’re treading through deep snow or slush.
Size and Fitting
The Ice Maiden II comes in sizes 5 to 12, with half sizes available. Sizes run large, allowing room for socks and to move the toes. The shaft measures approximately 9 inches from the arch, while the platform adds 0.25 inches. Although it rises up to mid-calf, they do not wrap around too tightly like many other designs. However, the boots offer little to no arch support. They are also not appropriate for those prone to conditions such as bunions.
- Feminine design
- Adjustable lace
- Good grip
- Minimal arch support
- Poor waterproofing abilities
7. Kamik Women’s Snowvalley Boot
Built for the bold, Canadian brand Kamik’s Snowvalley boots for women are heavy duty and designed to perform in extreme weather. Appearance-wise, they lack feminine charm, but the rugged construction and sporty look will appeal to the adventurous. Where it falls short in looks it makes up for by keeping the feet warm and toasty, with a temperature rating of -25 degrees Fahrenheit and -32 degrees Celcius. Unlike some models that carry the rating but fail to live up to their promise, the Snowvalley truly delivers, even in harsh conditions and sub-zero temperatures.
The boots come in 13 colors, from the more classic black, black/grey, grey, tan and dark brown, to more cheerful hues such as white, orange/brown, brown/taupe, blue jeans and burgundy. The elastic lace front facilitates easy removal and putting on the boots, topped with soft faux fur lining to protect against chill and snow.
The Snowvalley is 100% manmade, and features a waterproof quilted nylon and suede upper, a waterproof gusseted tongue and seam-sealed waterproof construction. They are made to keep your feet warm and dry in sub-zero temperatures, even in a foot of snow or when walking through slush. The synthetic rubber sole has excellent grip and tread, which means they can be used for trekking through the mountains and hiking, as well as strolling through snow-packed city streets. The classic styled upper with suede overlays is paired with 3Mtm Thinsulate insulation that traps body heat and keeps warmth in, without adding extra weight to the boots. Also included is a removable comfort EVA insole footbed that provides superior support as you walk.
Size and Fitting
The Snowvalley is quite bulky looking but still lightweight enough that you won’t feel fatigued after hours walking. They rise up to about mid-calf, with the shaft measuring approximately 10 inches from the arch. A common problem with snowboots is that the calves tend to run tight, but the Snowvalley offers plenty of room even for people with chunky calves, and the adjustable laces also help. Sizes are limited from US 6 to 10, with some half sizes available. However, there seem to be issues with the fit, as users have commented that they do not seem consistent – going up half a size yields too much room, while others have stated that the shoes run narrow at the heels.
- Rugged construction
- Suitable for sub zero temperatures and harsh weather conditions
- Inconsistent sizing
8. Muck Boots Arctic Sport Rubber High Performance Winter Boot
For those who prize function over form, Muck Boots’ Arctic Sport is a viable option. Although marketed primarily for men, they also come in women sizes and can be used by both genders. The boots are ideal for outdoor work or leisure activities in frigid weather, with a temperature rating as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit, even while standing ankle deep in snow and slush. There are a few cons, however. If you’re wearing them in anything but very cold temperatures, warmth builds up quickly and will cause your feet to perspire, and the material is not breathable enough to allow for this to dissipate, which can be uncomfortable. The boots come in one color only, black.
If you’re planning to use these for walking in deep snow, then look no further. The boots feature a fully-sealed waterproof rubber shell that extends high above the ankle, offering extra protection for the feet as you walk through drifts. The hard shell also protects against brush and branches.
Meanwhile, the inside features soft and durable fleece lining – a natural insulator – as well as 5mm of neoprene, which offers comfort and flexibility, shock absorption and heat retention. The EVA contoured midsole is designed to resist blisters and chafing, while the footbed has 2mm of thermal foam for additional support. To increase traction on slippery surfaces and to keep you firmly planted on uneven terrain, the outsole comes with rugged molded lugs.
That being said, the material is quite rigid overall and might prove uncomfortable when driving or when doing activities that require a lot of flexibility.
Size and Fitting
For women, the shoes come in sizes 6 to 16, but there are no half sizes available. They mostly run true to size. The shaft measures approximately 14.5 inches from the arch, with the heel measuring 1.25 and the platform measuring around 0.75 inches, adding almost two inches of height overall. The opening is about 15.5 inches around, but because it lacks a flexible front, might be a bit more difficult to put on and remove.
- Ideal for snowy weather
- Very warm
- Good traction
- Not breathable
- Rigid material
- No half sizes available
- One design only
9. Kingshow Women’s Globalwin Waterproof Winter Boots
Made for cold and wet weather, Kingshow’s Globalwin Waterproof is sure to turn heads with its stylish design, whilst still keeping the feet snug and warm. The top of the boots feature short faux fur lining for additional warmth and protection against the wind, while the front has metal eyelets and an adjustable lace up design, making it convenient to put on and remove the boots. There is a zipper on the inner part of the calf, which provides even more flexibility. With a temperature rating of 27 degrees Fahrenheit, they are fairly warm, but are best worn on cold autumn days and mild winters. Choose from 22 attractive designs and colors, such as white print, black, wheat/black and red/black.
The Kingshow features a PU upper, with a fully cushioned collar that helps prevent ankle discomfort as you walk. The bottom, on the other hand, is soft rubber, and the two pieces are held together by stitches at the ankle. On the inside is a heat-reflective felt lining and microfibers for added insulation, and a mesh-covered footbed with light cushioning makes it comfortable to walk long distances. Also noteworthy is the outsole, which delivers good traction and durability on varied terrain, so you can maintain a sturdy stride even while walking on slippery surfaces or uneven ground. However, the material is not 100% waterproof – only the bottom – and not suitable for walking through slush or wading in deep snow.
Size and Fitting
The Kingshow rises up to mid-calf and the adjustable fit enables users with chunky calves to lace up the boot as tightly or as loosely as they like. The boots come in sizes 5.5 to 10.5, with additional options for medium width (D) or large (E). They are slightly snug when first worn, but loosen up over time.
- Stylish and attractive design
- Adjustable lace up front
- Not waterproof
- Not very warm
10. Sorel Women’s Slimpack II Lace
Combining the right amount of utility and fashion, it’s hard to go wrong with Sorel Women’s Slimpack II Lace. Lightweight and comfy, they feel almost like wearing sneakers, and are comfortable enough to wear all day long in the snow, but not so warm that you will sweat while indoors. The lace up front is adjustable, while a flexible gusset means it is easy to put on and remove without untying. The boots are ideal for rain and light snow conditions. Variety is the spice of life, and the Slimpack offers a whopping 30+ different colors and looks, ranging from the sporty and rugged to the classic and the feminine. Pair them with jeans or leggings for a stylish winter or autumn look.
Expect high quality construction that is built to last with the Slimpack’s waterproof nubuck leather upper, with soft and warm wool felt lining wrapping the back of the boot. The lower part is a vulcanised rubber shell and seam-sealed, while the inside features 100 gram of microfleece lining. The midsole is vulcanized rubber, while the molded EVA footbed offers good arch support. The rubber herringbone outsole and leather wrapped heel provides good traction on icy and wet surfaces. Overall, the boots are decent at keeping your feet dry and warm, but since the gusset only goes as high as the second eyelet, it will still get wet if you walk through deep puddles.
Size and Fitting
The Slimpack comes in sizes 5 to 12, with half sizes available. It is recommended to go a size up due to the narrow fit. This also provides additional room for winter socks and to move your toes. Most snow boots go up to mid calf, but the Slimpack rises just above the ankle, so they are not appropriate for walking through deep drifts. The shaft measures approximately 6.5 inches from the arch, and the heel adds another 0.5 inches to the overall height.
- Wide variety of designs and colors
- For light snow and rain conditions
- Waterproof material
- Good traction
- Narrow fit
- Low rise, not for walking through deep snow
11. Polar Women’s Nylon Tall Winter Snow Boot
You will be hard pressed to find a more affordably priced boot than the Polar Women’s Nylon Tall Winter Snow Boot. The boots offer decent protection against the cold, and you can get away with wearing them in milder weather without getting sweaty feet. The front features a lace-up design to allow for better flexibility and adjustment, while the high gusseted tongue and faux fur lining prevents snow from getting in. Unlike some boots that make your feet look large and bulky, the Polar’s design is modern, stylish and slim. They come in eight fashionable shades: brown, grey leather, grey suede, black, grey, white, white suede and brown suede.
Depending on the model selected, the Polar’s upper features a suede-like fabric or plush nylon, similar to the material for winter jackets. The bottom is a calendered rubber sole unit with waterproof construction. Feet stay warm and comfy, as the interior is soft and fully lined with insulation. However, the rubber sole’s traction is not good on slippery surfaces. While the bottom seems fairly waterproof, the boots start to leak once it gets to the upper. They are therefore recommended for use in areas with two or three inches of snow, rather than walking through deep drifts or slush.
Size and Fitting
The Polar comes in limited sizes, running from 8 to 11 with half sizes available. There is also a ‘medium width’ option for those with wider feet. The shaft measures approximately 11 inches from the arch, reaching up to mid calf. The boots tend to run small so order up a size if you intend to wear thick winter socks.
- Snug fit
- Upper material not waterproof
- Poor traction
12. Kamik Women’s Momentum Snow Boot
Snow and ice won’t stop you from going places when you’re wearing Kamik Women’s Momentum Snow Boots, a stylish ensemble that is both functional and classy. The minimalist design features a lace-up front for better adjustability, a high gusseted tongue to keep the snow out, and faux fur top that is more than decorative. Rated to -25 degrees Fahrenheit, the boots will keep feet warm and toasty even in harsh weather conditions, but can still be worn in milder weather without sweating, thanks to moisture-wicking lining that provides excellent breathability. There are 13 colours available, ranging from the plain but chic white, black, charcoal or a combination of both, as well as brighter hues such as dark red and teal.
The Momentum is made from 100% synthetic materials, with a waterproof nylon upper and rubber bottom, enabling its wearer to walk through slush and puddles without worries. The seam-sealed construction provides even more coverage against moisture. Meanwhile, the inside contains 200 grammes of Thinsulate insulation which retains body heat. As boots have a tendency to breed odors, the Momentum comes with a removable footbed with anti-odor treatment. The sole grips well against slippery surfaces for peak performance wherever you go. The overall material, however, does not seem very durable, which is understandable for its mid-ranged price.
Size and Fitting
The Momentum comes in sizes 6 to 11, with half sizes available. Sizes are snug and run true to size, so if you intend to wear thick woolen socks or want more room for your toes, go a size up. The shaft measures approximately 10 inches from the arch, while the heel and platform adds one inch and 0.75 inches, respectively. The top opens wide to accommodate thicker calves.
- Warm and cozy
- Good traction
- Anti-odor removable footbed
- Not durable
- Snug fit
13. Globalwin Women’s Rylee Fashion Snow Boots
Simple but fashionable, Globalwin’s Rylee snow boots are the epitome of classic yet functional design. Affordably priced, these stylish knee-high boots offer decent protection for your feet in cold weather and mild winters. In place of lace up fronts are side zippers that run the length of the boot, giving users more room to put on and remove the boots. Colours available include two shades of black, as well as brown and grey for a timeless look. The smooth, uninterrupted design makes a statement, while wrap-around buckles and realistic faux fur top add an industrial edge.
The Rylee is made from synthetic leather and faux fur, although given its price, do not expect it to hold up against abuse. The material is water resistant, but not waterproof – so walking through slush or puddles is discouraged if you don’t want soaking wet feet. The inside features fleece lining for added warmth. One big disadvantage to the Rylee is that the bottom soles do not offer much traction, which beats the purpose of having snow boots. Users should be wary when walking on slippery or icy surfaces. On its own, the sole does not offer much cushion, so we recommend an insert if you’re planning to walk a lot in these boots.
Size and Fitting
The Rylee comes in limited sizes, starting from 6.5 to 9, with half sizes available. Sizes run true, with enough room for thick socks, but snug enough for thin socks. It rises just below the knee but tends to be higher for short people.
- Fairly warm
- Classic look
- Not waterproof
- Not much cushion
- Limited sizes
14. Crocs Women’s AllCast II Luxe Snow Boot
Boasting the rough and rugged construction Crocs is known for, but with a feminine touch, the Allcast II Luxe snow boot provides good protection against cold weather, whilst keeping feet dry and cushioned. The boots feature a lace up front for better adjustability, so users can have them on as tight or as loose as they like, while faux fur flaps give them the essential ‘winter’ look. The Allcast II Luxe’s high gusset ensures that chill and snow do not get in. The flaps can be pulled up if you so wish, although the lace does not go that high up. Choose from two sporty colors: Wheat, for that classic, tanned leather look, or Black Shimmer, to instantly up the edginess.
The Allcast II Luxe is made from 100% textile and synthetic materials. The genuine suede uppers are treated to be water resistant, with synthetic nubuck trim, sealed seams and a high gusseted construction to keep weather out. Genuine shearling can be found around the collar as well as on the inside to give the boot extra padding. The bottom features a weatherproof TPR shell. Meanwhile, Croslite foam footbeds provide added comfort, although they do not offer much arch support. Traction is decent for walking on snow-covered streets, but avoid taking them on hikes. One thing to note: the upper material is water resistant but not waterproof, so the boots are not ideal for walking through slush, but should hold up well in a few inches of snow or small puddles.
Size and Fitting
The Allcast Luxe Ii comes in sizes 4 to 11, in whole sizes only. The shaft measures approximately 6 inches from the arch, with the platform adding around 0.5 inches, so it rises just above the ankles. The boots are standard fit, which is snug. In terms of comfort, the narrow size has users complaining of blisters, and of the material being hard and unyielding. They do not stretch out with use, so if in doubt, go up a size.
- Lace up design
- Decent traction
- Classic look
- Too snug
- No half sizes available
- Upper not waterproof
- Poor arch support
15. Globalwin Women’s Snow Boots
Globalwin Women’s snow boots are perfect for those on a budget, or travelers looking to visit a country with a cold climate, but are not keen on investing in an expensive pair. Cute and charming, they come in 11 colors and patterns that range from the sporty and quirky to classic and chic, with colors such as black, grey, black camel/black grey, camel, and black/white.
The lace-up front allows users to adjust the boots according to fit, but once you have that done, it’s only a matter of loosening up the side zipper to easily slip in and out of the boots. Meanwhile, the faux fur collar and lining provides additional warmth and adds a decorative touch. However, do not expect the boots to hold up in extreme weather – they are more suited to mild environments.
Fresh out of the box, the Globalwin’s plush, luxurious-looking synthetic PU leather and nylon textile belies its affordable price tag. With prolonged usage however, the material has a tendency to flake, and feels poorly constructed.
The material is water resistant rather than waterproof, so beware of walking through deep puddles and snow. The EVA contoured footbed is removable and offers decent arch support, making them comfortable to walk in, and the rubber lug outsole provides good traction. The inside feels soft and warm, but as mentioned, is not suitable for very cold environments, so it is best to pair them with thicker socks.
Size and Fitting
The Globalwin comes in sizes 5.5 to 11, with half sizes available. They fit true to size and feel rather snug, especially for people with wider feet. If you prefer having room to move your toes, it is recommended to go up a size. The low-rise design rises just above the ankles, making them easy to pair with different types of winter wear.
- Side zipper for easy wearing and removal
- Good traction
- Arch support
- Cheap material and construction, not durable
- Not very warm
- Tight fit
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