Once winter hits, a solid pair of boots becomes essential. Whether you’re trudging through the snow, splashing through the rain, or simply out in the cold, quality boots are key to keeping your pedes warm and dry. With the aim of helping you keep your toes nice and cozy, we’ve decided to round up the best winter boots for men.
These boots were chosen for a combination of their winter-weathering capabilities, comfort, and style. Here you’ll find suggestions to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes, and they offer the outstanding quality you need to venture out in the cold year after year, winter after winter and snowstorm after snowstorm.
Best All-Around Winter Boots: Columbia Bugaboot Celsius Plus Omni-Heat Infinity Boot
When it comes to boots that do it all — snow, rain, cold, or pretty much any other form of extreme weather — these burly boots from Columbia are up to the task. Warm, waterproof, and super comfortable, you can wear them all day long through your outdoor winter excursions. The soles are also super grippy, making them perfect for walking over slippery surfaces.
Best Overall Snow Boots: Canada Goose Journey Boots
Canada Goose is now taking over your footwear rotation as well as your winter outerwear lineup. These remarkably cool, stylish, rugged, and performance-minded winter boots are a super-premium take on the category, using an upper made from three pieces and a design inspired by classic hiker boots worn in the Alps.
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Best Winter Boots for Extreme Conditions: The North Face ThermoBall Boots
You’ve likely got a well-built jacket from The North Face in your rotation for winter’s coldest days, so why not add some equally well-made, performance-minded boots from the legendary outdoor brand? These feature a waterproof, coated leather upper and ThermoBall insulation for incredible warmth in deep snowdrifts.
Best Stylish Winter Boots: Kodiak Moncton Winter Boots
Finding the right blend of style and performance can sometimes be tricky when it comes to your winter boots pick. That’s not the case with these handsome waterproof leather boots, which blend a rich leather with a grippy, slip-resistant rubber outsole — all the better for wearing with crisp blue jeans on a winter date.
Best Winter Boots for Outdoor Activities: LOWA Wendelstein Warm GTX Boots
While each pair of the best winter boots on this list is well-suited for getting out and about this season, we especially love this pair from the heritage bootmakers at LOWA. The flexible Vibram outsole keeps you light on your feet, and the GORE-TEX lining adds warmth and comfort.
Best Luxury Winter Snow Boots: Common Projects Rubberized Leather Boots
Now, is it “common” to go to a sneaker brand when searching for your new favorite boots? Not quite, but is that really such a bad thing when Common Projects decides to branch out into the world of luxury winter boots? These boots feature a rugged and tough-as-can-be rubberized lower half, plus flannel lining for extreme warmth. Modeled after old-school para jump boots, these are winter boots you can wear with a flannel or wool winter suit.
Best Winter Boots for Work (Or Play): Huckberry All-Weather Chore Boots
If you want boots to step into easily as you’re bundled up for a winter’s day in the yard or on the job site, the easy-access, remarkably durable All-Weather Chore Boots are your best bet. The rubberized leather rand protects your feet from the snow, while the full-grain leather upper is also waterproof and stylish enough to wear with jeans or canvas work pants.
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Wolverine Muscovy Chukka Boots
Part “duck” boot, part chukka boot, and just about ready for anything, these Wolverine chukka boots are a nice change of pace from your beloved Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots. They’ll shed snow and slush with ease while gripping the ground with a traction-filled rubber outsole.
Sperry Ice Bay Tall Boots
Although you might commonly know Sperry for its stylish boat shoes and loafers, the brand also helps you ease into the colder months with some hard-wearing winter boots that are built with warming shearling insulation for all-day comfort. These boots are also waterproof, featuring rugged canvas accents and the brand’s IceTREAD traction technology.
SOREL Caribou Boots
SOREL delivers boots of all sorts for guys who want both style and functionality, and they do it at agreeable prices using comfortable materials and design touches. If that sounds like what your boot rotation needs right now, then SOREL’s Caribou Boots are a winning purchase.
Hunter Original Insulated Commando Boots
Hunter’s rain boots are the stuff of legend, and these insulated boots, built for slippery terrain and snowy streets, are every bit as formidable. They’re packed with insulation and feature a reinforced rubber toe for added durability.
Sorel Cheyanne Metro Hi Boot
It looks like a sneaker but acts like a boot, making the Sorel Cheyanne Metro HI Boot optimal for city expeditions when snow piles up. Surely in walking amongst the snowdrifts, many will question your choice of footwear, but the microfleece lining hiding under the waterproof suede and seam-sealed construction prove that the Sorel Cheyanne Metro HI Boot thrives when the temps drop down low.
Salomon Utility Winter CS WP
Enemy to snow and ice, the Salomon Utility Winter CS WP patiently waits for the harrowing winter months. This boot is loaded with weapons like a ClimaSalomon waterproof membrane with a fur lining to keep your feet warm and dry, a Contagrip sole to keep you in the upright and locked position, and shock deterrents for lasting comfort. The Salomon Utility Winter CS WP is sleek, waterproof, and above all else, a perfect winter boot for when a workday becomes a snow day.
Keen Slater ll Waterproof Boot
Everyone needs a good leather boot for the winter months — a boot that can be worn with a blazer, down hoodie, and a perfectly folded beanie. The Keen Slater ll is that boot. The leather is durable, waterproof, and environmentally preferred. It’s matched with anti-odor technology to keep your new boots smelling new after days on the grind. Lined with just the right amount of insulation to keep your feet warm and toasty when the days get cold, the Keen Slater ll Waterproof Boot is waiting to lay tread on the freshly fallen.
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