The Best Women’s Winter Boots To Keep Your Feet Warm This Season

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Our Stylish Picks to Help You Survive the Winter

The snow is a freshly fallen, white blanket layering the landscape. Like a blank canvas waiting for a painter you can feel the pull of the immaculate expanse as it’s calling your name. Can you say snow day!? Sledding, snowmen, snowball fights, snowangels; snow, snow, snow! And then it happens… Nothing’s worse than getting ready to spend a day gallivanting through that pure, fluffy, fun than realizing your boots are not only decrepit, but lacking the necessary waterproofing qualities.  Toasty toes, and happy feet are a must when the weather turns chilly. And, of course let’s not forget about keeping our wardrobe stylish! With this list of the 9 best women’s winter boots, you can rest assured that your little piggies are warm and content in their fashionable winter abodes.  In fact, they won’t want to leave when summer finally decides to roll around!

Best Women's Winter Boots

PictureModelUpper MaterialPriceOur Rating
REFRESH WYNNE-01 Women's combat style lace up ankle bootieFaux Leather$$4.97
Columbia Women's Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter BootSynthetic Textile with Faux Fur Lining$$$4.95
West Blvd Women's Shanghai Winter Lace Up BootSynthetic Leather Upper with Faux Fur Lining$$4.95
Gaorui women winter warm high long snow Ankle boots faux fox rabbit fur tassel shoesFaux Suede$$4.93
Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Winter BootSuede Leather and Textile Plus Synthetic Fur$$4.92
Timberland Women's MT Hope Mid L/F WP BootWaterproof Leather and Fabric$$4.90
Kamik Women's Momentum Snow BootSynthetic with Faux Fur Lining$$$4.90
BEARPAW Women's Emma Tall Winter BootSuede$$4.87
Sorel Women's Joan Of Arctic NL1540 BootLeather with Faux Fur Collar$$4.85

Women’s Winter Boots Buying Guide

Material Matters: To combat the harsh weather and elements you’ll be facing, you’ll want a boot that can withstand snow, ice, sleet, slush, salt, and goop. Search for boots that have waterproofing, snow seal, and grippy rubber soles. If the boots are made of leather, make sure they come waterproofed already, or invest in a waterproof spray that is easily applicable at home.

Safety in the Sole: Here are some quick facts for you (ones that we are sure you are well aware of): Ice is slippery. Slippery ice is dangerous. In the winter there is lots of ice. For all of these reasons and more, it’s important to check that the soles of your winter boots are not only rubber, but have traction. Traction can mean spikes to grip the ice, or simple ruts and crevices in the rubber (much like the tire of a car).

Keeping the Toes Toasty: When cold weather strikes, there is nothing worse then having ice cubes for toes. In order to prevent such occurrences check to see if your boots are made from any of these materials listed: Thinsulate, wool, fur, or faux fur.

Height of the winter boots: The height of the boot is many times overlooked, but a very important component, nonetheless. If your winter plans include trekking through hills of snow, you’ll want boots that hit mid calf or higher.  Boots that hit too low (such as booties) leave room for your ankles and calves to go cold… And, no one likes that.

Should I look for laces or zippers in women’s winter boots?

This mainly depends on what you will be planning on doing in your boot. For more active recreation, laces can offer a tighter and more secure barrier against the elements. Laces proffer the wearer with a customized fit; eliminating the gaps snow likes to seep into. Zippers are a decent option for buyers looking for ease and convenience, but not necessarily looking for the most durable boot. Just be sure to choose the best option for you.

What is the lining material?

Of course when you are buying winter boots, you are looking for something that will keep your toes toasty even in the coldest conditions so you need to check out the lining material and whether it performs as effectively as the manufacturer says it does. Most of the women’s winter boots generally have a synthetic lining that is also warm and breathable. Also consider the smoothness of the lining material. Most are so effective that you only need to wear your winter boots with a pear of socks.

How should I care for my winter boots?

After you have found the perfect boot and invested a good mount of money into them, you’ll want to learn the best way to care for the wintertime necessities. With proper care, women’s winter boots can last for many seasons of tough winters while still holding up quality and aesthetics. Below is a list of the best way to care for the new addition to your wardrobe:

  • After use, do your best to remove salt with a damp rag. Letting salt sit can not only damage the material and permeate waterproofed barriers, but it can stain too!
  • Always allow for boots to fully dry. It may even be worth invest in a small fan to speed up the process before your next wear.
  • After boots have fully dried buff the exterior with a soft cloth for shine and aesthetics.
  • In the winter, everything get grimy. For the removal of dirt use a saddle soap – quality brands include Kiwi Saddle Soap, Melatonin Saddle Soap, and Sof Sole Saddle Soap.  Saddle soap is a great way to help to condition, polish, clean and waterproof leather.

We have selected nine winter boots that check a lot of the right boxes. Hopefully, you have found what you are looking for to keep your feet warm and cozy this winter and fall. Many of these are warm and waterproof and where there is no waterproofing, you can still do it on your own by adding a waterproofing spray at home. Some of these are so stylish that you can afford to look past that little limitation. Try these out and have a toasty winter and fall while still venturing out in something truly stylish.