On the other end of the spectrum were two boots whose results surprised us because they looked to have deep, aggressive lugs.
This also helped us determine how much cold each competitor let in. The results of this test were relatively easy to quantify. We must point out that while many of the boots are rated by their manufacturers to temperatures as low as degrees Fahrenheit, we never encountered temperatures nearly that cold in southern Colorado or the mountains of California while testing.
When considering winter boots the second most important criterion is how well it resists water coming in. Depending on the region you live, winter precipitation might fall as snow, or mostly as rain. Wet and slushy conditions are perfect for finding any weakness in a boot's waterproofing, so we set up an ice bath test that would see which boots showed signs of leaking. All of our test boots feature some inherent waterproofing, whether it be a durable molded rubber outer, or treated Nubuck material.
The reason behind such attention to waterproofing is that water conducts heat or cold far more efficiently than air does alone, and so cold water will freeze a foot much faster than cold air. We also have to remember that winter is a time when the ground, where we walk, is most often covered in snow, ice, or slush, which are all forms of frozen water. Moisture also can build up on the inside of the boots and will cause coldness just the same as if the boot had sprung a leak.
Pac boots and full grain leather boots experienced these symptoms the most in our review, as they did not provide the same breathability that a waterproof-breathable membrane does. Consider this as you shop for a boot that you will exert yourself in, like in winter sports; if there might be a lot of time spent standing around, a boot with less insulation may not make your foot sweat as much but will cool off and cause cold feet faster.
We must remember that all of these boots are waterproof except for the large hole in the top of them, meaning that they are only as waterproof as they are tall. Boots like the Sorel Caribou and The North Face Chilkat are quite tall and have high maximum puddle depths before allowing water inside, while the stylish Timberland Shazzberg Mid has such a low cuff that care must be taken with snow or slush even a few inches deep.
Also, while all the boots included an attached tongue to keep out water that should end up on top of the foot, the tongue height varies in different models, and this effectively becomes their maximum puddle depth. The Sorel Caribou , a very tall boot with a wholly attached leather tongue, was the most water resistant boot in our test.
On the other end of the spectrum, the low gusset of the Kamik NationPlus had relatively low water entry point. Boot fit is important because a tight fit will lead to decreased circulation and colder feet, while a loose fit will leave you stumbling around feeling like you are wearing a pair of clown shoes.
Everyone has a different application for their winter boots, so consider fit and function when sizing them. A sloppy fit is not inherently bad unless you need your boot to perform well in winter hiking and snowshoeing situations. Comfort is also a key consideration, and we tend to like boots that offer a more cushioned, soft feel. You already have to go out and brave the elements, why not treat yourself to the boot that offers the best comfort as well?
Pac style boots will have a loose and somewhat sloppy fit when compared to a single layer hiking boot, so we have tried not to compare apples to oranges in that regard. Some models will readily accept an aftermarket insole for those who like extra arch support or who need to use custom orthotics in their footwear, while others, like The North Face Chilkat , do not have the extra room for one. Each of our award-winning boots had excellent fit and comfort.
The Editors Choice winning North Face Chilkat has a cozy inner lining and soft material that cradles the foot, although users will want to be sure to order this model one full size up from their normal street show to get the proper fit. Boots designed for more hiking purposes ranged in fit quality from the snugly fitted Salomon to the bulkier Vasque Snowburban II Ultradry.
Getting to know your foot shape will also help direct you toward the best fitting boot for you. We were also surprised at how well the Bogs Classic Ultra Mid fit, considering it is molded out of rubber and does not come in half sizes. The most mediocre fitting boots tended to still be quite comfortable, although a bit sloppy.
The Sorel Caribou left plenty of extra room for the foot, ensuring comfort, but didn't inspire us to go for a hike in them. That's okay, as we found these boots best for winter chores, anyway. The Keen Summit County was the broadest fitting boot in our test, which is ideal for those who continuously find their boot options limiting, but for most with low to medium volume feet, these are impossibly loose.
Many people only use their winter boots for a short duration. Typical uses might include going out to shovel the car out or walking from the bus to the ski resort's lodge. For these brief uses, we prefer boots that are easy to slip on and off. Many of the lace-up models in this review use speed lacing eyelets that allow for quick and secure lacing, and some of the laced Pac boots, like the Sorel Caribou , are simple to slip on and walk short distances in with the laces left undone.
Features like glove-friendly pull tabs were well regarded, especially for boots without wide openings that required a little more cramming the foot into. The slip-on boots dominated this category because there was no tying or laces to be dealt with. With its large handles on each side of the upper shaft and large foot opening, the Bogs Classic Ultra Mid was the smooth as butter winner in this category.
We liked this feature so much that we gave it a Top Pick award, as we have been using Bogs for snow shoveling for years and love how easy they are.
Don't get us wrong, these boots aren't that hard to put on, but in this case, they do have the most elaborate lacing system. Dependable traction is an important quality to consider when choosing a winter boot. It doesn't really matter if you are going to the grocery store on a snowy day, walking out in the woods to cut down a Christmas tree, or strapping on snowshoes to gain some winter solitude, you need to be confident that your boot can handle the slippery conditions you will inevitably encounter.
Specifically, boots with deep lugs with large surface areas featuring the softest and stickiest rubber performed best.
This surprised us until we considered that this is precisely how tire manufacturers design their snow tires. Regardless, when encountering severely icy conditions, every boot will require additional traction for safe travel. Consider an aftermarket strap-on crampon such as YakTrax or MICROspikes to slip on over your boot's sole if you will be hiking an icy trail.
To test out these boots' traction head-to-head, we trudged dozens of times up the steep snowy and often icy slope leading up to the ski lodge near our home. Featuring a combination of the exact characteristics that we described as performing best, the Kamik NationPlus had the highest score for traction in our tests.
On the other end of the spectrum were two boots whose results surprised us because they looked to have deep, aggressive lugs. The Salomon X Ultra Winter CS may have had deep lugs, but they also had a relatively small amount of surface area and very hard, not sticky rubber. We found that although very easy to pull out, the inner boot liners found in the Sorel and Kamik boots were difficult to put back into the boot, and recommend a boot dryer to aid in this process like the DryGuy Force Dry DX.
When coming home from a day on the slopes, it is nice to throw the boots and gloves on the drying stand and turn the knob rather than the old trick of stuffing crumpled newspaper into wet boots that many of us grew up with. If you are going out on winter hikes, you may want extra flotation to keep you from sinking too deep. Our Snowshoe Review highlights the models we liked the most and why.
Searching for the best pair of boots for the winter season can be overwhelming. Do you prefer a casual model or a pair of boots designed for a more active lifestyle? After identifying the type of boot that best suits your needs, other factors ranging from warmth, comfort, and protection from the elements still need to be considered.
We hope that this review will help when making these choices. The Best Winter Boots for Men. By Ryan Huetter and Andy Wellman. Displaying 1 - 5 of Updated December Winter is on its way, and we keep this review up to date so you can keep your feet happy all season long. The only major update to this category is the release of the Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry , the second iteration of the runner-up product to our Editors' Choice winner.
New models from Keen , Blundstone and Timberland are also featured, and we put all of them through the same rigorous testing process. See all prices 2 found. Some of the top men's winter boots on the market, lined up and ready for testing. Columbia's silver heat reflective liner makes for a very warm boot. Due to their soft, flexible upper shaft and superior warmth, the Chilkat quickly became our favorite option for winter hiking.
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