After going through hundreds of shoes, our footwear expert was finally able to agree on the top 5 winter boots for these common winter activities. We took into consideration the boots materials, overall warmth, durability, weather protection, and how well it performs based on the activity.
Best for Winter Hiking
Men’s Lowa Renegade Ice GTX G3
A winterized, taller version of Lowa’s best-selling Renegade GTX Mid, this new style features and ATC G3 sole for tenacious traction on snow and ice. A cozy Partalena fleece lining provides extra warmth. The Lowa Renegade Ice GTX G3 is a great all-around winter boot.
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Women’s Lowa Renegade Ice GTX
The Renegade Ice GTX is great for everyday use. It has a Gore-Tex Partelana fleece that provides waterproof protection and additional warmth. The Nubuck & Full Grain leather upper gives you durable comfort and support.
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Best for Snowshoeing
Men’s Adidas Outdoor Terrex Ultimate Boost CH
The Terrex Ultimate Boost CH from Adidas Outdoor delivers an energy boost to fast-paced hiking and snowshoeing. Primaloft insulation and snowskirt ankle construction seal out harsh weather, along with a Climaproof membrane for dry feet.
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Women’s Vasque Pow Pow II UltraDry
Think of the Pow Pow II UltraDry from Vasque as “puffy for your feet.” Your favorite insulated jacket, translated to winter footwear. The perpetuum last utilizes a broad toe box & tailored instep to provide durable comfort & support for snowshoeing.
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Best for the City
Men’s Lowa Glasgow GTX Mid
On-trend silhouette meets technical function in the shearling-trimmed fashion-forward Lowa Glasgow GTX Mid. Highly durable, and rich-looking materials provide the stylish boot that will see you through winter when in town.
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Women’s Sorel Conquest Carly
The Sorel Conquest Carly is a confident and sophisticated style. It looks great and comes with the features you need for winter. It is made of full grain leather and has a Gore-Tex Partelana fleece for waterproof protection and more warmth.
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Best for Severe Weather
Men’s Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
The Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT boot has all the protective benefits of the original plus a new Omni-Heat reflective lining added to the inner boot. The XT offers only the best for the most extreme conditions. It has a crazy temperature rating of -100 F. This is CampSaver’s warmest boot.
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Women’s Sorel Caribou
The caribou offers timeless styling and protection for all purpose winter work and play. It has seam sealed waterproof construction and a -40F temperature rating.
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Best for Snow Shoveling
Men’s Sorel Conquest
The Sorel Conquest has a -40F temperature rating and a built-in cinch gaiter. Perfect for waking up early in the morning and clearing off the foot of snow from the sidewalk and driveway.
Women’s Sorel Tivoli High II
The Sorel Tivoli High II is fully waterproof and tall enough to help keep the deep snow from getting inside. Stay warm shoveling the snow and stylish enough to keep the same boots on when you head into town.
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