A Definitive List of the Best Winter Boots


Here in the Northeast, we’ve been dealing with a little snow, a lot of slush and freezing temperatures. Elsewhere in this great nation, it’s even worse. Bundling up is obvious: Sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, coats. But what about your feet? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT YOUR POOR COLD FEET?

The goal: To create a definitive list of the best winter boots. First, we let’s outline what makes a good winter boot:

It must be waterproof. Powdery snow? Pfft. Try stepping in freezing, icy slush.

It must be warm. Otherwise, what’s the point?

It must have a grippy, durable sole with lots of traction. Icy, slippery conditions abound.

It shouldn’t be so heavy and bulky that lifting your feet becomes a chore. It’s walking in a winter wonderland, not exhaustedly trudging in a winter wonderland.

It should be available for purchase right now. Please don’t tell us about the awesome boots you used to have that are now-discontinued. That’s just mean.

Below, please submit your picks for best boot.

Format the entries thusly:

Description of item, price, link to/name of retailer.
Additional notes.

My toes and I thank you in advance.

Lede image via Getty.

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