When winter arrives, guys work or play in the great outdoors should be prepared with the best men’s snow boots. But what that phrase entails means different things for different groups. In some cases, what you want is a work boot, which is sturdy and durable as well as insulated. For individuals who ice climb or enjoy endurance trekking, lightweight flexibility is as important as heat retention and waterproofing. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten options with styles that suit different lifeways and applications.
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1. Kamik Men’s Nationplus Boot
This is a boot meant for cold and snow. A .75-inch platform outsole of durable rubber is patterned with a unique tread to provide maximum traction in the snow. In order to keep your feet dry, the lower portion of the boot is encased in the same tough rubber and is guaranteed to rebuff even the most tenacious winter accumulation. The shaft measures ten inches from the arch is crafted from thick double-stitched leather, and bound with a rust-proof speed lacing system. Thinsulate insulation and a moisture-wicking inner lining will keep your feet warm, dry, and comfortable in any terrain.
2. Men’s Butte Snow Boot by Ugg
Crafted from genuine cow leather that has been treated with a waterproofing solution, suede, and synthetic materials, this is one tough boot. The bottom of the outsole is deeply textured, with special ridges on the heel to help gain traction on slippery snow or ice and deeply grooved channels to direct snow and meltwater away quickly. The shaft measures approximately 7.25 inches from the arch and a collar of synthetic and leather fur caps the top to help protect your feet. These men’s ankle snow boots are finished with an UGG wool lining and cold weather rated for -20 degrees Celsius.
3. Men’s Waterproof Neoprene Outdoor Boots from ArcticShield
If you’re shopping for a pair of men’s tall snow boots, these would be tough to beat. Crafted from high-quality neoprene, nothing gets through their durable, grooved outsole or the knee-high uppers. Lightweight Retain insulation pairs with the 7-millimeter-thick neoprene for the ultimate level of heat retention. Pull tabs render putting them on and pulling them off a cinch, and the removable insole cradles your foot, protecting it from strain or injury.
4. Men’s Caribou Winter Snow Boot from Sorel
Rubber cleats on the bottom of the outsole help you hike through any winter precipitation. The heel is extra-thick to help provide traction as you stride along, and the rest of the platform measures .5 inches. With rubber continuing over the entire foot, these mid-calf snow boots are impervious to water, making them ideal hiking boots for winter. Sturdy double and triple stitched seams mold the leather uppers to ankle and calf, and the shaft measures 10.75 inches from the arch.
5. 1964 Pac Nylon Snow Boot by Sorel
These waterproof snow boots are crafted from synthetic and textile materials, with a tough, grooved outsole to channel meltwater and enhance traction. An extra-thick heel provides increased grip with each step so that you can move confidently through the snow. Measuring approximately 10.5 inches from the arch, the boot shaft is topped with a warm cuff of synthetic fleece to maximize heat retention and keep out cold winter air or snow. The robust D-ring lacing system can be fastened quickly and efficiently each time. Rated for -25 degrees Fahrenheit, the boot is also protected with a shell of vulcanized rubber over toe and heel.
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6. Columbia Men’s Mid-Calf Bugaboot
While there are several superior snow boots on the market, they are not all crafted with trail running, climbing, and winter endurance hiking in mind. Columbia has a history of creating excellent products for those devoted to outdoor pastimes, and this mid-rise snow boot is no exception. The outsole is patterned for maximum traction, with deep lug channels to move slippery ice and snow away from the points of contact. Waterproof seam sealant and a Techlite shell help to keep cold and wet outside where they belong. The boot is rated for -22 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with 200 grams of insulation, Omni-heat reflective lining, and a molded insole for ultimate comfort.
7. Classic Ultra Insulated Waterproof Winter Boot by Bogs
These are great standard snow boots. They get the job done while you’re on the job. While they may not be good for intensive hiking or scaling a rock face, the vulcanized shield covering the lower half of the boot keeps moisture out. The neoprene shaft rises to mid-calf, and the leg opening is approximately 16 inches around. While there are no laces, the interior is lined with Bogs Max Wick to keep your feet dry, and DuraFresh bio-technology fights odors from within the contoured EVA insole.
8. Snowfuse Men’s Ankle Snow Boot from The North Face
Crafted from double-stitched suede with a vulcanized shell bootie, these ankle boots are made to keep cold and moisture out. A lug channeled rubber outsole is patterned to enhance traction on slippery surfaces, and the boot is designed to be lightweight so it won’t hamper your movements in extreme winter activities. Sturdy laces and a rear pull tab ensure the boot remains comfortably in place, no matter where your day takes you. Two additional top hook fixtures allow you to customize your lacing strategy.
9. TideWe Winter Muck Boots
These neoprene snow boots reach to the knee and keep both cold and moisture away from your feet and legs. The vulcanized shell booty provides superior protection against ice and snow, while the deeply textured outsole offers the best traction on slippery surfaces. The midsole and insole are crafted to support and insulate your foot because chores and intensive projects won’t wait on the weather. Heat resistant insulation prevents loss of warmth by reflecting it inward and helps to retain 90 percent of body heat. The tall shaft reaches to the knee and is crafted with 4-way stretch nylon to ensure a snug but comfortable fit.
10. Men’s Puffer Snow Boots by Happy Bull
The faux fur lining retains a maximum amount of body heat, and the boot closes securely with a zipper instead of a lacing system. A deeply textured rubber outsole helps to ensure good traction even on the slippery slopes and snowy landscapes of winter. With a vulcanized rubber shell booty it’s also impervious to moisture intrusion. Insulated uppers are crafted from nylon fabric that both retains heat and presents a tough surface to sharp ice crystals and snow.
Get down to business in a winter landscape means being prepared for all contingencies. The best snow boots for men will keep your feet warm, dry, and supported, whether you’re pursuing sports or tackling a tough job.
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By BCR Staff