Finding the best ladies winter boots when you live in Canada or any cold climate is essential to survive the harsh winters.
When the snow hits the ground, you’ll want something to keep your feet dry and warm. There are plenty of sizes, fits and styles to choose from. For years I’ve struggled with boots that didn’t keep my feet warm, until I found the perfect pair that I now sadly have to replace.
For curiosity’s sake, did you know that 55% cited “cold” as their most hated thing about winter (why am I not surprised??), followed by “snow” at 25% and “ice or icy” at 10%.
People feel that “driving in the winter” was the most reviled followed closely by scraping ice of the windshield, slush, grey skies, getting dark early. All the more reasons for you to make sure you get a good pair of winter boots, ha!
While 26% of women shovel snow, we’re more likely to see it as a family event in comparison to our male counterparts. And for that event, you’ll need a nice pair of warm boots.
Types of Ladies Winter Boots
Why am I bringing this up now when winter is coming to an end (let’s hope)? Because ladies winter boots are on sale and it definitely is a good time to get yourself a deal on quality boots that will last you a couple of years.
Surely you want boots that are warm but also stylish that match your coat and winter accessories. These tips on ladies winter boots will help you find the perfect pair for you.
Pac boots have a soft inner liner or shoe that’s insulated to keep your feet nice and warm. The liner is typically removable so you can easily dry it if the inner parts of your boot get wet.
They’re great for snowshoeing, ice fishing, shovelling or playing in the snow.
If you enjoy hunting, snow can fall pretty easily during that season. Hunting boots are more lightweight than pac boots, but are a bit more rugged and made for walking through tough terrain.
Look for waterproof protection, or a boot with insulation liners to keep your feet warm.
Winter work boots have to be tough enough to take on the elements, but comfortable enough to wear all day on the job. You’ll want a stable, thicker boot that’s meant for the task at hand.
There are a few important things to consider when looking for ladies winter boots aside from the brand and style.
Waterproof and Water-Resistant
Waterproof or water-resistant winter boots are essential for our cold and humid climate in the Great White North.
If you’re wearing boots for a shorter time, such as running errands, water-resistant boots will do the trick. If you’re going to be out and about in the snow, ice or worse…slush…you might want to purchase waterproof boots to ensure your feet stay dry.
Unless you’re living in British-Columbia, for the rest of the country, your best bet is to go with waterproof if you need to choose between one and the other.
Insulation is a key feature of quality winter boots. It’s what sets winter boots apart from regular boots. Insulating material traps heat, keeping your feet warm and protected from the elements Mother Earth has to throw at you during these long and cold months.
Extremities like feet and hands get cold pretty quickly. When combined with waterproofing, your feet will stay both warm and dry.
Slip Resistance and Traction
Look for winter boots that have slip-resistant elements like treaded rubber to help grip ice and snow, and lugs that prevent snow buildup on the bottom of your boots.
Otherwise, you can opt for add on snow cleats that provide more traction on slippery terrain. They may be noisy when you walk but they are surely worth it because they keep you safe.
Yes even for winter boots style is important. You don’t want to look like a construction worker when you go to work in your boots everyday, you want something that looks good with your coat and matches your style.
There are great brands
The Gist of it
Keeping your feet warm during the cold months is so important so investing in a good pair that will last you a while is a must. What’s your favourite type of ladies winter boots?
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Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
For me, I love a pair of boots that are a little stylish and yet I want them to be functional with good traction, etc. as we do get some snow/ice here in St. Louis. It is nice that there are so many choices!
The Wardrobe Stylist says
Oh yeah I know the feeling, it’s so awful when your feet are freezing so knowing which boots work for your region is best because some are just too warm while others are not warm enough despite the claims they make.
Amy Ann Arnold says
Great roundup of good boots. I definitely hate being cold!
Straight A Style
The Wardrobe Stylist says
It’s totally helpful to know which winter boots to invest in.