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If you’re planning on traveling to a snowy destination, having the right footwear is definitely a need! Nobody wants to cancel their plans, or come back from a day of exploring with cold, soggy feet. We asked our readers to share their top picks and here’s what they had to say.
Womens Waterproof Snow Boots
Written By: Tae Haahr
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One of the most challenging things about traveling to a new place is figuring out what the weather is going to be like and picking the right shoes. If you’re planning to go to a snowy winter destination, a pair of lightweight snow boots is in order.
If it’s is your first time getting a new pair or you simply haven’t needed any in a while, TFG readers have a few things to say. Here are their top picks for boots for ice and snow.
Most Popular: Sorel Snow Boots
Sorel Stylish Waterproof Boots for Snow
Sorel boots are the most chosen brand by TFG readers. And while they’re a tiny bit pricer, they’re “worth every penny.” The Joan of Arctic boots for winter snow have a fashionable lace-up front and a faux-fur top.
They’re so cute (and available in so many color options) you’d never know they were heavy-duty winter boots. TFG readers share that they “love” their womens Sorel snow boots. Another adds that “they are a great pair not only for warmth but also waterproofing.”
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Lace-up Sorel Women’s Snow Boots
The Sorel Snow Angel sits at your lower-calf and is a heavy-duty winter boot that brings a cute and fashionable flair to those snowy days.
One TFG reader shares that these rain and snow boots “are easy to get on and off off—you don’t have to tighten the laces unless you’re snowshoeing in them. As an added bonus, they are also very lightweight.”
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Best Snow Boots for Women
Cozy Ugg Snow Boots for Women
The Adirondack Ugg snow boots women everywhere are in love with. They are made out of imported leather, have a mid-calf shaft height and are lined with 17MM wool that’s bound to keep you warm. Not only that, but they have a super fashionable look.
One TFG reader shares, “I walked all over Quebec in the snow last year wearing these stylish snow boots and they felt great. If we don’t get snow soon, I’ll have to go on a trip to wear them.”
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Classic Columbia Women’s Snow Boots
The Minx Iii are cute mid-calf Columbia snow boots that are lightweight but will keep your feet warm. These have a 10-inch shaft, made of a synthetic, omni-tech, waterproof material that will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -25F/-32C. Available in different shades, we love that you can get them as cute white snow boots too.
One TFG reader shares, “I wore mine all over NYC during Easter and I mean waaaaaalked and they never felt heavy.” Another adds, “I bought these for Iceland. They are warm boots for snow, waterproof and light. They run small, but I highly recommend them.”
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Khombu Snow Boots
If you’re looking for inexpensive but not cheap snow boots for women, then the Khombu All Weather Bootie is for you. They are comfortable and warm, perfect if you need a winter boot for walking or just to keep the wind off.
One TFG reader shares, “I love my KHOMBU boots. They are super comfortable, warm, have great tread and are really cute.” However, some readers do share that these are a little bit heavier than some of the other choices.
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Elsa Keen Women’s Snow Boots
The Keen Elsa waterproof winter snow boots have a 7.25” rise from your arch giving you a nice shield against any pesky flakes that try to sneak into your boot. They’re comfy, warm and perfect for frosty destinations. And you can get them in mulch/olive, steel grey, and black snow boots.
One TFG reader shares some tips to pick out the perfect pair. “I’ve just got these for a UK and Norway trip at the end of the year. They’re pretty comfy and big enough to wear with at least one pair of woolen socks. Make sure you get waterproof if needed, and have a thermal rating to minus something.”
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Tall Leather Merrell Snow Boots
Womens tall snow boots are ideal for those blustery climates as they help prevent snow from falling into your shoes, and that’s where these Merrell women’s snow boots come in. It’s a waterproof, stylish, leather boot with a 10-inch shaft and a cozy faux fur collar inside.
One TFG reader shares, “I’m a CO girl and we ski 2-3 times a month all winter. These keep my feet more than toasty and dry. They fit under bootcut pants but also look adorable over tights and leggings. I love to wear them over my wool base layer leggings with a Smartwool down skirt for the perfect Apres ski attire.”
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Sturdy Merrell Snow Boots Arctic
The Merrel Chateau Mid Lace boots have treaded heel to keep you sturdy and on the ground. They’re perfect if you’re looking for boots for snow hiking. At the top of the boots, the shaft folds over to reveal a cozy faux fur shearling on the cuff.
One TFG reader shares, “I wore these to Iceland last year and lived in them. I wore them every day for a week with no break-in period. We did a 6-mile hike and I had no problems. On my recommendation, a friend of mine also bought them and loved them for her trip to Iceland.”
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Keen Snow Boots
The KEEN Terradora Lace boots for snow and rain have a thermal heat shield to keep your feet warm and a stability mechanism that delivers lightweight support. They have a rubber sole and rest mid-calf. Three stylish color options are available to choose from.
One TFG reader shares, “I live where ski season is seven months long. Last week was -30 degrees celsius, this week is above freezing. We need different kinds of good snow boots to make it through the whole season. I have two pairs of Keens. They are 5 and 9 years old, and well worth the cost.”
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Ryka Briella Womens Ankle Snow Boots
If you’re looking for a stylish and comfortable pair of cute snow boots, then the Ryka Briella might be a great choice for you. One of the biggest complaints about this style is you do have to pay attention to the laces, but a TFG reader shares that they are “very soft inside and have cushy soles.”
You can get these as womens wide width snow boots, which is great for those travelers that need a little extra room. However, one wearer warns that this option is not waterproof. And you’ll want to make sure that your boot size can accommodate thick comfy socks for those colder destinations!
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Kamik Snow Boots
The Kamik women’s snow boots have a classic lace-up front. They’re lightweight and have a waterproof rubber shell for the base and are made of nubuck leather. While they’re a tad bit pricer, TFG readers share that they are “good value for the money.”
One TFG reader shares, “I purchased these fashion snow boots (made in Canada) for -40 degrees, and have kept my feet warm for four years. I wear them with wool socks, and like that they lace up the front. That way, no matter what pants I’m wearing, or if my feet are swollen, I can get them on.”
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Cozy Clarks Waterproof Boots Snow Style
If you’re looking for a simple, cozy and waterproof boot, then the Clarks Muckers Mist is for you. It has a 7.75-inch shaft from the arch and a hardy rubber sole to help keep you from slipping and sliding all over the place.
These are described as being a cute womens snow boots but a bit narrow. One TFG reader shares that they are “warm and insulated.” If you’re looking for a comfy winter boot to keep your feet warm, then these might just be the answer!
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Sperry Snow Boots Womens Waterproof Style
TFG readers recommend the Sperry Saltwater snow rain boots for winter travel, especially when a trip includes a lot of walking. One reader shares, “I wore these to NYC last year and they were perfect! We spent 15 straight hours of walking and touring the city with minimal rest and snow on the ground. My feet didn’t bother me AT ALL.” The side zipper makes them these slip on snow boots easy to get off and micro-fleece lining keeps you cozy.
Another reader adds, “They might be the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever put on, and that is saying something because I have very finicky feet! They are keepers!” If it’s going to be really cold out, make sure you get the thermal lining!
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Cole Haan Snow Boots
Calling all adventurers, the Cole Haan Zerogrand Explorer snow hiking boots are the perfect ankle-height snow boot for you. It’s made of waterproof leather and suede materials with a shearling padded collar.
It’s a super cute and stylish look, perfect for if you’re taking a hike through the snowy woods. One TFG reader shares that these were “perfect for what I wanted.” You can get them in black and white.
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Ladies Snow Boots Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Most Popular: Sorel Snow Boots|
|Sorel Joan of Arctic Winter Boot||“They are a great pair not only for warmth but also waterproofing.”||Check Price|
|Sorel Snow Angel Boots||“Are easy to get on and off off—you don’t have to tighten the laces unless you’re snowshoeing in them. As an added bonus, they are also very light weight.”||Check Price|
|Best Snow Boots for Women|
|UGG Adirondack III Snow||“I walked all over Quebec in the snow last year wearing these stylish snow boots and they felt great. If we don’t get snow soon, I’ll have to go on a trip to wear them.”||Check Price|
|Columbia Women's Minx Iii Mid Calf Boot||“I bought these for Iceland. They are warm boots for snow, waterproof and super duper light."||Check Price|
|Khombu Ladies Jessica All Weather Bootie||“I love my KHOMBU boots. They are super comfortable, warm, have great tread and are really cute.”||Check Price|
|Keen Elsa II Waterproof Boot||I've just got these for a UK and Norway trip at the end of the year. They’re pretty comfy and big enough to wear with at least one pair of woollen socks."||Check Price|
|Merrell Sylva Tall Waterproof Snow Boot||"I love to wear them over my wool base layer leggings with a smart wool down skirt for the perfect Apres ski attire.”||Check Price|
|Merrel Chateau Mid Lace Waterproof Boot||“I wore these to Iceland last year and lived in them. I wore them everyday for a week with no break-in period."||Check Price|
|Keen Terradora Lace Boot Wp Mid Calf||"I have 2 pairs of Keens. They are 5 and 9 years old, and well worth the cost.”||Check Price|
|Ryka Women's Briella Ankle Boot||“Very soft inside and have cushy soles.”||Check Price|
|Kamik Sienna 2 Women's Boot||"I wear them with wool socks, and like that they lace up the front. That way, no matter what pants I'm wearing, or if my feet are swollen, I can get them on.”||Check Price|
|Clarks Muckers Mist Snow Boot||If you’re looking for a comfy winter boot to keep your feet warm, then these might just be the answer!||Check Price|
|Sperry Women's Saltwater Rain Boot||"They might be the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever put on, and that is saying something because I have very finicky feet! They are keepers!”||Check Price|
|Cole Haan Leather Snow Boots||It’s a super cute and stylish look, perfect for if you’re taking a hike through the snowy woods.||Check Price|
How Do I Choose the Best Boots for the Snow?
If you’re traveling to somewhere where you’ll need a good pair of snow boots and you’re buying your first pair, then you’ll want to consider a few things, including:
- The average temperature of your destination during the time that you’re traveling
- How much rain and snow they see
- What activities you are planning on doing
Not all warm snow boots are made equal. The biggest factors that you’ll want to pay attention to is how cold it’s going to be—if you’re going to see negative temperatures, you’ll want boots that work up to that point. And if it’s going to be wet, you’ll want to know how wet and choose boots with tried and tested waterproof abilities.
Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it’s crucial to put your shoes first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it stands sideways, so it’s important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your boots will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit.
What do you think are the best womens fashion snow boots? Share and comment below!
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