Winter footwear is hard to pack for—you want dry, warm feet, but also need to be able to walk for miles—comfortably. I’ve found some of the best warm winter boots that will protect you from the elements and still feel good, no matter how far you roam. Even better, all our warm winter boots picks are stylish.
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Pathmaker CW Boots
Adidas sneaker technology, ultra-lightweight Primaloft warming insulation, and waterproofing—what more could you ask for in a boot? Adidas Outdoor’s Terrex Pathmaker boots have it all, and even though they look heavy-duty, these warm winter boots are surprisingly lightweight.
Cougar Lancaster Boots
Cougar’s Lancaster Boots are vegan, which can be hard to find in a warm winter boot. The collar is faux fur, and the exterior is a waterproof nylon material. Inside, a polar plush lining is rated to keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. (Cougar is a Canadian company, so you know it knows how to handle the cold.)
Born Barren Boot
Pack Born’s Barren Boot when you want to be stylish, as this sleek distressed suede pair can instantly pull together any winter outfit. No need to sacrifice comfort in a warm winter boot—this hand-crafted pair has a microfiber lining to keep you cozy.
Keen Elsa Boots
Keen has a reputation for being an outdoorsy, adventure focused company, but you may be surprised to see that it has some ultra-fashionable (but still functional) warm winter boots options.
The Elsa boot stands up to even the coldest temperatures with a fleece collar, underfoot insulation, and a heat-reflecting fabric that helps retain your body heat. And the Elsas have stellar traction to keep you sure-footed on ice and slick surfaces.
Keen Morrison Mid-Boots
Keen’s Morrison mid-boots are the perfect choice for long winter walks, thanks to their arch support and heel cushioning—plus a natural odor-controlling fabric to keep you fresh, no matter how far you walk.
Vionic Lexi Bootie
Spice up your winter wardrobe with Vionic’s Lexi Bootie, which has a unique studded style. Vionic’s boots are all designed for orthotic comfort and support (even though they don’t look it). The Lexi booties have enhanced cushioning, arch support, and a deep heel cup to give your feet all-day support.
The Walking Company ABEO Yarrow
With a built-in orthotic, The Walking Company’s ABEO Yarrow boots give you one less thing to pack. These warm winter boots feature the ABEO B.I.O. system, which is custom-designed to suit different type of arches (neutral or metatarsal), giving you a better fit, more stability, and less foot fatigue and pain.
Eddie Bauer Trace Boot
Eddie Bauer’s Trace boots have a secret—this full-grain leather pair is completely waterproof, so it’s perfect for wet winter days. The Trace boots have elastic built in around the calf, so they will fit all different sizes—and they have a solid, durable sole that gives you great traction and support.
Ecco Shape 35 Ankle Bootie
Booties are great for travel, since they offer warmth and support without being as hard to pack as a full boot. Ecco’s Shape 35 Ankle Bootie are a classic choice, featuring a side zipper for easy on-off at airport security. This pair is also very lightweight, making them easier to pack and less likely to tire out your feet and legs.
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Caroline Morse wears her warm winter boots on the plane to save packing space. Follow Caroline on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for style and travel photos.
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