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The 15 Best Snow Boots for Men in 2023 to Brave the Winter

Best Overall Snow Boots

Merrell Nova 3 Thermo Mid Zip Waterproof

Nova 3 Thermo Mid Zip Waterproof

Best Overall Snow Boots

Merrell Nova 3 Thermo Mid Zip Waterproof

Pros
  • Primaloft synthetic insulation
  • Anti-odor technology
  • External rear sling locks in the heel
Cons
  • Not the most stylish boot

Help your winter commute go smoothly with these waterproof boots from Merrell. We can guarantee no wet or frozen surfaces will stand in your way as you power through with the Vibram Icetrek outsole. Plus, their full-grain leather Primaloft insulation will ensure your feet are warm and dry, so you won’t even realize you’re walking in snow. Other useful specs include bellows tongue that keep debris at bay, an external rear sling to lock in the heel and anti-odor technology.

Best Snow Boots for Hiking

Hoka Kaha 2 GTX Hiking Boots

Kaha 2 GTX Hiking Boots

Best Snow Boots for Hiking

Hoka Kaha 2 GTX Hiking Boots

Pros
  • Abrasion-resistant toe caps and heels
  • Vibram Megagrip rubber with Traction Lug
  • Made with leather from a tannery and recycled materials

These great looking hiking boots from Hoka are a perfect blend of style and functionality. Combining elements of leather and Gore-Tex for its upper, it’s an ideal option for both the trail and the town alike—especially as we approach the depths of winter.

Most Classic Snow Boots

L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate

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Most Classic Snow Boots

L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate

Pros
  • Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining
  • Uniquely shaped foot form and steel shank adds support
  • Comes in three sizes: narrow, medium, wide
Cons
  • Not designed to stay submerged in water

Think of the Snow Boot from L.L. Bean as their signature Bean Boot with snow tires. The rubber sole has extra heavy traction, the leather upper is thicker, and they added a removable fleece lining. It’s a Bean Boot thats ready for long Maine winters.

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Best Durable Snow Boots

Hunter Play Mid Sherpa Insulated Boot

Play Mid Sherpa Insulated Boot

Best Durable Snow Boots

Hunter Play Mid Sherpa Insulated Boot

Pros
  • Stylish appeal and pull-on model
  • Front shaft branding
  • Wide round toe box
Cons
  • Measurements vary by size

Hunter is known for their classic English rain boots, referred to as “wellies.” Since they are durable and waterproof up to the mid ankle, they also make great snow boots if you add some insulation. So Hunter did just that by adding a fleece lining. Now their rain boots are snow boots.

Best Snow Boots for Mountaineering

Arc’teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering Boot

Acrux AR Mountaineering Boot

Best Snow Boots for Mountaineering

Arc’teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering Boot

Pros
  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable textiles
  • Quick-drying
  • Designed for mountaineering, ice and mixed climbing

High enough to keep the tallest winter snowdrifts out, these boots from Arc’teryx are a great option if you plan on spending lots of time outside this winter. You can also expect insulation, stretch and quick drying advantages of a double boot on the inside for added comfort and warmth.

Best Shearling-Trimmed Snow Boots

Sorel 1964 Pac Faux Shearling-Trimmed Nylon-Ripstop and Rubber Snow Boots

1964 Pac Faux Shearling-Trimmed Nylon-Ripstop and Rubber Snow Boots

Best Shearling-Trimmed Snow Boots

Sorel 1964 Pac Faux Shearling-Trimmed Nylon-Ripstop and Rubber Snow Boots

Pros
  • Waterproof nylon-ripstop
  • Trimmed with warm Sherpa Pile faux shearling
  • Handmade vulcanised rubber soles

These are a variation on the Caribou boot Sorel is known for. The upper is made from waterproof nylon rather than leather. An extra plush fleece lining wraps over the top to keep a warm and dry barrier. The classic duck boot toe box and sole will keep you sure footed and dry.

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Best Duck Snow Boots

All-Weather Waterproof Duckboot

Waterproof Duckboot

Best Duck Snow Boots

All-Weather Waterproof Duckboot

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Pros
  • 100% waterproof materials and construction
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Traditional duckboot vamp, toe cap, and rand
Cons
  • Not the most stylish boot

A duck boot is that type of boot where the lower half is rubber and the upper half is leather or some other fabric. All-Weather updated the design to make them more comfortable and even more waterproof. It’s built to be worn all day and not kill your feet or get them cold and wet.

Best Waterproof Snow Boots

Salomon Quest Winter Thinsulate ClimaSalomon Waterproof Boots

Quest Winter Thinsulate ClimaSalomon Waterproof Boots

Best Waterproof Snow Boots

Salomon Quest Winter Thinsulate ClimaSalomon Waterproof Boots

Pros
  • Waterproof upper with waterproof membrane
  • Special winter Contagrip outsoles
  • Removable EVA footbed with OrthoLite sock liner
Cons
  • Expensive (but worth it)

There’s going to be days when it’s snow, sleet and freezing rain all coming behind one another and waterproof boots will need to be on deck. Enter this version from Salomon, which has Thinsulate insulation and waterproof membranes. We can guarantee you’ll be prepared for any storm.

Best Chelsea-Style Snow Boots

Bogs Arcata Urban Chelsea Boot

Arcata Urban Chelsea Boot

Best Chelsea-Style Snow Boots

Bogs Arcata Urban Chelsea Boot

Pros
  • DuraFresh bio-technology helps combat odor
  • Side stretch panels allow easy off and on
  • Durable rubber waterproof construction
  • Stylish enough for casual wear
Cons

    These boots aren’t exactly what comes to mind when you hear “urban Chelsea boot,” but they as functional as they are fashionable. Bogs engineered these bad boys to keep your feet warm, comfy, and dry whether you’re dealing with country snow or city snow.

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    Most Stylish Snow Boots

    Danner Mountain Boot

    Mountain Boot

    Most Stylish Snow Boots

    Danner Mountain Boot

    Pros
    • One of the most attractive styles
    • Water-resistant Cambrelle linings
    • Retro-inspired flat red laces

    One of the more fashion-forward options we’ve featured on this list, the Mountain Light Boot from Danner are great for an office-day or a night at the bar with friends. They’re 100% full-grain leather with a Vibram rubber sole, so the snow will definitely stay out.

    Best Casual Snow Boot

    Columbia Bugaboot Celsius Plus Snow Boots

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    Bugaboot Celsius Plus Snow Boots

    Best Casual Snow Boot

    Columbia Bugaboot Celsius Plus Snow Boots

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    Another great high-ankle option, these Columbia boots are definitely one of the more fashion forward options we’ve included on this list. However, they still pack a technical punch. You can expect a mixture of waterproof exterior materials and thermal-reflective linings to keep your feet dry and toasty.

    Best Slip-On Snow Boots

    The North Face Chilkat V Zip WP Boot

    Chilkat V Zip WP Boot

    Best Slip-On Snow Boots

    The North Face Chilkat V Zip WP Boot

    Pull-on boots like The North Face Chilkats are great for quick trips outside or brief grocery store runs. Their lack of laces make them easy to slide on and off, and their waterproof exteriors and grippy soles are still adequate enough for winter months.

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    Best All-Around Snow Boot

    Ducan High GTX Boot

    Ducan High GTX Boot

    Best All-Around Snow Boot

    Ducan High GTX Boot

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    Featuring a highly waterproof GORE-TEX exterior, these boots from Mammut mean business. When the ice hits, your steps will remain sure with grippy Vibram soles designed for winter weather.

    Best Insulated Snow Boots

    Baffin Wolf Winter Boot

    Wolf Winter Boot

    Best Insulated Snow Boots

    Baffin Wolf Winter Boot

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    Plan on having a huge snowball fight with friends this winter? These boots from Baffin are for you. They feature seven layers of insulation and an adjustable snow collar—the true definition of winter-ready.

    Best Performance Snow Boots

    Keen Revel IV High Polar Boots

    Revel IV High Polar Boots

    Best Performance Snow Boots

    Keen Revel IV High Polar Boots

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    Whether you’re trying to go for a weekend winter hike or brave a snowstorm on the way into work, the Revel IV High Polar Boots from Keen have you covered. They’re rated to -40°F, so don’t worry about a little winter chill.

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    How We Selected

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    Each winter, Men’s Health style editors try and test different snow boots from trusted brands, then narrow down our favorites based on durability, price points, design elements like insulation, quick-drying advantages, and waterproof technology. We’ve even put them to the test to meet the rigorous demands of extreme environments, which helped prove comfort and performance.

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