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The Best Winter Snow Boots

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I needed new snow boots and crowd-sourced the best winter snow boots from all my northern friends. These are their favorites! This post includes affiliate links. 

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We don’t get a ton of snow in Virginia, but we get enough that when it does snow 5-10″ a few times each winter, I’ve gotta have warm and dry feet! This last snowstorm my toes were frozen, and I decided to start looking for some warmer boots. And then yesterday we got another dumping of snow and ice and I got to test out my new boots! Scroll down to see which ones I bought : ) 

The boots I’ve been wearing for years are an old pair of Uggs. They are fleece lined (I wore them all over Montana), but they aren’t really snow boots. The tread isn’t great, and the insulation could probably be kicked up a few notches. 

My goal: Boots that are ideal for sledding, snowmen, and walking with the kids. As much as I wanted some super cute winter boots to wear around town, I actually don’t leave my house when it snows! #Southerner 

The Best Winter Snow Boots

I went to Instagram to crowd-source this question. I knew my northern friends would have lots of great recommendations! Sure enough, there were some top winners. Of all the sticker responses and DMs, this may have been my highest number of responses EVER! You guys love your boots. 

The top three brands were:

  1. Sorel
  2. LL Bean
  3. Bogs

These were by far the most frequently mentioned brands. But there were many, many others, and a wide variety of opinions and styles linked to me. Here are your favorite winter snow boots! Scroll down to see which ones I bought. 

The Best Winter Snow Boots

Gallery Of Boots!

Which are your favorite?!

Which snow boots did I buy?

This was such a hard decision! I wish I could have gone to a store and tried them all on for comfort. I wanted to buy all the cute, low furry ones and really wanted to get the Sorel Tivoli boots that so many of you love. Most of the boots were sold out in my size, which narrowed down my choices by a lot. 

First, I ruled out all of the lower boots in favor of tall ones to maximize leg warmth and snow falling in the sides. I can see if you live where it snows most of the winter you might need five different styles of boots (some of you told me you have many types!) but in the name of minimalism, I probably only need one pair of big, tall boots and my waterproof rugged shoes below.  

Ultimately since my goal is playing with the kids, I prioritized three things:

  1. Easy on and off (for running out the door after them!) 
  2. Lightweight (for sledding, running)
  3. Comfort (warm, stay dry, insulated, and easy to move in)

I ended up buying the Bogs Whiteouts.

THEY ARE AMAZING!

I liked that the Bogs didn’t have laces and the tread was epic. While they might not be the warmest, and they’re definitely not the most fashionable, they are the more practical of the group!

They are so comfortable too!!

The soles are a little springy, and they’re super lightweight – perfect for sledding and running. They really are the best winter snow boots!!

Sizing

I bought a size 8, which is my actual shoe size, and they fit perfectly. If anything they’re on the big side – I had no trouble wearing thick wool socks AND even put in my orthotics! And for a girl with large calves, there is plenty of stretch. The boots are also very easy to get on and off. They have a little toe edge on the heel to help get them started. Look at that tread!

I’m very very happy with my purchase!

My Rugged Shoes

Like I said, we don’t get that much snow here. While I would love a second pair of boots that are cute and furry (and I might get some one day), I have a pair of Merrell MQM Flex hiking shoes that are my “around town” shoes. They’re waterproof, and I can wear them year round. I just add Smartwool socks in the winter! My closet and shoe storage is only so big, so I went for the bigger boots for snow storms and will use these when the snow is melting. 

Kids Boots

Mazen has these boots I bought on Amazon. Once his feet stop growing he can get some fancy ones! He loves these and runs for hours in them. 

Birch inherited two still-in-the-box pairs of Totes boots from a friend. The strap that goes across the ankle is key to helping them stay on. 

And Thomas wears these North Face boots that he loves.

Please share your all-time favorite snow boots!

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