10 Best Winter Hiking Boots For Men and Women 2019
November 13, 2019

Finding a pair of hiking boots that provide every feature you want will be difficult. To help, this list will cover various options so you can choose the best winter hiking boots to suit you. We will discuss the materials used, the weight, and the special features of each mountaineering boot.

The products below have been sorted from good to best according to criteria such as material, endurance, comfort, and price. Also, bear in mind that we have included both men’s winter hiking boots and women’s hiking boots in the interest of fairness.

ProductMaterialAvailable SizesOur VerdictPrice
keen whisper sandal
Mishansha Fur-Lined Winter Ankle Hiking Boots
Leather with synthetic sole5.5 to 15best winter hiking boots for women with bunionsCheck Price

Lowa Women's Renegade GTX
100% Leather with a rubber sole5.5 to 11best waterproof winter hiking bootCheck Price

Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus
Full-grain leather, mesh, rubber, and suede5 to 9best all terrain winter hiking bootsCheck Price

KEEN Summit County Waterproof Winter Boot
100% Leather with rubber sole7 - 14Best insulated winter hiking bootCheck Price

Timberland Men's Mt. Maddsen Hiker Boot
100% Leather/TFabric with rubber soles7 to 15best men's winter hiking boots for wide feetCheck Price

Salomon Men's X Ultra
Synthetic fur, textile, leather, and rubber soles7 to 13best winter hiking bootsCheck Price

Best Hiking Boots
for women

4. Cestfini Women’s Suede Lace Up Winter Boots

MaterialLow-carbon synthetic leather with rubber soles
Available Sizes6 to 10
Our Verdictmost stylish winter hiking boot for women

This boot is great for women who want a stylish boot without sacrificing useful features. With breathable fabric, a sturdy toe-cap, non-skid rubber sole, and padded insoles, this shoe is great for hiking and extended trips.

What You Should Know

  • Some customers complained about the quality of the insole.
  • Great for beginners.
  • Slip-resistant, even in areas like muddy grass.
  • True to size, buy your exact size.

3. Mishansha Fur-Lined Winter Ankle Hiking Boots

MaterialLeather with synthetic sole
Weight17.6 Ounces
Available sizes5.5 to 15
Our Verdictbest winter hiking boots for women with bunions

This water-resistant boot offers a toe cap for anticollision to protect your feet. It also has thick, warm faux fur, a flexible mid-sole, and an anti-skid outsole.

What You Should Know

  • You can put orthotics in them, but you may need to go up a size so they fit.
  • The quality is excellent, the stitches are very precise and the outsole has a softer rubber that can take daily wear and tear.
  • It’s water-resistant, not waterproof.

2. Lowa Women’s Renegade GTX

Material100% Leather with a rubber sole
Weight18 Ounces
Available sizes5.5 to 11
Our Verdictbest waterproof winter hiking boot

These boots have a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane with a breathable climate-controlling footbed that wicks away moisture. They are a lace-up boot with a full-length nylon stabilizing shank for rugged terrain. It ensures a customized fit for a wide variety of feet.

What You Should Know

  • True to size.
  • The boot features sturdy leather reinforcements that protect toes from any rocky encounters.

1. Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus

MaterialFull-grain leather, mesh, rubber, and suede
Weight12 Ounces
Available sizes5 to 9
InsulationSynthetic insulation
Our Verdictbest all terrain winter hiking boots

These boots are completely waterproof, highly durable, and lightweight. We recommend sizing up half a size for maximum comfort as these boots run true to size. They are a lace-up boot with a breathable mesh tongue and Omni-grip for extra traction for snow and ice as well as a rubber sole for rough ground.

What You Should Know

  • These shoes run narrow, customers with wider feet have had complaints.
  • Perfectly waterproof, proven to be effective in all humid environments.
  • The cushions are flat, but they are removable.

Best Hiking Boots
for men

6. Mayzero Men’s Snow Boots

MaterialLeather, fur lining, rubber soles
Weight17.5 Ounces
Available sizes6.5 - 14
Our Verdictbest affordable winter hiking boots

This boot is more on the affordable side, but still offers anti-skidding, flexibility, and are the best winter hiking boots for those who can’t afford to spend a lot of money on hiking equipment. The faux fur lining keeps your feet warm and comfortable while also providing a casual style.

What You Should Know

  • Very warm.
  • Not made with genuine leather.
  • Water-resistant, but not waterproof.
  • Not very reliant in deep snow.

5. Kitleler Men’s Hiking Waterproof Boots

MaterialArtificial leather with a rubber sole
Available sizes6.5 - 13
Our Verdictbest lightweight winter hiking boot

This water-proof boot is very lightweight. The upper part of the shoe bounds to your ankle to keep snow out. They are very durable, affordable, trendy, and perfect for the winter.

What You Should Know

  • Not made with genuine leather
  • The head of the shoe is thickened to protect your toes from impact.
  • Lightweight and flexible and can be used for cycling MTB.
  • More suited for a day hike.

4. Sanearde Men’s Hiking Boots

MaterialSuede, mesh, with an EVA outsole
Weight22.4 ounces
Available sizes7.5 - 12
Our Verdictbest breathable winter hiking boot

This water-resistant, breathable boot has a soft lining and cushioned midsole for great foot support. The anti-slip sole provides great traction for slushy areas. They protect the temperature of your feet and are ideal for quick hiking in wet-weather conditions.

What You Should Know

  • If you have wide feet, order a half size larger.
  • They are mesh-lined so they are suitable for summer as well.
  • The design of the sole is great for anti-slip.
  • They are lighter than other models by other sellers.

3. KEEN Summit County Waterproof Winter Boot

Material100% Leather with rubber sole
Weight32 ounces
Available Sizes7-14
Our Verdictbest insulated winter hiking boot

The rubber outsole for this waterproof shoe hardens when it comes in contact with snow to give you a tougher grip. It also has thick insulation around the toe area and a breathable waterproof membrane. These boots are also wide-feet (or thick socks) friendly, and is very comfortable while still being supportive.

What You Should Know

  • Only wear them in cold weather as they can heat your feet up pretty good in warm weather.
  • Features thinsulate insulation.

2. Timberland Men’s Mt. Maddsen Hiker Boot

Material100% Leather/TFabric with rubber soles
Weight12 ounces
Available Sizes7 to 15
Our Verdictbest men's winter hiking boots for wide feet

This eco-friendly boot’s waterproof leather membrane keeps feet dry in any weather and has a flat tongue to help keep out debris. The anti-fatigue technology works to keep your feet comfortable all day, and the compression-molded insole provides lightweight cushioning and shock absorption.

What You Should Know

  • Can be polished.
  • The arches are very minimal, the inner sole is fairly flat.

1. Salomon Men’s X Ultra

MaterialSynthetic fur, textile, leather, and rubber soles
Weight20 ounces
Available Sizes7 to 13
Our Verdictbest winter hiking boots

Despite its heavy-duty appearance, these boots are extremely comfortable and lightweight while being still being sturdy. They have great non-slip traction on ice and slippery surfaces, a high top to prevent elements from falling inside your boot, and a gaiter hook for deep snow missions.

What You Should Know

  • Durable.
  • Comfortable.
  • Salomon usually offers good arch support.
  • These boots have a limit of -12°C/10°F but can handle extremes of -25°C/-13°F.


Everyone is different, which is why you must make sure your boots of choice fit all the needs of passionate winter hikers. The best winter hiking boots for you depends on your experience and the terrain you plan on hiking on. A beginner who’s only looking to climb a few miles wouldn’t need to start out with a heavily structured boot. However, someone who plans on traversing deep snow would need a high top boot. Either way, I can guarantee the best winter hiking boots for you is on this list.

Lidia Bertesteanu

Main Editor

About the Author

"When I’m on a trail, it gets quiet, it gets peaceful, I feel like I can breathe again and enjoy nature’s untouched beauty."

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