It’s getting close to that time of year. The weather gets colder, snow starts to fall, and it’s time to swap the summer gear for winter’s. Key amongst your winter getup is a good pair of winter boots. When it comes time to buy a new pair there are four things to consider: waterproofness, insulation, grip, and style.
You can’t go wrong with materials like waterproof nylon and GORE-TEX. Keeping your feet dry is essential for staying comfortable, and most importantly, warm. If you want to stay cozy, lined boots are a must, and great for blocking out freezing winds.
Icy streets can be treacherous during winter. A rugged sole is your best ally on cold winter mornings when you need to grip icy surfaces. Most importantly, you want something with style. Gone are the days where your choice was one of either function or style. With all that, here are the best winter boots for men in 2022.
1. Best Winter Boot For Men
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The Winter Rustic Brown Boot from Blundstone fulfills all the criteria a great winter boot. It has the classic look of Blundstone's Original boot with a winterproof edge. Waterproof leather, elastic gussets, and latex seams keep out water, slush and snow all winter long.
200 grams of Thinsulate insulation and a removable sheepskin footbed provide added warmth and comfort on colder days. The Blundstone Winter Boot is an iconic boot, and in rustic brown, the perfect match for your rugged urban style. Give them a try and see why they’re top of our list of best winter boots for men in 2022.
2. Best Stylish Winter Boots
The Heritage 6-inch waterproof boots from Timberland have all the makings of a winterized style icon. At first glance, the Heritage looks like a modern men's boot with a rugged profile and mid-height cut. But there's more to them. The boot features 400 grams of PrimaLoft ECO insulation and a rubber lug outsole, ensuring you stay warm and on your feet thanks to the added grip. The padded collar and leather lining give these a classic look with all the functionality you need to get through winter in style.
3. Best Winter Boots for Snow
Best winter boots for snow? For some Canadians you can't have one without the other, but our boots - like our winters - are not all created equal. For those who face real winters, they won't find better than the Caribou Winter Boots. This is a classic boot and there's a reason why Sorel hasn't tinkered with the design. Equipped to deal with temperatures dropping down to -40°C, these high-top boots feature a 9mm ThermoPlus felt liner, and a waterproof leather upper with seam-sealed construction.
4. Best Winter Hiking Boot
Don't let a little bit (or a lot) of snow get in your way. Hike those mountains all year long with the Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX Trekking Boot. If you're looking for heavy-duty you'll be hard pressed to find a more rugged, all-terrain ready choice than these. The Hanwag IceGrip sole, GORE-TEX lining, G-Loft Fit insulation and one piece construction make this boot a solid choice for your next sub-zero hike.
5. Best Waterproof Winter Boot
Wet feet are a pain to deal with. Now imagine having to deal with sub-zero temperatures at the same time. Doesn't sound like much fun. With the Icebreaker Insulated boots from Kamik, you don't have to worry about the bad parts of winter, and can focus on the fun. Let the 100% waterproof and lightweight synthetic RubberHe boot with adjustable nylon collar take care of keeping you dry, and rely on the moisture-wicking Zylex removable liner (97% recycled content) to keep you warm. Throw on these waterproof rubber boots and feel like a kid again.
6. Best Winter Work Boot
Life doesn’t stop when winter comes. Whether you’re changing tires on your car or clearing snow from your driveway, you’ll love the sturdy Baffin Snostorm Boot. These winter boots offer extreme protection from the elements. The form-fitting, fix-lined inner boot system combines with a waterproof bootie construction and the Polar Rubber Outsole for protection in the worst conditions.
7. Best Grip Winter Boot
Get a grip!...on winter with the Fairbanks Omni-Heat boots from Columbia. It's the season of ice and snow and if you don't want to spend winter picking yourself up off the ground, lace up these bad boys. They do the job of a boot with the feel of a shoe thanks to the Techlite lightweight midsole. The Omni-Tech waterproof membrane keeps you dry, while the Omni-Heat reflective lining and 200g of Columbia insulation combine to keep the cold out and the warmth in. Add the Omni-grip outsole and you get everything you need to take on winter.
8. Best Casual Winter Boot
Winter's not all bad. Yes, you have to bundle up and deal with icy winds and shovelling the car out of the driveway. And for days like those a big pair of winter boots is a must. But for those weekday commutes and nights out, the Spencer Mid Winter Boots from Kamik are a perfect choice. They're sleek and understated, but they feature a waterproof DriDefense membrane leather upper and HEAT-MX sustainable thermal insulation for total winter protection.
9. Best Lightweight Winter Boot
It's hard to keep it light and breezy when you're facing winter's worst, but with the Chilkat Nylon II boots from The North Face you can at least keep it lightweight. But don't think that because these boots are lightweight they can't handle cold Canadian winters. With DryVent waterproof construction keeping your feet dry, 200 g Heatseeker insulation providing exceptional warmth, and a durable TNF Winter Grip rubber outsole, you'll have all the winter coverage you need. And all that in a pair of boots that weigh 1016g.
10. Best Winter Boot Under $150
Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to skimp on quality. The McKinney 8 in Waterproof Leather Boot from Kodiak is proof. They might look like desert combat boots, but these have everything needed to take on the most frigid Canadian winters. The full grain waterproof leather comes with a waterproof membrane construction, and the insides are filled with 200g Thinsulate insulation. Are you that type with feet that start to smell when you sweat? Fear not - the SOS Smell Out Science odour control technology has your back (and your feet).
We’ve got something for everyone
Didn’t find your cold-weather footwear of choice? No worries, there’s plenty more where these came from. We’re here to make sure you’re prepared for winter with a massive selection of winter boots for men. And while your at it, why not shop for the rest of the family with our best winter boots for women and best winter boots for kids?
Not sure what kind of boot you require for your particular needs?
Check out our general guide of what to look for in a winter boot. Whatever your choice, you'll be sure to find a pair with all the features needed to comfortably get through winter.