Looking for the best women’s winter boots to take on the infamously cold Canadian winters? The choice is not easy. The warmest winter boots are not necessarily the biggest or thickest. There are many things to consider, such as the look, the purpose (for walking, everyday life, snowshoeing, etc.), the sole, and more.
This year’s winter is gearing up to look a little different than we are used to. We’ll probably be spending more time at home, plowing snow, playing outside with people or finally trying out winter sports, now that we have a little more time. We reviewed the best women’s winter boots for the winter of 2020-21, and determined that the UGG Adirondack III boot was a great choice.
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- Ideal for walking or playing outside
- Studs provide traction
- Waterproof full-grain leather
Best Winter Boots for Women
Our best choice for winter, the UGG Adirondack III boot wins this year's award for its incredible versatility, rugged warmth and resistance to the elements. Elegant enough for work or city wear, it still provides excellent traction on snowy trails, and its wool lining keeps you warm in temperatures as low as -32ºc. Expensive, but well worth it, this durable boot will last for years if you take care of it.
Warmest Winter Boots
The North Face knows how to make products that stand up to the elements, and the Chilkat 400 boot for women is no exception. Designed with a good cushion for walking, playing outside with the kids or just clearing snow from your driveway, this boot is made with a full-grain leather upper. It is waterproof, so it resists well to snow and freezing rain and has Ice Pick studs for icy sidewalks. This is the perfect boot to tackle the cold winter months.
- Waterproof full-grain leather
- Studs for added traction
- Very cushioned
- Made a bit small
- Heavy according to some wearers
Most Elegant Winter Boots
For a stylish winter boot that will add a touch of style to all your urban outfits, look no further than La Canadienne's Hermione boot. Handcrafted in Canada, this Italian nubuck leather boot is sure to turn heads. Inside, the sheepskin sole allows your foot to breathe and wicks moisture away. This winter boot is warm, breathable and will look great with clean pants and a stylish parka.
- Very elegant
- Handmade in Canada
- Warm and breathable sheepskin sole
Best Winter Boots for Ice and Snow
You'll have a tough time finding anything that will stand up to the Salomon Outblast TS CSWP winter boot. This hiking or snowshoeing boot performs admirably on icy surfaces because of its studs under the sole, and it's especially lightweight. Ideal for long adventures, it is suitable for walking and active women. Its Clima Salomon membrane repels rain and melting snow. Warm and breathable thanks to Thinsulate insulation, it's the perfect boot for winter hiking.
- Excellent on icy terrain
- Better suited for physical activity than urban living
More of our best winter boots for women
Similar to Salomon's Outblast boot, Merrell's Thermo Chill winter boot performs exceptionally on the trails. Far from being the newest addition to the outdoor world and especially to the world of hiking, Merrell boots are made to be waterproof, and completely resistant to ice and snow. It's the M Select Dry membrane, unique to Merrell, that makes all the difference here. Made to move, this antimicrobial boot offers maximum warmth for your winter hikes.
- Excellent adhesion
- Waterproof and antimicrobial membrane
- Good hiking boot
- Designed for hiking, less as an everyday boot
- Relatively short, not ideal for walking in deep snow
Made by Ontario-based Kodiak, the Surrey II waterproof boot is inspired by the classic hiking boot and adds a touch of urban style. Insulated with a Thinsulate 200g membrane, it is warm, breathable and waterproof, perfect for snow and rain. Although it's not a boot designed for off-piste or ice, its rubber sole makes it easy to navigate snowy sidewalks.
- Evacuates moisture well
- Good insulation
- Not ideal in icy weather
They're predicting another difficult winter, and you won't be better protected from rain, freezing rain and snow better than with Bogs' Seattle mid-high boot. Named after a particularly rainy city, this fully waterproof boot features Bogs' Max Wick moisture-wicking technology. Many waterproof winter boots are much less breathable, and your feet still get wet, but luckily that's not the case with the Seattle boot. And despite its small size, the boot effectively keeps you warm when the temperature drops to -15ºc. With a very competitive price, it's an excellent boot for fall and winter.
- Fully waterproof
- Keep warm in temperatures of -15ºc
- Won't stand up to freezing cold
We all know the famous 6" lined boots from Timberland. A popular choice over the past few years, they are still making an appearance in our list of the warmest women's winter boots in 2020. Inspired by classic work boots, this lined boot has a leather footbed for maximum comfort. It offers excellent resistance to snow and rain, in addition to being particularly warm thanks to its 200g Thinsulate insulation.
- Very well insulated
- Leather footbed
- A bit stiff
A favourite among our customers, Columbia's Heavenly Slip II winter boot is easy to put on thanks to its side zipper. Its Omni-Heat technology combines with 200g insulation to keep your feet warm even when the temperature drops to -32ºc. Exceptionally comfortable, it's designed with an Omni-Grip outsole that offers exceptional grip. It's one of our warmest winter boots for women, year after year.
- Easy to slip on
- Keeps you warm in temperatures as low as -32ºc
- Omni-Grip outsole
- Made small and narrow
Finding the best winter boot or the warmest winter boot will allow you to better enjoy the cold season. For winter 2020-21, you’ll probably have a little more time to spend outdoors with the kids or trying out winter sports, and that’s why it’s important to find a model that you can wear all day long.