15 Best Snow Boots for Men in Winter 2024

<br></em></p><p>A great snow boot has got to be <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g1777/5-waterproof-shoes-092214/” target=”_blank”>waterproof</a>, <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g42230730/puffer-vests/” target=”_blank”>warm</a>, and, of course, <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g1885/10-white-sneakers-to-wear-right-now-071514/” target=”_blank”>comfortable</a> for walking in, because the only thing worse than a damp <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-accessories/g19485690/best-socks-for-men/” target=”_blank”>sock</a> is a damp <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-accessories/g38471971/warmest-socks-for-winter/” target=”_blank”>sock</a> inside of a shoe that’s pinching your toes. Below, shop the best 15 snow boots for the season, from Canada Goose and The North Face to Columbia and Sorel.</p>”/>

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best snow boots 2023

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best overall snow boots

Sorel Caribou Boots

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best overall snow boots

Sorel Caribou Boots

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Pros
  • Exceptionally durable
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Not the highest quality on this list

I was first introduced to Sorel when I lived in Canada, because everybody wore these boots when the snow hit. Even now, Sorel makes trusted, hardy, versatile boots ready for anything. These feature seam-sealed waterproof construction and a removable felt inner boot for all-day warmth and comfort.

Colors Black/Dark Stone (Gray), Bruno (Brown), Buff (Tan), Black
Sizes 7-17
Materials Leather, Rubber

best reliable snow boots

Columbia Bugaboot III Snow Boots

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best reliable snow boots

Columbia Bugaboot III Snow Boots

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Pros
  • One of the more lightweight and flexible styles
  • Warm and insulated
Cons
  • Tends to run small and narrow

If you’re someone who wants all the best features in one shoe, this is a very safe bet. Columbia keeps the cold out and the heat in with Omni-Tech fabric, 200 grams of insulation, a TechLite lightweight midsole, and OmniGrip outsole to prevent slipping.

Colors 6
Sizes 7-17
Materials Leather, Rubber

best lightweight snow boots

The North Face Chilkat V Cognito Waterproof Boots

Chilkat V Cognito Waterproof Boots

best lightweight snow boots

The North Face Chilkat V Cognito Waterproof Boots

Pros
  • High traction outsole, for no slipping
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Low shaft height isn’t very warm

Light and comfy, these are the snow boots that are here to replace your winter sneakers. The waterproof style has a PU-coated and ballistic-mesh upper for extra durability, while a high-traction outsole means you can wear these on a hike just as easily as you can a cement sidewalk.

Colors Black, Red/Black, New Taupe Green/Mineral Gold, Flax/Asphalt Gray
Sizes 8-14
Materials Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Suede, Rubber

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best stylish snow boots

Sperry Cold Bay Chukka Boots

Cold Bay Chukka Boots

best stylish snow boots

Sperry Cold Bay Chukka Boots

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Pros
  • Lined with fleece and 200g Thinsulate insulation
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Runs small

I’ll say it: snow boots aren’t always the most stylish option, being clunky and heavy as they are, but Sperry makes a style that can almost be called…elegant? With a waterproof construction and rubber shell, these are perfect for slipping on every day.

Colors 10
Sizes 7-13
Materials Textiles, Rubber

best sleek snow boots

Dr Martens 2967 Warmair Leather Chelsea Boots

2967 Warmair Leather Chelsea Boots

best sleek snow boots

Dr Martens 2967 Warmair Leather Chelsea Boots

Pros
  • Fleece lining is warm and durable
  • Quality choice under $200
Cons
  • Takes a few wears to break in

Personally, these are my go-to snow boots. With a fleece lining, a protective leather outer, and a rubber sole that I’ve yet to slip or slide in, these have all the functionality of snow boots without sacrificing any of the cool, chic style of Chelsea boots.

Colors Dark Brown, Black
Sizes 6-14
Materials Leather, Fleece, Rubber

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best everyday snow boots

Ugg Emmett Waterproof Snow Boots

Emmett Waterproof Snow Boots

best everyday snow boots

Ugg Emmett Waterproof Snow Boots

Pros
  • Temperature rated to -26°F/-32°C
  • No-slip grip on in the soles
Cons
  • Runs large

Don’t destroy your favorite suede Uggs by bringing them out in the snow, but feel free to get these as snowy and slushy as you want. With insulation and ice-breaking lugs on the sole, these boots were truly made for walking (in the snow).

Colors Chestnut, Stout Leather, Black Leather
Sizes 7-14
Materials Leather, Textiles, Rubber

best warm snow boots

Salomon Toundra Pro Waterproof Boots

Toundra Pro Waterproof Boots

best warm snow boots

Salomon Toundra Pro Waterproof Boots

Pros
  • Stay warm in up to -40°F
  • Sleek look for high-warmth design
Cons
  • Some buyers report they aren’t 100% waterproof

You can certainly wear these in the city, but with all their features and warmth, these snow boots are best suited for a mountainous terrain. With aerogel tech, these are warm in up to -40°F, and the grippy soles and high shaft aren’t too shabby in terms of navigating thick snow and keeping warm, either.

Colors Black
Sizes 8.5-12
Materials Textiles, Rubber

best trekking snow boots

Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boots

Acrux TR GTX Boots

best trekking snow boots

Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boots

Pros
  • Great for wet or dry conditions
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Low shaft height isn’t very warm

While maintaining a lightweight feel, these boots are sturdy and protective, with Gore-Tex that’s meant to last. With a grippy outsole and breathable yet waterproof upper, these really do have it all.

Colors Black
Sizes 7-13
Materials Gore-Tex, Rubber

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best comfortable snow boots

Oboz Bridger 10″ Insulated BDry Winter Boots

Bridger 10" Insulated BDry Winter Boots

best comfortable snow boots

Oboz Bridger 10″ Insulated BDry Winter Boots

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Pros
  • Designed for hiking
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Not the chicest look

Face the snow without fear in these mid-calf boots, which are packed with 400 grams of insulation, a waterproof membrane, and warm nubuck leather uppers. With deep lugs for traction and specialized winter soles for a no-slip tread, you walk in these with your head held high.

Colors Midnight Black
Sizes 9-14
Materials Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Textiles, Rubber

best casual snow boots

Kamik Spencer Sport Winter Boots

Spencer Sport Winter Boots

best casual snow boots

Kamik Spencer Sport Winter Boots

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Pros
  • Wearable in down to -22°F
  • Sneaker-like design better for some
Cons
  • Might be too warm for indoors

Look like a sneaker, perform like a snow boot. Kamik’s sporty design is perfect for the season, with a non-bulky leather exterior that packs waterproof DriDefense membranes, fleece linings, and insulation in the interior.

Colors Black
Sizes 8-11
Materials Leather, Rubber

best snow boots under $100

Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Waterproof Boots

Thermo Chill Mid Waterproof Boots

best snow boots under $100

Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Waterproof Boots

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Pros
  • Designed for hiking
  • Protective rubber toe caps
Cons
  • Narrow fit in the toes

With waterproof leather and mesh uppers, these insulated, non-bulky boots are an infallible pick. They feature 200 grams of insulation, protective rubber toe caps, and a molded nylon arch shank for extra support.

Colors Black
Sizes 7.5-14
Materials Leather, Rubber

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best slip-on snow boots

Bogs Arcata Tall Winter Boots

Arcata Tall Winter Boots

best slip-on snow boots

Bogs Arcata Tall Winter Boots

Pros
  • Neo-Tech waterproof insulation
  • Comfortable flexible shaft
Cons
  • Not the warmest option

You can leave those tall socks at home, because with these, your calves will be perfectly toasty. Bogs’ winter boots have a plush lining, flexible shaft, and thick, durable toe for even the heaviest of snowfalls.

Colors Black
Sizes 8-13
Materials Textiles, Rubber

best high-end snow boots

Canada Goose Armstrong Boots

Armstrong Boots

best high-end snow boots

Canada Goose Armstrong Boots

Pros
  • Insulated midsole and cushioned outsole
  • Adjustable shaft for comfort
Cons
  • Pricey

It wouldn’t be a complete list without giving a nod to Canada Goose, the purveyors of all things wintery. These luxe boots are foolproof, with a waterproof interior, added pair of reflective laces, adjustable shaft, and scratch-resistant rubber bumper.

Colors Black, Military Green/Black, Tundra Clay/Black
Sizes 7-13
Materials Textiles, Rubber

best hiking snow boots

On Cloudrock 2 Waterproof Boots

Cloudrock 2 Waterproof Boots

best hiking snow boots

On Cloudrock 2 Waterproof Boots

Pros
  • Precision hiking fit
  • Protective toe cap
Cons
  • Runs narrow

If you love On’s sneakers, its boots will only add to your enthusiasm for the brand. Made for all terrains, these supportive, lightweight, cushiony shoes have an improved rubber grip and heel stability, plus a protective TPU toe cap and 20 percent recycled waterproof membrane.

Colors Black/Eclipse, Reseda/Aloe (Green), Almond/Dune (Brown), Alloy/Eclipse (Gray)
Sizes 6.5-13.5
Materials Polyester, Rubber

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Tips for Buying Snow Boots

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Unlike other boots, snow boots are a style you’re probably only going to buy one pair of—so you better make damn sure they’re the right ones.

When it comes to finding the perfect pair, consider A) how much snow you’re anticipating, and B) how much walking you’re anticipating. City-slickers just trying to commute to the office probably won’t need a pair as hardy and durable as those who have to trek or hike outside in thick snow for long hours, and vice versa.

As with everything you buy, also consider how it will fit in with everything else in your wardrobe. If you’re a slim-fit chinos kind of guy, maybe don’t reach for the boots with the knee-high shaft.

Why You Can Trust Esquire

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We don’t write about how great things are if they aren’t actually great. Every product in Esquire’s round-ups are carefully curated by our fashion and e-commerce teams.

When it comes to something like snow boots, you can rest assured that we’re hand-selecting styles that we’ve personally tested, tried, and loved, along with pants that the rest of our stylish colleagues here at Esquire endorse for their winter wear. And, hey—we live in NYC, which means we have to walk through the snow a lot.

Every pick on this list (and our other lists!) comes from years of wearing different things, seeing what we love and what we don’t, and going from there. No two pairs of feet are the same, and no two men are the same. Your proverbial mileage may vary. But if you’re looking for the right place to start, with advice from folks who and care (possibly too much!) about this sort of stuff, this is the place to be.

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Trishna Rikhy is the Associate Style Commerce Editor at Esquire. Previously, her writing has appeared in Vogue Runway, PAPER Magazine, V Magazine, V MAN, and more. She is based in NYC, but can probably be found wherever the strongest cup of coffee is.

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