A good pair of winter boots aren't cheap, so you want to make sure you buy ones that will protect your feet for a while. Here are the factors to keep in mind when comparing your options.
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Even though winter has been here for the past few months, there's still plenty of cold weather ahead and good boots will help keep your feet toasty. Maybe the last storm proved you need new ones, and it's time to buy a new pair. After consulting with experts, The Wirecutter tested over sixty pairs of boots for the following factors:
- Fit: Make sure the boots are true-to-fit so you don't have to reorder them in another size. The supportiveness of the boot is key to them fitting your feet well and being comfortable even after hours of wear.
- Waterproofing: Your boots should be water resistant and tall enough to keep rain and melted snow out.
- Insulation: Retaining heat is key to keeping your feet warm.
- Traction: Look for boots with enough traction to keep you on your feet even on icy footpaths or powdery snow.
After testing each of these factors, The Wirecutter found Columbia's Bugaboot Plus III Titanium Omni-Heat to be the best, and it comes in varieties for men and for women. Even if you don't buy those, think about each of these qualities when picking your own winter boots. For details on The Wirecutter's testing process, hit the link below.
The Best Winter Boots for Men and Women [The Wirecutter]