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snow boots tips and recommendations

TOP MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SNOW BOOTS

When searching for boots to protect your feet from the cold, wet and snowy conditions, that can be found both at home or in resort, snow boots are the only really choice. It is true that in this case, function trumps fashion but done worry, our snow boot collection combines the two together. Here are a few tips and recommendation on snow boots from us here at Snow + Rock that we think you should look at.

 


Fabrics Matter

The main upper material needs to be both strong and water resistant in order to stand up against the winter conditions. Nylon or leather uppers, that have been properly waterproof treated, are the most common fabrics found on snow boots, they are used for their durability and waterproof protection.

 

The Sole Protects the Soul

Most snow boots will use a rubber sole to help create a watertight barrier, whilst offering traction. It is important to check the sole for its tread, a deeper, patterned tread will offer more traction in slippery, ice or wet snow conditions. Companies such as Calzat offer built in ice grips to boot traction when needed.

 

Sorel snow boots

Insulation is the Key

Whether you are using your snow boots in the alps or around the UK, you’ll notice the added benefit of insulation, never again will your toes get cold. Synthetic insulation is more superior insulation in wet climates such as the UK, when compared to its wool counter partner. When looking at boots with synthetic insulation, such as Thinsulate, take note of the weight, the higher the number the warmer the boot will be. 200 grams is suitable for cooler climates whilst 400 is ideal for very cold climates.

 

The Right Height

Finding the right height for your boot is important, not only can it add style but also support and extra warmth. Taller boots will usually offer ankle support to help prevent injuries, as well as adding extra warmth to the calves. Shorter boots are easier to walk in but may be less protected against the elements. 

 

Buyers Recommendations 

Women’s

Calzat Fur Trim Traction Boot

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The Calzat Women’s Fur Trim Traction is a new, simple, yet stylish snow boot with an innovative fold out traction system, that adds extra grip on icy surfaces. The suede outer makes the boot lightweight, snowproof and breathable whilst the fleece liner adds warmth.

 

Sorel Tivoil High II Preium Boot

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The Sorel Women’s Tivoil High II Premium Boot is a uniquely styled boot, that utilises a waterproof leather with rose gold hardware. With a 100 grams of synthetic insulation, faux fur fleece lining and a removable EVA footbed, your feet will stay warm, dry and comfy all day in this highly fashionable boot.

 

Sorel Joan of Arctic Shearling 

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Crafted from rich waterproof suede, this boot is a new take on the iconic Joan of Artic winter boot. With a luxurious shearling cuff and a removable 6mm recycled felt inner boot, your feet will be lovely and warm in the coldest of weather. The vulcanized outsole helps you keep your footing on wet and slippery surfaces.

 

 Sorel Tivoli II Premium

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The Sorel Tivoli II premium boot is ideal for those who love the style of its bigger sister but prefer the shorter fit. Matching the Tivoli High II Premium in all departments, with a premium leather upper, rose gold hardware, faux fur cuff and 100 grams of insulation, this boot is a great fashion piece that will keep your feet warm all day long.

 

Men's

Sorel Madson Moc Teo

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With a rugged sophistication with a classic look, the Sorel Madson Moc Teo is a great all year round, low profile snow boot for men that are fashion conscience. The boot does not compromise on quality, with a padded rear collar, moulded rubber outsole and waterproof nubuck leather upper, keeping your feet dry and warm, no matter what time of year it is. 

 

Calzat Snowhike Traction Boot

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The Calzat Snowhike Traction Boot is an ideal boot for skiing holidays or icy mornings. The sleek all black boot is both stylish and durable, with a fold out traction system that makes loosing you footing in icy conditions a thing of the past.

 

Sorel Caribou Wool Boot

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With a removable 9mm felt wool inner boot, the Sorel Caribou Wool Boot has an unparalleled natural insulation that works all the way down to -40 degrees. Coupled with a full grain leather upper and handcrafted vulcanized rubber shell, the boot has a seamlessly waterproof upper, that is built on top of Sorel’s Aerotrac non-loading outsole that provides sure footing. 

 

Salomon Utility Pro TS CSWP Boot

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Salomon Utility pro TS CSWP Boot is the most technical snow boot in our buyers’ top picks, it blends a high top winter work boot, with a retro look with Salomon technology. The upper consists of 200 grams of insulation, waterproof nubuck leather and water-resistant textiles with a climashield waterproof membrane. Salomon has used a Contagrip sole for superior, longer lasting grip on ice. This boot is a winter warmer that provides comfort in every adverse condition. 


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