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10 of the Best Women's Winter Snow Boots

Updated on October 1, 2014

It's cold outside but your feet will thank you for turning up the heat in fur lined boots

Ladies..It's getting to that time of year when you should be thinking about your feet and how they're going to get through yet another winter without those great, new boots you promised to buy them. With Europe and the U.S bracing for another potentially record breaker of a freezefest, it makes sense to go all out for warmth and so here are 10 of the best snow boots to keep them toasty this winter.

I have to be honest, I'm never been much of a winter boots kinda gal. Even as a previously weather-hardy Brit, still my idea of winter boots began and ended with canvas hi-tops, but that's probably because I've spent the best part of the last decade living in the intense humidity of Asia, where the closest thing to snow to be found was on the inside of my freezer. Fast forward to today and, with a winter in mainland Europe under my belt, and I finally get it. Snow isn't just for Christmas round these parts, and that's why I determined that this year I will invest in quality boots that won't have my frozen toes slushing it out in a pity party of my making because I cheaped out on boots that simply weren't up to the job.

I don't know about you, but my heart kind of sinks a little at some of the choice in regular stores. It's all a bit meh. Sure, I require the tootsie equivalent of a tog rating that could bring a cold blooded reptile out in a sweat, but that doesn't mean I want to compromise on design. I usually shy away from the thought of fur (fake or otherwise) on anything other than a parka trim, but I'm relaxing the brief here to include sheepskin and hair because it's just such a treat to step in to furry boots and your feet will thank you for it every time you do. Similarly, while I'm not really looking for anything overly formal or dressy (I tend to live in jeans when the temperatures take a dive) I probably don't need the kind of technical specs worthy of an Everest ascent either - but a little engineering really goes a long way in cold weather. Style-wise, I want something practical, with a jaunty nod in the direction of hip sportswear, with perhaps a folksy or vintage edge, and yet robust enough to withstand the kind of freezing slushfest that seeps in to anything not glued or sewn tighter than a Housewife in Beverley Hills.

With so many great boots available online, the jury is still out for me, but I'm having a lot of fun choosing and I thought it would be cool to share a few that have made the cut. Why not take a look at my choices at the bottom of the page, but don't forget to answer the poll! (It's just for fun folks)...

Elle Macpherson rocking her Sorel Boots
Elle Macpherson rocking her Sorel Boots

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10 Great Women's Winter Boots

Here are my ten picks for the winter:

Kamik Women's Momentum Snow Boot
Kamik Women's Momentum Snow Boot

'Made in the USA': something you don't hear too often these days and that makes these a great bet in my eyes. Lightweight, yet sturdy with the hint of a climbing boot, but with some interesting, snowboarder style detailing such as fur trim and handy toggle tie these will surely hit the spot if 'sporty with style' is your thing.

 
Columbia Women's Minx Mid Omni-Heat Winter Boot,Boysenberry,8 M US
Columbia Women's Minx Mid Omni-Heat Winter Boot,Boysenberry,8 M US

The genius 'Omni-heat' reflective technology keeps feet snug not sweaty in the coldest of climates, while the slender, and totally groovy design really 'pops' and looks great with skinny jeans (available in a variety of colorways).

 
Bearpaw Women's Kola 11" Snow Boot,Black,8 M
Bearpaw Women's Kola 11" Snow Boot,Black,8 M

These gorgeous goat hair boots with cute feather trim make a stylish, boho statement, and the price is right on the money too for such a luxurious boot

 
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boot - Women's Boots 8 Taffy
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boot - Women's Boots 8 Taffy

Probably THE hottest label of the moment, Canadian brand Sorel combines quality with a fashion forward vibe while staying true to their 1960's roots. Small wonder these boots are a sellout across the world.

 
Baffin Women's Kamala Insulated Boot,Dark Chocolate,8 M US
Baffin Women's Kamala Insulated Boot,Dark Chocolate,8 M US

These generously sized boots have a sturdy, utilitarian quality while the natty fur trim and detailing say "purrrrrr".

 
LaCrosse Women's Rollick 400G Snow Boot,French Roast,8 M US
LaCrosse Women's Rollick 400G Snow Boot,French Roast,8 M US

Oh how I love these boots. Taken from the Lacrosse design archives and updated with futuristic fabric technology that will keep you snug and slush free, these retro style boots are hot!

 
UGG Women's Adirondack II Winter Boot, Sand, 8 B US
UGG Women's Adirondack II Winter Boot, Sand, 8 B US

These top rated boots come in a fabulous array of colors and the UGG brand continues to lead the pack with its fashion forward styling using robust, high quality materials that last, combined with a super comfy fit - you'll feel as though you're walking on air.

 
Columbia Women's Ice Maiden Lace Winter Boot,Black/Columbia Grey,8 M US
Columbia Women's Ice Maiden Lace Winter Boot,Black/Columbia Grey,8 M US

Sometimes you just need a really awesome unfussy, super-comfy and ultra-toasty black boot and these guys tick all the boxes and at a great price too

 
The North Face Women's Mudspring Brown/Fossil Ivory Snowtropolis Lace 8 B(M) US
The North Face Women's Mudspring Brown/Fossil Ivory Snowtropolis Lace 8 B(M) US

Another gorgeous, classic boot that looks fabulous and yet is engineered to withstand serious weather conditions. A great investment purchase.

 
Merrell Women's Decora Sonata Winter Boot,Mocha,8.5 M US
Merrell Women's Decora Sonata Winter Boot,Mocha,8.5 M US

These snug, fur lined ankle boots combine utilitarian styling with a slimline fit so they work well with skinnies as well as dresses and skirts (if you're brave!). Available in black and brown or mulberry, they have an extra grippy sole so you can be sure of keeping your cool in the iciest of conditions.

 

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