It’s that time of year again! From frosty walks in urban parks or night-time city strolls to hardcore treks over mountain peaks.
Women’s winter boots can be cute and stylish or all-terrain workhorses. And, sometimes, even a little bit of both.
With so many styles available though, how can you tell what makes a great winter boot for a modern woman?
Some of the biggest outdoor brands have come up with great-looking winter boots for women that look fashionable whilst also faring well on winter walks or hikes.
For more practical winter boots, you'll want to see good waterproofing, ankle support and durability.
Chunky synthetics, almost wellington-looking boots and thigh-highs are what’s hot this year. Other than that.
For ultimate comfort, look for textile options with comfortable, warm linings and cushioned soles. Ankle support is also a key for comfortable walking.
If you know your new boots will get wet on the regs, such as on the daily countryside dog walk in the snow, make sure to look for claims of proper waterproofing, or at least water-resistance.
Lastly, the one material you want to avoid is all-over suede. If you’re only going to be city walking, or only bits of the uppers are suede, maybe.