Find the best winter boots with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
When the cold and snow hit, you’ll want the best winter boots to keep your feet dry and warm. There are plenty of sizes, fits and styles to choose from – and you might not know where to start. Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to find the perfect winter boots.
Types of Winter Boots
Pac Boot – Pac boots have a soft inner liner or shoe that’s insulated to keep your feet nice and warm. The liner is typically removable so you can easily dry it if the inner parts of your boot get wet. They’re great for snowshoeing, ice fishing, shoveling or playing in the snow.
Hunting Boot – If you live in the Midwest, you know that snow can fall pretty easily during hunting season. Hunting boots are more lightweight than pac boots, but are a bit more rugged and made for walking through tough terrain. Look for waterproof protection, or a boot with Thinsulate insulation to keep your feet warm.
Work Boot – Winter work boots have to be tough enough to take on the elements, but comfortable enough to wear all day on the job. You’ll want a stable, thicker boot that’s meant for the task at hand.
Important Winter Boot Features
Waterproof and Water-Resistant – Depending on your needs, waterproof or water-resistant winter boots can come in handy. If you’re wearing boots for a shorter time, such as running errands, water-resistant boots will do the trick. If you’re going to be out and about in the snow, ice or rain, you might want to purchase waterproof boots to ensure your feet stay dry.
Insulation – Insulation is a key feature of quality winter boots. It’s what sets winter boots apart from regular boots. Insulating material traps heat, keeping your feet warm and protected from the elements. When combined with waterproofing, your feet will stay both warm and dry.
Slip Resistance and Traction – Look for winter boots that have slip-resistant elements like treaded rubber to help grip ice and snow, and lugs that prevent snow buildup on the bottom of your boots.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find winter boots for the whole family from top brands like Ranger, Sorel and Kamik. For more tips on choosing footwear and clothing for work, play and everything in between,visit our Clothing blog.