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What are your warmest Winter boots?

Other / Canada

Winter tires changed? Check. Windshield wiper fluid – the colder temperature one – topped up? Check. Winter coats/accessories taken out of storage? Well, not quite, but I know where everything is and can get them out ASAP if I need to. ;) Winter boots? Check.

A couple of years ago, I finally discovered the tried, tested, and true boots that keep my feet both warm AND more importantly, dry. And no, I am happy to report that they are not UGGs.

I did purchase UGGs a couple of years prior to them becoming uber-popular here and they did not pass any of my qualifications for Winter boots – especially with the wet/cold weather that we experience here in Southern-Ontario. UGGs are supposed to be worn barefoot and even with thick wool socks, I did not find them warm at all as temperatures dipped below zero. They’re more suitable for cold nights…on the beach…of Southern Cali, as opposed to Canadian Winters.

The warmest boots that I’ve found are Sorels. (Not the particular model pictured above as my legs aren’t that long!) Unfortunately ladies, you can’t really pair these with your holiday LBD! However, they will keep your toes toasty and feet dry which makes Winter a little easier to deal with.

What are your warmest Winter boots?

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  1. Elizabeth Blaze

    I bought a pair of Sorel’s at National Sports for 50% this week. ($49.99 down from $99.99.) I hope they live up to their reputation!

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  2. freebiescout

    I found a nice pair of pleather boots with a slight and solid-wedge-like heel) Tey are fall boots since they have no lining but hey it seems like the boots that will keep your feet warm will make them wet. (suede/uggs)I find them okay on the days that there is no slush. Pleather has always kept my feet dry, which I place importance over warmth, as wet feet don’t stay warm. Worse comes to worse there is always wool socks and rubber boots-handy when you are knee deep in slush. Winter here in Montreal is pretty bad.

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  3. freebiescout

    I got it for 24.99 at payless-they are having their bogo sale. I found better luck in the kids department (they are size 6) yet I wear an 8 in ladies! I also have wide feet so the pointed and round toe is not very friendly as I originally bought lined american eagle boots and they did not stand the test of pain. Gladly they have a generous return policy so they exchanged them after me wearing them once.

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  4. Sally

    I have a really nice and warm suede pair from Aldo. I also have Uggs, yes completely warm if you don’t mind slipping constanly. They don’t have good tread.

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  5. fallenframes

    I have a pair of sorel boots. Bought them last winter. I found they didn’t keep me that warm. Maybe it’s the style I have, which is the Torino.

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  6. oceanblue

    For me.. Sorel’s hand down. I’ve had mine for atleast 10 yrs (and have only had to replace the shoe laces).I’ve worn them in Newfoundland winter’s (which can be real nasty) as well has in Ontario (walking alot when I didn’t have a car). My Sorels’s, you can take out the lining, esp if your feet sweat.. place by the heater, warm up and your good to go again! :) Love my Sorel’s!

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  7. adora

    UGG boots… I don’t know, man. They look very ugly to me. Australians have no business in designing winter footwear. Barefoot in wool-lined boots doesn’t seem hygienic.

    I have extremely thick calves. I could only fit in boots designed for transvestites. I usually wear military boots with thick socks in winter.

    Thanks for your suggestion, I’ll give Sorel a try! But aren’t they difficult to clean?

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  8. Dita

    For me, it’s definitely my North Face Nuptse Booties with 700 fill down insulation. I’ve had them for 4 years now. They’re so light it’s like I’m not even wearing shoes. In the last 4 years, not once did my feet feel cold in the winter. I love them!!

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  9. Deb

    Sorels are fabulous. I have been out shopping for a pair since my 8 year old Sorels are ready to be retired and they will be replaced with another pair of Sorels.

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  10. Nadine

    Orange-and-cream colored quilted Cougar brand fabric boots that go to about calf-height. They are the best ever, and the warmest. I’m looking to replace them with another identical pair, if I can find out the name of the line and more info. I don’t know it because I bought them at Winner’s, and have no box that they came in. But hey, if they sound familiar or ring a bell with anyone, please let me know the info!

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  11. mandolinatou

    I found this fabulous pair of Teva sport snow boots on sale online 8 years ago for 20 bucks when the model was discontinued. They looked new and were waterproof for 6 Quebec winters …and they had fabulous grips on them. I found last year that they weren’t completely waterproof anymore….so I bought a new pair on sale from Costco, but they are nothing like my Tevas…because while the new boots are waterproof, warm, and classy looking….they already stink something awful and they have not been through a whole winter yet. I have to find a way to treat the stink or buy a more expensive pair of boots.

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  12. marshmallow80

    Love my Sorels too! I bought them last year at the end of winter in the states, only just got to start wearing them…so toasty warm

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  13. prairie girl

    My feet are cold all winter :( I think it’s a result of the teenage years when looking cool was better than not getting frostbite. I now wear a pair of Cougar boots that serve me well for those -30 to -40 Winnipeg winter days, along with thick wool socks. I do lots of walking outside in winter.

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  14. Funkymunky

    yikes the boots from the pic should be kept for back yeard/country side, such unattractive boots :(

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  15. Wandi

    Elnatura Lista – pricey but warm and very comfortable. I was lucky to get mine 60% off last Boxing day!!!

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  16. Jen

    I bought a pair of Hot Paws from Sears a few years ago. They were the only boots that said “for up to -30 degrees.” They do keep my feet quite warm. I paid around $100, which is fine if they keep my feet warm, and last a few years. Unfortunately, the glue sucks, and the sole came off one foot… Shoe glue (goo) was a life saver!! I spent about $6 on glue from Canadian Tire, and will hopefully get a few more years out of my boots.

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  17. Monica

    The warmest winter boots I have used in northern Canada are military White Bunny Boots by Prefair and Arctic Boots by Northern Outfitters.

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