Choosing the best winter boots for men

by El-Style
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A complete collection of warm winter shoes for men

We continue our series of articles on the best winter gifts for men this season. If you missed the previous article on the warmest comfy coats, then I strongly advise you to read it.

In the cold season, you cannot do without warm winter shoes. Them should be not only comfortable but also reliable and water-repellent at least. Considering everything, sometimes, it is very difficult to make a choice in favor of any particular boots. Especially for such case I have prepared this article with an overview of the most popular brands of men's shoes. Also, for each brand, I will present several options so that you can choose the most suitable one for your man.

But first, a couple of tips on how to choose men's shoes. First, of course, you most likely look at the appearance first. And it is right! You should like shoes, and, you have chosen the most attractive ones, but when it's time to try on, many nuances appear:

To answer each of these questions, you first need to find out for what purpose the shoes are purchased? Will you need just casual warm boots? Or maybe you need trekking shoes? Or special for driving? Each of these types of winter shoes is different. I will try to explain why you need each specific type and of course I will offer the best option, as well as give links where you can buy it.

Wolverine Footwear

From day to night, work to play, you need boots that have you covered at every step. Wolverine BLVD boots are the staple you’ve been searching for. Whether it’s a long day of chasing your dream or a long night of living it, when you step into a pair of Wolverine BLVD boots, you’ll Go Your Way.

The BLVD Cap Toe offers a versatile look that is as at home in a boardroom or at a concert as it is in a workshop or on a motorcycle.

While Wolverine 1000 Mile has been handcrafting quality leather boots for 135+ years with time-tested techniques and archival patterns, Faribault Woolen Mill has been weaving their own great American legacy. Their story began in 1865 on the Cannon River in Faribault, Minnesota. In the 1890s, they began making blankets for the US military, providing comfort and warmth to American troops. Today, Faribault Woolen Mill continues the tradition of crafting sturdy, pure woolen blankets and goods that last for generations.

The Faribault Woolen Mill x 1000 Mile Axel Boot brings together the heritage and quality of both iconic American brands.

The Wolverine 1000 Mile 1940 Boot is meticulously recreated from an archival pattern. Each pair is handcrafted in the U.S.A. with a triple-needle stitched contour back for a look that is distinctly Wolverine.

Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Riding Boots

Adventure starts with a single step. Walk away from the ordinary with motorcycle footwear crafted for true originals. Find style in every stitch and adventure in every detail in a collection of riding boots built for the long road. Full grain leathers protect against heat, weather, and road debris. Rubber outsoles give you the added slip and oil resistance you need. Style your inner rebel with iconic designs from Harley-Davidson®. A series of boots born with attitude and built for adventure, it's time to Step Into A Legend.

Freedom of a sneaker, function of a boot. Welcome to the next generation of motorcycle boots, the riding sneaker. The Steinman Hi men's riding sneaker is street-right and road-ready, these moto sneakers are designed to shift with riders from their motorcycle to urban life, and back. Made with waterproof full grain leather and a waterproof membrane these sneakers are the answer to all weather riding. Enhanced with ankle protection to shield from debris and reflective laces to help riders be seen in low visibility conditions, these sneakers are built for the road and designed for the destination.

A classic high-top men's sneaker made with leather featuring the iconic bar and shield graphic on the side for H-D® edge every day. Check out the men's Roarke for a low-top option.

This classic lace up men's leather riding boot includes oil-resistant rubber outsole and Goodyear® welt construction for durability. The Diversion features a bad ass skull coin with leather embossingmaking this motorcycle boot as tough and unique as you.

Modern style, classic comfort. The Palmerton is a men's leather riding boot featuring full grain leather for protection, mesh lining for breathability and a Goodyear® welt construction for trusted durability. The Palmerton wedge boot ready to move you between places and spaces.

The Bateman men's riding sneaker is made with waterproof full grain leather, a breathable Hydro-Guard waterproof lining, and a lightweight rubber outsole, and 3M™ reflective material.

Merrell Footwear

Comfort is personal. It’s situational. Often inexplicable. But when you find it, it’s magical. We call this comfort Merrell Magic.

This winter over-achiever traps in body heat and protects from wet conditions for warmth on winter hikes.

Adventure even in cold weather with a midcut but versatile winter hybrid that strikes the perfect balance between winter protection and agile performance.

Be prepared for winter's worst. The Coldpack Ice+ 6" Polar Waterproof offers a grippy outsole and fully sealed waterproof protection.

Get all-day comfort with the same out-of-the-box fit you expect from Moab. This Chelsea delivers a lifestyle look, waterproofing, and traction you can trust.

Even if you live for winter, you like to keep the elements at arms length, or at least at a comfortable distance from your feet. These boots and shoes feature a lighter weight construction that won’t hold you back with just the right amount of insulation and weatherproofing to keep the cold at bay.

Cat Footwear

When it comes to winter work performance, you want to move quickly to get the job done, the right way. But you often balance the need for speed, and for safety when ice is involved. For people working in dangerous icy conditions, Cat Footwear’s Kinetic Ice+ provides extreme grip for performance on wet ice. This waterproof, insulated, lightweight performance boot comes with Vibram® Arctic Grip Pro outsole for superior traction on wet ice.

The Excavator Superlite is lightweight, while also offering the 360-degree protection you expect from the Excavator Collection. This super light, super tough boot is the perfect combination of lightweight protection, instant comfort and progressive styling, setting a new standard for what you should expect in a work boot.

All in a day’s work, and all in the Cat Footwear tradition. A boot built for hard work and extreme environments, this classic, 8” work boot has you covered. With an industry rating for steel toe and electrical hazard, this tough style meets the work head-on. The strength of the Goodyear Welt Construction provides flexibility in the forefoot while keeping the feet and legs comfortable for all-day wear. Stay warm, dry and comfortable with the waterproof protection and heavy insulation offered in the Salvo. And, always know that you will be stable on your feet with the slip-resistant, rubber outsole, a Cat standard.

Bold, nostalgic and authentic. The current trend for chunky, overbuilt footwear can be linked back to what Cat Footwear was already known for back in the ‘90s. We've taken the best of the iconic Intruder style and created the Trespass boot. The perfect street/performance hybrid chunky trainer outsole updated with a distinctive nubuck boot upper.

The Threshold Waterproof Work Boot is a good all-around boot for tough projects and tough job sites. Available in steel and soft toe, offers slip resistance, EH protection and comfort features.

Your day throws a lot at you, so you need a boot that can protect you from the elements and keep you comfortable from sun up to sundown. That’s where the Stillwell Pull On Waterproof Boot comes in. Built with a Goodyear Welted construction, the Stillwell provides the rugged durability you expect from Cat, with a mesh footbed lining and dual density Ease footbed for all-day comfort. The Stillwell is a combination of mesh and full grain leather, providing a modern twist on a classic pull on style. Slip on and stay safe with the Stillwell waterproof steel toe work boot.

Correctly selected winter shoes will bring comfort and warmth even in the most severe cold. Every man will appreciate the opportunity to feel perfectly during the entire cold season. I have tried to provide the most complete selection of winter men's shoes to satisfy even the most sophisticated requirements.

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