People who love being outside aren’t going to let a little cold weather get in their way. Anything is possible with the right gear. Luckily, there are quite a few boot options to suit any style or hobby.
For people with classic sensibilities, here are a few choices:
The LL Bean 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate Boots are available for men and women in various widths and colors. With its combination of insulation and water-proof exterior, wearers will be both warm and dry.
If the price tag on the LL Bean boots is out of reach, Sperry makes a more affordable version with nearly as many options for fit and color, although without the benefit of insulation.
Huckberry’s Duckboot is a modern take on the LL Bean/Sperry style. Its inventive construction provides several barriers to keep water out, in addition to premium materials inside out for comfort and stability.For hiking, it’s difficult to beat the time-tested support and stability of Merrell’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof boot. Merrell’s construction supports feet with arch shanks, heel cushions, shock absorption, and EVA cushioning. It also protects by sealing out water, preventing debris from entering, and a rubber toe cap. A Vibram sole to prevent slippage and promote stability makes this the perfect boot for any winter activity.Fashion-conscious outdoor enthusiasts will love Nike’s Air Force 1 GTX Boot. This version provides the support of a basketball shoe with Gore-Tex water-repellent lining. A stylish, removable silicone ankle strap can also help keep moisture out.

If someone is outside in the cold as a matter of necessity rather than enthusiasm, the Timberland Pro is a smart option for those who do hard work. These boots have it all: waterproof seams, waterproof leather, insulation, not to mention anti-fatigue technology.

Finally, the warmest boot for simply rollicking in the snow and going from place to place is made by Bogs. The Bogs Classic Ultra High Insulated Waterproof Boot has handles, so it’s easy to tug on. According to the company, this style is 100 percent waterproof and is comfortable, rated to 40 degrees below zero! Bogs also have many styles for women, children, and even babies.

With so many great styles, it isn’t difficult to be comfortable regardless of preferred activity.