Best winter boots for men and women to keep your toes warm on your next walk

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·5-min read
Winter boots are an essential for men and women to make braving the elements that little better.  (Getty Images)
Winter boots are an essential for men and women to make braving the elements that little better. (Getty Images)

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Whether you have been hit with snow, or constant wet and windy weather, a pair of winter boots is a failsafe wardrobe essential all year round.

As we spend an increased amount of time indoors, some people have been enjoying going for walks more and more.

Whether you are braving the elements to run important errands, for a Sunday stroll or dog walks, making sure your feet are kept warm and dry, as well as supported and stable - especially when it’s slippery out - is a must.

There’s a vast array of winter boots to suit your every need. From trusted Timberland to Moon Boots, low rise designs to high top numbers, we have found a variety of designs ideal for the winter.

Shop our top 10 winter boots for men and women

Our top picks for women

Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots | ÂŁ41.30 (Was ÂŁ59) from Marks and Spencer

Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots
Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots

M&S’ Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots are a classic, sturdy and trendy pair, which are ideal for winter, and can take you from your strolls to brunches, (when those are back on the menu).

These leather boots boast a chunky sole, side zip, lace up front and are fitted with Insolia Flex to ensure you are comfortable when on your feet for hours on end.

The shoes have garnered almost 300 reviews, one of which reads: “I first bought pairs of these boots last winter, and have bought them again”.

MOON BOOT Shell and faux leather snow boots | ÂŁ130 from Net-A-Porter

MOON BOOT Shell and faux leather snow boots
MOON BOOT Shell and faux leather snow boots

The Moon Boot is a classic winter shoe perfect for chilly walks, as well as snowy settings.

This design has proved to stand the test of time, and it is no surprise as they tick all the boxes. This creation is made from a water repellent padded outer shell and faux leather, as well as rubber soles with grip, so you will be warm, dry and stay on your feet.

Premium 6 Inch Boot For Women | ÂŁ180 from Timberland

Premium 6 Inch Boot For Women
Premium 6 Inch Boot For Women

Timberlands are a timeless classic and a popular go-to when in need of winter boots. They are not only sturdy, but are waterproof, warming and durable.

The 6 Inch Boots in sand are among the most popular designs. They are made from premium and sustainably sourced Better Leather, while the laces are made from recycled plastic bottle. They have PrimaLoft insulation, as well as water-resistant seam seals.

Timberlands do not forsake comfort either, as they have an anti-fatigue footbed, as well as a padded leather collar around the ankle to prevent rubbing.

Ohio Womens Snow Boots | ÂŁ69.99 from Mountain Warehouse

Ohio Womens Snow Boots
Ohio Womens Snow Boots

Ohio Womens Snow Boots are the ideal winter boots for when the weather really does take a turn for the worse.

This creation is not only thermal, but is also snow proof and durable. They have been tested in conditions reaching -20C and proved to still be insulating.

Women's Original Tall Gloss Wellington Boots | ÂŁ100 from Hunter

Women's Original Tall Gloss Wellington Boots
Women's Original Tall Gloss Wellington Boots

Hunter is another classic winter boot, even if it is in the form of a wellington, which have racked up over 2,000 glowing reviews.

Made from natural rubber, the pieces have been hand cut and assembled to create the design, while the inside is lined with polyester, which combine to make a waterproof, insulating and trendy boot.

Our top picks for men

Waterproof Leather Walking Shoes | ÂŁ69 from Marks and Spencer

Waterproof Leather Walking Shoes
Waterproof Leather Walking Shoes

M&S’ Waterproof Leather Walking Shoes are made from durable leather, boast a supportive sole and collar, and also feature Freshfeet technology, which works to combat any odour, especially important when walking for hours on end.

Euro Sprint Mid Hiker for Men | ÂŁ130 from Timberland

Euro Sprint Mid Hiker for Men
Euro Sprint Mid Hiker for Men

Timberland’s Sprint Mid Hiker are a reliable winter boot for all weather and terrain.

This design is made from a combination of eco-conscious and waterproof TimberDry membrane, which has been made from recycled plastic, as well as a textured upper mesh fabric. The sole is created from EVA foam, which combined with the rubber outsole, not only provides cushioning but also extra grip.

Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots | ÂŁ59.99 from Mountain Warehouse

Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots
Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots

With over 500 reviews, the Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots are high on our radar.

They are made from durable synthertic material, which is not only strong and waterproof, but also breathable. It features a moulded foam footbed to provide comfort and support to the arch and toes.

The boots also have rubber reinforcements at the heel and toe to prevent wear and tear, as well as deep traction on the sole to keep you stable on unsteady surfaces.

Trek 100 Men’s Mountain Trekking Boots | £59.99 from Decathlon

Trek 100 Men’s Mountain Trekking Boots
Trek 100 Men’s Mountain Trekking Boots

Decathlon has left no stone unturned when creating this model.

These boots boast three types of waterproof protection, have a PU cushioned midsole, made from flexible fabric to support movement, as well as thick grips on the sole of the shoe.

“By far the best boot for walking I have owned,” gushed one happy shopper.

Batcombe Alp GORE-TEX Black Nubuck | ÂŁ125 from Clarks

Batcombe Alp GORE-TEX Black Nubuck
Batcombe Alp GORE-TEX Black Nubuck

Clarks’ Gore-Tex boots have received glowing five star reviews from shoppers.

This design, which looks very similar to Timberland’s 6 inch boot, are waterproof - thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane - and boast a durable rubber sole with thick cleats to ensure you do not slip.

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