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There’s no denying it - winter has officially arrived across the country, albeit a little bit early. With the season comes the snow, slush and rain that Canadian winters are famous for, making the right pair of snow boots a definite must-have this season.
There’s nothing worse than soggy feet after stepping outside, which is why it’s so important to find a pair that holds up to the wet weather that we regularly deal with.
It can be a challenge to strike the right balance between warmth, waterproof details and bulk while you’re shopping, which is why we’ve rounded the top-rated styles for both men and women to help protect your feet from the elements this winter.
Rating: 4.8 stars, 2,300+ reviews
Promising review: “My father purchased a pair of wheat 6' Timbs for me for Christmas 4 years ago and I can honestly say these are by far the most durable pair of boots I've ever had, they hold up like soldiers.”
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $198
Rating: 4.5 stars, 1,410 reviews
Promising review: “I love these boots and have been using them extensively for the last few weeks. I live on the west coast and we get some snow and a lot of sloppy rain. The temperatures can get down to about -10 for a short while each winter so these boots are the perfect do it all’ boots for me.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $153
Rating: 4.8 stars, 696 reviews
Promising review: “My husband wanted these for himself right after I received my pair and told him how awesome they are. I bought it for him as a gift. He is in love. Best purchase ever!”
SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $295
Rating: 4.7 stars, 508 reviews
Promising review: “I've had these boots for nearly a year and have been using them as hiking and work boots. They have served me well in all weather conditions, including snow. They show almost no wear for the abuse and they are as comfortable on day 1 as day 365.”
SHOP IT: Columbia, $140
Rating: 4.2 stars, 383 ratings
Promising review: “Lightweight warm and comfortable in snow, slush. I wear a men’s size 11 shoe and ordered a 10.5 in these boots as others have suggested, and they are perfect. Happy to recommend these boots!”
SHOP IT: Sorel, $200
Rating: 4.9 stars, 3,048 reviews
Promising review: “These boots are very comfortable and stylish, it's best worn with leggings or skinny jeans. They're waterproof, keep your feet warm in cold weather.”
SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $195
Rating: 4.5 stars, 1,791 reviews
Promising review: “Not only do I receive lots of compliments but even at -20 F my feet are warm and comfortable. Great stability in snowy and icy conditions. Makes winter dressing fun.”
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $190
Rating: 4.6 stars, 1,487 reviews
Promising review: “Very comfortable boot! So far I have worn it in both rain and snow, and it has held up well, keeping my feet warm and dry. I have received compliments every time I've worn these boots so far, which I was not expecting! ”
SHOP IT: Everlane, $99
Rating: 4.6 stars, 590 reviews
Promising review: “These boots are terrific. I live on a small horse farm and wear these boots for barn and farm chores almost every day. They're comfortable enough for all-day use and are warm and waterproof; I haven't had any problems wading through mud or water.”
SHOP IT: L.L. Bean, $229
Rating: 4 stars, 336 reviews
Promising review: “I love these! Absolutely comfy and very lightweight and non slip support. I bought these originally for my husband and because he liked them so much, I decided to buy them for myself as well.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $20
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.