10 Best Winter Hiking Boots (Buyer's Guide)
No one wants cold feet while winter hiking. So, if you want to keep your tootsies warm and cozy on your next chilly hiking escapade, check out our list of best winter hiking boots. On top of that, we also included need-to-know facts and tips to help you choose the right one.
How we test and review winter hiking boots
As a pop-up-free and ad-free site, RunRepeat is here to give you the best of the best winter hikers based on reviews from over 60 experts and over 6000 users.
As a bonus, we also took our time to calculate and rate each shoe in terms of their likeability. When we say likeability, we’re actually referring to the summarized opinions of both users and experts rather than what the brands dictate.
Ranking of the 10 best winter hiking boots
Based on 63,151 user ratings 141 expert reviews
- #1Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized3 colors93Superb!307 reviews
- #2Oboz Bridger 8" Insulated BDry91Superb!178 reviews
- #3Oboz Bridger 9" Insulated BDry91Superb!226 reviews
- #4Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 290Superb!834 reviews
- #5Columbia Fairbanks Rover2 colors90Superb!1000+ reviews
- #6Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip2 colors89Great!109 reviews
- #7Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry2 colors89Great!347 reviews
- #8Columbia Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat3 colors89Great!1000+ reviews
- #9Lowa Tibet Superwarm GTX89Great!20 reviews
Here is a list of all 67 winter hiking boots, where you can sort by “best rated” and apply filters.
Top 5 most popular hiking boots
- #30Asolo Fugitive GTX4 colors85Great!1000+ reviews
- #27The North Face Back-To-Berkeley Redux Leather3 colors86Great!1000+ reviews
- #31Columbia Sh/Ft OutDry Boot2 colors85Great!355 reviews
- #11Columbia Fairbanks Omni-Heat Boot4 colors88Great!1000+ reviews
- #68Merrell Coldpack ICE+ Mid Polar Waterproof2 colors77Good!319 reviews
Popular hiking boots aren't the better rated ones
The best winter hiking boots in every category
- Best Merrell winter hiking boot: Merrell Moab FST Ice+ Thermo (#114 overall)
- Best waterproof winter hiking boot: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized (#4 overall)
- Best Salomon winter hiking boot: Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 (#43 overall)
- Best Keen winter hiking boot: KEEN Revel IV Mid Polar (#100 overall)
- Best Oboz winter hiking boot: Oboz Bridger 8" Insulated BDry (#18 overall)
- Best Columbia winter hiking boot: Columbia Fairbanks Rover (#44 overall)
- Best lightweight winter hiking boot: Columbia Fairbanks Rover (#44 overall)
- Best insulated winter hiking boot: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized (#4 overall)
Now, are you ready to buy winter hiking boots?