Thinking about visiting Boston this winter but worried about the best shoes for the trip? Without a doubt, great shoes can take the hassle (and pain) out of visiting a new city – I speak from experience having walked around New York in Converse for three days, one January.
In this list, you’ll find a handful of different winter boots designed for both men and women. There’s something here for every style and every preference and all of these options are specifically designed to suit heavy winters that you’ll face when visiting Boston.
I’ve also included some notes on the weather in Boston (and, therefore, when you might want to opt to bring a pair of these winter boots with you) and the additional benefits that winter boots bring visiting any location during the winter months.
Weather In Boston
Winters in Boston are brutally cold, with November through to March often seeing average daytime temperatures of 30F and the evening temperatures of 22F along with a significant amount of snow.
Due to the cold temperatures in Boston, we recommend taking some winter boots if you’re planning on visiting or staying in Boston during these months. In this post, we’ll be looking at the best winter boots for Boston to ensure you stay as warm and dry as possible while visiting this incredible city.
Benefits Of Winter Boots
Winter boots provide excellent protection for your feet against cold and wet conditions. In addition, these boots are typically very durable and set to last a long time, even in extreme conditions.
Better yet, winter boots are much more stylish than they were a decade ago, ensuring you can look great and feel great while exploring Boston in winter.
The key element to look for is a thick rubber sole giving you the best possible grip in snow and ice, along with a thick leather or rubber toe to help keep the main part of your foot dry. Luckily, several brands are working on a different style of technology to improve the waterproofing of shoes.
You can opt for a boot with a fur style lining for added warmth, or buy a more straightforward pair and wear thick socks to create the added heat.
Women’s Winter Boots For Boston
Below are my favourite women’s winter boots. All of these are available in most countries worldwide from Amazon or other major footwear suppliers.
The Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Insulated Snow Boot
This winter boot is made of waterproof leather and comes with at least 200g insulation to keep the feet dry and warm during intense/harsh cold temperatures. The boot was imported with heels which have an approximate height of 9 inches when measured from the arch.
The Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II boot comes with a Techlite lightweight midsole which helps to give long-lasting superior cushioning, high energy returns and support, and Omni-grip traction advanced rubber sole, which aids in a slip-free movement.
Dream Pairs Women’s Mid-Calf Winter Snow Boots
Dream Pairs Women’s Mid-Calf Winter Snow Boots are highly durable and water-resistant.
They come with a cushioned footbed that provides all-day comfort and a synthetic sole.
These boots certainly meet cold-weather condition standards with a 200g thermolite insulation.
The Sorel Women’s Out N’ About Plus Boots
The Sorel Women’s Out N’ About Plus Boots have a highly durable rubber sole and are entirely waterproof, finished with a faux fur lining.
These are at least, in my opinion, some of the most stylish winter boots on the market right now.
Dr Martens Women’s Aimilita Black Aunt Sally Leather Fashion Boot
Dr Martens are without a doubt iconic, and these particular Dr Martens with a heat-sealed, hand-stitched air-cushioned sole will ensure your feet stay warm during the cold winters in Boston.
The sole of these Doc Martens is made from synthetic materials with a soft lining and leather outer shell, which helps keep the feet warm and dry.
They are also hard wearing and last a long time so perfect for winter after winter.
Sorel Women’s Glacy Explorer Shortie Snow Boot
The Sorel Women’s Glacy Explorer Shortie Snow Boots are a great choice for cold weather in Boston.
They are made from 100% synthetic materials and a rubber sole for incredible grip to any surface.
These boots have a moulded rubber outsole and a removable moulded Eva footbed alongside a fleece lining and a fleece top cover to keep your entire foot and lower leg warm and protected from the cold weather.
Men’s Winter Boots For Boston
Below is a selection of men’s boots that we have found perfect for the winter months in Boston (or any other cold location for that matter).
Kamik Men’s Nationplus Boot
They are rated as one of the best cold weather boots are the Kamik Men’s Nationplus Boots which come with a highly durable rubber sole.
These boots have a calculated -40F temperature, are made from 100% pure leather and have a rubber-and-leather upper, which have 200B Thinsulate moisture-wicking lining and insulation.
Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus III Omni Cold-Weather Boot
The Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus III Omni Cold-Weather Boots are 100% waterproof and are specifically designed for cold weather. In addition, these boots come with an incredible seam-sealed construction that features an Omni-heat reflective lining with a total of 200g insulation.
These Bugaboots are of Techlite lightweight midsole, which aids in superior cushioning, long-lasting comfort and a high energy return.
It also comes with an Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole. The upper material of the boot is composed of a combination of nylon, leather, webbing, and metal hardware.
Timberland Premium Classic 6 Inch Waterproof Boots
Timberland is well known worldwide and is often thought of when need touch hardwearing boots but not often thought of as a winter boot. Timberland boots are waterproof with a rubber sole for the best grip and long-lasting quality.
The boots are made from leather, making them a great contender for the best winter boots for Boston.
Leather is a great material as it has a natural showerproof layer to it, though not completely waterproof. However, many brands have made great leaps in creating seals and treatments to waterproof shoes.
Timberland is a great boot as they are easy to wear, good quality and long-lasting. These make for great shoes if you want to be a little more stylish and smarter for an evening out.
Merrell Coldpack Ice+ 8″ Zip Polar Waterproof Boots
Merrell is pretty good for many different shoes, from beach to hiking and even winter boots. These Merrell Coldpack boots are perfect for cold weather and snow.
Many people buy these for the Vibram Arctic Grip technology which helps improve the grip on icy floors. Though these have a zipper side they work really well on keeping out the snow and water.
These are great for walking around in the cold weather and snow as they are lightweight and easy to wear. The rubber soles provide great grips for ice and snow.
SOREL Men’s Snow Winter Boots
The Sorel Men’s Snow Boots are an excellent choice for cold weather in Boston. They are made from 100% leather and synthetic materials and a rubber sole for incredible grip to any surface.
These boots have an added feature of a soft synthetic fur lining to help keep feet extra warm in the winter.
The boots have a rubber tip to keep the toes dry in the snow. The Sorel boots are easy to wear and come in several colours to suit any style.