With several top quality boot manufacturers, it is not difficult to find snow boots for men but finding the perfect pair of boots can take a little time.
There are several factors you should consider before selecting a pair of snow boots, the main one being what exactly are you planning on doing with them? Sounds like a silly question but think about it for a minute…
You can save yourself a lot of time surfing online if you know from the start what purpose you want your boots to serve. The clue might be in the title you say – I want to wear them in the snow! OK, but do you need them for going about your everyday life? How long does the snow last where you live? Or are you simply looking for a pair of boots for a two-week sk-ing holiday? The perfect boots must be fit for purpose!
Snow boots should be comfortable but for boots that will be worn often, comfort is really important. Having your feet warm and snug will help your whole body to feel warm – vital if you will be dealing with tough weather conditions.
It is a good idea to check the interior linings to see what materials are used and what might suit your needs best. Good insulation is essential in the perfect snow boots and linings made of sheepskin or fleece material will keep the heat in best. Some of the better known brands such as Columbia, incorporate the latest thermal technology, making for top class insulation and a less bulky boot. Some styles of boot are up to -40 degree rated.
Waterproof boots will offer the best protection against the elements. The leather uppers should be waterproof and of course rubber soles will seal against ice and wet snow. Some of the Sorel snow boots are made with a vulcanized rubber sole meaning the rubber used is highly durable, more elastic and more resistant to extremes in temperature. In addition, some of their boots have multi-directional soles, ensuring the best possible grip on slippery surfaces.
Style may be important for some and there are tonnes of fashionable boots available to buy in various colours and styles. The most important thing to remember though is a nice-looking boot won’t protect against frostbite or hypothermia so make sure that the snow boots you choose will stand up to the activities you intend using them for.