When it comes to cold-weather apparel, hats and jackets get a lot of attention, but footwear is an equally important part of your cold-weather wardrobe. After all, it's hard to enjoy the chilliest days of the year if your feet are freezing. Typically, the warmest boots for women have two key features in common:
- Insulation: If your boots aren't insulated, they can't trap heat and keep you warm. That's why it's important to make sure they have high-quality insulation, along with some type of fleece or faux fur liner where possible.
- Weatherproof material: Your boots need to be able to block rain, wind, and snow from penetrating the exterior. For this reason, your best bet is a durable material like leather or suede treated with a waterproof coating, although high-quality synthetic fabrics can work well, too.
Another thing to keep in mind when looking for boots is traction. This doesn't impact their warmth, but given that cold temperatures often involve rain, sleet, and ice, it's a good idea to have anti-slip protection to prevent you from falling.
Below, I've made a list of the warmest boots for women — all based on the criteria above. Scroll through to find the pair (or two) that fits your style the best.