If you want to keep your feet warm and in style this winter, then you’ve come to the right place with our buying guide – 10 of the Best Winter Shoes for Men. We’ve brought you ten shoes priced between $31 and $190, so whatever your budget there should be a pair for you. Also, if you prefer style over function, or you’re sporty we have some shoes for you too.
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There’s nothing worse than cold feet when you’re “out and about”. So we’ve carefully picked shoes designed to be winter proof and listed aspects of why they are so good for winter, e.g. insulation, special tread, waterproofing, etc. Some are for local use only; others are for winter sports and more rigorous outdoor pursuits; others are more geared towards style and fashionistas! Take your pick. Without further delay, we’ll start our guide; buy one of these shoes to keep warm this winter.
Keen Brixen Low Men All-Weather Shoes
If you’re looking for top-quality waterproof shoes try the Keen Brixen Low Men All-Weather Shoes ($90). This slip on style shoe has several waterproofing features to keep you warm combined with wool felt lining internally. Sizes are a little more limited with only sizes nine to twelve available; color options are black or dark brown. With a tread on the sole that is more akin to a hiking boot, these shoes will be especially useful in slippery and adverse ground conditions. Although $90 these shoes still represent a reasonable value for the money.
Northside Men’s Dawson Winter Shoe
If budget is an issue, but you still want a great winter shoe, consider buying the Northside Men’s Dawson Winter Shoe ($31+). With suede uppers and a waterproof rubber sole, these shoes are designed with cold-weather protection in mind. Available to buy in black or camel colors and sizes eight to thirteen, these shoes are an attractive, inexpensive item and would make an ideal gift. Designed for quick outdoor use (e.g. walk to shops, snow shoveling) rather than heavy use (e.g. mountaineering, hiking, etc.) We can’t help but feel these are a great buy for the bargain shopper.
BOGS Men’s Urban Farmer Winter Slide
Last but not certainly not least in our guide is the BOGS Men’s Urban Farmer Winter Shoe ($50). This slip-on shoe is available in black or chocolate as the name suggests these shoes are specifically designed for hardcore use on farms. Available in sizes seven to fourteen, these shoes are definitely “substance above style” and their rigid design will withstand various harsh environments. Both waterproof and warm these shoes are definitely for the outdoors and are made from synthetic materials, with an enhanced steel shank. So if you want a shoe that is forgiving to adverse conditions buy this one, it’s a bargain.
Salomon Men’s Snowclog Winter Shoe
The Salomon Men’s Snowclog Snow Boot ($100) is one of my favorite snow shoes on the list. The first version of this shoe have much deeper lugs. But this version is still a great shoe. The Salomon Snowclog is 100% water resistant leather sitting a rubber sole. The sole has the brands patented Contagrip for excellent traction on ice and snow. I own these shoes and they also make a great yard shoe for dealing with wet grass on slopes and rainy days.
L.L. Bean Men’s Storm Chaser Slip-On Winter Shoes
The L.L. Bean Men’s Storm Chaser Slip-On Winter Shoes ($95) are very similar to the brand’s classic duck shoe with some added features. If you want a winter shoe you probably want something you can easily slip on for shoveling the driveway or a quick run to the store. These are the perfect men’s winter shoes to keep by the garage door for those quick trips. These shoes feature L.L. Bean’s SolarCore insulation for minimal weight and maximum insulating power. Additional features include a waterproof leather upper. A TEK2.5 waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry in any condition. A molded EVA midsole, EVA-molded footbed, and a nylon shank all combining to provide support and comfortWaterproof leather upper and exclusive TEK2.5 waterproof membrane
Merrell ColdPack Ice+ Men’s Winter Shoes
If you’re looking for a lightweight winter shoe that can handle snow and ice this is it. The Merrell Men’s ColdPack Ice+ Winter Shoes ($90) feature a Nubuck leather and mesh upper. The upper is paired with lightweight low bulk insulation to keep your feet nice and toasty. The whole kits sits on a Vibram Arctic Grip outsole that provides unparalleled traction in snow and even ice.
Oboz Big Sky Low Insulated B-Dry Shoe
The Oboz Big Sky Low Insulated B-Dry Winter Shoe ($135) have thought of every detail. The upper features 3M Thinsulate insulation. The insulation traps warm air to you nice and toasty even on the coldest days. They even pushed the thermal capabilities to the insole. The O Fit thermal insole features a Mylar base that reduces heat loss. A high-density EVA sculpted arch for superior support. An EVA deep heel cup that maximizes stability. And EVA pods provide shock absorption and rebound. The Granite Peak Midsole provides torsional stability and protection. They also have a nylon shank for added support between the heel and the forefoot. Last but not least the Granite Peak Outsole with winterized rubber features a toothy outsole to handle winter trails. Probably one of the best overall men’s winter shoes on the list.
Bogs Men’s Urban Walker Shoe
The Bogs Men’s Urban Walker Shoe ($80) is perfect for those impromptu walks when conditions get sloppy. The shoe features a completely waterproof upper. The upper has a comfort rating to -20F. Additional features include an Aegis anti-microbial insole to prevent odor and a non-slip, non-marking outsole.
Merrell Jungle Moc Leather Waterproof Ice+ Winter Shoe
This is a great looking shoe for those snowy and icy winter days. The Merrell Jungle Moc Leather Waterproof Ice+ Winter Shoe ($100) features a beautiful waterproof full-grain salt resistant 100% leather upper. The upper sits on a Vibram sole especially made for those slippery days. The outsole features an Arctic Grip that provides unparalleled traction on snow and even ice.
L.L. Bean Men’s Signature Waxed Canvas Rubber Moc
This is a great daily wear shoe that will work in rain or snow. The L.L. Bean Men’s Signature Waxed Canvas Rubber Moc ($130) is an easy to slip on, weather-resistant rubber style moc. These duck shoes are handcrafted in Maine. They have a rugged, weather-resistant waxed canvas upper that gets even better with age. Additional features include a supportive steel shank and rubber chain-tread bottom providing comfort and traction.
Timberland Maddsen Low Men’s Winter Shoe
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Sperry Top-Sider A/O Chukka Winter Mens Shoes
Specifically designed for winter use you’ll love the Sperry Top-Sider A/O Chukka Winter Men’s Shoes ($99). Hand-sewn in a moccasin style with premium leather for the upper and a rubber sole, these shoes will keep you warm. With genuine rawhide laces, rustproof eyelets and shearling lining for increased warmth, we feel there are some nice extra touches to these shoes. Sperry delivers style and substance; these shoes are on of the most expensive in our guide with a reason – the very high-quality. You won’t go wrong buying these; there is extra traction on both wet and dry surfaces as well as availability in sizes 6 through to 16.