The Best Women's Winter Hiking Boots

Unlike the snow boots you wear around town, winter hiking boots have support and attempt to strike a balance between keeping your feet comfortably warm and preventing you from sweating.

When you’re shopping for boots, consider how insulated they are and how your feet will feel while hiking for miles on end and working much harder than just walking around town on snowy sidewalks. Like snow boots, it’s nice when winter hiking boots come up a little higher to help prevent snow from getting in the boot and users are often using snowshoes with these boots and look for features to accommodate that use.

Dive into our reviews below comparing individual products. This way, you’ll be able to confidently choose the perfect footgear to match your specific needs.

Review Year
Best in Class
Overall Rating
Price
Name Overall Rating Ratings The Good The Bad Price
The North Face Ultra Extreme II Gore-Tex
85
Best in Class
2016
Support & Stability 8
Quality & Construction 5
Comfort 8
Weight 7
Protection 7

Good traction on snow and ice

Totally waterproof

Extremely lightweight

Little-to-no arch support

Tongue bunches at top of lacing

Very narrow

MSRP
$150.00
BEST DEAL
N/A
Vasque Snowblime UltraDry
84
Support & Stability 8
Quality & Construction 5
Comfort 7
Weight 8
Protection 6

Roomy toe box

Good traction on snow and ice

Totally waterproof

Heavy; slightly clunky

Narrow around mid-foot

Stiff

MSRP
$150.00
BEST DEAL
Keen Revel III
82
Support & Stability 7
Quality & Construction 6
Comfort 6
Weight 7
Protection 6

Comfortable with a wide, roomy toe box

Lightweight

Totally waterproof

Slightly clunky

Difficult to lace tight

Little ankle support

MSRP
$160.00
BEST DEAL
Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Omni-Heat
82
Support & Stability 5
Quality & Construction 7
Comfort 6
Weight 6
Protection 8

Comfortable with a wide, roomy toe box

High shaft for deep snow, as well as stability

Good traction on snow and ice

Totally waterproof

Heavy; slightly clunky

Little-to-no arch support

Comes in only neutral colors

MSRP
$130.00
BEST DEAL
Ahnu Northridge
77
Support & Stability 5
Quality & Construction 5
Comfort 6
Weight 6
Protection 5

High shaft for deep snow

Lightweight

Totally waterproof

Good arch support

Break-in period

Unstable

Gusset only comes up to ankle

Narrow toe box

MSRP
$185.00
BEST DEAL
The North Face Ultra Extreme II Gore-Tex

The North Face Ultra Extreme II boots with a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex membrane kept feet warm, stable, and secure on all varieties of hikes—long, short, rocky, and flat. Compared to other boots, the Ultra Extremes came out on top when it came to traction on icy surfaces, and stayed warm and dry in wet conditions. This boot is narrow and is not recommended for hikers with wide feet. 

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