The Best Men’s Winter Boots For Hunting, Hiking, And Everyday Wear

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Once that cold weather hits, our favorite winter boots instantly become our best friend for the next several months.

We find our winter boots are there for us time and time again in situations where we need them most—out in the garage ready for snow shoveling duties, in trunk of our car ready for that weekend hike, at our front door ready for an honest day’s work, the list goes on.

The Best Men’s Winter Boots

A trusted weather boot ensures top functionality. They must be made with quality materials like leather, Gore-Tex, wool, and more. A winter boot must be waterproof, as well as responsive to changing terrain. Most importantly, a winter boot needs to be comfortable.

Below you’ll find our favorite winter boots from brands like Naglev, Thursday Boots, Hoka, Red Wings, L.L. Bean, Doc Martens, and more.

While the styles of these picks vary, the one thing they all have in common is they’ll have your back in the toughest weather conditions. It’s time to check them out!

Thursday Boot Company Captain Lace-up Boot

Made with 100% leather, hand-stitched, and designed with a minimalist look in mind, The Captain is Thursday’s best-selling silhouette. You can match these bad boys with everything from dress trousers and khakis to jeans and rugged pants.

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Naglev Combat WP

Northern-Italy boot maker Naglev crafted the Combat WP with a powerful kevlar upper. This is a high-performance boot that does exceptionally well at batting down moisture while also keeping your feet comfortable and warm—the inner liner is made with cozy wool.

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Hoka One One Tennine Hike GORE-TEX®

The Tennine is Hoka’s best hiking shoe for a number of reasons. The first is it’s supreme cushioning thanks to the unique HUBBLE heel geometry the boot is equipped with. The extension of the HUBBLE heel also adds unmatched durability and traction. These are the perfect winter boots for taking on long distances, no matter it is trekking up a 5,000 ft tall mountain or 20 blocks across town in a slushy mess.

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Timberland White Ledge Boots

Best Mens Winter Boots

These are good mid-ankle everyday boots with waterproof features. The White Ledge can be worn in multiple environments, and they’re incredibly affordable considering the quality you get. It makes sense why these are an Amazon best-seller.

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Vans Ultrarange EXO HI Gore-Tex MTE 3

Van’s latest EXO MTE 3 is a testament to their commitment to making shoes that can handle all conditions. They crafted this boot with strong Gore-Tex to boost durability and ensure it’s completely waterproof. The MTE 3 has an all-weather traction outsole as well as molded heel and toe protection.

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L.L.Bean 8″ Bean Boots

An all-time legacy boot. Every man needs a pair of Bean Boots in their wardrobe. Triple-stitched to add extra strength and outfitted with a rubber chain sole for traction, your feet will stay dry even in the snowiest of conditions. Bean Boots are like a 4-wheel drive vehicle for your feet.

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Red Wing Heritage 6-inch Classic Moc

To say Red Wings exude timeless style might be an understatement. They’ve been around for well over 100 years making the best of the best when it comes to powerful—yet stylish—leather boots. Once you break in a pair of Classic Mocs, it’ll be impossible to ever want to take them off in the winter months.

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Merrell Thermal Chill Boots

Best Mens Winter Boots

Heavily insulated with an impermeable shell, the Thermal Chill’s are a great mid-ankle option. While they’re hardier than other mid-ankle boots options, they still keep a sleek look and feel. This is a great pick for those who don’t like their feet to even get the least bit cold.

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Dr. Martens Combs Crazy Horse Leather Boots

Dr. Martens makes a great casual boot for the winter months. Crazy Horse is a heavyweight leather boot with a tough, textured appearance—designed to look worn in from the first step. You can invoke some classic military styling with these stompers.

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Columbia Bugaboot IV Omni-Heat Snow Boots

Best Mens Winter Boots

The Bugaboot’s injection-molded shell for this 7” boot is heavily insulated to ensure that your feet stay warm and dry trudging through inches of snow. You can throw these puppies on when you’re expecting a doozy outside.

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