If you live in Canada you’re well aware we still have approximately four months of winter left. Boots are very much a part of our daily winter wardrobe and finding a good pair that checks all the boxes can be tough. Here are my tips on how to shop for the perfect winter boot:
Shop for your body type
Shop Smart Tip:
If you are short…ankle boots with a heel or wedge can help elongate the leg. Also, try looking for boots with a pointy toe vs. a rounded toe.
If you are tall…a boot with a medium-sized heel or a flat boot would work great!
If you have wide or muscular calves…try pull-on boots with an elastic backing that will stretch, ankle boots with a heel, boots with adjustable buckles, or even try boots that lace up.
If you have slim calves…go for elastic pull-on boots that will hug your calf or try finding a brand that makes a slender fit for calves. Right now, if you go with the over-the-knee-thigh-high boot it will add some curves to your thighs.
If you have bunions…you will want to stay away from heels and go for a great riding boot or biker boot.
Shop for the right size and fit – Buy the right size! Don’t try and squeeze into a 7.5 if you’re really an 8, but pay attention to the size recommendations and reviews online. Shop for the right fit. If you are planning on wearing thick cozy socks with your boots all the time then you’ll want to account for that when picking your boots.
Stay neutral – Buy boots in grey, brown, black, or camel colour so that you can wear them with a variety of outfits and aren’t limited by a loud pattern. Take a look at your wardrobe first and think about what colour you normally wear.
Shop for comfort and activity – I’m a firm believer that it’s never just about style. You have to be comfortable in what you wear or you’ll never wear it. Think about what you’ll be doing when wearing your boots. Are you looking for a boot to commute to work in? Are you looking for a dressy pair? Tobogganing with the kids? Figure out your purpose and terrain and that will make the selection process easier.
- Sperry Women’s Saltwater Duck Boot
- Pajar Alice2 Women’s Cognac Waterproof Winter Boots
- Frye Jen Genuine Shearling Lined Water Resistant Boot Women
- UGG Women’s Simmens Black Waterproof Boot
- SOREL Women’s Tivoli High II Curry Winter Boot
- Blondo Laina Waterproof Boot Women’s
- UGG Women’s Blayre II Shearling Cuff Bootie
- SOREL Joan of Arctic Waterproof Wedge Boot Women’s – The Joan of Arctic Waterproof Wedge Boot is the pair that I’m wearing in this post. They have a wedge but I swear I could run a mile in them. They have the comfort of a sneaker but the warmth and grip of my heavy duty Sorel’s that I also own. I contemplate purchasing them in black all the time…the wedge just makes boot wearing a tad more fun. I’ve worn these boots for two winter seasons now and they’re holding up great.
- Frye Samantha Water Resistant Hiking Boot Women’s
- Blundstone The Winter Brown Waterpoof Pull-On Boots
- Clark Artisan – Artisan Clarene Leather Boot
- Blondo Eden Over the Knee Boot