Hiking involves a lot of movement, a lot of travel. In other words, a lot of trekking – hence the name, “trekking boots”! The best women’s trekking boots for 2018 are ones that have great traction, superior durability and ankle stability as well as a comfort level that means you can hike for hours without stopping. Women’s trekking boots have their own specific design which lends itself to the shape of a women’s feet. They’re also so comfortable that there shouldn’t be any worry about blisters or sore feet when you pull the boots off at the end of the day.
We gathered together some of the absolute best women’s winter boots of 2018 in the following short and to-the-point reviews. They’re warm, stylish, and will keep your feet warm and protected. We think you’ll love them!
Hiking involves a lot of movement, a lot of travel. In other words, a lot of trekking – hence the name, “trekking boots”! The best women’s trekking boots for 2016 are ones that have great traction, superior durability and ankle stability as well as a comfort level that means you can hike for hours without stopping. Women’s trekking boots have their own specific design which lends itself to the shape of a women’s feet. They’re also so comfortable that there shouldn’t be any worry about blisters or sore feet when you pull the boots off at the end of the day.
Whether you’re going backpacking or hiking through the mountains, hiking boots should have great ankle and foot support. The soles of the boots should have a lug pattern that gives the hiker better stability and traction. You should be considering where you’ll wear the boots to understand what features you’ll find important. For example, a hike through the mountains, such as Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, means you’ll need to have ankle stability for the changing terrain.
I’m an avid outdoorsman, so when the cold weather hits, there’s no way I’ll be stuck inside. Whether I’m hunting in the woods where there’s a foot of new snow, or ice fishing on a frozen lake, I need a pair of boots that will keep my feet warm and dry. I found that pair of boots with the Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus III Omni Cold-Weather Boot.
Choosing the right pair of boots that will last many years can be a very difficult task. The boots must be waterproof, affordable, lightweight, warm, and have traction. Many times, our dream boots are either ridiculously high-priced, or they don’t measure up to how they were described.
- FOOTWEAR TYPE: SNOW BOOT
- SIZES: 5-11 US
- HALF SIZES: AVAILABLE
- MATERIAL: LEATHER AND FABRIC
- HEEL HEIGHT: 1.25 INCHES APPROX
- BOOT SHAFT HEIGHT: 9 INCHES FROM ARCH APPROX
- PLATFORM HEIGHT: 0.75 INCHES APPROX
- OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 12 X 8 X 4 INCHES
- ITEM WEIGHT: 16.01 OUNCE EACH
- MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: -25F
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 4.4 POUNDS
- WATERPROOF: YES
- COLORS: BLACK/COLUMBIA GREY, CORDOVAN/SIBERIAN, SHALE/DARK RASPBERRY
- BRAND: COLUMBIA
- MODEL NO: ICE MAIDEN II-W
- OUR RATING: 4.6 OUT OF FIVE STARS
- PRICE GUIDE: $55-90+
Is September too soon to be thinking about snow boots? It may seem a little early, but now is probably the time to be stocking up your winter wardrobe, and not wait until you are caught unawares by either a freak blizzard or flash flood.
I have had it with spending money on cheap boots that don’t last the entire season! Being the mother of two growing teenage boys, it can be financially draining to keep them in appropriate footwear. So, this year, I decided to buy my boys something that would last the winter, and keep their feet warm and dry. I googled a couple of boot brands, and in the end both boys decided that ‘Columbia’ boots seemed to suit their style. We stopped the search at Columbia Men’s Mudhawk Waterproof Hiking Boots as this was the design that they both preferred. Color wise, John liked Charcoal/Black, Ryan preferred Mud/ Maple Sugar.
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The only dilemma I had was whether I should choose the Black/Black ones, or the Cordovan/Squash ones. I was absolutely sure that I would buy these boots, so why bother to check other ones?
My daughter and I both purchased the Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boots. She picked the brown ones, and I got the grey ones. We are both beyond content with these boots, especially because we both have low arches, and we need boots that would be super comfortable and super supportive. By purchasing both pairs, we even saved some money, although their price is fairly reasonable.