Frequently Asked Questions
Are snow boots good for hiking?
Snow boots are great for tackling winter hiking since they can wrangle icy terrain, slippery slopes and even the occasional yeti sighting. When picking snow boots for hiking, look for lower profile, all-purpose boots. This style of boot will be less heavy so you can trudge along the track for longer. Alternatively, if you’re wanting something year-round, it’s best to opt for a dedicated hiking boot.
Are snow boots waterproof?
Yes and No. To find a waterproof snow boot, look for a waterproof membrane amongst its features so you can step confidently knowing they have your back, or rather, your feet.
The membrane is a layer that sits between the outerlayer and insulation of the shoe, keeping your feet dry. However, don’t forget that this layer is only as high as your shoelace gusset. Something to remember as you happily stomp through puddles.
What are snow boots made of?
Snow boots are made of a high-tech concoction of sturdy leather, nylon, and weather-resistant synthetics to fend off frosty weather. They also feature insulation, either natural or synthetic, for added cosiness in cold conditions. When it comes to tackling winter, snow boots will swathe your feet in warmth while keeping them dry, ready to conquer snow-covered trails.