L.L. Bean Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Boot
The L.L. Bean Waxed Canvas Main Hunting Shoe ($139) is one of my favorites. It’s not an extreme weather boot but it’s great for all around daily use and those wet days. The latest version is based on the 1912 original, but with a flexible waxed-canvas upper. The boots feature a steel shank that provides stability and arch support so it can be worn all day, hand stitching, and L.L. Beans classic water proof rubber sole. When ordering keep in mind that these shoes are slightly oversized to account for thick socks.
RED WING CLASSIC MOC BOOT
The Red Wing Classic Moc Boot ($260) is going to be your everyday worker. It features and all leather upper with traction tread sole. The Sole is specifically made to keep your feet comfortable even if your on them all day. But as the name implies it also provides a high level of traction. If temperatures get cooler I would pair these with a nice pair of L.L. Bean wool socks. These shoes are not made for the extreme cold, so if you need to venture out in very low temperatures for any length of time I would consider other shoes that are specifically built for those conditions.
Baffin Men’s Endurance Snow Boot
The Baffin Men’s Endurance Snow Boot ($220) is made for high snow and extremely cold weather. They are for use in temperatures down to -148 degree fahrenheit. Baffin combines a molding technology, an 8-layer combination of materials, and a sole that is made from advanced thermo-set polymers to deliver one of the warmest shoes you’ll find. Additional features include taped-seam construction, adjustable snow collar, single pull strap ankle, and an aggressively treaded sole to take on any terrain. You also get a handy storage pocket at the ankle for small survival gear, or a sock warmer battery.
Sorel Men’s Caribou III Boot
The Sorel Men’s Caribou III Boot ($140) is their premium take on the standard Caribou Boot. The upper is made from soft camel leather and topped with a sherpa piled cuff. The leather upper and handcrafted rubber shell are seam-sealed for complete waterproofing. The inside of the boot is lined with 9mm felted wool, while a thick rubber midsole provides insulation from the ground. This boot is rated to -41 degrees below zero, so it’ll be able to handle those crazy snow days.
Bogs Men’s Ultra Mid Winter Snow Boot
Ok, so you’re sitting at home and have to take the dog for a quick walk in the cold, or you have to run out to the grocery store in the snow. You’re not looking for the ultimate in protection, but you are looking for a boot you can throw on quickly that’ll keep your feet dry and warm. The Bogs Men’s Ultra Mid Winter Snow Boot ($130) is the perfect boot for those situations. The Bogs Ultra Mid is a rubber boot that is 100% waterproof and features an internal midsole made from rubber sponge for extra cushioning and warmth. The boot is rated down to -35-degrees and the four-way stretch upper makes it extremely easy to slip this boot on without much hassle. This is the perfect boot to keep by the back door before you go out in those messy conditions.