Below are some reader recommendations.
Not boots but mukluks
- Sorry, not a fan of Sorels. Your best shot for truly warm winter footgear comes from Steger Mukluks. I have pernio/chilblains (venous damage in my toes) and need to be very careful with the cold. My Stegers work for me. But part of the system has to be good socks, too--preferably merino wool. NO COTTON IN WINTER. I also have an old pair of Vasque hiking boots that are great in the cold, but not made anymore.
- —Guest D. R.
The warmest winter boots
- The mukluk chimo, worn by the Canadian armed forces are the warmest boots ever.
Boots with Heaters
- They're not the cutest boots ever, but Columbia makes a model called Bugathermo that has heaters built into them. When it's 10 degrees outside, you don't really care how good you look anyway. It's all about staying warm.