With the departure of fall, the days of ringing bells and snowy mornings arrive. Yes! It's time to bring out your warm clothes. It's time to have warm coffee cups, looking out from the window to witness the grandeur of nature in its new white apparel. Cozy woolens will be there, covering you with cozy warmth. But what about your feet? They would need comfort too! Are you looking to buy a new winter boot this year? Winter boots are available in many different materials, colors, and styles. But, don't get confused - Check out these few tips to purchase a pair of boots that will be the best winter companion for your feet.

  1. Trend

Currently, winter shoes that have a fine blend of fashion and perform great outdoors are trendy. Go for a shoe that is not so heavy but proffer enough warmth to your feet. If you are interested in wintertime outdoor activities like snowshoeing and outdoor activity, experts recommend a boot.

  1. Height

If it was about a few years earlier, knee-high boots were the option you would have been gone for. But now, shorter mid-calf style winter boots are more fashionable. These boots are now a popular choice, as they are neither too long and nor too short.

Tights are currently trendier than other winter shoe options. These boots are more stylish in urban areas, but they are not compatible with outdoor activities because of not being insulated.

  1. Color

Needless to utter, black lovers are everywhere. But, wheat color is the in-thing for this year.

Funky colored shoes are trendy when it comes to athletic footwear fashion. However, for winter shoes, people are seemingly a bit more conservative. The reason being, most of us only have one or two pairs of winter boots. Therefore, choosing a neutral color that is suitable for everything is a wise decision. Hence, most people intend to find a shoe that looks good in every situation, from going to work to snow shoveling or playing outdoors. In short, versatility is the thing you should be looking for.

  1. Materials

If you opt for leather, it's waterproof but not as much insulated as synthetics. Nylon is also water-resistant, but with time, it loses its resistance. Hence, it would need a bit more care than others.  Leather made shoes also need protection from calcium deposits. 

For avoiding such hindrances, an all-purpose shoe protector suitable for various materials will come in handy. Apply it a few times during the winter season, and your shoes will be just fine. A tip from our end is if you go out in the snow, wipe the snow off your boots after coming back so that the water cannot get soaked into the fabric. 

  1. Insulation

The requirement of shoes' insulation capacity depends on the type of activity you indulge in during winter. Snowshoeing or other outdoor activities would require a higher level of shoe insulation. On the other hand, if you will move a lot, avoid too many warm shoes. With shoes that are meant to keep your feet warmer, your feet will be sweating a lot, which will make them even colder afterward.

Higher tech boots are generally synthetic-made, having a protective layer for more comfort. You can also opt for buying out a shoe that contains removable felt liners. Being cost-efficient, these shoes are also practical for use, as they get dry faster.

When will you Need a New One?

Insulation can be flattened, and the interior can lose its virtually if you wear your shoes daily. Besides, if you notice a lousy odor coming out from shoes, or the exterior is getting deteriorated, consider it as buying a new one.