Winter Hiking: How to Keep Your Feet Warm

When the temperature sinks below double digits, it’s important to make sure you can feel each of the 10 digits in your boots. Especially since your feet are the farthest point from your body’s center, it’s necessary to add extra protection in the winter months. Whether it’s thicker socks, heating packets or insulated hiking boots, keeping your feet warm is a matter of proper preparation.

So, don’t let the sight of snowflakes keep you from experiencing the beauty that comes along with them. We’re sure there’s a simple way to get your toes to feel like “10 friends on a camping trip” without wearing the infamous silly red boots like Mary Horowitz in All About Steve. Check out our favorite insulated boots below.

Men’s Keen Delta ($129.95) – Four hundred grams of KEEN.WARM insulation will keep your toes warm in even the nastiest conditions. And if that’s not enough, this boot combines insulation with a waterproof and breathable liner that adds an additional layer of superior protection.

Men’s Danner 6″ Instigator GTX ($184.95) – One-hundred percent waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining will make the harsh winter seem like a walk in the park. Danner places this liner with 200 grams of Thinsulate Insulation for maximum protection and comfort.

Women’s Rocky Jasper Trac 200G ($74.99) – Lace up this boot to enjoy a revomable 3-ply liner sure to keep your feet content all year long. The 200 grams of Thinsulate Insulation also helps keep frost at bay.

Men’s Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent ($174.95) – The Comfort-Tec Elite support sockliner offers a cozy environment for your lowest extremities. Throw in the eVent waterproof and ion-mask quick-dry technology, and your feet will still feel like they’re at the beach.

Men’s Rocky Arctic BearClaw 3D GTX ($199.99) – Fourteen hundred grams of Thinsulate Insulation make these boots the ultimate luxury in the bitter cold. With forest-y hues, it camouflages you from Mother Nature’s grip. That is, unless you’re sloshing about in the winter-white snow.

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