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The 23 Best Winter Boots for Women on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, because winter is coming, we’ve chosen the best winter boots for women on Amazon, according to the people. If this is the kind of content you’re looking for, we’ve also previously picked out the best inexpensive Chelsea boots for men and the best socks for women, too. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best tall waterproof duck boots

Sorel Women’s Joan Of Arctic Boot

“These boots are wonderful! I have had them for about a month now and have used them every day. They are very comfortable and warm. I usually wear a seven to 7.5 in shoes and was debating what size to get, as some reviews said they run small. The 7.5 fits me great. At first, it was a little tight to get them on, but the leather seems to be worked or stretched now, so it’s very easy to get them on and off. I have worn them with ski socks and without socks, and they are comfortable and warm either way. I love them because they are stylish but can also be worn under snow pants to play in the snow with the kids. Sorels last forever, too! I still have my old pair that are about 15 years old and in great condition, but just wanted to upgrade. Worth the money and a smart purchase.”

Northside Women’s Kathmandu Waterproof Snow Boot

“I absolutely love these boots. They are very comfortable right out of the box, no break-in time required. The boots fit as expected and are even wide enough to wear with thick socks. We haven’t had snow yet, but the day I wore them was a very cold day, and they kept my feet warm and comfortable. The boots appear to be well-made and have a very nice, fluffy lining. They are even cute enough to wear with your pants tucked inside.”

London Fog Women’s Melton Cold Weather Waterproof Snow Boot

“I constantly get compliments on these boots. They are absolutely so warm, and they keep my feet from getting wet in the snow and rain. I’m from Chicago, where it recently snowed a lot, and I took my boots and went straight out into the snow to make sure that they were exactly what I wanted them to be, and they were waterproof and so, so warm. The best boots I have ever bought.”

Best short waterproof duck boots

Sorel Women’s Winter Carnival Snow Boot

“We just had our first big snow in Chicago, and these boots are phenomenal! I can wear just regular running socks, and my feet are so warm that it doesn’t even feel like I’m outside. I even stood in seven inches of snow for an extended period of time playing with my greyhound, and never felt the cold through the shoes. They wiped clean, and I was able to kick the snow off easily without tracking inside. The laces are easy to use, even with gloves on, and they dry quickly as well. The fur on top never got wet and repelled the water well. And I have no signs of scuffing around the boot either. They are perfect!”

Keen Women’s Elsa Waterproof Winter Boot

“These were the only shoes I took on my winter trip to Europe. I wanted versatile shoes that would adapt to the activities of my vacation. I used them in cities and on snowy mountains. I walked everywhere in these shoes for an average of eight miles a day. They were very comfortable, especially after a couple of days. These shoes kept me warm, dry, and comfortable, even in the snow. They held up well during everyday use, and I rarely had to tie them again. They are very well made and I highly recommend them.”

Best leather waterproof duck boot

Ugg Women’s Cecile Winter Boot

“After years surviving winters in cheap boots, I finally broke down and forked over the money for a decent pair of waterproof boots. I was looking for something with good traction and waterproofing to get me through rainy days and icy winters. That said, I was also looking for something a bit more stylish and unique than the duck boots I see many women wearing. Right out of the box, these boots are comfortable and fit pretty true to my expectations. If you’re looking for a solid and stylish boot to get you through rainy days and icy winters, these are a great choice. The price is a little steep, but the functionality and cute design of these boots makes them worth every penny.”

Best plaid waterproof duck boot

Global Win Women’s Waterproof Winter Snow Boots

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered these. I needed something for snow and didn’t have a ton of money. These had decent reviews, so I decided to try them out. They fit perfectly. I wore thick wool socks with these and they felt great. I wore them for three days straight and my feet never hurt. They didn’t rub weird in places, and my feet were warm and dry! I even went hiking in them and they were great. I am so happy with my purchase!”

Best quilted waterproof duck boot

Polar Products Women’s Nylon Cold Weather Duck Lace Boot

“These boots are great! The furry lining goes throughout the whole boot, so my feet stay warm and dry. The tread on the sole is good and heavy. No slipping and sliding in these boots. And, I think they are so cute with the little bit of fur at the top of the boot. I am so glad I got these to trudge through the snow this winter. They have been perfect with all of the North Central Washington snow this winter.”

Best knee-high faux-leather boots

Dream Pairs Women’s Faux Fur-Lined Knee High Winter Boots

“Wonderful boots! I purchased my usual size and found the fit to be perfect, even when wearing heavy winter socks. I bought these boots to replace my former much-worn and loved brown boots that I could no longer find. I am pretty selective on what I want in a pair of boots, but I could not be happier with these. I needed a stylish pair that I could throw on quickly and that could be worn with pretty much anything. I’m a big fan of the full-length zipper for an easy on and off, and the lovely faux-fur lining is so cozy. The quality is great. I would purchase these again with no hesitations.”

Toetos Women’s Fashion Knee High Riding Boots

“These boots are exactly what my daughter wanted. She is very tall and wears a size 12 in women’s shoes. So we ordered a size 12, and they fit her perfectly! They even have a little extra space, which makes the boots even more comfortable! The style and exterior design of these boots are so stylish. She wears them with her skinny jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses. I highly recommend this boot, especially if you are having trouble finding great stylish boots for tall women.”

Best Ugg boot

Ugg Women’s Classic Short II Boot

“Love these boots! I had saved up and researched which Uggs to get and initially decided to stick with the Classic Short. However, I went with the Short II because of the leather label and protective coating. Very happy with my purchase. Always worth the price. They arrived on time and packaged beautifully.”

Best Ugg-like boot

Bearpaw Women’s Emma Short Snow Boot

“This is my second pair of Bearpaws. I absolutely love them. These boots are high-quality — real suede on the outside and real shearling on the inside. Highly recommend if you don’t care about brand names and want a high-quality product and a reasonable price. I think the soles are a little thicker and more rugged than Uggs, which I prefer.”

Best suede snow boots

Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Snow Boot

“It’s been over a month and these things are still as awesome as the day I got them, and I wear them almost every day. They are so warm and comfortable. I hate going out in the cold because my feet are always frozen in under a minute. But not with these. We have had a few days that were so darn cold and windy, but these boots kept my toes warm, and that is a rare occurrence. They are definitely the best weatherproof boots I’ve ever purchased. And these are super grippy on the bottom, so I haven’t slipped once yet, which is also a rare occurrence, as I am slightly accident-prone.”

Skechers Women’s Grand Jams Unlimited Boot

“These boots are A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I thought they were cute in the photos, and definitely loved the price compared to the Ugg boots I had planned to buy. I am so happy I chose these! They are awesome. The fit is perfectly true to size. And so cute. Trust me … buy these! Easily one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. We just got four feet of snow dumped on us, and after waterproofing these, I was out in it. My feet stayed totally dry. I didn’t even need a second pair of socks, these kept my feet toasty warm.”

Best quilted snow boots

Kingshow Women’s Global Win Waterproof Winter Boots

“I get a ton of compliments on these boots. They go with much more than I had anticipated, which is really nice. Our winters can be pretty bad in Washington State, so winter boots that are stylish are a must. No way I’m wearing ugly boots for two to three months out of the year. I have not noticed any leaking, which was very nice, and my toes are much warmer than the last pair I had. They have the look of higher-end boots without the price tag. I may buy another pair in a different color.”

Kamik Women’s Momentum Snow Boot

“I don’t think I can adequately state how much I love these boots. They are gorgeous! They’re so comfortable that I feel like I’m putting on a tall pair of slippers. I normally wear an 8.5 in shoes, but purchased a size nine so I could wear thicker socks. These boots literally hug your feet and legs in warmth and comfort. You can easily walk around without them slipping about your heels. I’m so happy with this purchase.”

Columbia Women’s Minx Mid II Omni-Heat Winter Boot

“My fave purchase for the crazy winter! I wore these all over the Midwest during some of the worst weather, and I was always cozy, comfortable, and dry. Even back home in Southern California, I was wearing them through all our crazy rainfall and stomping in puddles with my kids, even wading in puddles where the water was above the top of my foot, and it never got wet inside the boot. They feel a bit like sneakers, due to the very flexible sole, which I love. I felt extremely confident on the black ice and sleet, as well. I’m still wearing them at home in place of slippers.”

Best leather snow boot

Timberland Women’s MT Hope Mid Waterproof Boot

“I am writing this after actually owning and using these for several months, so believe me when I say that this is my favorite winter purchase. When paired with normal ankle socks, they are really still warm and cozy because they are lined with that soft Sherpa material. I have even worn them sockless and was content walking outside to get the mail or take the trash out. However, when paired with the Carhartt Women’s Extremes All-Season Boot Socks, these are the warmest boots you will ever need. My feet actually sweat when I wear them both together in 20-degree weather. They are also so much easier to slip on than all the other boots I’ve tried on, and with two impatient kids that was one of my favorite features! Also, they look great with leggings, skinny jeans, or regular pants. I was impressed by the functionality and style.”

Best short snow boot

Dear Time Women Winter Warm Button Snow Boots

“I hate having to wear boots, but living in a Chicago suburb, it’s a necessity. I was looking for a black snow boot that did not go up my calf. I needed them to be easy to put on, looked good, had good gripping tread on the bottom, and most of all, they had to be warm. And I found them! I wish they had a little more arch support, but overall I’m very happy and satisfied with this product.”

Best faux-leather combat-style boots

Daily Shoes Women’s Combat Lace-up Mid-Calf Pocket Boots

“Love these boots. This is actually my second pair. The first pair survived almost two years of savage abuse and near daily use, often in inclement weather, before a zipper failed. It was cheaper to buy a new pair than get them repaired. I frequently get compliments on these boots. The pockets are awesome, perfect for stashing a few small items — such as ID cards, keys, or cash. Office, vacation, running errands, wherever you go, these boots will be your new first choice. The ankle support is excellent, and certainly saved me from a few sprains when traversing uneven terrain.”

Refresh Wynne Women’s Combat-Style Lace-up Ankle Bootie

“These are the best pair of shoes I have ever purchased! I get compliments everywhere I go, even from strangers on the street! They are so durable and really good quality. I even wore them in the snow by unfolding them and tying them all the way up, and not a single snowflake got in (and I’m talking ten inches of snow). Seriously incredible.”

Best fold-over boots

Global Win Women’s Fashion Winter Boots

“I bought these boots specifically for a weekend in New York City that I knew it would be snowing. We walked over 20 miles over the span of two days, and the second day it snowed five inches. Not one time did my feet feel cold or wet, and I never slipped once despite the very slushy conditions. I was just wearing normal weight socks, yet my feet were never cold, but they were never hot either. A perfect temperature. I stepped directly in huge puddles and never even got slightly damp. I highly recommend these boots. They are adorable and extremely practical.”

Timberland Women’s Teddy Fleece Fold-Down Waterproof Boot

“We are having our first real snow here in Chicago today, and yesterday we had freezing rain. We’ve also had some dry-but-cold days with temps in the teens and single digits. The waterproof leather and the fleece lining are very effective in cold and wet weather. Even on those days when all my thick winter socks are in the laundry. Even during 30- to 50-minute walks with my dog. Plus, I don’t drive so I do a lot of walking in inclement weather in these boots — and a lot standing at cold bus stops. They remain warm and comfortable through it all. And the lace-up style provides good ankle support, so these are good walking boots.”

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The Best Winter Boots for Women on Amazon