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The Best Winter Shoes to Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry

The Best Lightweight Winter Shoes to Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry

When there is a drop in the temperature outside our body, the body responds by keeping the core warm. Blood vessels, feet, and hands constrict to limit circulation to the center of the body. Reduced blood flow makes the hands and toes colder than usual. During winter, the cold at our feet bites even more if they are not adequately insulated. Getting proper insulation means getting warm winter shoes that will keep your feet warm while preventing soaking. Suitable footwear will protect your feet from the elements and have a good grip on the snow or wet sidewalks, preventing any accidents that might be a result of a slippery surface. Let us look at the best winter shoes that will give you style, warmth, and comfort while delivering optimum performance.

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Best Winter Shoes

1. Vessi Everyday Classic. Rating 4.7/5

Men's

Women's

A good shoe should make walking feel as natural and comfortable as possible, and that's where Vessi's Everyday Classic sneakers come in. These shoes are made with a breathable knit technology, keeping your feet fresh while preventing water molecules from seeping into the shoes. This means a pair of Vessi shoes can withstand water, mud, snow, and even sand all while keeping your feet as dry as they were when you put them on.

The Everyday Classic shoes are breathable and will let out any sweat from your feet, keeping away bacteria that might cause your feet to smell regardless of the day's activities. As with all Vessi shoes they are made with 100% vegan materials.

The insoles are made with anti-bacterial materials which help with potential odours. Plus, the tread is made with a thick rubber which helps add grip in more slippery conditions.

Pros

  • 100% vegan.

  • Breathable and lightweight

  • Ultralight and bouncy

  • Herringbone tread for extra grip

Cons

  • No half sizes

2. Cityscape Sneaker. Rating 4.7/5

Men's

Women's

Most people experience several types of weather throughout the year. Normally this means you need at least one shoe for each season. With Vessi's Cityscape Sneakers all you need is one pair for all weather. The Cityscape is the brand's lightest style yet, which means walking in them feels like walking on clouds.

These shoes are 100% waterproof and snowproof thanks to Vessi's patented Dyma-tex® technology. This special knit is made to keep water out while also allowing moisture to escape keeping your feet fresh all day.

The Cityscape is made with a 4-way stretchy knit that adapts to your feet the more you wear them.

Pros

  • 100% waterproof

  • 4-way stretch knit

  • Easy to slip on and off

Cons

  • Not machine washable

3. Weekend Chelsea Boots. Rating 4.9/5

Men's

Women's

With Vessi's Weekend Chelsea Boots winter will never be the same. These boots are made with the brand's unique Dyma-tex® technology. They feature higher side panels which help keep even more water out, and a vegan leather ankle pull tab. Additionally, the Chelsea boots are made with a 4-way stretchy knit that adapts to your foot shape the more you wear it. They also come with a high traction rubber sole that allows a great range of motion, comfort, and versatility.

These shoes are fully waterproof as well as snowproof and mud-proof. The technology used to design these boots is not a coating but is incorporated directly into the knitting which means it will never stop being waterproof.

Pros

  • Higher side panels for extra water protection

  • Vegan leather pull tabs for easier on and off

  • 100% waterproof and snowproof

  • Ultra-light, high-traction rubber soles for extra grip

Cons

  • Not yet available in some countries

  • No half sizes

4. Weekend Sneaker. Rating 4.8/5

Men's

Women's

Vessi Weekend Waterproof Shoes

Though Vessi named this sneaker the Weekend, they are fit for wearing any day and anywhere. These 100% waterproof sneakers are made using Dyma-tex® technology. This material is designed with moisture-wicking micro-air pockets that keep you warm in winter while allowing moisture to escape.

The soft knit moulds smoothly around your feet the more you wear them and comes with removable anti-microbial insoles for further support. The best part of these shoes is that they are also machine washable. While the shouldn't be machine dried and should only be air dried, they are very easy to clean.

Pros

  • Moisture-wicking and breathable

  • 100% waterproof

  • Removable insoles perfect for orthotics

  • Anti-microbial insoles

  • Machine washable

Cons

  • No half sizes

5. Everyday Move Slip-Ons. Rating 4.9/5

Men's

Women's

Vessi Everyday Move Slip-Ons

If you're looking for shoes that will be easy to put on and off and will keep you warm during winter then you need Vessi's Everyday Move Slip-Ons. Save yourself some time when running out the door with this minimalist laceless design. These slip-ons are lightweight, so you won't struggle walking on snow or ice.

Plus, the shoes are designed with Vessi's patented Dyma-tex® knit woven directly into the shoe's upper. This waterproof material blocks out dirt and water all while encouraging air to pass through, thus guaranteeing the shoes are breathable.

These slip-on shoes include robust pull tabs for quick on and off when in a rush. And, the shoes feature cloud-like cushioning and VZero2 midsoles to help with plantar fasciitis and other problems.

Pros

  • 100% waterproof

  • Lightweight and breathable

  • Made with VZero2 midsoles

  • 4-way stretch knit

  • Pull tabs

Cons

  • No half sizes

  • Not machine washable

Factors to Consider Before Buying Winter Boots

Factors to Consider Before Buying Winter Boots

Winter shoes, unlike other shoes, have the complex task of keeping you safe, mobile, and warm. Let us look at a few things to consider before buying winter boots.

a) Upper Material

The upper material is crucial because it will handle the harshest conditions. The fabric needs to be strong to ensure a great deal of insulation and waterproofing. The material needs to be durable and lightweight to make movement more efficient.

b) Height of the Boot Shaft

The height of the shaft will protect your ankles from freezing temperatures during winter. A good shaft should be well insulated for maximum protection from frostbite.

c) Rubber Sole

Winter brings with it cold and wet surfaces. Lack of good grip on the sole can cause slippage and accidents that could be costly. Rubber soles ensure that the grip is enough to see you safely through your walks.

d) Sole Height and Treads

Very high soles are good to keep the upper material from getting into contact with water unnecessarily. The treads ensure an even more improved grip on the surface. Very deep treads will hold snow in them, significantly increasing their weight.

e) Price

Look for the best offer within your price range. There are many options in online stores and any shop around you. Be sure to check the product reviews to end up with the product you desire.

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