While big clunky Sorels are great for snowmobiling and going through deep snow, they are too heavy to effectively walk for any amount of time without exhausting yourself right away.
The opposite can be said for runners. They’re usually thin, and not meant for longer periods outside in snowy/icy conditions. Not great if you’re outside for a while unless you like frozen toes. (Hot tip – no one likes frozen toes)
So what are the best shoes for exercising outside in the winter? There are many different styles on the market, and the selection can be daunting when you have no idea where to start!
There are 3 things to absolutely look for in a winter boot that you want to be able to move in: traction, ankle support, and waterproof-ness.
Finding a good quality boot with all three categories checked off will not be cheap – you’ll be looking at around the $100-$150+ range – but it is 100% worth the investment!
These boots are going on 4 years now, and they’re as toasty as ever and have been just great in our re-introduction to winter this last couple of weeks!
Give us a shout if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help!