Winters spent in the mountain ranges of Colorado mean two things: cold and snow. Residents near Basalt, CO can’t get away with wearing their light summer shoes all year long. Instead, you’ll need a reliable pair of winter boots. If you’re in the market for a new pair, take some time to consider your options before investing.
But what exactly makes for the best winter boots in Basalt, CO? To start, you’ll want to look for options from some of the top winter boot brands available, such as Icebug, Sorel, Merrell, Arctic Grip and Bos & Co. Then, consider these features to help you choose the perfect pair.
Although your first instinct might be to pick up the best-looking boots or the boots from a big-name brand, your first priority when choosing winter boots should be examining the technical aspects of the boot. There are a number of features you should consider to find the boot that will best meet your needs:
- Grip: In the mountains especially, having good traction when walking on ice and snow is very important. You’ll want to look for boots with the right kind of traction for your needs. Most winter boot soles are rubber because it is waterproof, but some boots have specialized grip technology like lug soles for extra grip on ice.
- Warmth: Equally as important is how warm the boots will be. Winter boots will usually have a temperature rating that equates to the safety of the boot’s insulation in different external temperatures. Compare the temperature ratings to what you’ll be using your boots for the most.
- Support: Check into the type of support the boot provides. If you’ll be hiking and staying active all winter, you’ll want good arch support to prevent foot and back pain.
After you’ve identified boots that have the right features for your needs, you should consider the boot’s appearance. Before you go for color and style, consider whether you want a short boot or a tall boot. Tall boots are good for keeping out water and snow, but short boots can be better for flexibility and ease of movement.
Then, you can consider the style and color you like the best.
Once you have chosen the best winter boots in Basalt, CO for your needs, you’ll want to try them on to ensure they fit properly and are comfortable. For this reason, it’s recommended that you try them on in the store.
Bring a pair of your normal winter socks, like a heavy wool sock, to try on your boots with, so you don’t have a problem when you switch from your normal socks to thicker ones. If the boots fit comfortably, congrats on finding the perfect pair!
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At Midland Shoe, we carry a wide range of shoes for men and women, including top winter boot brands such as Icebug, Sorel, Merrell, Arctic Grip and Bos & Co. If you need help choosing the best winter boots, visit our store in Basalt, CO and we’ll be happy to assist you!