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If that first fall cold snap makes you want to hit the outdoors, then you're going to need high quality winter boots to keep your feet warm & dry. Whether you're looking for ski or snow boots, there are a lot of choices and some prime features to keep in mind. As with any footwear, winter boots should provide maximum comfort, protection, and durability. But ski and snow boots should also include enhanced defense against the elements, especially moisture.

Winter boots for every adventure

There are several types of mens and womens winter boots, probably the most common being snow boots. While looking for winter footwear you have most likely come across the name Sorel. Famous for their Caribou model, which is recognized by it's waterproof rubber shell and leather upper, Sorel boots are among those at the top of the list in winter boots. But don't limit yourself, other brands such as Lowa and Solomon provide excellent quality as well!

Of all winter boots, ski boots can be the most difficult to choose from. After all they are the pivotal piece of equipment that determine the responsiveness of your skis. How much you ski can be a big factor in determining what type of boot you need. If you're only out on the slopes a few times a year, then you're most likely not going to need the extra support and stiffness that high performance skiers require. This can really be nice for your feet and ankles in the area of comfort and flexibility.

If you want to check out these recommended merchants you can use the sizing chart below for ski boots.

Recommended Merchants :: Ski, Snow, & Winter Boots

Fitting Winter Boots

If you're hitting the slopes you'll want to know what size winter boots is right for you. Ski boots are sized using what is called Mondo Point sizing. Here's a handy chart to help you with your size. Just find your shoe size and then find the Mondo point size on that same line.

Ski Boot Size Conversion Chart*
*shoe sizes are subject to discrepancies so there are no guarantees, but this should give you a good fit in most cases.
U.K Euro Mondo Size (cm) U.S. Men's  U.S. Women's 
3 35 21.5 - 5
3.5 35.5 22 - 5.5
4 36 22.5 4.5 6
4.5 37 23 5 6.5
5 37.5 23.5 5.5 7
5.5 38 24 6 7.5
6 39 24.5 6.5 8
6.5 40 25 7 8.5
7 40.5 25.5 7.5 9
7.5 41 26 8 9.5
8 42 26.5 8.5 10
8.5 43 27 9 10.5
9 43.5 27.5 9.5 11
9.5 44 28 10 11.5
10 44.5 28.5 10.5 12
10.5 45 29 11 12.5
11 45.5 29.5 11.5 13
11.5 46 30 12 -
12 47 30.5 13 -
13 48 31 14 -
14 50 31.5 15 -