casual boots

Our Top Picks

Our top picks meet our minimum slip resistance standard for icy conditions.

If you are wondering why the top rated boots so far tested this year were only awarded one snowflakeclick here to learn about our rating system. Notice that 90% of the footwear we have tested so far didn’t even get one snowflake.

 

One snowflake is better than none.

 

(Tip: Click on each boot for more details!)

 

For metal studded/spiked shoes and over-shoe traction aids, please see separate list here.

RankCasual BootNameRatingsMAA Score
Rank:
1
Casual Boot:
Name:

SPERRY Men's Cold Bay Vibram Arctic Grip Boot

Ratings:
MAA Score:

10.0

Rank:
2
Casual Boot:
Name:

MERRELL Aurora 6 Ice+ Waterproof

Ratings:
MAA Score:

10.0

Rank:
3
Casual Boot:
Name:

CATERPILLAR Stiction Hiker Ice+ Waterproof TX Boot

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
4
Casual Boot:
Name:

MERRELL Moab FST Ice + Thermo

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
5
Casual Boot:
Name:

WINDRIVER Men's Yukon XL Winter Boot

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
6
Casual Boot:
Name:

WINDRIVER Men's Yoho Hiking Boot

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
7
Casual Boot:
Name:

SPERRY Women's Powder Valley Arctic Grip Winter Boots

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
8
Casual Boot:
Name:

WINDRIVER Men's Snow Leopard III Winter Boot

Ratings:
MAA Score:

9.0

Rank:
9
Casual Boot:
Name:

WINDRIVER Men's Yoho Hiking Shoes

Ratings:
MAA Score:

8.0

Rank:
10
Casual Boot:
Name:

TREKSTA Women's Evolution 161 GTX

Ratings:
MAA Score:

8.0

Rank:
11
Casual Boot:
Name:

SAUCONY PEREGRINE ICE+

Ratings:
MAA Score:

7.0

Rank:
12
Casual Boot:
Name:

HUSH PUPPIES Pender Spy Ice - Black WP Leather

Ratings:
MAA Score:

7.0

Rank:
13
Casual Boot:
Name:

SOFTMOC Women's SMOCS 5 Black Chelsea Suede Boots

Ratings:
MAA Score:

7.0

Rank:
14
Casual Boot:
Name:

SOFTMOC Women's SALENA 2 Brown Waterproof Ankle Boots

Ratings:
MAA Score:

7.0

Rank:
Casual Boot:
Name:
Ratings:
MAA Score:

All boots tested were new off-the-shelf. We have not yet tested them for the effects of wear.

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