Winter. Snow sports and snow days. Wet mittens, slick sidewalks, and snowflakes that fall (and melt and refreeze) on your nose and eyelashes. If it’s your favorite month, we salute you. If it’s not, we’re here to make it bearable. Our women’s winter boots and shoes are all about insulated warmth, ice-ready traction and waterproof and water-resistant builds. So lace up your boots (or just slip them on), head out the door, and put the truck in 4-low to get yourself to the trailhead. Not sure which shoe is The One? Read on and all will be revealed.
“I’m looking for a heavy duty, do everything, no excuses winter boot.”
Deep powder snowshoeing or strapping down a tree to the roof rack, the Revel III is the renaissance woman of winter footwear. Turns out dogs love them too! Why? Because they’re so comfy that four out of five dogs get walked way more than usual in nasty winter weather (note: dog statistics are an estimation based on happy barks). Built with KEEN.WARM insulation and a KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane, they keep feet toasty and feeling fresh so you can focus on tackling that glacier trail (or carrying two to-go trays of coffee across an icy parking lot).
When the forecast is calling for rain, snow, and graupel (it’s a thing! Really!) and you just need to get where you need to go, our bestselling Terradora pull-on boot will be the one on the top of the pile at your front door. A KEEN.DRY waterproof membrane blocks the wet while the KEEN.WARM-insulated quilted design keeps toes toasty in -25°f/-32°C temps. With a sneaker-like fit and easy on-and-off design, you may even forget you’re wearing snow boots.
Speaking of women's insulated boots, our KEEN.WARM insulation is available from 100 to 400 grams, which translates to temperature ratings from -4°F/-20°C to -40°F/-40°C. Boots with an insulated footbed, such as our Thermal Heat Shield Footbed, will retain even more warmth.N
“These arrived just a day before our first real storm of the year, and I haven't taken them off since the snow started falling. They are wonderfully comfortable… and have a great tread on snow and ice without being too heavy.” - Karen in Colorado
Pro tip: The Terradora fits best on a narrower foot. If you’re looking for an even more snug fit, check out the lace-up versions that can be tightened to better hug the foot.
“I’m looking for a more stylish winter boot, something with sneaker appeal.”
The Elena sneaker boot is as tough as a team of sled dogs and almost as cute. A tall, over-the-ankle height and KEEN.WARM insulation keep your feet comfortable in temperatures as low as -4°f/-20°C. The rubber outsole grips slick surfaces and makes it a no-brainer when your friend needs a walk-home-from-the-New-Year’s-Eve-party buddy. Only one question remains: which color?
Pro tip: If you’re in and out of your shoes a lot, check out the Elena Mid or the Elena Chelsea. They have the same cozy insulation as the Elena sneaker boot, but they’re not as tall so they’re easier to get on and off.
“I love these shoes! I live in Chicago, where I spend most of the year dealing with cold and slush. I wanted some lightweight winter shoes that didn't look like boots, and these are excellent. The sole is grippy over ice, and they're quite warm.” - Making The Best Out Of Winter in Illinois
“Does KEEN offer any sustainable winter boots or shoes?”
A point of pride here at KEEN is knowing that our shoes are as good for your feet as they are for the planet. Since 2012 we’ve been working to do our part to detox our planet by eliminating toxins from our products that can harm the environment. Case in point, the Bailey lace boot uses leather sourced from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries that reduce chemicals to help preserve and protect our water. But none of that would matter if the Bailey didn’t keep feet warm and comfortable through a weekend of winter adventure (which they do). A zipper along the inner leg makes them easy to get on and off, and the upper and sole are fused together for added durability.
Added bonus: They also have a PFC-free water-repellant finish that doesn’t break down and linger in the environment. Pair that with a pesticide-free odor control footbed, and that’s a win for you and the planet.
Whether it’s learning how to ski or finally winterizing the house, KEEN winter boots and shoes are designed with happy feet in mind. Check out all our cold-weather styles.