Seven Winter Ready Sneakers
- by Nick Demaria
- February 4, 2021
The winter months can be a lot of fun – there are plenty of opportunities for cold-weather activities, including ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. You can also spend cozy times inside with family and friends. There is plenty to like about winter life – except, if you’re a sneakerhead, the effects of snow and slush on your footwear are the worst.
If you, like us, like to wear sneakers year-round, we have rounded up some of the best casual winter sneakers you can buy.
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Free Hiker GTX
Available in green or black, this well-made sneaker is designed to keep your feet dry while hiking this winter. A Gore-Tex membrane keeps water out, while the Continental rubber outsole ensures steady traction in the wettest conditions. This sneaker fits snugly and is made with durability in mind, making it a weather-appropriate winter month choice.
Allbirds Runner-Up Mizzles
Made from cozy merino wool and featuring a weather-repellant lining and natural rubber treads, this high top sneaker has everything you need to keep your feet warm and dry this winter. Available in three different colorways, they are durable and water-repellant on the outside with a soft and itch-free interior.
The North Face Ultra Fastpack III Mid
You can always trust The North Face to make strong, durable products, and this sneaker is no exception. With a Vibram outsole and a completely waterproof membrane, this high top sneaker combines form with functionality for a truly stylish but effective result.
Reebok Zigwild Trail 6
These futuristic-looking kicks have a sole that can handle any terrain paired with a taped upper for water resistance. The Reebok Zigwild Trail 6 will perform during outdoor activities in the winter weather.
Adidas UltraBOOST WINTER.RDY
When you think of winter weather a pair of Ultraboosts is probably not the first thing that comes to mind…until now. The Winter.RDY Ultraboost comes with a reinforced, water repellent Primeknit upper that will keep your feet dry in slushy conditions. they also feature a more rugged outsole for slippery conditions. These are currently available in 5 colorways.
Winter Converse Winter Chuck Taylor All-Star
Chucks are iconic for a reason; we certainly want to wear ours all year round! You can with this model, which is packed with extra water-wicking features to keep your feet dry all winter long. Converse teams up with weather-proofing fabric professionals at Gore-Tex to make the Winter Chuck Taylors nearly indestructible.
Vans Sk8-Hi MTE
When the people at Vans began revamping their high top silhouette, they set out to make the optimal winterized sneaker. They incorporated heat retention layers, water-resistant uppers, and a vulcanized lug outsole for additional traction. The result is a strong but attractive shoe, stylish and functional as you need it to be.