If you have narrow feet, I empathize with you. I have been fitting women’s shoes for over a decade, and women who visit the shoe store have the hardest time finding comfortable shoes that they can wear. That search gets even harder when it’s time to look for seasonal footwear such as boots. There is only a small selection of snow boots that can fit women with narrow feet, but the good news is that I will help you find them. I am going to show you a list of the best narrow winter boots for women in 2023 based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.
Nowadays, I get contacted by women on a daily basis who tell me that their local shoe stores don’t have a single pair of narrow shoes available, and the shoe stores state that they simply don’t order them because there isn’t a high enough demand for them. I disagree with this, as there are several women out there just like you with narrow feet.
Did you know that if you get a pair of winter boots that are too wide for your feet, your feet will end up moving too much inside your shoes, and that constant friction might end up creating all sorts of foot issues to your feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns?
What Makes the Winter Boots that I Recommend Ideal Narrow Feet?
1️⃣ Adjustable Closures
Boots that have laces or buckles will give you more control over fixed zips and pull-on styles. Laces or buckles will provide you with more security and stability, and will give you more control over how tight you want the boots to feel.
2️⃣ Narrower Toe-Boxes Instead of Rounded Ones
The winter boots that I recommend provide narrow toe-boxes instead of round ones to help prevent your feet from moving excessively inside the boots. Take a look at the image below for better visualization purposes:
3️⃣ Available in Narrow Widths
There are certain winter boots that are available in narrow widths (N) that women didn’t even know existed. All of the boots that I recommend are available in narrow widths to help accommodate your foot shape.
4️⃣ High Quality Materials
It’s important that you choose boots made from high quality leathers so they can keep their structure over time.
What Are The Best Winter Boot Shoe Brands for Narrow Feet?
This is a common question that several women who visit the shoe store that I work for ask me. Even though there are certain shoe brands that are more consistent when it comes to accommodating a certain foot shape (in your case narrow feet), I don’t suggest assuming that all shoes from one specific shoe brand will work well.
I have found that there are specific styles among each shoe brand that work a lot better than others. With that that said, you will notice that the list of winter boots I have put together has several recommendations from the shoe company Propet, so you might want to start getting familiar with this brand as it makes snow boots in narrow widths.
Other shoe brands that you might want to look into are Orthofeet, Kamik, and Clarks. If you believe there is a specific shoe brand of winter boots for women with narrow feet that I didn’t mention please add your recommendations in the comments section below.
To make things easier for you I have put together a list of the best winter boots manufactured by the shoe brands I mentioned above. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Narrow Winter Boots for Women in 2023
Take a look at the description below each winter boot to find out the features it provides, and the size you should order to prevent your longest toe from rubbing against the front part of the boots. If some of the boots that I recommend are not available in narrow widths that means that those specific models fit naturally narrow.
Are These Winter Boots Going to Accommodate Your Narrow Feet?
How effective these boots will be for your narrow feet directly depends on how narrow your feet are and your unique foot anatomy. Keep in mind that what might work really well for some women might not work as well for others.
How to Order the Correct Boot Size Online
As we age the body’s ligaments and tendons lose their strength and ability to spring back. This means that our arches decrease, which flattens and lengthens the foot and toes. This often results in an increase in shoe size by a half-size or more. You might also experience a change in foot width, meaning that even though you always ordered narrow width shoes now you might have to start ordering medium width shoes.
I strongly suggest that you visit your local shoe store to retrieve your exact foot length and shape. However, if you don’t have a specialized shoe store in your area you can use this free resource that I created:
Did You Choose a Winter Boot with Laces?
If you chose a pair of boots with laces, there is a specific shoe lacing technique that my coworker taught me and works wonders for people with narrow feet. I explain in detail how this shoe lacing technique works here:
Do You Need to Wear Warm Socks with Your Winter Boots?
Resources for Women with Narrow Feet – Sneakers, Sandals, and Dress Shoes!
I created other resources throughout the years that you might find helpful:
Are You Having a Hard Time Finding a Specific Pair of Shoes for Your Narrow Feet?
If none of the boots that I recommended happen to come in your size or if you can’t seem to find a pair of sneakers, dress shoes, sandals, or sport shoes feel free to send me an email to:
Do You Happen to Have a Child Who Has Narrow Feet?
If you happen to have a child who has narrow feet and needs a pair of winter boots, I created a different article where I describe the best snow boots for children with narrow feet:
Did you know that according to the National Shoe Retailers Association, around 33 percent of all women have narrow feet? Help me make this resource even better by adding boot recommendations that have worked well for your narrow feet. You can also share brands and styles that didn’t work well, that way other women can stay away from them.