Do you have a foot condition such as flat feet, weak ankles, or heel pain that requires you to wear supportive shoes at all times? Have you already found a pair of supportive sneakers but can’t seem to find a single pair of supportive snow boots? Maybe your medical professional recommends that you wear orthopedic snow boots but didn’t specify which models to get. I have been fitting women’s shoes for many years, and at the shoe store that I work for we specialize in helping women with foot conditions and “complicated” foot shapes. I will show you a list of the best orthopedic snow boots for women with wide feet based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.
I want to emphasize that foot pain is not normal. It’s not normal for women to feel like they can’t walk from being in constant pain. The good news is that the correct types of shoes can definitely help treat and prevent foot pain.
Women with foot problems need the right support from their shoes to promote proper alignment. The optimal orthopedic shoe for your foot condition depends on your gait cycle, range of motion, and individual foot shape. If you are unsure whether your current sneakers provide the correct amount of support I suggest that you take a look at this resource:
What Are the Best Shoe Brands that Manufacture Orthopedic Shoes for Women?
There are two shoe brands that manufacture orthopedic snow boots for women, but among those two shoe brands, there are certain boots that work a lot better than others. These two shoe brands are the ones that we carry at the shoe store and that I am most familiar with, which doesn’t mean there might be other orthopedic shoe brands that will work well for your feet.
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What Makes the Orthopedic Boots that I Recommend Ideal for Women with Pain?
1️⃣ Supportive Outsoles
The orthopedic snow boots that I recommend provide supportive outsoles to help support your feet without making them easily tired. Some of the boots that I recommend provide a mild rocker design to help enhance stability and improve the ease of walking. Notice how the boot on the left has a more supportive/substantial outsole compared to the boot on the right.
2️⃣ Firm Heel Counters
The back part of the boots provides targeted cushion and support right below the heel area. Some women’s feet collapse from having flat feet, which means that their heels deviate from the midline.
3️⃣ Adjustable Closures
Some of the snow boots that I recommend have laces or buckles which 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/loose you want the boots to feel.
Do Insulated Hiking Boots Provide Better Support Compared to Snow Boots?
Since there are only a few orthopedic snow boots in the market, I also included in the list below supportive hiking boots that have worked really well for women with foot problems.
The list of orthopedic winter boots that I have put together showcases insulated hiking boots as well as snow boots. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
Best Orthopedic Snow Boots for Women with Wide Feet
Take a look at the description below each boot to check if it’s an insulated hiking boot or a snow boot. You will also find out the additional features each boot provides and the size you should order to prevent your longest toe from rubbing against the front part of the boots.
Are You Unsure About Which Boot Will Work Best for Your Unique Foot Shape?
If you don’t know what boot to choose or can’t seem to find your correct size I suggest that you email me so I can send you specific boot recommendations:
Find Out What Shoe Size You Should Order Online
To get the full support that the boots have to offer you must wear them in the correct size. This means that you must wear the boots in the correct length and width.
Did you know that your foot shape and size can change over time, and some of the factors that contribute to this change are pregnancy, aging and weight gain or loss? Over time and because of gravity, our feet might get longer and wider.
Don’t insist on getting your shoes in a specific size simply because that has been the size that they always wore. I usually have to insist to women who visit the shoe store that they need to at least try the shoes in a different size to see how they feel.
If you have a good specialized local shoe store, make sure that you check it out to have your feet properly measured. If you don’t have a shoe store that you trust, you can take advantage of this awesome free resource that I created:
Help me make this resource even better by adding your orthopedic boot/shoe recommendations in the comments section below!