Are you looking for a pair of snow boots to fit your extra wide feet? Do you feel like there is a limitation on snow boot styles for women with extra wide feet?
I have good news for you! Snow boots for women with extra wide feet do exist, and I will provide you with a selection of the best extra wide snow boots for women that I have fitted before. These boots will fit the shape of your feet even if you have a high instep.
The women’s snow boots I will describe in this article are actually available in extra wide widths (EEEE).
How EXCITED are you?
I have been working for a specialized shoe store fitting shoes and orthotics for the last ten years. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. It’s important for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to FIT every single woman that comes to the store. Throughout the years, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands and styles for women with narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide feet.
For the last three years I have been helping women find the perfect pair of shoes ONLINE.
I have been contacted by several women and they were asking me if snow boots for wide or extra wide feet actually existed. They have told me that in many cases they had to wear sneakers with warm socks during the winter because they couldn’t find boots that were wide enough for their feet.
If you really want to enjoy the wintertime you must find a pair of good snow boots and that are also available in your size!
First off, let’s clarify the difference between snow boots and winter boots. Many people don’t realize that there is difference between a winter boot and a snow boot. Snow boots and winter boots have different functions and uses in which one is better than the other.
As the name suggests, a snow boot is a boot designed for use in the snow. Moreover, a snow boot is designed to be used in wet conditions as well. By wet, we aren’t talking about a few puddles or an inch of snow, it’s dealing with deep nasty mud or deep piles of wet dirty snow.
A snow boot is designed to provide warmth and protection of the foot on freezing weather. On the other hand, a winter boot is more of a “general use” boot. Like a snow boot, a winter boot will also have good insulation built inside of it to keep the foot warm during cold weather. Most good winter boots will also be waterproof or at least water repellent. But, most winter boots don’t have the ability to keep snow from getting inside the boot between the boot opening and the lower leg.
In this post I will describe which are the best snow boots for women with extra wide feet!
There is one particular thing I learned from fitting women’s shoes and that I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how wide or narrow your feet are, there is always at least ONE shoe style out there available that will FIT that shape of their feet perfectly, and I will HELP YOU find it.
Snow Boots for Women with Extra Wide Feet DO Exist!
I have fitted certain styles of snow boots that are very deep which means that your feet will sit deeply inside the boot, come with a round toe-box, and are available in wide and extra wide widths!
I have fitted some of the widest women’s feet in dress shoes, sandals, and even sport shoes such as soccer cleats. Even though some women may argue there is small selection of shoes available in extra wide widths, all you really need is one good pair of shoes that fits your feet!
It’s true that women with extra wide feet always have a hard time finding shoes that properly fit. If you wear a pair of snow boots that are too narrow, your toes will rub against the front or side of the boots. This friction will lead to all sort of foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns (this last one being really hard to get rid of).
I always encourage women to do the relevant research before buying a particular shoe style, because it is possible you might not know that a particular shoe style existed.
Features of a Good Snow Boot – Keep Your Feet Dry and Warm!
Besides fitting the shape of your extra wide feet, the snow boots must provide 4 IMPORTANT features:
- Waterproof. This feature will keep your feet dry.
- Insulated. This feature will keep your feet warm.
- Lightweight. This feature will prevent your feet and legs from getting tired.
- Good traction. This feature will prevent you from slipping and falling down.
If you find a snow boot that provides all of these features and that will fit your extra wide feet and a high instep, then you should be good to go!
I have fitted women with EXTRA WIDE FEET and a HIGH INSTEP in a pair of snow boots and I will share with you the best women’s extra wide snow boot styles. However, before I show you the selection of the best extra wide snow boots, let’s make sure that you know what your foot size is.
Are you 100% sure that you are wearing the correct shoe size?
I wrote an article where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Believe me when I tell you that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if you don’t wear the correct shoe size, you won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Snow boots are meant to be worn just for a couple of hours a day (roughly a maximum of 6 hours per day), but even though you will be wearing them for a very short period of time, you must choose the correct type of boots and the correct boot size.
This amount of time is enough to create all sort of foot issues to your feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
I have noticed that women who live in areas where it might, or it might not snow, are hesitant of buying a pair of snow boots. The issue is that if you wait too long in the season to purchase the boots, then that particular boot style that you are looking for might not be available anymore.
My advice to these women is to purchase a snow boot that comes with a removable liner, that way they can wear them for those rainy days even if it doesn’t snow.
The Best Extra Wide Snow Boots for Women – The Secret Revealed!
Now that you know which are the features of a pair of good snow boots must provide, and how to make sure that you are wearing the correct shoe size, please find below a selection of the best extra wide snow boots for women:
This selection of snow boots fits “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the shoe measuring scale in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or the side of the boots.
Do you happen to have a child with extra wide feet that needs a pair of snow boots? I wrote an article where I describe the best kids extra wide snow boots and you can find it here:
As a reminder, always wear socks with your snow boots since they act as barrier between our feet and the shoes, preventing infections and the build-up of bacteria inside the shoe. Apart from keeping you warm and comfortable.
Have you found a particular snow boot style for extra wide feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!