Have you been looking for a pair of snow boots to fit your wide or extra wide feet? With the cold winter season approaching us, it’s important to find winter shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm. But MOST importantly, it is crucial that they properly FIT the shape of your feet (the boots need to be the correct length and the correct width).
I have been fitting women’s shoes and orthotics for the last ten years at a premier specialty shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty 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.
I have been contacted by several women with extra wide feet that want to know the answer to this important question:
Do snow boots for wide or extra wide feet actually exist?
I have fitted the best type of snow boots that will accommodate a woman with extra wide feet and a high instep as well, and I will share these snow boots styles with you.
You might be wondering… What makes these snow boots so special?
First of all, they are available in extra wide widths, but another awesome feature is that they are also the deepest snow boots that I have fitted before (your feet will fit deeply inside the snow boot), and they also come with the roundest toe-boxes (this will prevent your toes from overlapping or rubbing against each other).
Many women have told me that in many cases they had to wear sneakers with thick socks during the winter because they couldn’t find snow boots that FIT.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how wide your feet are, there is a particular shoe style out there that will FIT the shape of your feet perfectly and I will do my best to HELP YOU find it!
I have fitted some of the widest women’s feet in dress shoes, sandals, socce cleats…. you name it!
Even though some women may argue that there is small selection of shoes available in their extra wide widths, all you really need is one good pair of properly fitted shoes in order to keep your feet and legs healthy!
Many women are hesitant of purchasing snow boots, especially if they live in an area where it might, or it might not snow. Our store is located in an area where it actually snows every year, but certain women are still hesitant to purchase a pair of snow boots for themselves. The issue with waiting too long is that if it ends up snowing and then you decide to buy a pair of snow boots, they may no longer be available in your desired size or width.
In this post I will describe which are the best extra wide snow boots for women.
Features of Snow Boots – Keep Your Feet Dry and Warm!
Besides fitting your extra wide feet, the following are the features that a snow boot must provide in order to keep your feet healthy:
- It must be insulated. This will keep your feet warm.
- It must be waterproof. This will keep your feet dry.
- It must fit the shape of your feet. This will prevent the creation of blisters, calluses, and corns.
- It must be lightweight. This will prevent your feet and legs from getting tired.
Luckily for you, I have fitted snow boots that provide all the features mentioned above and that will FIT the shape of your extra wide feet.
There is a particular snow boot brand that I have fitted before that makes snow boots in extra wide widths, so let’s get more familiar with that brand.
Have you heard of the boot brand Propet? This is one of the snow boot brands that you might want to start getting familiar with, since this brand makes actually snow boots in wide and extra wide widths. These boot styles come actually labeled as wide and extra wide.
Propet snow boots are great because they are lightweight, flexible, and provide great traction! They come temperature rated to -30 Fahrenheit and with an anti-microbial insole that provides odor protection to keep your feet feeling fresh.
Propet snow boots are designed to keep out the elements (rain, sleet or snow), and they will keep your feet warm and dry, while the easy on/off zip closure (certain styles) means you can leave them by the door and go.
You might also want to note that this boot brand makes stylish yet comfortable boots!
Now that you have a better sense of which are the best winter boots brands for women with wide or extra wide feet, let’s take a look at which are the best snow boots styles for women with extra wide feet!
The Best Extra Wide Snow Boots for Women – They DO EXIST!
If you really want to enjoy the winter season you must find a pair of good snow boot that are also available in your size (length and width)! If you want to be out in the freezing weather and play in the snow the only way to do it comfortably is by wearing a pair of waterproof, insulated snow boots.
Let’s say you want to take your children to play in the snow, you must wear a comfortable pair of snow boots to be able to have fun with them as well.
I am aware that it’s a challenge to find shoes for a wide or an extra wide foot. However, I have put together the selection below, so you can find the best extra wide snow boots for women:
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a “half a size longer” of the size that you measure in the shoe measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side of the shoes.
Please keep in mind that you should always round up when purchasing snow boots (since most of them are not available in half sizes). For instance, if your shoe measures a size 6 1/2 you should get a size 7.
If you happen to have a child that has extra wide feet who needs a pair of snow boots, I created an article where I describe the best snow boots for children with extra wide feet and you can find it here:
Now that you know which are the best extra wide snow boots for women and children as well, you are ready to make the most informative decision.
What Makes Propet Snow Boots so Special?
This shoe company offers great comfort and excellent value in their boots, since they truly understand the importance of providing boots with the right support, cushion, and protect your feet on top of also being lightweight and stylish.
The Propet styles are all waterproof and provide an outsole with great traction that grips on snow and ice and will prevent you from falling down.
Below you can take a look at the outstanding features that these boots provide:
- Large selection of widths, sizes and styles.
- Made from durable lightweight materials.
- Insulated and waterproof.
- Roomy, rounded toe box.
- Provide heel and arch support.
- Provide excellent traction.
- Orthotic-friendly, shock absorbing removable memory foam foot bed, able to accommodate custom orthotics and arch support insoles.
You might also find very useful to know that this brand is committed to offer true value with high quality shoes at affordable prices.
Don’t miss out on a pair of boots or any shoes just because you suppose that they won’t FIT the shape of your feet. Keep in mind that there is at least one particular shoe style out there that will FIT the shape of your feet perfectly, and I will do my best to HELP YOU find it!
Don’t Forget About the Socks! – Keep Your Feet Comfy and Warm!
Are you aware that socks play a key role when it comes to keeping your feet healthy? You should know that socks act as barrier between our feet and the shoes, preventing infections and the build-up of bacteria inside the shoes.
Socks can also prevent blisters around our toes and ankles by preventing the toes from rubbing against certain areas of the shoe.
Sometimes when we are in a bit of a hurry we decide not to wear socks and that is an awful mistake. Socks will also make you feel more comfortable and in a cold weather they can even make you feel warmer!
If you need a pair of socks to go with your snow boots, you can find a selection of the warmer, yet most breathable socks for the winter:
Cheer up! Snow boots for women with wide and extra wide feet DO EXIST! You can keep your feet warm, dry, and HEALTHY while enjoying the snow!
Keeping your feet dry and warm, especially during the winter season, is extremely important in order to be overall healthy!
Have you tried any of the snow boot styles that I recommend? Have you found a particular snow boot style that has worked well for your extra wide feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!