The Best Winter Boots for Women with High Instep – Extra Deep, Waterproof, and Insulated!

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Are you having a hard time finding a pair of winter boots to accommodate the shape of your high instep? Do you feel like every single pair of winter boots that you try feels too tight around the top of your feet (instep)?

Before we move any forward I want you to know that the winter boots described in this article are for women with wide feet and high insteps. If you happen to have narrow feet and a high instep, please contact me directly and I will send you specific shoe recommendations: comfortablewomenshoes@gmail.com

Some women don’t want their winter boots to just keep their feet warm and dry and fit the shape of their high instep, they want them to be functional and fashionable as well.

Finding a pair of winter boots for women with a high instep can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, since most boot brands tend to be too shallow. The instep is the bony top part of the foot.

If you have a high instep and decide to settle for any type of winter boot, you might end up with calluses and blisters on the top of your toes as well as red marks on the top of your feet. The constant pressure on the top of your feet will make your feet go numb.

This means that the most common problem of having a high instep is the continuous friction between the instep and the shoes. The other most common problem is the constant friction between the toes and the top part of the boots.

I understand how frustrating it can be having to try several different boot styles because they all feel too tight andtoo narrow. The issue is that there is a very small selection of winter boots for women with high instep, but the good news is that I will help you find them.

You are in good hands because I am an expert when it comes to fitting women’s shoes since I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last 10 years.  We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.

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One of the most common mistakes that I see women make is to assume that boots that are labeled as wide (“W”, “EE”) will automatically fit the shape of their wide feet and instep. In addition to finding a winter boot that is available in wide widths, you need to find a winter boot that provides extra depth.

Finding a winter boot that provides extra depth will allow your feet to fit deeply inside the boots and prevent the top part of your feet and toes from rubbing against the top part of the boots.

The issue is that most women’s shoes don’t come labeled as extra deep, and the only way to tell if a shoe provides these 2 features is by having tried or fitted the shoes before. This is when I come into play, since I know exactly which winter boots are deeper than others.

Please don’t settle for any winter boot thinking that they might stretch with time or that you will only wear them for a couple of hours and once in a while. It actually takes only a couple of wears in the wrong shoe size to develop foot issues such as blisters, calluses, or corns.

In addition to accommodating the shape of your high instep, the winter boots that I recommend provide the following features:

✅ Fully Waterproof: This feature helps keep your feet dry when walking through rain or snow. It’s important for you to know the difference between boots that are water resistant or water friendly and waterproof boots. Boots that are water resistant will keep your feet dry as long as you don’t step into a puddle.

✅ Insulated: This feature helps keep your feet warm during cold or snow days.

✅ Traction: This feature helps prevent women from slipping and falling, especially when walking through slippery surfaces.

✅ Lightweight/Flexible: This feature helps prevent the feet and legs from easily getting tired.

Without further due let’s take a look at a selection of the best winter boots for women with wide feet and high instep.

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I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before since that is the best way to tell the amount of support that the shoes provide, how durable they are, and most importantly how they fit.

The winter boots below have been worn by hundreds of women with wide feet and high insteps, and they have reported to be happy with how these boots accommodate their high instep and keep their feet dry and warm at the same time.

Here you can find a selection of the best winter boots for women with high instep. Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.


In order to buy any of these winter boots in the correct size, you need to be 100% sure of your foot size first. I don’t want you to end up wasting time and money by having to return the boots.

Winter boots that are too short can cramp your toes and make them overlap one another or rub against the side of the boots. On the other hand, winter boots that are too long will allow for too much foot movement inside the snow boots and create foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

Refer to the article below if you need assistance figuring out your exact foot size:

How To Measure Your Foot Shoe Size – The Most Simple And Effective Way!

Let’s see what other women with wide feet and high insteps have to say about these winter boots:

If you are still unsure of what winter boot size to order or you have a foot condition that makes it harder to find shoes that fit, please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I will help you find them: comfortablewomenshoes@gmail.com

Have you found another particular winter boot that has worked well in accommodating your high instep?  Please share your findings below so other women can benefit from your experiences.

About Juan Pablo Valenzuela 156 Articles
My name is Juan Valenzuela and since I started fitting shoes in 2009, I have helped several women who claimed that their feet were too wide or too narrow to find that particular shoe style that they didn’t even know existed. Are you experiencing foot and leg pain? I have helped hundreds of women who were experiencing foot and pain due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes.Something so simple such as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will keep your feet and legs healthy. I know which shoe brands and shoe styles are better than others from having fitted them before.

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