Are you having a hard time finding a pair of winter boots that are warm, waterproof, and can accommodate your narrow foot shape at the same time? Women with narrow feet struggle to find comfortable shoes, and their shoe quest gets even harder when it’s time to find seasonal shoes such as boots. I have been helping women with narrow feet find the perfect pair of shoes for their feet for the last 10 years, and I believe I will be able to help you as well.
I work for a local shoe store that specializes in helping people with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot and leg conditions. Some women in addition to having narrow feet are also dealing with foot problems such as flat feet, bunions, weak ankles, etc. When I am fitting a pair of shoes for women with narrow feet (that they didn’t know existed), I always ask them to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow your feet are, there is at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your feet perfectly!
After having tested several different shoe brands and styles, I concluded that boots need to provide 3 key features to accommodate a narrow foot.
Winter Boots for Women with Narrow Feet – The 3 Key Features!
When it comes to selecting the best winter boots for women with narrow feet, there’s no one-size-fits-all style or approach, but there are 3 key features that the boots must provide to steer you in the right direction.
1️⃣ 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. Below you can find an image of one of the narrow winter boots that I recommend that have laces:
2️⃣ The winter boots that I recommend have narrower toe-boxes and a slimmer silhouette for optimum snugness. For example, both of the boots below are the same size in length and width. However, do you notice how the boot on the right has a narrower toe-box compared to the boot on the left? I will provide you with a link to the boot below shortly.
3️⃣ It’s important that you choose boots made from high quality leathers so they can keep their structure over time.
✅ Additional feature: Some of the boots that I recommend are available in narrow widths (N), which makes them ideal for women with narrow feet. If you notice that a boot is not labeled as narrow, that means that it fits naturally narrow.
What are the Best Shoe Brands that Manufacture Boots for Narrow Feet?
There are only a few shoe brands that manufacture winter boots for women with narrow feet. One of my go-to shoe brands is called Propet, as it manufactures boots that are designed for women who are looking for comfortable shoes without wanting to compromise style. This brand uses premium leathers, rustic details and hand-finished touches to form the essence of the brand.
You should know that Propet is still one of the few brands in the marketplace that women can rely on, you can always find the unusual sizes and widths. They firmly believe that shoes can only be comfortable when they are a perfect fit, which I totally agree with.
Another one of my go-to shoe brands is called Clarks. This shoe brand manufactures boots that are capable of fitting narrow feet, and most of their styles are available in narrow widths.
It’s important to note that simply because I recommend a specific shoe brand that doesn’t mean that all shoes from that specific brand will accommodate your narrow foot shape. There are certain styles among each brand that fit a lot better than others.
To make things easier for you I have compiled a list of the best warm waterproof winter boots for women with narrow feet. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Warm Waterproof Winter Boots for Women with Narrow Feet
Take a look at the description below each boot to find out whether it’s available in narrow widths (N), the features that the boots provide, and the size that you should order to prevent your longest toe from rubbing against the front part of the boots.
Several women who already tried these boots were amazed about how well they fitted their narrow feet! With that said, how effective these boots will be for your narrow feet directly depends on how narrow your feet are and your unique foot anatomy. What works really well for some women might not work as well for others.
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:
How to Check If the Boots Fit Correctly
Follow these 3 easy and simple steps to check whether the boots are fitting your foot shape correctly:
- First, check the toe-box of the boots and see if there is too much extra material around it.
- Then, check whether you can slide your finger around the heel area of the shoe. If you feel like you can slide your whole finger around it, then the boot might be too wide for your feet.
- Lastly, check if you feel like your feet move too much inside the shoes (this is also a sign that the boots are too wide). This can be a huge issue since when your feet move too much inside the shoes, that constant friction can lead to blisters, calluses, and corns.
If you happen to have a child with narrow feet that also needs a pair of winter boots, you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best narrow boots for children:
Resources for Women with Narrow Feet – Sneakers and Dress Shoes!
I created other resources 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:
By the way, if you are looking for a pair of comfortable and warm winter socks there is a different resource I created that you might find helpful:
Let me know in the comments section below if you have found a specific pair of winter boots that worked well for your narrow feet. I am sure that other women with narrow feet will find your recommendations helpful!