Chances are, you have a reliable pair of winter boots that have seen you through at least a few seasons. But on those arctic-esque days when you must trudge through all manner of wet, what you really want is pair of warm, slush-kicking, lined boots. That’s right, lined boots, which have an extra layer of warmth to keep your feet cozy as you shovel the driveway, march out to scrape your windshield, or run those cold-weather errands. . The best lined winter boots for men come in all shapes and sizes. Some fall on the more technical side with mountaineer-approved features and extra-thick insulation; others are more style-conscious, often made of leather and with a layer of soft shearling providing the warmth. Whichever you prefer, a great pair of lined boots, much like a great parka, are a critical part of your seasonal gear rotation. Here are some of our favorites.
Because your driveway won’t shovel itself, look to SOREL’s overbuilt, much-loved Caribou Boots, complete with a taller design to keep out drifting snow. The waterproof nubuck upper is 100 percent seam-sealed (no chance of leaks), while the recycled felt insulation is topped off with a cozy Sherpa cuff at the top. The vulcanized rubber shell is also built with maximum traction in mind.
When we think about reinforcements for winter gear, it’s easy to put style points on the shelf. That’s not the case with these handsome wool-lined boots. They’re crafted from waterproof leather and feature sleek touches like moc-toe stitching and a side zip. Through it all, the lug sole grips slippery city streets for a smooth ride.
Allow us to reiterate: There’s no shame in souping up a tried-and-true classic with a little something extra for winter. So it goes these “Bean Boots,” a chamois-lined update of a timeless pair. A full-grain leather upper meets L.L. Bean’s signature rubber chain-tread bottom. They’re like the boots you’ve worn for years, only even warmer and even more dependable.
UGG went back to the lab and dreamed up a pair of hard-wearing lined boots that go above and beyond its cozy slippers, yet feel just as comfortable. Sheepskin lining gives you the same interior comfort as more house-ready UGG shoes, but the Vibram outsole, waterproof design, and -4F temperature rating makes them ready for winter's worst.
Born in the frigid winter winds of Michigan, Wolverine’s Frost Insulated Boots are aptly named and ridiculously well-made. The trick here is the use of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, which is basically like wearing a thick parka on your feet.
Want something warm but still stylish as hell? These sneaker boots, lined in vegan shearling, are more well-suited for clear streets the days after a heavy snowfall. But they’re no less warm and ready for casual winter evenings. Crucially, the 100 percent vegan suede outer is water-repellent, with a lacing design inspired by mountaineering boots.
If you just can’t get enough of your classic Doc Martens boots (the choice of stylish rockers and guys everywhere), then here’s a winter-ready option to suit the most dedicated fans of the brand. It’s a seasonal twist on the famed 1460 (8-eye) silhouette, made with oiled leather and lined with black faux fur.