Best Footwear For Walking On Ice


With the cold weather setting in for the winter, it's no surprise you want to find sturdy footwear that will keep you safe on the ice.

As you've landed on our blog, you'll probably realise our best recommendations for winter footwear are walking boots and shoes. The reason for that is you need footwear that have rubber soles and a good, deep tread pattern on the bottom, so you can get a decent grip on icy surfaces.

We would also recommend boots are shoes that are waterproof (when the snow and ice melts, the last thing you want is wet, cold feet), and some form of insulation against the cold.

You'll also want footwear that is comfortable and provides good support on the ice and snow. Many people recommend wellies in the snow, but in our experience - whilst they have a good tread - they don't provide good enough ankle support.

Our footwear recommendations for walking on ice include the following:

Anatom V2 Vorlich Boot Navy

A lightweight, breathable and waterproof boot, which has a brilliant tread for walking on ice and snow. 

Anatom V2 Vorlich Boot Navy - Best Boots for walking on ice

Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Shell Waterproof Boots Black

Featuring a protective rubber shell for all-over defence from snow and ice, this boot allows you to take on the winter with confidence.

Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Shell Walking Boots

Viking Arctic 2 Wellington Boots 

We know, we said not to get wellington boots, but the Viking Artic boots are a little different, and designed specifically for winter. Providing 2.5 times more insulation than normal PU boots, these boots are a popular choice for winter weather. These thermo boots are exceptionally durable, with an aggressive lug pattern that grips snow and ice with ease.

Viking Arctic 2 Wellington Boots - Best Walking Boots for ice and snow

Salomon GTX Boots

A favourite with DofE and Scout groups, the GTX boots should be a staple part of your boot collection. With a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane, and the Contagrip sole unit, these boots will keep you safe on the ice.

Salomon GTX Boots - Best Footwear for walking on ice

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX Womens Boots Ice Castles

Packed with top-of-the-range features, this boot offers exceptional protection against the winter elements. The Gore-Tex waterproof membrane protects you from the elements, and the Vibram Arctic Grip Dura gives you excellent grip on wet ice and added durability.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX Womens Boots Ice Footwear

Sorel Madson Zip Waterproof Boots

If you want a pair of boots that don't look like you're going on a big hike or expedition, then the Sorel Madson boots are a good shout. Like a hybrid Chelsea + Walking boot, the Madson's are waterproof full grain leather boots, and have seam-sealed construction work to keep you dry. They also have a decent grip to keep you upright on light snow and ice.

Sorel Madson Zip Waterproof Boots
There you have it! The best footwear / boots for walking on ice. Want to add to our list? Feel free to leave your option in the comments below! :)

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