How to Choose Your Winter Boots?

Thinking of where to buy winter boots in Singapore? Here's some things for you to take into considerations when choosing a suitable pair of winter shoes/boots!

A good pair of winter shoes or boots will significantly alter how you feel on a winter trip.

These are the 3 main criteria to consider before buying one: usage, duration of the outing, and weather forecast.

Read on to find out more!


1. Usage 

Greater comfort and freedom of movement is required when walking across lowland. On the contrary, when mountain hiking, you will need the support of a winter boot.

2. Duration of walks

The duration of outings is often linked to level of cushioning required:

  • less than 3hr

    Short period 

    For a short period (less than 3 hours) heel cushioning is adequate

  • more than 3hr

    Medium - long periods

    For medium to long periods (over 3 hours) you will require built-in cushioning

3. Weather conditions

Some people plan outings depending on good weather, while others are not bothered by the weather.

Depending on the weather conditions that you are hiking in, you will require winter boots of different properties.

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    If you only hike in good weather, you will require breathability

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    If you are hiking in all weather, you will require waterproofing

If you are heading to countries with snow, you may also want to consider some designs that winter boots offer:

snow hiking

1.  Warmth

If you are planning to see the auroras, you may have to expose yourself to cold weather for a long time. Therefore, it is essential to keep your feet warm.

Our winter boots contain warm lining which provides good insulation. Based on tests on perceived cold conducted in the field, the thermal insulation of our boots when moving (dynamic) can withstand temperatures up to -16°C.

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2. Impermeability

This refers to a waterproof and breathable membrane inside your shoes, which keeps your feet dry and evaporates moisture out of the shoes.

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3. Grip

Our SNOWCONTACT soles are designed using a specific component and a lug pattern that is designed to provide the best possible grip and traction.

SNOWCONTACT soles are more effective than traditional soles on snow. When used on ice, optimum safety can only be ensured by adding non-slip grips.

We hope you found this guide useful in aiding your snow boots purchase!

Here's wishing you a great winter trip ahead.

How to Choose the Best Pair of Snow Boots

Written by: Odelia Chan

Hiking Digital Sports Leader, Decathlon Singapore

There's nothing more magical than experiencing snow (especially if you live in a tropical country)!

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