What shoes to pack for a snow vacation?

Shoes for walking in the snow - Melvin & Hamilton

Winter break and the reopening of the ski resorts bring back that unpleasant feeling of numb feet, frozen toes and wet socks. To fight the cold and protect the extremities of the body, the basis of good equipment in the snow is indeed footwear.

Don't be surprised again this winter and get ready to fight the cold in style: we've put together a selection of warm shoes, ideal for your walks in the snow. They combine comfort and style with good insulation, so you can walk through the snowy streets or go to a restaurant down the slopes.

What type of boots to choose for walking in the snow?

To enjoy your vacation in the mountains in complete peace of mind, it is important to be equipped with suitable shoes. First of all, you need to pay particular attention to the choice of soles so that you don't slip on icy pavements. Choose a thick sole to keep your feet dry when walking in the forest or on snowy expeditions. When it comes to materials, choose leather over suede, the former being more resistant to humidity than the latter. Finally, as far as the model is concerned, opt for high boots: lace-up boots, furry boots, knee-high boots, etc.

So don't be put off by harsh winter weather and check out our selection of the perfect snow boots, ideal for those who love the mountains and the ski slopes. If you're more into sledding than skiing, this guide works too.

01 For her, the warmest shoes for walking in the snow in style

High boots to keep your calves warm

Women's Boots Selina 61  Melvin & Hamilton

If you're in the middle of packing for a trip to the mountains, or if you're simply anticipating the winter temperatures of February, leather knee-high boots will be your perfect allies in keeping your feet dry and your calves warm. Their thick sole will give you a good grip on the ground and prevent you from slipping, despite the snow or ice. Pair them with a long dress with a side slit, or a short skirt for a chic look and a slim silhouette.

Furry boots to face the cold

Women's Boots Elisa 7 Melvin & Hamilton

To stay stylish in the ski resort, the furry boots will be your best friend to face the winter days. In addition to protecting you perfectly from the cold and humidity, these shoes inspired by the moon boots of your childhood are right on trend for winter. Whether you're in the Alps, the Pyrenees, or just at home where temperatures are dropping, dare to wear this chic and daring model with tights or over your skinny jeans.

Leather ankle boots for a rock chic look

Women's Boots Leonie 1 Women's Boots

For a slim silhouette and a confident walk, go for the three centimetre soles of the Leonie model. Inspired by the outdoors, between ski boots and mountain shoes, these robust models are perfect to avoid having frozen feet. Easy to wear in everyday life, these rock chic boots will be perfect for all your winter looks.

02 From the mountains to the city, here are the most comfortable men's shoes for walking in the snow

Lace-up boots that keep your ankles securely in place

Men's boots Trevor 5 Melvin & Hamilton

This is the ideal pair of shoes to slip into your suitcase when going for vacation. These light and flexible lace-up boots are the perfect way to keep your feet in place. With their toe and heel reinforcements, your feet will be well insulated from the cold. They will ensure comfort and elegance, so that you are comfortable and warm at the same time.

Colourful boots to stay stylish in the snow

Men's Boots Matthew 38 Melvin & Hamilton

Stand out from the crowd and dare to wear coloured boots for men! For walking on frozen ground, here is an elegant model that retains the warmth of your feet. These coloured boots will be ideal to enjoy your snowy stay in all serenity. Ideal for a short stroll or a long walk, they can be worn as easily with jeans for a casual, city look as with a chunky jumper and wool trousers in the mountains.

Thick-soled boots to protect your feet from the cold

Men's boots Trevor 31 Melvin & Hamilton

To protect your extremities from the cold, start with your feet. Why choose these leather boots? Their thick rubber sole will absorb shocks and prevent you from slipping. You'll be able to walk on icy streets comfortably and safely. Their hybrid design will allow you to go from your snowy walks to the evening festivities without having to change shoes. You don't have to be ankle-deep in snow to wear the Trevor!

03 Take care of your shoes!

Attention! All year round, and especially in winter, it is essential to take care of your shoes to prevent them from being damaged too quickly, especially by humidity. Use shoe trees, a nourishing cream, quality shoe cream... We give you tips on how to take good care of your shoes in winter and how to keep them as long as possible.