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Sorel Caribou Womens Snow Boots

With winter just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about snow boots - particularly if you're heading out to the mountains soon.

Trainers just won't do when it's raining or there's snow on the ground. Proper snow boots not only look good, but they will keep your feet warm and dry.

Here are a few of the best for 2015.

Columbia Womens Bugaboot Snow Boots

Columbia Womens Bugaboot Snow Boots

Columbia Womens Bugaboot Snow Boots

Price: £120

Are you one of those people who always has naturally cold feet?

These waterproof Columbia boots are lined with omni-heat thermal reflective material which traps the body heat into the boots. As soon as you pull them on, your toes are immediately toasty.

We like the sturdy hiking boot feel to this pair. They wouldn't look out of place in the city, just as they would be perfectly suited for a snowy trail.

Buy the Columbia Bugaboot Snow Boots here

Emu Australia Shaw Lo Boots

Emu Australia Shaw Lo Snow Boots

Emu Australia Shaw Lo Snow Boots

Price: £165

You wouldn't naturally think Emu boots would be good in the snow. However, they've now developed these waterproof pairs which are perfect for rainy and snowy winter days.

We can vouch for the fact they actually keep the rain out! The durable traction sole gives extra grip, meaning you won't be sliding all over icy streets.

Inside, they are lined with their trademark humane Australian sheepskin. These boots are so soft and cosy, you'll never want to take them off.

Buy the Emu Australia Shaw Lo Boots here

Keen Women's Hoodoo III Snow Boots

Keen Womens Hoodoo III Snow Boots

Keen Womens Hoodoo III Snow Boots

Price: £135

If you're looking for a super warm hiking boot to slosh through snow drifts, then these brilliant boots from Keen are exactly what you ned.

With faux fur trim around the top and 200g insulation, these boots will keep your toes warm in even the coldest of temperatures.

They fit nice and snug to your foot - and come with the trademark chunky Keen sole that absorbs shock when you walk.

Buy the Keen Hoodoo III Women's Snow Boots here

Cat Footwear Women's Darcy Winter Boots

Cat Darcy Waterproof Snow Boots

Cat Darcy Waterproof Snow Boots

Price: £69

Fancy something a bit more biker street-style? These Cat boots look great and are practical for wet, slushy conditions.

The full-grain waterproof leather uppers will keep you dry in rain or slushy snow.

Ideal for wearing around the city or strolling around ski towns after a day on the hill.

Buy the Cat Darcy Winter Boots here

Roxy Himalaya Snow Boots

Roxy Himalaya Snow Boots

Roxy Himalaya Snow Boots

Price: £100

Roxy certainly know what they are doing when it comes to making snow boots for women.

We are loving these Himalaya snow boots. They are totally waterproof with faux fur insulation inside. It comes in navy blue or a jazzy striped pattern, if you want something a little more colourful.

Buy the Roxy Himalaya Snow Boots here

Sorel Women's Caribou Snow Boots

Sorel Womens Caribour Snow Boot

Sorel Womens Caribour Snow Boot

Price: £129.99

Sorel are masters when it comes to creating the perfect snow boot. They make high quality, durable snow boots that keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -40°C.

Yes, they are quite pricey. However, coming from someone who has worn these boots several degrees below zero in the Russian wintertime, they are totally worth every penny

Buy the Sorel Women's Caribou Snow Boots here

The North Face Womens Chilkat III Snow Boots

The North Face Womens Chilkat III Boots

The North Face Womens Chilkat III Boots

Price: £110

If you are hiking along trails in the Alps during winter - or even just in the Lake District - you're going to want good sturdy boots to keep your feet dry as well as grippy on icy terrain.

These boots from The North Face are ideal for strenuous winter hiking. They are completely waterproof and have 200g Heatseeker insulation.

Buy The North Face Women's Chilkat III Snow Boots here