Men’s winter shoes [The trends you need]

winter walking

As the nights draw in and the seasons change, cold feet are inevitable. While the cooler months bring heavy rain, frosted paths and dull clouds, there are still so many reasons to get exploring outdoors. However, this means you’re going to need some trusted men’s winter shoes to keep your feet comfortable and protected against the elements. 

Here at Rieker, we’re on hand with a rundown of the best winter shoes for men, discovering the latest trends as well as exploring exactly what you should be looking for when it comes to choosing your winter boots. 

Men’s winter boots: What to look for

  • Quality materials.
  • Maximum reflexibility.
  • Optimum shock absorption on varying surfaces.
  • A lightweight feel for ultimate freedom.
  • Solid support. 
  • Waterproof properties.

The best winter shoes for men 

1. Walking boots

walking boots

Regardless of your outdoor activity of choice, walking boots have now established themselves as footwear essential when it comes to battling the great British weather. Whether it’s hiking up a mountain, navigating city streets, walking the dog, or the occasional trip to the local pub, walking boots can be the perfect option. 

brown boots

Offering undeniable comfort, ankle support, and other foot relieving orthopaedic features such as antistress footbeds and full-leather linings, they’re footwear you can depend on. 

Here at Rieker, we don’t compromise on style to achieve optimum functionality. Utilising high-quality, lightweight, and elastic components, Rieker antistress shoes eliminate pressure points, absorb shocks, and keep you walking with a spring in your step all day long.

Our top pick: Rieker men’s brown lace up boots 

Features: Leather upper, lace-up with zip, extra wide fitting, RIRICON-sole, lambswool lining with TEX. 

Benefits: Flexible, plenty of space for movement or thick socks, insulating for toasty toes, sturdy grip for hiking, easily removed and cleaned. 


2. Working boots

working boots

If you’re looking for warm shoes for winter, then working men’s boots are some of the best boots ever made. Originally designed for use in factories and shipping yards, they boast all the robust features you need when exploring the outdoors. Offering waterproof properties, padded ankle support, high grip soles, and incredibly cosy linings, they are virtually indestructible. 

men's brown boots

Today, work boots have had a contemporary transformation and are available as a casual fashion shoe, with all the benefits still remaining. The best part? They are so easy to style with everything from trousers and jeans to waterproof bombers and parkas.

Our top pick: Rieker men’s brown boots 

Features: Leather upper, wide fitting, Velour lining,  Thermoplastic Elastomer sole. Benefits: Sturdy ankle support, undeniable comfort for extended wear, full flexibility when walking.  



3. Brogue boots   

brogue boots

If the walking or work boot is a little too ‘outdoor explorer’ for your liking, then you will be a fan of the brogue boot. A sartorial hybrid, a brogue boot provides you with the same winter warming properties a chunkier, more robust boot would, but with the delicate detailing and highly-regarded smartness that a classic brogue is known for. 

smart brogue boots

Brogues can be styled with any outfit you complement your traditional brogues with, whether that’s smart, formal wear, or smart casual off-duty styling. The ultimate companion to a tweed blazer and jeans, brogue boots can even be worn with your office attire come the winter months. 

Our top pick: Rieker men’s brown lace-up boots

Features: Leather upper, lace-up and zip, wide+ fitting, Thermoplastic Elastomer sole. 

Benefits: Ultimate protection against the elements, super stylish, full flexibility when walking. 


4. Chelsea boots

chelsea boots

Chelsea boots make a versatile addition to your capsule wardrobe, as they can take you effortlessly from desk to dinner. A high-quality pair of Chelsea boots can be worn with a tailored two-piece suit, just as they can with your favourite jeans at the weekend. 

While many of us scare at the thought of suede in the winter, their sophisticated style is definitely worth it. What’s more, this delicate material is actually really easy to keep pristine.  Regular cleaning, brushing, and a good waterproof protection spray should be more than enough to keep them in top condition. Check out our ‘How to clean your dirty boots’ blog for more details.

brown pull on boots

Alternatively, opt for a classic leather style which boasts cold weather-ready rubber soles and an insulating outer. 

Our top pick: Rieker men’s brown pull on boots 

Features: Leather upper, slip-on, wide+ fitting, Elastomer sole, velour lining. 

Benefits: Pull-on easily, sturdy grip, long-lasting comfort,  easy styling. 


5. Ankle boots

men's ankle boots

A men’s winter must-have shoe. Ankle boots, like Chelsea boots, are smart enough to style with a blazer,  tailored trousers and roll neck, but are also chilled enough to pair with laid-back chinos and a sweatshirt. Whatever the event on the horizon, there are so many styles, designs and colours, you’d struggle to get this look wrong. 

Leather ankle boots are perfectly suited to the wet and cold, providing strong resilience and a waterproof outer they provide the protection, without compromising on elegance and style. 

cukka boots

Chukka boots and desert boots are trusted favourites when it comes to ankle boots and dressing for winter. They don’t look out of place on an adventure, yet still pass the pub-safe test for a spot of lunch or drink with friends come the evening. 

Our top pick: Rieker men’s brown pull on boots 

Features: Synthetic upper, zip fastening, wide+ fitting, Elastomer sole, warm lining with membrane. 

Benefits:  Flexible, plenty of space for movement, insulating for warm feet, sturdy grip, full flexibility when walking. 


Black Friday Sale: Men’s winter shoes

f you’re looking to update your autumn-winter footwear, then our huge Black Friday Sale could be the perfect time to invest. In this well-anticipated sale, you’ll find our current season, autumn and winter styles with up to 50% discount,  making our men’s winter shoes more affordable than ever!

You could even get prepared for spring-summer, with up to 50% discount across our sandals, and lighter weather shoe styles!  

When is the Rieker Black Friday sale?

The Rieker Black Friday Sale will run from midnight on the 26th November 2020, to the 1st December 2020. As well as these exclusive offers,  we’ll be offering free delivery and returns within 90 days. Be sure to not miss out!  

Whatever choice you make when it comes to choosing warm shoes for winter, at least one of our boot trends deserves a place in your wardrobe. Whether you’re a mountain hiker, an urban city seeker or a country lover, our men’s boots and casual boots here at Rieker provide the protection your feet need when tackling the elements and offer the stability needed for exploring all kinds of terrain.


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