Hi-Tec Sierra Pamir 200 WP Boots

BEST FOR: BLIZZARDS

This waterproof duck-boot-sneaker mashup is the most foul-weather-ready shoe here, great for hiking in nasty conditions or snow-shoeing. The Vibram sole’s tirelike tread gripped icy sidewalks, and the light insulation kept our calf nice and toasty. Bummers: the faux fur has an odd bluish tint, and the heel cup runs narrow.

Brand: Hi-Tec $220
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