Winter weather is here and you need a pair of boots tha […]
Winter weather is here and you need a pair of boots that can handle the cold weather and snow. Rubber boots are popular because they are 100% waterproof and can handle the sloppy, wet conditions that winter throws at us. Rubber boots are warm. Unlined rubber boots are a moderate thermal insulator to keep you warm in cold conditions.
Rubber boots are generally known for their rain boots reputation. Children and adults of all ages don their rain boots and wade and splash in the giant puddles because they trust their feet will stay dry. Rubber boots will keep you warm because science has determined that rubber is a good thermal insulator.
Rubber boots are great for snowy conditions because they are waterproof and won't get salted and damaged like leather boots. And, as we discussed, they do provide reasonable warmth. If you're doing simple errands and looking for boots to handle snowy weather, rubber is a great option.
Second, you need to make sure the rubber boots have the proper traction and outsole needed to handle slippery conditions. Most rubber boots do have good traction, but there are exceptions. Raising the heel slightly helps provide some extra slip protection.