Choosing The Perfect Winter Boots

September 18, 2017
choosing the right winter boots
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There’s been a definite change in the weather during the past week and it’s got us very excited about the colder months to come. Autumnal colours, misty mornings and the first frost. There’s something about Autumn/winter that really gets us going.

With the change in seasons comes a change in attire. Summer wear gets packed up and put away for another year, and in its place, thicker layers, winter hats and sturdy footwear make a return to rotation.

Wearing hiking boots out in the hills is one thing. But when it comes to casual wear, it can be tough to choose the right footwear. There are so many styles which, to be honest, look awful. Finding the perfect balance between a well made, solid boot which also looks good when worn with a pair of jeans can be tough.

A good pair of boots is a staple item in your winter wardrobe. Here we look at the best winter boots to wear off the mountain.

Red Wing Heritage

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Red Wing is a brand with a rich and fruitful heritage. Founded in 1905 by Charles Beckman, Red Wing began producing work boots in Minnesota and has since flourished into one of the most sought-after footwear brands in men’s fashion.

The Moc Toe Work Boots are a favourite and understandably the most popular range. The boots originate from the 1950’s and feature a moc toe design- a timeless silhouette.  Constructed from a copper rough and tough leather upper and the signature Traction Tred sole, Red Wing boots are designed to last a lifetime. Well, almost.

Because Red Wing boots are handcrafted from the highest quality materials, you can expect to pay a premium. However to search for the best price from a number of different retailers you can use sites like Lyst. 

Find out more about Red Wing Heritage here.



Danner is another American boot brand that needs little introduction. The classic, stumpy shape of the Danner Mountain boot is an absolute classic that has inspired hundreds of styles of walking boots and casual boots alike.

Established in 1932 by Charles Danner, the company has operated on the principles of quality materials and craftsmanship to create a truly superior product.

Learn more about Danner boots here.



And finally, a European brand to add to the list. Fracap is an Italian brand born in the small town of Puglia- where it has remained ever since. Italian shoemakers have a reputation for designing the finest quality footwear in the world, and Fracap is no exception. Every pair of Fracap boots is made by hand in Puglia, ensuring that its reputation for top-quality materials and craftsmanship remains intact.

Although the shape of the M120 is similar to the Danner Mountain boot, there is a distinctly European feel to the Fracap silhouette. The Ripple Sole Sacrponcino shape is arguably the most iconic shape with its heavy grooved ripple sole.

To buy Fracap boots in the UK visit End Clothing.


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