How To Find The Perfect Cold Weather Military Boots For Winter 2023

Not all boots are manufactured equal. If you’re looking for your ideal pair this winter, there are some key features that you should be looking out for, insulation, tread, leather thickness. gaiter or crampon compatibility. Have a read of this short blog post to find out more about how to find the perfect set of cold weather military boots for winter 2023.

What To Look Out For In Cold Weather Military Boots

There are certain key features to be looking for when you’re trying to find the perfect pair of cold weather military boots for you:


GORE-TEX products are the gold standard in modern waterproofing technology, maintaining fantastic breathability while providing unparalleled protection against wind and rain. GORE-TEX technology employs an extremely thin membrane that provides it with its incredible durability, waterproofing and breathability. The pores on this membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a singular drop of water, making you practically invulnerable against wet weather.

Vibram Soles

Having Vibram soles on your cold weather military boots gives you a significant advantage over other winter footwear because of their stellar reputation for comfort, traction and durability. The soles have been manufactured from Vulcanized Rubber, which has a much greater capacity for insulation than typical felt. Boots with Vibram soles also enjoy significantly improved traction due to their Tsavo, Vanguard or Artic Grip Trac II®  tread pattern.

Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather makes for a premium choice of material for a pair of cold weather military boots. Known for its combination of breathability, durability and aesthetic appeal, full grain leather is considered the highest quality type of leather available - something you definitely want if you’re looking for a high-quality pair of cold weather military boots.

LOWA's Best Winter Military Boots For 2023

LOWA GORE-TEX Combat Boots MK2

Heading up our selection of LOWA’s best winter military boots for this year are the LOWA GORE-TEX Combat Boots MK2. Combining all of the strengths of GORE-TEX, Vibram soles and full grain leather, this pair of combat boots makes for an ideal choice of winter boots. These combat boots are popular choices among police forces, security personnel and emergency service providers across the world.

LOWA Breacher Boots

Following up are the LOWA Breacher Boots. Also featuring Vibram soles and full grain leather, LOWA Breacher Boots provide incredible ankle protection and shock absorption as standard, and thanks to LOWA RAYFLECT technology, they also reflect sunlight. They are also available with an option for GORE-TEX fabric to take the Breacher Boots to the next level of quality protection and make them a premier choice of occupational footwear this winter.


If you’re looking for an option that’s a bit easier on the budget without sacrificing too much in the way of quality, then the LOWA Z8N GORE-TEX C Boots are the way to go. The Z8N Boots combine the strengths of GORE-TEX, nubuck leather and Cordura fabric in order to create a tactical boot with plenty of durability and breathability. And you won’t have to worry about traction when your boots come equipped with LOWA Tactical Z Trac soles, which have a specialised tread designed for extreme grip. With all of that available in such a cost-effective package, the Z8N makes for a serious contender for your perfect cold weather military boots this year.