Winter boots must be warm, comfortable, and waterproof. One brand that is known for producing the warmest winter boots is the Muck Boot Company.
Here are the best Muck Boots for the winter and extreme cold. Whether you’re living in Alaska and enduring temperatures as cold as -60 °F, these boots will keep your feet pleasantly toasty.
Top 5 Muck Boots For Winter and Extreme Cold
Whether you are looking for a pair of winter muck boots for men, women, or children, there is an option for everyone. Below are the top 5 muck boots for the winter and cold weather:
1. Best overall: Muck Boots Arctic Ice Extreme
The best Muck Boots for winter is, without a doubt, the Arctic Ice Extreme. While other Muck Boots can provide warmth in cold temperatures, only this boot can provide traction on ice.
These are just about the perfect general-purpose winter boots.
The soft fleece lining enhances comfort and provides warmth through long periods of standing or walking in subzero conditions. They are comfort rated from -60 °F to 30 °F (-50 °C to -1 °C)
Waterproof and tall enough to keep snow and puddles out, decent lug soles for snow, good grip on bare ice with the Vibram Arctic Grip soles, and easy to slip on and off.
Sure, there are warmer boots, or ones with better grip, but they are mostly special boots for snowshoeing or cutting lumber. I like these boots because they are so easy to take on or off and because they handle the widest range of conditions. Just slide them on and go.
These new soles do what they say. While nothing but cleats will stop you from slipping on 1/4″ of powder on glare ice, these soles work well in snow and bare ice, and very well on wet ice.
For the mud season, these Muck Boots get a little warm but are still wonderful. During a summer heat wave in the Arctic, however, these boots are way too warm.
I guess this would make them proper two-and-a-half-season Arctic boots.
Overall, the Muck Boots Arctic Ice Extreme can protect your feet from extremely cold weather and provides decent traction on ice. There are two versions: tall and mid.
2. Runner-up: Muck Boots Arctic Pro
Coming in at second place is the Muck Boots Arctic Pro.
Together with the Muck Boots Arctic Ice Extreme (number one on this list), the Muck Boots Arctic Pro are two of the warmest Muck Boots on the market today.
I like the 2 mm thermal foam beneath the footbed. It is designed to keep your feet warm in extreme temperatures. The fleece boot linings also add additional warmth and comfort.
Speaking of comfort, the extra thick 8 mm neoprene adjusts to the contours of your feet, providing amazing comfort while still retaining body heat in cold weather.
Just like sneakers, these Muck Boots are equipped with lightweight EVA insoles that offer incredible cushioning, while the Bob-Tracker outsoles are built for toughness and durability.
The only drawback to these boots is the absence of the Vibram Arctic Grip soles. This means that these boots do not provide decent traction on ice. You’ll need cleats instead.
Buy these Muck Boots if you need something warm, waterproof, and easy to slip on or off without laces. In fact, I like them so much that I bought a second pair for my little brother.
3. Best ankle snow boot: Muck Boots Arctic Excursion
Not everyone is a big fan of tall winter boots. If you would like ankle snow boots for the winter, then your best bet is to go for the Muck Boots Arctic Excursion. These are ankle boots.
While these Muck Boots look like the typical fashion boots, they are equipped with a high-grade extended rubber exterior that provides an additional tough waterproof barrier.
The low ankle cut design of these Muck Boots is perfect for cold, winter days when the snow is not too deep but the conditions are muddy, slushy, or wet.
While not as warm as the first two boots on this list, these versatile Muck Boots have a comfort rating of -40 °F/-40 °C, making them the ideal choice when the snow isn’t too deep.
The fleece lining offers tremendous comfort, softness, and durability. On the other hand, the EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and support on long, cold treks.
I really like the rubber pod EVA outsole of these winter boots because it grips slippery surfaces on a variety of terrains, from icy sidewalks to muddy walkways.
To summarize, ignore the negative reviews. These are great lightweight winter boots for hunting, chores, fishing, or whatever you’re doing outside on cold, snowy days.
4. For women: Muck Boots Women’s Arctic Ice Extreme
The best women’s muck boots for winter are without a doubt Arctic Ice Extreme. These winter boots are ideal for temperatures between -40 °F to 40 °F (-40°C to 4°C).
Most of the time, reviews for winter boots are written by people wearing them for an expedition to North Carolina’s the Blue Ridge Mountains. That’s great, but it does not reflect the performance in extreme cold.
Here’s the real review of the freezing temperatures in Alaska:
I have a friend who lives in a very remote village in Alaska that is only accessible by plane, and it’s only fair to ask her opinion about these Muck Boots since -50 °F temperatures are the norm.
Much to my delight, she has nothing bad to say about these boots. These boots not only hold up, but they also keep you warm and dry NO MATTER WHAT it is you’re doing outside!
She’s taken these boots for caribou hunting, exploring freezing oceans, and braving the elements, all the while wearing thick wool socks (no liner). Her feet stayed warm all day.
Granted, she goes out for about 4 hours at a time, but let’s be real, any longer exposure than that in extremely cold weather, and the durability of these boots will be the least of your worries.
Another thing that strikes her about these is how comfortable they are.
These boots don’t force you to walk with an awkward gait as most stiff boots do. Enough structure paired with good flexibility.
The high-grade extended rubber exterior of these Muck Boots provides extra toughness and makes for a 100% waterproof winter boot; pull tab for easy on/off
In terms of sizing, these boots are consistent.
My friend wears them with the thickest wool socks and her feet are perfectly comfortable. There’s plenty of room but these Muck Boots are definitely not coming off unless she wants them to.
To summarize, replace your standard winter boots with these puppies. The fleece lining is soft, durable for long wear, and provides exceptional warmth in frigid environments.
5. For kids: Muck Boots Rugged Ll Rubber Kids Snow Boot
During winter, you will also need to provide warmth for your little ones. No doubt, the best kids’ Muck Boots for winter is the Rugged Ll Rubber Kids Snow Boot.
Insulated and slip-resistant, these kids’ winter boots have everything little feet need to stay warm as they build a snowman, create a snow fortress, and stomp through the snow.
The rubber and neoprene construction is flexible and 100% waterproof. Also, these kids’ snow boots are easy to pull on and off through the day and fit snugly to keep out snow and splashes.
No matter how old your kids are, there is always a perfect size. These boots come in three size options: Toddles (1-4 years), Little Kid (4-8 years), and Big Kid (8-12 years).
On the inside, a soft fleece lining provides a comfort rating down to -40 °F/-40 °C, and EVA footbed cushions for long hours of outdoor play. These children’s winter boots are finished with an aggressive rubber outsole that grips onto the ice to prevent slips and falls.
Suitable for wear as girls’ snow boots or boys’ snow boots.
FAQ on Winter Muck Boots
I’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions about Muck Boots and extremely cold temperatures. Feel free to bookmark this page because I will always add new answers.
1. Are Muck Boots warm enough for the winter?
Even when you’re standing ankle-deep in snow and slush, Muck winter boots are ideal for outdoor work or leisure activities and will keep your feet warm during frigid weather.
2. What are the warmest Muck Boots you can buy?
The warmest Muck Boots you can buy are the Arctic Pro hunting boots. With a comfort rating of -60 °F to 30 °F (-50 °C to -1 °C), these insulated boots are the warmest Muck boots on the market.
Thanks to 2 mm of thermal foam beneath the footbed and fleece boot linings, the Arctic Pro Muck boots will keep your feet warm in even extremely cold temperatures.
3. Are Muck Boots good for snow and ice?
Only the Muck Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions Tall Rubber Winter Boots are good enough for snow and ice. The Vibram Icetrek full base layer provides unparalleled traction on dry ice.
While nothing but cleats will stop you from slipping on ice, the soles of the Arctic Ice Muck Boots work well in snow and bare ice, and surprisingly very well on wet ice.
And there you have it, the best Muck Boots for winter and extreme cold. You need the right pair of footwear to keep your feet warm and endure the thick snow and extremely cold weather.