Skiing gives you the opportunity to visit some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, immersed in a world of fresh mountain air and soft white snow. Wherever your skiing holidays take you, whether it is a traditional ski village in Europe or a chic resort in Canada, you need different footwear from what you would normally wear in the city. You need warm and waterproof boots for on and off the slopes, but that is not to say that practical footwear cannot be pretty at the same time. Making sure you have stylish ski boots to match the natural beauty of the mountains seems only fair, so check out this selection of ski boots to keep your feet warm and dry while off the slopes.
The North Face Abby IV Luxe Boot
This seriously high-performance boot comes from the outdoor wear specialists, The North Face. For a high cut boot that offers the highest level of protection from the elements, these are the ones to go for. A brown leather boot featuring a faux fur collar and tongue, their appearance from the outside tells nothing of the technologies used to make these boots so good for the mountains. The waterproof fill grain leather upper looks stunning, and the Primaloft Eco insulation keeps your feet and lower legs wrapped up snug and warm, with not a drop of water getting in. Even the sole of the boot uses TNF Winter Grip, which will go a long way in helping you navigate even the most challenging terrain on the mountain. For a versatile, high performance boot that looks just as good as it feels, the The North Face Abby IV Luxe Boot ticks all the boxes.
Sorel Women’s Medina Rain Heel Boot
For something stylish and elegant to wear after you have finished on the slopes, the Sorel Women’s Medina Rain Heel Boot is the perfect choice. They look incredible, completely worthy of being worn down a cat walk, and the rubber upper could easily be fooled for leather. The felt lining will keep your feet warm and dry while the fully vulcanised waterproof rubber upper material will repel all the snow and water you walk through. The 4 inch heel and 1 inch platform will raise you up a notch, and the deep tread on the rubber sole should keep you from slipping over, just remember to avoid those patches of ice!
Black Diamond Shiva 110 Ski Boot
Choosing a pair of ski boots can be tough, and the right fit is more important than the way it looks. While ski boots are hardly the most elegant footwear anyway, that does mean to say you cannot add some style to your ski gear. For any of you out there who would like a touch of pink on their ski boot, the Black Diamond Shiva 110 is a ski boot that looks as good as it performs. This boot has been designed specifically with women skiers in mind, and boasts and chic white design with buckles and decal in pink. They received the Skier’s Choice 2013 Award from Powder Magazine, because not only do they look great, but they are in their own right excellent boots for skiing in. This lightweight boot comes with a Power Fit Light boot liner, making it more comfortable, warmer, and a better fit than any of Black Diamonds previous ski boots.
Rossignol Electra Pro 110 Ski Boot
Another award-winning women’s ski boot which has been beautifully designed is the Rossignol Electra Pro 110 ski boot. Starting with the look before moving onto the performance, the Electra Pro 110 is a silver, red, and white boot which uses a transparent polyether shell giving it an authentic ice and snow look. No dark colours or brash decals here, and the addition of a white faux fur collar on the boot gives it a great feminine touch. The liner of the boot is a specific women foam fit, using Total Thinsulate technology, to ensure your feet are kept as warm and as comfortable as possible while inside the boot. The boot is nice and light, helping your to walk as normally as possible while wearing a ski boot, and the soles have great traction to stop you from slipping. All in all a fantastic ski boot for women who want a stunning combination of style and performance.