The Best Winter Boots in 2020

Posted by Lee Fleming on

With the inevitable colder months and the Winter solstice, we’re all adjusting to the shortened days and additional layers required outside to stay warm and protect against the elements. While the Winter coats and knitwear take over our wardrobe the change of footwear is something many of us have come to enjoy and prepare for, in particular the Winter boot.

A pair of Goodyear welted boots will last a long time even when put to the test in the Winter months therefore it’s important to invest wisely. Providing it is well made from premium materials there are several Winter boots best suited for this time of the year but are dependent on your individual style.

Brogue Boots

Calder - Men's handmade Brogue Boots by Barker

 A traditional boot option from the Barker Country collection is the brogue boot, an English classic that can be worn in several ways including being dressed up or down. The Calder brogue boot is a popular ankle lace-up boot that features in the Barker Icon Series, celebrating the Earls Barton village shoemakers 140th anniversary. Made on the 460 last from premium calf and grain leather on a British Dainite rubber sole, Calder is a sturdy boot for the unpredictable outdoor conditions.

Chelsea boot

Hopper's Handmade Shoes by Barker

An elegant Winter option is the Chelsea boot, in particular, the Barker Mansfield, a classic Chelsea boot silhouette that is made on the 486 last from premium calf and grain leather with a choice of full leather or Dainite rubber sole. Furthermore, the Barker Bedale and Sergey are Professional and BarkerTech Chelsea boots that can be worn formal or casual depending on the occasion. For casual or relaxed Chelsea boot style the Freddie and Hopper suede Chelsea boots from the Creative collection are ideal in particular the Freddie if you’re looking for a lightweight boot as its made on a comfortable crepe sole.

Chukka boot

Orkney Men's handmade Chukka Boots by Barker

A menswear staple out of the best Winter boots by Barker is the Chukka boot and not just because there is less lacing to deal with. The Barker Orkney boot is a Country collection staple that is made on the 29 last from premium grain leather on a Dainite rubber sole. Other Chukka boots that come highly recommended by the Barker team includes the Connor and Navona boots from the Creative and London collections.

Hiking boot

Glencoe Men's Handmade Hiking Boot by Barker

For classic outdoor style, the Glencoe hiking boot is preferred when worn with denim jeans or chinos. The Glencoe is made on the 29 last from premium grain leather and burnished suedes on a lightweight Vibram sole offering boot function and practicality.

Explore all the boot options in the Barker Autumn / Winter 2020 collection online, in particular, the Country collection which includes the Donegal and Foley lace-up boot styles.