Can I purchase mens après and snow boots at Anaconda?
Yes, no matter what the conditions or your planned activities, if you need new snow or apres boots, Anaconda can help. With a large range of different boots including short and long styles, in sizes 36 – 47, or small to extra-large, you will be able to find comfortable, practical and stylish boots here at Anaconda. With brands such as Cape, Chute, XTM, and 37 degrees South represented in the range, you can rely on getting some well-fitting boots at great prices.
What should I look for when buying snow boots?
When you're shopping for snow boots, the first thing to do is to determine what you need the snow boots for. If you're planning on tackling the slopes or doing some winter hiking, you'll want snow boots with a heavily treaded sole. If you just need a pair of boots to get you to and from the ski slopes or even to the shops, a pair of slip-on snow boots will do the job. Other things to look out for:
Water resistance: Above everything, you want your snow boots to be waterproof, no matter what activities you're using them for. The warmest pair of boots won't keep your toes warm once they get wet. Look for waterproof boots made of water-resistant synthetics or waterproofed leather to keep your feet dry.
Warmth ratings: Keeping your feet warm and dry in the winter months is what snow boots are made for. The warmer the boot, the more comfortable you'll be trudging through ice and snow. For winter sports, you'll want boots that are both warm and breathable. If you need a boot to keep your feet warm around town, choose fleece and fur-lined snow boots to keep you well insulated.
Traction: Snow and ice can be hazardous and slippery. You'll want a pair of boots to keep you on your feet when it's slippery underfoot. For strenuous outdoor activities, you'll need a pair of cold weather boots with a heavily treaded rubber sole. For everyday wear, a pair of winter boots with a flexible rubber sole will help keep snow from building up on the bottom of your boot and offer enough traction to cross slick patches.
Weight: When you add layers of waterproof and insulating material and a thick rubber sole, snow boots can get heavy. Snow boots made of light, synthetic materials are a great choice if you're looking for something to build snowmen in the back yard. If you're looking for something to wear for winter sports, you'll want your boots to be substantial, but not so heavy that they wear you out.
How do I care for my snow boots?
That depends on the material they are made of. If the uppers of your boots are made from synthetic or man-made materials, wiping them clean with water and a mild detergent will do the trick. Leather, fabric and suede boots will prefer specialist cleaning materials both for cleaning and re-proofing if you want your boots to be used for the following season.