I have had a pair of hiking boots similar to these for a number of years: https://www.rei.com/product/143308/keen-durand-ii-mid-wp-hiking-boots-mens

That is not the exact pair, but the ones I have are mostly leather with a little fabric around the tongue and very high up on the ankle.

I have worn these on long day hikes in the snow a couple times, and by the end of the day, my feet are wet. In those situations, it was fairly warm, 40's and 50's so with good socks, my feet were comfortable even wet. But I am looking to do some overnight backing in the snow this winter / spring and maintaining dry feet seems like more of a concern.

I have been looking at boots described as waterproof snow boots like the ones below among others. My question is can I expect any of these to do a better job of keeping my feet dry than the boots I already have? Can any of them keep feet dry after 6-8 hours in snow that may be wet? I don't want to spend $200 on boots and find I am not really in a better situation.




Edited by Louie (11/11/20 01:13 PM)