Whether you are going on a winter sports holiday or a walk in nature, or just want to get a fresh (and wet) nose: your shoes will always have a hard time in the winter months. Snow, rain, ice, wind, meltwater, road salt, etc. will take their toll. But a good pair of water- and windproof winter shoes will ensure these issues don’t stand a chance. Their main feature is excellent insulation against the cold. A warm fleece, cotton or synthetic fibre lining will keep your feet nice and warm, even in sub-zero temperatures.