Insulated hiking boots are a recommended in winter hiking trips. Insulation of your hiking boots is crucial in boots for warmth. The feet are farthest from the body's center of heat and thus need more insulation than any other part of the body.
The Thinsulate™ Insulation is one of the lightest synthetic insulations available in the market. This makes Thinsulate Insulation much more important to a cold-weather hiking boot. Thinsulate™ Insulation is ideal for boots are its compression resistance and durability. It can take a beating and still retain those little pockets of air so important for keeping feet warm.
A good insulated hiking boot retains warmth even when wet. Thinsulate insulation absorbs less than one percent of its weight in water, so it keeps feet warm even in damp conditions.
There are various levels of insulation for various weather conditions. For instance, for cool climate, not more than 200 grams per square meter of insulation may suffice. The concentration of insulation increases for more severe conditions of cold.
Few of brands that provide insulated hiking boots are, Kamik (Bonafide Hiking Boots - Insulated), Hi-Tec (Altitude IV Insulated Hiking Boots) and Rocky (Lynx Insulated GORE-TEX® Boots).