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Love shoes? Then take good care of them with the footwear tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
Inspect the boot
Inspect the boot inside and out -- the liner should be thick and soft, and the outside should be made of waterproof leather or rubber.
Pick a full lace
Pick a full lacing system for a tighter fit and to prevent sock slippage.
Check the tread of the boot. Look for cross-hatching on the sole that will grip and bite in icy conditions without clogging with snow.
Invest in quality
Invest in quality -- a good pair of winter boots may cost extra, but can last years longer in brutal conditions than cheaper boots.
Test each pair of boots, as sizing among manufacturers can vary greatly, and take your time -- you'll be climbing Everest before you know it.