All women’s boots, with very few exceptions, use an identical lower shell as their men’s counterparts, making the customary adaptations (narrower heel, proportionately wider forefoot) for the female foot in the liner. Women’s cuffs are invariably lower and may feature some means of increasing the size of the aperture. Because of the difference in cuff height, women’s flexes don’t align precisely with men’s boots of the same index; for this reason, we designate all women’s flexes with a “W.”

Unless noted otherwise, readers should presume the women’s versions cited here have identical shell properties and features as their male siblings. We are listing women’s boots separately primarily so our female readership could search our connected specialty shops for women-specific models.