Closeouts. When cold temperatures swoop in, Columbia Sportswear Minx Slip-On Omni-Heat® winter boots combine the flirty charm of a quilted upper and the impressive warmth of a thermal reflective lining and insulation.
Comfort rated to -25°F
200g Omni-Heat® thermal insulation provides the highest heat retention of any synthetic insulation in the industry
Omni-Heat® thermal reflective system reflects and retains your body heat for an average of 20% more warmth
Quilted nylon upper
Abrasion-resistant synthetic rand for durability
Side zip with internal gusset
Removable EVA footbed provides cushioning
TechLite® midsole provides shock absorption, support, stability and protection, and resists compression set
Reviewed by Mary the Missionary from Florida on Thursday, April 25, 2013
I have not had a chance to wear these boots in the cold. They were purchased for a trip to Eastern Europe in Nov. I can say that they are light and very comfortable. They are not bulky and can fit under the leg of jeans or a dress pant. I'm trusting in the Omni-Heat feature to keep my feet warm.
They do run small. Normally I wear a 9.5 but got these in a 10 based on others suggestions. I could probably use a 10.5 if I want to put on a couple of pair of sox.
Reviewed by Momma Behr from Minnesota on Friday, March 29, 2013
I wanted a pair of boots that are warm, lightweight, and easily strapped into my snowshoes. Unfortunately I'm buying them at the end of the "season", so I'm not sure they're going to perform exactly the way I want them to. They do meet my lightweight requirements; they feel like slippers! And, they do appear to be warm enough (although I've only tested them at 20F). I'm going to trust Columbia's Omni-Heat on this performance characteristic as it hasn't failed in the Columbia jacket I own. The last requirement is to strap readily into my snowshoes. Because my snowshoes are at the cabin, I haven't been able to check this out yet. I'm going to assume they will work just fine, as the heal and toe on these boots aren't nearly bulky as my Sorels. One thing I want to caution potential buyers on is the fact that these boots not only run small in length, but they also do in width. I'm a narrow size 9. I bought a 9.5 and have "just enough" wiggle room in the toe. But what really surprised me was how tight they fit across the top of my foot. I'm hoping they "stretch out" some with repeated use. Oh, and they're cute!