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Brussels in December - snow boots? Waterproof shoes?

I heading to Brussels for a 5 day visit in December and am seeing that they have lots of rain and potentially snow. I need to know if I’ll need snow boots (insulated and warm and waterproof) or should I just waterproof my existing leather shoes? I’ll be walking a lot but not planning on standing in any puddles! 😊

Posted by
7367 posts

You don't need snow boots in Belgium just sturdy shoes. But if you are on blood thinners and tend to get cold than consider something warmer.

Posted by
5124 posts

Standard leather shoes with good seams should do the trick, perhaps with the help of a waterproof spray.
Out of curiosity, is your 5-day stay just for tourism? If so, it feels very long for Brussels.

Posted by
17237 posts

Snow in Brussels in December would be very unusual, but possible. Rick says, "Pack for the best scenario, not the worst."

Posted by
22421 posts

I would use shoes that are waterproof. Sprays and wax compounds are temporary at best and generally ineffective.

Posted by
25 posts

To Balso. Thx for your suggestion. My friends and I will be using Brussels as a base for 5 days, spending a day in Brugge and a day in Ghent and two-three days in Brussels.

Posted by
4905 posts

Ditto the no to snow boots, but if you’ll be doing a lot of outdoor walking, then something waterproof might be nice to have.