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Old 11-06-2014, 05:09 PM
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What the warmest socks you own........??

the older I get the harder it is to keep my feet warm during hunting season
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:28 PM
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Years ago I flew cargo planes with no insulation in them. At altitude my feet would turn to ice cubes.

The formula that worked for me was a normal thin dress sock inside of a neoprene booty, inside of leather boots. Feets stayed warm then on.
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I have tried it all. Every trick in the book. My feet will not stay warm. It is usually what runs me out of the woods. My best bet is to use a good wicking sock, over that a nice quality wool sock, then a good pair of insulated boots. I use rubber boots with 2000g insulation. If the temps are down in the teens, about 4hrs is all I can go.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:40 PM
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Best Socks hands down! Pro Feet!!!!!!!
http://www.profeet.com/ShopOnline.aspx
Trust me on this one, I am from textile central.
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Smart...h-All+Products


http://www.sierratradingpost.com/kee...4886n/reviews/


Ive been in -16 for extended periods of time in this set up and I was as toasty as sitting in front of the fire place. I had problems with the googles fogging then freezing on the inside so I had to work very slowly to keep from building up to much heat.

Here they are with some yak tracks on. The day earlier I fell on my ass because I didn't have the yaks on.
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for hunting they make boot covers that are suppose to be very warm just put them on when you get in you stand. I have never tried them or even seen them just heard people talking about them.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:53 PM
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X2 on the SmartWool' Wife & I have been using a few years now and worth the $$.
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Sierra trading post was mentioned already as a great spot to buy socks. Really to buy anything for that matter, I've been shopping there since they had drawings in their catalogs.

Smart wool socks from them are my go tos for ski socks.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:13 PM
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What are you using for hunting boots?
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:26 PM
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Smartwool with a thin liner sock
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:34 PM
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Yer boots aren't tight , are they?
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:43 AM
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Sox aren't your problem, your boots don't breath to let sweat evaporate. I have several pair of boots for different things but when it's really cold, especially with snow I wear Steeger Mukluks. They are not waterproof, so you can't wade thru a stream, but if there is snow on the ground they are amazing. I used to be forced out of the woods or to walk all the time to keep my feet warm. I also learned that less is more. You need toe room to wiggle your toes in your boots. Wool socks, Ullfrotte is what I wear. Again for snow you can not beat Steeger Mukluks. The mushers wear them and they don't weight a ton.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:56 AM
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Get the heated insoles. A lot of skiers use them and everyone I have ever known that had them has raved about them.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
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I have the same issue with feet getting cold due to an accident years ago. I will also occasionally slip a hot hands into my boot.
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Hotronic boot heaters and call it a day. I have them installed on my ski boots. The only reason I would have to come off the mountain early is because my feet were ice cold. Bought the boot heaters and haven't looked back. Well worth the $ and can be transferred from shoe to shoe.
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Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
I have tried it all. Every trick in the book. My feet will not stay warm. It is usually what runs me out of the woods. My best bet is to use a good wicking sock, over that a nice quality wool sock, then a good pair of insulated boots
This coupled with boot covers and a fleece blanket. I would always have a small pack and once at my stand would add the heavy jacket final outer layer, boot covers( I used a small fleece blanket) a fleece blanket for added leg protection and even a thin foam pad my feet would rest on.

OR, boot heaters.
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Thin polypropolene (sp?) liner sock then 90% + merino wool sock.

I've been using the wool socks from Bass Pro for years no complaints (lifetime warranty but haven't needed it yet).
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I like smartwool
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