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Old 08-22-2010, 07:09 PM
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I've been using 1000 gram thinsulate rubber boots for years in "extreme" cold temperatures, sometimes as cold as -20 degrees.
My feet usually stay warm enough to handle several hours of hunting but my face, ears and nose are usually what fail first.
I try not to over-dress my feet, I usually wear lightweight socks in rubber boots but I carry extra socks just in case.
I see a lot of guys over-dress their feet with thick woolrich socks but too much sock causes sweating and sweating leads to cold feet.

Another tip that helps when cold feet becomes an issue in extreme cold temps is to wear a pair of womans knee high (nylon socks)
"UNDER" your regular socks, doesnt sound very manly but while the other guys are huddled around the woodstove you're still out stalking the Bucks!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:25 PM
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I use lacrosse 800 thinsulate boots for most hunting and switch to 2000 gram cabela's boots for late season hunting when it's really cold. I use a liner sock under wool to pass sweat to the outer sock. Danner makes some of the very best boots out there but their price is pretty steep.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:54 PM
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danner is a good boot. danner, carolinas, irish setter, lacross all great boots. i actually picked up another pair of irish setters 1400 grams of thinsulate the other day. they were on sale and size 13 is sometimes hard to come by.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:45 PM
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you don't need snow shoes do you?
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:47 PM
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hahahahahaha
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:24 PM
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I'm in the same boats as Ronn only in EEEE. I am also a great swimmer.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:07 PM
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you guys ever get mistaken for starting big foot expeditions in the NE or east coast areas? Holy cow thats a parent's nightmare when it is shoe buying time.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:21 PM
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Once I took a friend hunting in the snow when we came across some tracks. He said HOLY ---- look at the size of this guys feet trespassing on your property man I would not like to try to run him out of here. It was at that point he saw my pac boots. We both laughed until tears came down our faces.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:06 PM
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I'm also in the market for a new pair of boots this year. I had a pair of irish setter boots that I paid around $120 for that worked great for one fall/winter hunting season but the goretex failed to keep my feet dry the next spring turkey season and following deer season. I had to switch to my $30 dollar walmart waterproof insulated leather boots (brahma's the brand) and they served me well for two full years of use. Hunting, hiking, working outside. They seemed to keep me warmer, dryer, and more comfortable than the more expensive boots. I'm not sure what i'll get this year but that some personal experience.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:21 PM
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I have beeen wearing Cabelas outfitter boots with 1000 grams of thinsulate for years. I wear the 200 gram outfitters in the warmer months.The leather is Picard leather that is also treated to add to the goretex waterproofing. I wear the same boots (different pairs) for my work in a municipal job year round. Never had any problems and the hunting boots last two or three years. Cost for the 1000 gram is $150.00
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