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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Always had a problem with Cold Feet.
I've tried every combination of good boots and good socks.
Ever since I had my left Knee replaced my left
foot gets cold way before the other foot.
I thought of the Thermacell insoles but the reviews didnt warrant me spending that kind of money.
Just ordered a pair of Heat Holder socks at $19.99 a pair, they have a 5 star review with a 159 post.
Is anyone using these?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 10:36 PM
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Re: Socks?

I have had no experience with these socks but the main fabric in these socks, (91%), is acrylic. I don't see how that will keep your feet warm. It is pretty much accepted that a sock with at least 70% merino wool is the best for keeping feet warm. You can always use some foot or toe warmers with the socks, air activated warmers that stick to your socks.
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Re: Socks?

my feet have been cold for 58 years, even in the summer. I wear wigwam wool socks and I buy toe warmers by the case(40 pair). carry extra warmers in my coat and problem solved. you can always put the warmers on in the field if need be. about 40 bucks a year, priceless for warm feet!
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 12:06 AM
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Check out the Lorpen socks below. I bought a pair on a lark and they are the warmest sock I have ever owned, and I swear by 100% wool. The main sock on it's own is warm, but put on the liner and they take on a whole new level of warm. A plus is the main sock is super long and new almost came up to my knee. Talk about over the calf. An added plus is they aren't too bulky like some of the super heavy all wool socks.


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I wear Smartwool or BassPro lifetime socks (wool). Wool is the best there is for keeping warm.

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Re: Socks?

I bought two pair of Gander Mt. lifetime merino wool socks. Said 73% merino wool, spandex and something else. About half as thick as my oldtime red/grey wool hunting socks. Wore them over a pair of bamboo casual socks as liners.

First time my tootsies didn't get cold sitting in 20 deg. weather.

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Re: Socks?

what previous said 70% + wool. Muck style boot. Stick on throw away heat packs if still needed.

Another trick, if you drive to where you hunt change your socks before heading out. When I field hunt fowl and its cold I change socks after setup. Feet sweat.

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 09:10 PM
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Re: Socks?

alpaca wool socks keep my feet warmer than my smartwool and my darn toughs.alpaca all the way when it gets really cold
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Shawnm, I also add Alpaca insoles to the bottom of my boots.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 01:55 PM
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Where did you find them Hern???
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