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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber Boots?

Not sure if this topic has been covered before?
Considering buying a pair, I want something well insulated for Colder weather.
My feet get cold easy so my concern is the sweating issue. So question is for those who use them is the sweating a problem.
So far I like what I've read on LaCrosse. Any feedback much welcomed.
Just like to add I'd be using them at a local spot I hunt so were not talking about long hikes in these boots.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 05:45 PM
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I hunt in an old pair of rubber boats with a liner, can't remember the brand, not expensive at all. My feet always stay dry and warm in them. Sweating is only an issue if I'm really exerting myself, hiking straight up a mountain or dragging, etc. I don't wear them if I'm gonna be covering tons of ground, but for shorter walks and stand hunts they are perfect.
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Picked up a pair of Lacrosse Alfa boots for this year with the side zippers. Work great to tuck you pants in. Still will wear my felt packs when it's real cold.
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Like LaCrosse, but if more than a short walk, rubber boots=sweat. I opt for other types unless I'm in very wet conditions, or wet snow. Worn them in Maine as was happy with them. But I found fleece socks keep me more comfortable when wearing rubber. As a side note got a pair of insulated Muck boots for doing stuff at the house and they seem pretty nice.
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Last year I switched from Muck to Dry Shod...About the same price and they were touted as being more comfortable. And they are. Dry Shod was started about 10 years ago by the same guy that designed and started Muck Co.. I just have their regular farm boot, but like I said it is more comfortable than the Mucks,which I wore for years. Dry Shod makes a heavy cold weather boot.

As far as sweat, the Dry Shod are pretty good to a point...better than most. But with any rubber boot, if you have trouble with sweaty feet, eventually they will sweat.

And the nice thing is there are no rubber boots still made in the US (at least that I could find, and I searched hard), so you don't have to worry about if it's made in China....all rubber boots seem to be!
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I have owned several different pairs of boots from Rocky,Wolverines,Danner 1600, LaCrosse 800 and 1600,pac boots and Muck boots !
I have found that the Muck Arctic Pros are the best I have used for cold to very cold conditions and my feet were the first to always get cold and make me get up and move around to warm them up. So I went and bought the Muck Arctic Pros 2 sizes bigger than I normally wear. Then I went and bought the Cabela's Extreme cold socks that are thick and my feet fit snug in the boots but leave plenty of room in the toes so they are not tight enough to restrict my feet but just hold my boots from slipping on my foot. I also take along a couple hand warmers and if my feet start getting cold I'll put one down it the toe area and I'm good to go and sit 12 hrs in some very cold weather !

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I've been wearing LaCrosse boots with different degrees of insulation for years and love then due to the snug fit around the ankles. I've found that wearing a thin polypropylene liner sock next to my skin with good merino wool socks wicks moisture away from my feet and that's critical to staying warm. Like Redlab said, make sure you have wiggle room for your toes so your circulation isn't impeded.

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I use a pair of 1000 gram field and stream, "Before they sold out", and they sold out. One place to look is tractor supply they have some great deals going on now.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 03:02 AM
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Maybe consider a pair of pac boots.. Kenetrek makes some great boots.
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