Re: Need some help with boots
Well a couple suggestions. If they're white cotton, that's a problem right there. Cotton retains moisture and is a poor choice in the cold. Dry feet stay warmer. Wool, all wool. Make sure the boots are big enough, need a little room with socks so as not to restrict circulation. Next foot powder in the sock that goes next to your skin to help keep them dry, or just powder your foot well before putting them on, no-scent powder preferred. THE best cold weather boot I ever wore was from northern outfitters, they're big, bulky, but light. Sat in cold with minus 30 wind chills with no socks (that's how they recommend you wear them) and my feet were warm. Unbelieveable. But no ankle support, and IMO not good to walk in the woods with for any distance. You didn't say but sounds like pack boots are not an option. Once temps hit the 20s my feet never stay warm in leather if I'm sitting, then it's the pack boots. But I last pretty well nowadays in leather boots with 1000g or more of thinsulate and a good wool sock. Some of the pack type boots are not that bulky anymore with as much as 2000g of thinsulate, so I would check into one of those with at least 1200g or more. Cabelas has quite a few.