I've worn the LaCrosse green knee boots since I was a teenager, both hunting and working as a surveyor. I guess 15 years ago they began making the same boot with 800g insulation so I bought a pair. Tougher than any neoprene boot made, period, and if you get a size larger, you can make up the space with extra socks after you get to your stand. They come on & off real easy with a nylon liner so it's no trouble to change socks. I just put the damp ones in a quart ziplock bag & in my coat it goes. A pair of cotton socks, then woolies over that, in the 800g boots have never let me down even in PA.It seems I just can't find anything to keep my feet warm on stand. I have tried different socks, heated insoles, different boots and so on. One would think after almost 50 years of hunting I might figure it out! What does anybody else wear?
100% agree. Cotton is the enemy of staying warm. smart wool liner socks and then a medium to heavy wool sock on top. Sometimes I use the stick on toe warmers. Eventually my toes will get cold but that is from inactivity not really anything else. But if you do anything avoid cotton and make sure you check the labels. Many socks labeled wool will have some percentage of cotton, avoid anything with cotton.I'm surprised to hear so many saying that they wear cotton socks. IMO that's one of the worst things you can do. Moisture and cotton do not mix. My feet sweat probably more than most, but I haven't worn cotton socks in years even for casual use.