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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I like to use a polypropylene sock under either a wool or heavy cotton sock. Cotton will keep your feet worm and the poly sock will keep the moisture away from your foot. Your feet are going to sweat. I hunted Iowa a couple times during some pretty brutal weather and sat from sun-up till after dark everyday. I kept another pair cotton socks in my backpack and when my feet got cold I put the new socks under my coat for a couple minutes then changed. I was good for several hours. When they got cold again I just changed them with the ones I took off earlier. The other big help is to make sure your boots aren't tight, tight boots slow circulation and make your feet cold no matter the weather.
 

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I have Raynaud's syndrome. White fingers, toes in cold even cool weather sometimes. I stick with wool like's been said. I even use my old double bottom, military wool blend work socks, till it gets really cold.
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold"> Potter Co. Joe,

Are you on any type of blood thinner ?? I've found that this can be the cause of cold feet...

No experience with the socks in question.

I wear nothing but merino wool socks 70-80%, if I can find them..</span>
 

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Picked up several pairs of Merino wool socks at last year's POWA auction during the NRA Outdoors Show.

Finally got to try 'em out on opening day, when it was about 20 degrees that morning. Only had on my Wolverine 400gr boots, so it was a good test.



Didn't need them after the first day.
 

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<span style="color: #660000"><span style="font-weight: bold">Where did you find them Hern???</span></span>
Selinsgrove Street Fair, from a vendor selling Alpaca items. Didn't get her name or town she was from.
 

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I looked into them.Will buy a pair to see if they are as good as the socks,no reason why they should'nt be.Alpaca is good stuff.
 

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I have one pair of wool socks...or two pairs of woolen socks for each wear...or hot hands warmer to stick in the bottom of my boots.
 

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Washing today the wool socks in the 75 degree day after Vhristmas that were worn in the previous 20 and 30 degree weather of the week before. That will get worn in the cold of the next week's colder weather. Along with the gaiters, when few people will be out hiking.

What a nuthouse !!!!
 
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