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woodnthings 02-05-2014 06:35 AM

cold feet, feet cold?
 
About a week ago at the beginning of this frigid Arctic Vortex coming down I decided I would put on a pair of all wool socks I had.
I took off my sweaty cotton socks and my feet have never been warmer. I wear them to sleep at night, when working in the shop or plowing and shoveling snow. They never sweat or get wet. Just passing this along for those with cold feet.

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mdntrdr 02-05-2014 08:24 AM

No pics = Dint happen... :no:

mdntrdr 02-05-2014 08:36 AM

I'm Confused....
 
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Are you referring to these? :blink:

woodnthings 02-05-2014 09:18 AM

where'd you find those pix?
 
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Originally Posted by mdntrdr (Post 571759)
Are you referring to these? :blink:

My GF will be pissed. Wait :eek: ...those are your GF's. :yes:

w1pers 02-05-2014 10:16 AM

I have a pair just like those... hmmmm... :eek:

-30 below wind chill this morning might need them today. Just a bit chilly.

Brian T. 02-05-2014 02:22 PM

A few years back, I bought a pair of top quality snowmobile boots that almost reach my knees.
Any socks, jump in, toasty warm, any temp below 15F/-10C.
They are great clompy monsters (size 12, too) that make for clumsy driving but that wasn't
in the design concept in the first place.

Jerry Thompson 02-05-2014 04:18 PM

Wool
 
ScottyD

Those are ear warmers!

BassBlaster 02-05-2014 04:23 PM

I have some wool socks I wear when Im gonne be setting in a deer stand. I love em. Wool will still keep you warm if it gets wet. I dont wear them any other time just because they are so bulky.

frankp 02-06-2014 11:47 AM

If it's cold double boots are the way to go. Whether they're felted wool lined rubber/leather duck boots, mucklucks or something else, double boots always keep your feet warm. A pair of light to mid weight wool socks with some doubleboots and I'm good to well below 0. Coldest I've been outside was -67 F not counting windchill. Double boots and a good down jacket over some wool clothes and all was good.

w1pers 02-06-2014 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by frankp (Post 572227)
If it's cold double boots are the way to go. Whether they're felted wool lined rubber/leather duck boots, mucklucks or something else, double boots always keep your feet warm. A pair of light to mid weight wool socks with some doubleboots and I'm good to well below 0. Coldest I've been outside was -67 F not counting windchill. Double boots and a good down jacket over some wool clothes and all was good.

I agree. I bought some wool lined rubber and leather boots that would normally be to big for my feet but with the wool socks there great! I have a little extra air space around my toes. I use them when I am ice fishing... nice and toasty!

Alaska_Guy 02-08-2014 02:17 PM

Smart wool is the only way to go! I wear them all the time up here, since its pretty much winter more than it is summer. They are thinner material, fit tighter, and warmer! I was blown away because I had been wearing merino wool socks for years and got tired of them stretching out and wearing holes in them. The wife bought me a pair this past Christmas and I don't even wear my old merino wool socks now. If you wear wool socks a lot, get smart wool.

woodnthings 02-08-2014 03:22 PM

smart wool?
 
Ok, I give. Wool from sheep with a higher IQ? Never heard of it, but of course I'm in lower Michigan where it's only winter for 4 months of the year. I'll have to do a search. :yes:

cabinetman 02-08-2014 03:44 PM


frankp 02-09-2014 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Alaska_Guy (Post 572927)
Smart wool is the only way to go! I wear them all the time up here, since its pretty much winter more than it is summer. They are thinner material, fit tighter, and warmer! I was blown away because I had been wearing merino wool socks for years and got tired of them stretching out and wearing holes in them. The wife bought me a pair this past Christmas and I don't even wear my old merino wool socks now. If you wear wool socks a lot, get smart wool.

All my wool socks are smart wool but they do wear out. I've just bought about 20 pairs in the last year because all my older heavy weight (for heavy duty winter hiking) have holes in them now. Of course, they lasted for many years.


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