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Cold Feet!!!

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That's it! I can't take it any more. I hunted this past weekend IN THE SNOW and my feet felt like they were in the bottom of my watered down ice chest. The rest of my body was toasty warm, its just my feet or should I say toes. My boots are some Lacrosse 800 gram and I had on a thick pair of wool socks. I have tried everything from 2 pairs of wool socks (which makes my feet sweat) to wool socks with cotton socks on the outside. I do need a new pair of boots and have heard some good things about Muck Boots. But, at this point I will try anything. On a final note, I am very disappointed in the quality of Lacrosse boots. The pair that I have now are 2 years old and have split in the achilles area. My dad had the whole sole come unglued on his pair while in the woods. My last pair lasted 7 years! I refuse to buy Lacrosse anymore. Maybe its has something to do with them being made in China!
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you need socks that keep your feet dry. Your feet sweat, produce moisture then that mixed with cold freezes your feet. Check out these are some other moisture wicking sock's... http://www.cabelas.com/p-0014820811676a.shtml
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   Iceman
Get the Mucks and be done with it. I have had many pairs of Lacrosse. The old pack style lace ups were great. I had a pair they called all purpose with a removable liner. Wore them for years and they were great. I bought a pair of the lace up Hyper Drys last year; complete junk. They would not break in, and the ahoe string hooks started breaking after a 1/2 a season. Junk. Bought the Muck Woody Sport this year. Hunted Sat morning, 29 and windy. Feet were warm after a decent walk and jacking up in a climber. Had one a pair of thin wicking socks and 1 pair of medium weight wools. Great for morning hunts. A little much for most evening hunts. Do not tuck your pants inside of them. Your feet will breathe better with your pants over them.
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   KA-NOOT
Hunter,

I would try wearing a thin material dress sock with a wool or cotton sock on top of it. Doing this pulls the moisture your feet are producing away, keeping them very dry and not slightly damp is the first trick to staying warm. Second, you need very good boot that is not too tight with these two socks. If you cannot wiggle your toes very good, your boots are too tight. No air gap cuts off circulation to toes and makes it impossible to wick moisture away from them also.(Learned this in the service)

P.S. I have the alpha burly sport HD 800's and the Brush Tuff chest wader's with the 1200 boots and have nothing but good to say about both. I have always used Lacrosse. I keep my boots inside, sprayed with Armor All Protectant and they last a really long time. Hope this helps.
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   Dragnet
what kinda hunting are you doing? deer or duck? - if deer, get a pair of boot blankets for $50.00 - bass pro or cabelas; take hunting off as soon as you get in stand - put on boot blankets over socks with hand warmer inside - no more cold feet - i hunted in canada with these. goodluck
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My boots are not very tight. I have plenty of room to wiggle my toes, and believe me I do. I have heard of the dress sock thing, will have to give it a try. What boot would you recommend? I did see that Muck offers an arctic boot for a reasonable price.
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I have the boots and the waders and never had problems. Your particular problem with JUST cold toes is like was stated that your boots are more then likely too tight. Get bigger boots and better socks!
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Mostly deer hunting. Not to excited about having to put hand warmers in my boots every time i get in the stand. Not saying that it doesn't work, its just what happens when i run out of hand warmers in the middle of the weekend.
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   LUCKY-MAN
i have a pair of magellan boots that are made of neoprene that come up a little more than halfway to my knees i only paid $50.00 for them at academy

i hunted this weekend in the snow and the next morning when my drink was frosting up in the stand and my feet never got cold and all i wore was cotton socks

they are lite and comfortable and alot cheaper than the mucks
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...I'll backup what was said below,even a silk calf-high sock, under a good quality hunt'n sock w/ over size boots...and if 'ya wann'a go cheap use womans panty hose...but "some of 'ya" don't forget the make a fly in front...Geronimo say 'ya might have big problem !!! could be as hard as find'n ducks ???...cheers
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   gauger
It's the socks. Even though I consider myself ol' skule, wool socks ain't where it's at. Like BRDuckhunter said, get some wick socks. EVERYBODY's feet sweat. You want to get the moisture away from your feetuses. I use the socks sold at WallyWorld. I don't wear insulated rubber boots, you'll find me in my GrandRiver Reboks or uninsulated knee boots. I put some comfy insoles in to help keep the bottom of my feetuses off the cold rubber. I also carry an extra pair of socks, because after 6-8 hours it don't matter how much insulation or wick you got, your feetuses is gonna get cold again and a dry pair of socks are a Godsend.
Trust me. I know.
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Look guys. My boot are not to tight! I have plenty of room. I will definatley look into the silk sock idea. Not to big a fan of wearing womens panty hose. I can see it now...the hunt is over an everyone is changing to go home and an unexpected guess pulls up only to see all his macho hunting buddies in womens panty hose!!! Well I promise you it won't be me.
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You want warm feet? No sweat... that's the key to having toasty toes! So, how do you get rid of the sweating? Heavily coat your feet with an antiperspirant/deodorant spray (I use Arid extra dry) before you put on your socks and you won't have the sweating problem! Works for me and it keeps my boots smelling fresh!
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Does the antiperspirant/deodorant spray really work to keep feet dry?
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Yeah it works, unless you've got some seriously over-active sweat glands in your feet.
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I just bought a pair of RedHead Bone Dry 800 Thinsulate Ultra side-zip, ankle-fit boots, and they are incredible. I sat during the 20-degree weather at Tensas NWR this weekend and my feet never got cold. And that was after walking through water on the way to the stand.

This is my second pair of their boots (I left the first pair at a hunting camp last year). Now, they are a bit heavy and it takes a little time to get used to walking any distance in them, but they the best cold-weather boots I've ever owned.

I put on a single pair of wool socks, get in my stand and enjoy the hunt without using foot warmers or worrying about how long I can hold out.

I think you can get 600-, 800, 1,000- and 1,200-gram models, and they sell from something like $80 to $140 or so.

Worth every dime.
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   bigjim
Here's a simple but very very effective method for getting you a few extra hours of warm feet. I've tried just about everything from boot blankets to whatever and this is the best thing I've come up with. I like the sleeves off a fleece jacket, camo if possible. Simply cut the sleeves off an old or clearance fleece jacket from wally world. They easily stuff one each in your pocket. Simply slip them over your boots when you arrive. They will keep the rubber on your boot from getting cold for a lot longer than without. It adds two hours of warmth to my feet which by then it is starting to warm up. They also serve a second purpose, they make you totally silent on the stand, fleece is 50 times quieter on stand than rubber. When I hunt in absolute frigid conditions, 20's and lower I use two pairs. They are very thin and light on your boot and you never know they are there. The legs off warm up pants work good too. Legs are better for large feet, sleeves for average to smaller feet.
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This has got to be the best idea i have heard for keeping your feet dry. Where do you buy nonsented?
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I've been using these for years with NO cold feet. The good thing is they are interchangeable with all of your footwear. I wear them in my waders, rubber boots, deer boots and even casual shoes/boots when necessary.

It's a pair of foam insoles that you cut to fit your shoe size. They have a slot built in where you place those throw-away hand warmers. It has air channels to distribute the heat to your foot and it places the main part just under the ball of your foot. This keeps the hand warmer flat and it will not bunch up and be uncomfortable. It works much better than the kind with the adhesive on them. The insoles will last for years and the hand-warmers are very inexpensive. I always had cold feet, no matter how good/expensive my socks and boots were. I swear by them.

http://www.heatfactory.com/english/product.php?cat=3&id=31
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I usually get mine at walmart but if they don't have it there, I'm sure you can find it online by doing a google search.
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i was making a COLD trip two years ago deer hunting and was picking up more socks before i left. i was at academy and saw ELECTRIC socks on sale. i'd never tried them and always had laughed at the thought of trying them. they were so cheap i figured i had nothing to lose by trying them. best purchase i've ever made. 9 volt batteries last forever and you're feet WILL NOT get cold.
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hey man shove a few hand warmers down in your boot! haha thats what i do when i go duck hunting and im sometimes standing in water while its in the 20's outside! and if you wear a good pair of neopreme waders like i do then everything stays warm. thats what i do and it never lets me down. i hope this helps
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...'ya guy's are only think'n one way !!!...ever think of just heavy quality socks over the calf-hi silk sock and take the boots off in the stand !!!...I always ran in the boat that way in the winter to stay on the safe side...but,then found they stay warm w/o sweating in the stand...it's just a pain to take'em off and on...cheers
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Go to Cabelas and get the 1600 Gram Thinsulate Supermag chest waders....the best money you will EVER spend..got mine about 5 yrs ago and they are AWESOME....I am very cold natured and my feet have never been remotely cold since I bought these.
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   brucepang
Cold feet are really uncomfortable in winter, especially affecting work. A very simple way to solve this problem is to use foot warmers. Foot warmers can automatically generate heat for more than 6 hours to provide heat to our feet.
https://www.bodywarmer.cn/wholesale-warm-pads/foot-warmer-manufacturer/wholesale-custom-package-self-heated-foot-warmers-patches-stickers-detail.html
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