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Old 24 February 2013, 17:02   #1
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cold feet

What shoes/boots are best for cold weather,was out today had a pair of cat boots on with 4 pairs of socks and toes were still numb
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Old 24 February 2013, 17:08   #2
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Don't wear too many socks in your usual boots - they nip your feet and restrict circulation. Also, the loft is squeezed down and they don't work as well.

Use insulated insoles and "mountain" grade hiking socks. Tuck them into your trousers. Insulated "snow board" type trousers under your waterproofs make a huge difference too.

When your feet are cold, you are cold
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Old 24 February 2013, 17:10   #3
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had thermals on body was ok just toes and face that was cold
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Just come back from Norway, used Sorrel boots, good down to -40. With a pair of Merino wool socks your feet should stay toasty.

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Yea you must have been I was down the shore with the dog and it was bloody freezing. Did you go up the Loch?
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We've discovered "heat holder" socks, we wear them for skiing (-30c), boating under drysuits & in wellies etc. They are cheap enough at around 5 quid a pair from Makro or about 7 from go outdoors. They really work & feel very comfy & warm.
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cracking looking boots,maybe a bit extreme for the weather we get but i'll look into the merino wool socks
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jambo only went as far as Tarbert,cracking day just getting used to ribbing,only second time out
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Pikey heat holders sound good.
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The Sorrels are not really designed for on the water but great on land in extreme conditions.

Merino wool socks, base layer tops and leggings are brilliant. Wear all day without odours ! In fact we wore them for three to four days without any odours as they do not allow bacteria to festa. We were in the artic Circle for nearly two weeks and remained warm with no undue body pongs !
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