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Old 10-28-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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What Winter Boots You Use When Work Outside?


I use "Kamik nationplus" 200g. For around town I have Bugaboot 200g.
Kamik serve me well to 20F when work outside. However just worked at my car in 33F and get frost bite. Didn't move clearly because was working at timing belt. Across internet for walking job in very cold weather they recommend 600g boots. Insulation obviously is trade with ability to move easy.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:46 PM   #2
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When I was an auto tech, I found a mat or even cardboard under my feet in the winter helped my feet stay warmer, when standing in the same spot. Of course that is in Cali and a cold shop would be 50* Fahrenheit, before the heater warmed things up.

For cold days spent treking I have a pair of Cabela's Miendl 800gram boots. They work great for hiking in the woods, even while wearing snow shoes.

Usually though I just wear a pair of hiking boots and thick socks. Good to 20* if I stay moving. Also have a pair of Neoprene Muck Boots for wet conditions.

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I'm a little concerned with how clearly I understood tipi without Mike translating

I find the problem with insulated boots is they make my feet sweat, and once I stop moving or slow down the moisture becomes cold, and then my feet get cold. I use sock layers to regulate foot temperature, for me two layers a light weight merino wool sock under a heavy weight merino wool in leather boots with a gortex liner keeps my feet dry and warm to about -10, if I'm not going to be moving much, or exposed to more wind, ill do a mid weight under a heavy weight.
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800 gram Rocky boots. Unless I a sitting or on a plank my feet are never cold. They aren't too bulky either.
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KEEN Abitibi, thermal lined. Good for me to minus 25c...with the right socks.

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800 gram Rocky boots. Unless I a sitting or on a plank my feet are never cold. They aren't too bulky either.
Worth try it. I tried past year cabelas 1200g. Definitely not handy for walking.
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I try my best not to work outside in the winter. Only work done is snow blowing. Just wear my steel toed work boots. Always warm enough for 2 hours.
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I'm with leo I move inside when it gets cold got a customer dragging their feet on an outside CCTV job which I want to get off the books before it gets too cold.

I find doubling up socks can help

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I wear these Dakota's. They're rated to -100C. I've worn them comfortably down to about -40 or so. They're heavy as hell on your feet but I haven't found anything that'll keep me warmer up here

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I'll have to admit. I clicked because it was Tipi. Love his posts. Like a crossword. A challenge.

Since I'm not in Minnesota, I can't really add any input.

I will say. 26 degrees right now. I always wear the same boots. Non-insulated Thorogood, now. Was RedWing, but since Thorogood are made in USA, now, Thorogood.

I'm sure I don't see the temps you see in Minnesota.

My feet get hot in non-insulated, so no insulated for me.
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I've always had god luck with Redwing boots, plus they're comfy right out of the box.
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Merrell lowcut running shoes. If that won't keep me warm then I go where its heated. Solves a lot of problems in my world. It took 18 years of construction to figure that out though.
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We don't get much of the extreme cold in the midwest. Rubber slip overs, over my standard red wing work boots do the trick in most instances, and it's nice to take them off and have clean leather boots to get in the vehicle at days end.
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My go to are the Chippewa Bay Apache Waterproof & Insulated 8" Lace-Up Work Boots from Sheplers

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