Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

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Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Firebird » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:29 pm

So after spending nearly four hours on the river today, my feet gradually turning to stone (very cold stone), despite the Muck boots I borrowed (5mm neoprene), I urgently need to get some better fishing footwear for winter. Nothing makes you want to hurry home more than cold feet. I won't be able to concentrate or enjoy winter fishing until I solve this.

Years ago I did have a pair of Skee-Tex moonboots, awkward for walking but generally warm, except for the ends of my toes where the insulation is the thinnest. The inch-thick base liners are a big plus. The issue does appear to be one of thickness of insulation. Maybe there are some exceptional insulators out there that don't require thickness, but my bet is that 1cm+ is important.

So can anyone offer suggestions? Neoprene wellies like Aigle (I have a pair) are lovely to wear but don't keep my feet warm while I'm sitting still. Are those boots with the laces any better? I see Skee-Tex does its own version of these. Appreciate suggestions, especially if you can quote me the thickness of the liners.

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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by MGs » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:51 pm

I have been wearing British Army cold weather boots for the last couple of years.
http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/army-issue ... duct,13711

I have only been wearing one pair of thin cotton socks with them and have found them to be fine, even on the coldest days. They are also waterproof right up to the top.

If you want something even more
http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk ... 23751.html

Good value for money too. Shop around and you will find them cheaper. I paid £35 for mine. Brand new, still with the tags on
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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by OldTackle » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:30 pm

First link are Lowas I think. Can highly recommend them. They do serve me better than my wellies with 5mm Neoprene. I do wear them with Woolpower socks.
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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Snape » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:36 pm

When it is really cold I wear neoprene wellies but with reflective insoles to reflect the body heat back to the feet, fleece welly liners and ex army white arctic socks.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kiwi-Thermo-In ... B01G1Z7EQK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fleece-Wellie- ... 0096OH36A/

http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk ... 23848.html
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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Fredline » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:25 am

Skee Tex Field Boots take some beating. Very warm and comfortable with replaceable fleece liners. £60/70 and worth every penny.
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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Snape » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:30 pm

I forgot about the warmest and most comfortable things I have (I rediscovered them when have a sort through this morning!): sheepskin boot liners.
They are like a sock with fabric on the outside but inside is sheep fleece. They are amazing, although you probably need a welly half to one size larger to accommodate them and you wear them like socks so your bare feet are against the wool. They keep your feet toasty warm but not sweaty. I don't know where I got them from sadly, but I highly recommend them.


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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Olly » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:07 pm

Amazon do sheepskin insoles - but I am unable to find liners.

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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Old Man River » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:20 pm

I have used a pair of these for the last 7 years, usually on a winter beach at night, with cold easterlies blowing , and cold sea washing over my feet .

http://www.bristolangling.com/derri-boo ... 0wodEW8KSw

Nice fleece lining, thick thick soles ,toasty warm, never let me down.

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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Snape » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:25 pm

Olly wrote:Amazon do sheepskin insoles - but I am unable to find liners.
I can only find these but they look better than mine as they are longer.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-Boots- ... 2021758225
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Re: Recommendations sought for some really warm boots for winter

Post by Firebird » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Thanks for your ideas all. The sheepskin socks sound an interesting option to go with neoprene boots. But after a lot of looking I'm thinking that Baffin Trapper boots may be the best option. They make footwear for the snowy wastes of N America and seem to know what they're doing. Quite expensive of course and not widely available.

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