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« on: November 22, 2013, 10:32:19 PM »

I'm in the market for some new winter boots. I need a review or some good experiences written here so I can see some choices. I'm looking for something that's good to -30C/-20F. What's your mileage in winter boots?
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 05:31:40 AM »

i dont know if they're readily available in canada but at a military supply store here in maine for $25 they sell a pair of military boots nicknamed "mickey mouse boots" I've worn them in -40 with wind out on the lake once during one of our worst winters and my feet were fine. plus they're waterproof.

EDIT: scroll through some of these. the cheaper ones are towards the bottom. the other ones are more expensive because you can pump air into them http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mickey+mouse+military+boots
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 09:39:23 AM »

Can't go wrong with Sorels, expensive but worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 11:08:19 AM »

Gotta agree with Foo if they're just for walking around in outside. If you're planning on hooking into some snowshoes or crampons I recommend Asolo boots. Very warm, durable, and expensive but worth it. I'm going on 8 years with a pair now
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 11:31:58 AM »

Luft, if you have a Mark's Work Warehouse store in town I would have a look at their line of Dakota boots, especially if you're looking for winter safety boots. They have them rated all the way down to -100 F and feature a composite material instead of steel for the toe and shank which makes them a lot lighter and it doesn't attract the cold like steel does. I found they stood up better than the Sorels did for work boots. I also wore Dakota leather safety books in the summer because they were so amazingly light compared to ones with steel.

You can also check them out online @ www.marks.com
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 10:39:43 AM »

I was also thinking about Acton, try and find a pair of Acton's. Those are expensive, but you can walk around all day in -30 temps with those, had a pair before, never got cold at all.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 11:13:37 AM »

Wow. Those Acton boots are rated for some cold weather. I looked at all of the suggestions so far and Sorel and Acton look really warm. At the same time they also look like lifting bricks with your feet. Hopefully not the case. The absolute worst part about winter boots is there's no flexibility. I'm browsing their sites pretty in depth. Keep posting if you know of more Boots.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 09:22:12 PM »

They're not as heavy as they used to be, they both use a low temp rubber that stays flexible to sub low temps. I've had my sorels now about 4 years at least, the liner needs replacing and the rubber is showing cracks, but i should get another year outta them. i like them too because they are good in deep snow, and with some windpants, you can either wear the boot inside the pants or outside, depending on how thick they are.  on leisure outings in the cold, i use about 3 layers then my Helly Hanson windpants outside the winter boot with 2 layers of socks on, im usually good to go for a couple hours at -40.  They look heavy, but try a few pairs on, when they are brand new, it's like walking on pillows  grin
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