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Pinetree
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11/09/2017 07:31PM
What keeps you warm and dry?
For decades Sorel boots were number 1 in Minnesota by far with its leather top and rubber bottom and a felt liner.
Had numerous Sorel boots over the years and they done me well. Even had one pair said they were good to -160 degrees F.. Well at -30 degrees F. my feet were cold.

Anyone especially the older Clan have any of those air filled white military bunny boots/ Growing up if you had a pair of those you had something special.
 
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Blatz
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11/09/2017 08:25PM
I use Keen Summit County Boots, very warm. I'll use them for winter Fat Biking or hiking
CanoeingHarry
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11/09/2017 08:32PM
http://www.baffin.com

Unbelievably warm!
Pinetree
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11/09/2017 08:36PM
quote CanoeingHarry: "http://www.baffin.com


Unbelievably warm!"
Your Boot link
Pinetree
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11/09/2017 08:38PM
Baffin is a very well made boot. Love the waffle insole to get rid of moisture and the best lace up I have ever seen.
Wasn't to fond of the liner but I think I may have ordered too small. In time it was supposed to conform to your foot. What I have done is use the Baffin boot I have and replaced with another synthetic felt type liner and love the combination.

What is great about many Baffin boots is the insole and other bottom insulation. Much of your cold feet comes from the bottom up and many makers fail in this category.

I also know we have the Muklug lovers out there.
Savage Voyageur
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11/09/2017 09:02PM
I just went to see what my boot brand was and I couldn’t find them. I think my wife tossed them out. I’m in the market for new boots now.
OldFingers57
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11/09/2017 09:07PM
quote Blatz: "I use Keen Summit County Boots, very warm. I'll use them for winter Fat Biking or hiking"

Another Keen user here. I’ve had mine forabout 5 years now and they work great whether it’s out snowshoeing in -20 degree weather in the SHT or blowing snow at home.
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11/09/2017 09:47PM
Have always had good luck with Mickey Mouse boots (black or white) no difference in weight, white I think slightly warmer, the only problem they are heavy, if you are sitting ice fishing great if walking a lot not so good. My wife has always had cold feet snowmobiling no matter what we paid for boots, got her a pair of Mickey Mouse boots two years ago has not had a problem since.
Pinetree
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11/09/2017 11:01PM
quote mutz: "Have always had good luck with Mickey Mouse boots (black or white) no difference in weight, white I think slightly warmer, the only problem they are heavy, if you are sitting ice fishing great if walking a lot not so good. My wife has always had cold feet snowmobiling no matter what we paid for boots, got her a pair of Mickey Mouse boots two years ago has not had a problem since."

Mickey Mouse boots?
QueticoMike
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11/10/2017 07:02AM
quote Pinetree: "quote mutz: "Have always had good luck with Mickey Mouse boots (black or white) no difference in weight, white I think slightly warmer, the only problem they are heavy, if you are sitting ice fishing great if walking a lot not so good. My wife has always had cold feet snowmobiling no matter what we paid for boots, got her a pair of Mickey Mouse boots two years ago has not had a problem since."


Mickey Mouse boots?"


Is this a joke?
jeepgirl
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11/10/2017 07:42AM
Steger Mukluks for me. I still wear the pair I bought in the early 90's. 2 years ago my husband bought me a second pair. Moose hide ones. I have never had cold feet since. I also have a pair of Ugs but they are a joke. I am always cold in them so I now wear them for slippers.
fraxinus
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11/10/2017 07:48AM
quote QueticoMike: "quote Pinetree: "quote mutz: "Have always had good luck with Mickey Mouse boots (black or white) no difference in weight, white I think slightly warmer, the only problem they are heavy, if you are sitting ice fishing great if walking a lot not so good. My wife has always had cold feet snowmobiling no matter what we paid for boots, got her a pair of Mickey Mouse boots two years ago has not had a problem since."



Mickey Mouse boots?"



Is this a joke?"


Mickey Mouse boots are the air filled white bunny boots that Pinetree was referring to. The toe has a big rounded bulb that makes them look like Mickey's shoes.

mickey mouse boots

Like a few others I'm very happy with the Keen Summit County boots, very warm.
Laketrout58
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11/10/2017 07:51AM
I had a pair of black Mickey Mouse boots issued by the Air Force. They worked great even with their heavy weight! I finally got a new pair of lacrosse ice king boots. They work fine although I retired from winter camping and I do not ice fish much anymore. Stay warm, it's chilly out today! Marc
11/10/2017 08:05AM
I still have my La Crosse Iceman's. They are big, warm and did I mention big? Great for a cold morning in a deer stand, icefishing or when I'm plowing places that take a lot of shoveling during very cold days. I have a pair of Rockies I really like except they fell apart fast. For snowshoeing I like uninsulated boots with regular smart wool socks. Otherwise my feet get too hot.
Lotw
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11/10/2017 08:09AM
Another vote for mickeys! I get mine from sportsman’s guide. Very affordable and nothing warmer. The truck with these is to wear a light snug wool sock and the. A larger loose fitting sock over the top. I roll this sock down over the top of the boot. This will keep everything in place.
No good for strenuous activities it for fishing or stand hunting they can’t be beat. I usually wear mucks if I’m more active or a light lace up hunting boot for skiing or snowshoeing.
Pinetree
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11/10/2017 08:12AM
quote nctry: "I still have my La Crosse Iceman's. They are big, warm and did I mention big? Great for a cold morning in a deer stand, icefishing or when I'm plowing places that take a lot of shoveling during very cold days. I have a pair of Rockies I really like except they fell apart fast. For snowshoeing I like uninsulated boots with regular smart wool socks. Otherwise my feet get too hot."

It is hard to snowshoe in a big insulated boot. I do have a boot with a lighter liner and not so bulky for snowshoeing.
Minnesotian
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11/10/2017 08:16AM

Got a pair of Arctic Excursion Muck Boots last year and absolutely think they are the best. Tough, on the lighter side, and keep my feet toasty warm.
Pinetree
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11/10/2017 08:16AM
quote Lotw: "Another vote for mickeys! I get mine from sportsman’s guide. Very affordable and nothing warmer. The truck with these is to wear a light snug wool sock and the. A larger loose fitting sock over the top. I roll this sock down over the top of the boot. This will keep everything in place.
No good for strenuous activities it for fishing or stand hunting they can’t be beat. I usually wear mucks if I’m more active or a light lace up hunting boot for skiing or snowshoeing."


Do they still make them or are they still mostly from the Korean War Era?
11/10/2017 08:23AM
quote jeepgirl: "Steger Mukluks for me. I still wear the pair I bought in the early 90's. 2 years ago my husband bought me a second pair. Moose hide ones. I have never had cold feet since. I also have a pair of Ugs but they are a joke. I am always cold in them so I now wear them for slippers." ++
1JimD
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11/10/2017 08:50AM
Thanks for the link Minnesotian !
Very Tempting ! Christmas is coming !
Pinetree
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11/10/2017 08:53AM
quote walllee: "quote jeepgirl: "Steger Mukluks for me. I still wear the pair I bought in the early 90's. 2 years ago my husband bought me a second pair. Moose hide ones. I have never had cold feet since. I also have a pair of Ugs but they are a joke. I am always cold in them so I now wear them for slippers." ++"

Talked to a gentlemen living up the Gunflint and he loves his Steger Mukluks for snowshoeing.
jwartman59
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11/10/2017 10:41AM
i worked outdoors many minnesota winters. sorel pak boots were standard gear. they suck to walk in though. i've also owned mickey mouse boots, white, they were OK, more of a novelty, also horrible for walking. another horrible boot i owned was a 1980 vintage koflach boots. great for alaska mountains using crampons, nothing else though. my goto winter boot are my leather asolo hiking boots, as long as i am active they are good enough for most minnesota winter weather, it's got to be stupid cold to get me to wear my sorels.

my kids both have steger mukluks. they love them. my son works outside in the mines on the iron range. the bottom of the taconite pits are easily the coldest places in minnesota.
ozarkpaddler
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11/10/2017 10:41AM
quote jeepgirl: "Steger Mukluks for me. I still wear the pair I bought in the early 90's. 2 years ago my husband bought me a second pair. Moose hide ones. I have never had cold feet since. I also have a pair of Ugs but they are a joke. I am always cold in them so I now wear them for slippers."

That's a pretty good testimony! The Steger's are actually pretty darn reasonable in price, too. My old Brownings are falling apart and my Chota Muck boots are long gone, chucked into the dumpster at Iron Lake years ago. May be time to invest in some Steger Mukluks?
QueticoMike
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11/10/2017 11:27AM
quote fraxinus: "quote QueticoMike: "quote Pinetree: "quote mutz: "Have always had good luck with Mickey Mouse boots (black or white) no difference in weight, white I think slightly warmer, the only problem they are heavy, if you are sitting ice fishing great if walking a lot not so good. My wife has always had cold feet snowmobiling no matter what we paid for boots, got her a pair of Mickey Mouse boots two years ago has not had a problem since."



Mickey Mouse boots?"




Is this a joke?"



Mickey Mouse boots are the air filled white bunny boots that Pinetree was referring to. The toe has a big rounded bulb that makes them look like Mickey's shoes.


mickey mouse boots


Like a few others I'm very happy with the Keen Summit County boots, very warm."


Thanks for the clarification :)
Lotw
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11/10/2017 01:37PM
I prefer the black Mickys as opposed to the white bunny’s because they are a bit more compact.
You can still buy new ones.
LindenTree3
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11/10/2017 02:27PM
quote Pinetree: "quote Lotw: "Another vote for mickeys! I get mine from sportsman’s guide. Very affordable and nothing warmer. The truck with these is to wear a light snug wool sock and the. A larger loose fitting sock over the top. I roll this sock down over the top of the boot. This will keep everything in place.
No good for strenuous activities it for fishing or stand hunting they can’t be beat. I usually wear mucks if I’m more active or a light lace up hunting boot for skiing or snowshoeing."



Do they still make them or are they still mostly from the Korean War Era?"


My co worker has a pair in Ak and loves them.
I saw many pairs for sale in a second hand store in Ak, wish I had bought a pair now.
LindenTree3
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11/10/2017 02:32PM
I bought a pair of Whites when I lived in Isabella and still have them.
Insulated liner but small enough you can get into a pair of snow shoes while wearing them.
Another plus is they can be rebuilt over and over.
Just send them into the Factory in Spokane Washington. Of course it costs money for a rebuild.

Pinetree
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11/10/2017 08:01PM
quote LindenTree3: "I bought a pair of Whites when I lived in Isabella and still have them.
Insulated liner but small enough you can get into a pair of snow shoes while wearing them.
Another plus is they can be rebuilt over and over.
Just send them into the Factory in Spokane Washington. Of course it costs money for a rebuild.


"


I have a almost identical boot made by Hoffman in Washington State. Excellent quality.
mutz
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11/10/2017 08:11PM
If you get or have a pair of Mickey Mouse boots make the sure the valve is closed and do not blow air into them, blowing air in will cause condensation and you will have cold feet.
Pinetree
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11/10/2017 08:29PM
quote mutz: "If you get or have a pair of Mickey Mouse boots make the sure the valve is closed and do not blow air into them, blowing air in will cause condensation and you will have cold feet. "

If you don't blow air into them how does it actually work?
Jaywalker
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11/12/2017 08:56AM
I love my Stegers and are in them a ton in winter, but also picked up a pair of Neos Navigators last year; can pair them with Stegers, just a liner, or an insulated hunting boot. I was convinced to try them after reading so many positive comments on the Sled Dog Central forum. I figured they would know.
Pinetree
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11/12/2017 09:13AM
The only thing I wonder about muklugs is in slush or wet conditions,I do see they make one with a rubber bottom now.
mutz
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11/12/2017 06:19PM
quote Pinetree: "quote mutz: "If you get or have a pair of Mickey Mouse boots make the sure the valve is closed and do not blow air into them, blowing air in will cause condensation and you will have cold feet. "


If you don't blow air into them how does it actually work?"


The air valve was for pilots to be able to release pressure on the feet by opening the valve at high altitude. They had heated flight suits but not the boots.
Pinetree
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11/12/2017 06:44PM
quote mutz: "quote Pinetree: "quote mutz: "If you get or have a pair of Mickey Mouse boots make the sure the valve is closed and do not blow air into them, blowing air in will cause condensation and you will have cold feet. "



If you don't blow air into them how does it actually work?"



The air valve was for pilots to be able to release pressure on the feet by opening the valve at high altitude. They had heated flight suits but not the boots."


I learned something. I thought that is how they stayed warm by injecting air.
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11/13/2017 02:31AM
Cabelas predators , own mine for over 10 years , i was just looking them up the other day i see the're $200 now , but an awesome pac boot.
11/13/2017 10:53AM
In cold, dry snow areas, like the boreal forests of Minnesota and Canada, mukluks work well. They are light and warm. They allow your feet and toes to flex and move, which is what keeps them warm. They also allow your feet, which always sweat, to wick away the moisture

They are not suitable for wet snow areas, however, because they are designed to breathe and aren't water proof.
 
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