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 My wife enjoys going fishing with me, along with riding ATV and other things, but she can't find a pair of boots to keep her feet warm.  I really don't struggle with that, but I know how miserable that makes things when your feet are cold.  Can anyone share suggestions on what their wives wear for boots or socks (even heated socks).  Thanks for any help!  We're going fishing for three days this weekend, so I'm trying to figure something out so she's not stuck in the wheelhouse while I'm out bouncing around with the portable.  

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My girlfriend wears the sorel caribous. She is always getting cold out fishing but since we got her these her feet have been much better paired with a pair of good wool socks. I think you can find them on sale online for around 80 bucks. They are also not too bulky which is a plus. hope this helps

 

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 I've got the sorel glaciers. A bit on the bulky side, but they are good to -100. Ive never had cold feet, even in crazy cold temps.

 

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Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

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Sorel Glaciers CabelasSorel® Women's Glacier™ Boots at Cabela's  Wife or I have "never" had cold feet

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taylorman_55 Said:
 I've got the sorel glaciers. A bit on the bulky side, but they are good to -100. Ive never had cold feet, even in crazy cold temps.

Do you think Scheels carries them?  

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 Yes sir. I know for a fact scheels carries them, in the womens sizes too, was just in there yesterday! (fargo)

 

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I bet its because you have fat feet. lol 

iluvswnd Said:
Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

 

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taylorman_55 Said:
 I've got the sorel glaciers. A bit on the bulky side, but they are good to -100. Ive never had cold feet, even in crazy cold temps.

Pick up a couple packs of those boot warmers for extra insurance. They are like the hand warmer packs, but made for boots. We have tried them at ice fishing tournaments and they work great. If you put the hand warmer ones in your boots your toes will probably get too hot.

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Cabelas predator extreme pack boots, they are one of the warmest boots made and are a full lace-up boot so they offer a comfortable snug fit with good ankle support excellent for walking and standing for long periods of time, and the thermal liners have a pouch in the toe area for a toe warmer for the long all days sits in the tree stand

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Muck Arctic Extreme, I had Rocky boots before, they are not even comparable to these Mucks

 

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walleye101 Said:
Muck Arctic Extreme, I had Rocky boots before, they are not even comparable to these Mucks

iluvswnd Said:
Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

Mucks are awesome. Waterproof almost to the knee (think drilling holes convenience) and warm.

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walleye101 Said:
Muck Arctic Extreme, I had Rocky boots before, they are not even comparable to these Mucks

My Wife swears by her Muck boots! I don't own any, so I am just passing this on. She uses them when she is doing Barn stuff so that would involve moving around. I'm sure that helps to keep your feet warm. She also swears by her Uggs. I have no idea why those can keep your feet warm, but she looks Cute in them! ; ) That's all I'm gonna say.

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Muck Arctic Extreme

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 Thanks guys!  

She wants to give the Sorel's a try.  Thanks Taylor!  I'm banking on Minot Scheels having them.....might be a long shot.  Not trying to bash anyone, but they don't have near the selection as Bis and Fargo.  

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They should have them at the Minot Scheels, thats were I got my pair originally when I worked there. 

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 Thanks guys!  

She wants to give the Sorel's a try.  Thanks Taylor!  I'm banking on Minot Scheels having them.....might be a long shot.  Not trying to bash anyone, but they don't have near the selection as Bis and Fargo.  

 

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iluvswnd Said:
Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

Muck arctics are my choice for ice fishing and other cold-weather stationary pursuits

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I froze my feet waaaaayyyy to many times as in high school now my feet are the first thing to get cold out fishing and hunting.  i tried everything and finally found my answer when i purchased a pair of the millitary bunny boots.  I know not the best for walking long distances and not the nicest things to look at but if you get cold in these you better go home because its too cold for man kind.  I have a buddy who put his foot through the ice out fishing and the boot filled up with water.  in about 5 minutes his body had warmed up the water in the boot to body temp so he left the water in there all day.  100% thick rubber boot that will never let water in or out.  Mills now sells them.  Not positive on womens sizes though.  I got mine for about $35.    Just google bunny boots and you will see them.

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Lacrosse boots with a good pair of wool socks. Scheels makes a good sock

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 Baffin boots all the way.  Only thing that will keep my feet warm.  

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gr8tz Said:
Cabelas predator extreme pack boots, they are one of the warmest boots made and are a full lace-up boot so they offer a comfortable snug fit with good ankle support excellent for walking and standing for long periods of time, and the thermal liners have a pouch in the toe area for a toe warmer for the long all days sits in the tree stand

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I have tried the Sorels and nothing comes close to the comfort and warmth of the Predators.

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In all honesty I think it is tough to beat sorels mentioned. Had then for years! I moved on because no matter how much silicon I sprayed on the fabric portion they wouldn't stay water proof any longer.

Probably should just go back to them as they definitely get the job done but I am considering muck or Baffin. Is the muck sport enough?


 

 

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I think my brother has the predators and likes them. Who makes that boot?


 

 

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I should clarify I like the muck option because it is convenient to slip on and off and allows a person to play in the muck!


 

 

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taylorman_55 Said:
I bet its because you have fat feet. lol 
iluvswnd Said:
Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

Careful, maybe it runs in the family.... 

Also, once I have my boots on I'm guessing I'm carrying significantly less weight around with my Mucks than your sorels.

http://www.muckbootcompany.com/men/outdoor-sporting/Pages/default.aspx

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taylorman_55 Said:
I bet its because you have fat feet. lol 
iluvswnd Said:
Muck Arctic Sport boots and wool socks.

I used to always get cold feet when fishing, bought these and I haven't had cold feet since.

Careful, maybe it runs in the family.... 

Also, once I have my boots on I'm guessing I'm carrying significantly less weight around with my Mucks than your sorels.

http://www.muckbootcompany.com/men/outdoor-sporting/Pages/default.aspx

lol ! haha, no doubt, my sorels are HEAVY, and quite  clumsy. If i don't have to walk a long ways I love them, however, if i gotta hike in a ways, I just wear my 1600g irish setters, they seem to do ok.

 

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Lots of good choices.
Mucks are nice,especially if your the one drilling holes.
If having warm feet is the priority I'm a fan of the Cable's Inferno boots with their 2,000 grams of thinsulate.
They are on sale.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Footwear/Mens-Footwear/Mens-Hunting-Boots/Mens-Pac-Winter-Boots%7C/pc/104797980/c/104747580/sc/104826780/i/103959180/Cabelas-Inferno8482-2000-Pac-Boots-150-Black/731369.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2F_%2FN-1106123%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104797980&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104797980%3Bcat103959180


Oh and a good sock system is always a good thing!

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I don't have problems with cold feet, but mine get cold in muck boots. But.....they are steel toe so that's probably why.

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fisherman25 Said:
I don't have problems with cold feet, but mine get cold in muck boots. But.....they are steel toe so that's probably why.

What socks?

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I don't have problems with cold feet, but mine get cold in muck boots. But.....they are steel toe so that's probably why.

What socks?

Cotton blends being the best - from what I've read.



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Sometimes wool...sometimes just my good ole hanes.

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Sometimes wool...sometimes just my good ole hanes.

Do you get cold in both?  Are you perhaps warm off the bat and then sweating them wet and getting cold as the day goes on?

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I had a crappy pair of boots that were Columbia's...my feet froze all the time. The Captain and I went shopping for better boots. I have been impressed with my Rocky's! I am not sure what gram they are or the style but they aren't big and clunky like some of the boots that I tried on. I have used my UGG's to ice fish in but my Rocky's kept me much warmer than anything I have tried! Good luck on the hunt!

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Sometimes wool...sometimes just my good ole hanes.

Do you get cold in both?  Are you perhaps warm off the bat and then sweating them wet and getting cold as the day goes on?

Yeah, I'm sure that's a big part of the problem.   It's not different than sitting in the ice house and getting hot, then going out to drill holes and move around and after you sit again for 30 minutes....cold.   I just think there are some boots out there that you may not have that problem. 

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Sometimes wool...sometimes just my good ole hanes.

Do you get cold in both?  Are you perhaps warm off the bat and then sweating them wet and getting cold as the day goes on?

Yeah, I'm sure that's a big part of the problem.   It's not different than sitting in the ice house and getting hot, then going out to drill holes and move around and after you sit again for 30 minutes....cold.   I just think there are some boots out there that you may not have that problem. 

I should've asked earlier, which model Mucks?

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Muck artic sport I bought a pair this year and i like them alot and my feet havnt got cold yet. i bought them at farm and home they were $100.

 

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ICENUTT14 Said:
Muck artic sport I bought a pair this year and i like them alot and my feet havnt got cold yet. i bought them at farm and home they were $100.

ditto

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I dont know what model i have but they are a sorel - and compared to my first pair of sorels -- they are twice as thick and heavy --- Baffin like.   idt sorel makes them anymore -- but i can guaratee i have never been cold in them. 

I dont know what they all wear up at the dl tournament -- but i know the wifey and i seen about 2/3 of the people walk off early -- alot of em complaining.   I seen alot of fancy spendy light stuff that didnt hold up -- coats and boots. 

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 I am probably a poor judge of boots to begin with.  It's not a matter of tough, manly, macho, or any other darned thing, my feet just stay pretty warm most of the time.  Case in point, I fished DL on 1-14.  I forgot my boots at the place I was staying and fished all day in wool socks and waterproof Keen slip on leather shoes.  My feet did get cold on the long wheeler ride back to the truck, but other than that I was comfortable all day.  I'm not a particularly good judge of what will keep folks warm because of the above.

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Sox are just as important--a good pair of hi-content wool outers and poly wicking liners to move moisture away from the skin.

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Horsager Said:
 I am probably a poor judge of boots to begin with.  It's not a matter of tough, manly, macho, or any other darned thing, my feet just stay pretty warm most of the time.  Case in point, I fished DL on 1-14.  I forgot my boots at the place I was staying and fished all day in wool socks and waterproof Keen slip on leather shoes.  My feet did get cold on the long wheeler ride back to the truck, but other than that I was comfortable all day.  I'm not a particularly good judge of what will keep folks warm because of the above.


Yeah I don't remember the model number.  Their a work issue pair, so likely not their best boot.  I like them though, and they are very comfortable.  They also never leak, so that's a big bonus.  I'm looking forward to breaking in my new Kenny's on DL this weekend.  Their only 400 grams, but I doubt I'll get cold.  Hopefully the wife does good in her new Sorel's.  Picked them up tonight.