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Duggie Bravo

Nomad
Jul 27, 2013
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Dewsbury
Hi All,

My daughter has started playing football and looking to avoid cold feet in the winter months, I thought I’d seek the collective wisdom on what to wear.

I currently own:
Walking boots
Mud boots
Alpine boots

Is there anything out there that might be better keeping my feet warm, considering that I am going to be stood around and not walking about too much?

Budget would be up to £100.


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TLM

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Nov 16, 2019
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Vantaa, Finland
Felt lined rubber boots are fairly good, I imagine they would cover about all of British weather and mud too- At least here they are within your budget.
 
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Duggie Bravo

Nomad
Jul 27, 2013
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Dewsbury
Felt lined rubber boots are fairly good, I imagine they would cover about all of British weather and mud too- At least here they are within your budget.

I had something similar from my dad, with zips on the front, and felt liners but I never got to use them as the zips were corroded.


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Dogoak

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Jan 24, 2009
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Cairngorms
Pac boots.
My Sorels have given me some wonderful service, about 22 years. They have had a few DIY repairs over the last couple of years with Stormsure and inner tube patches but my feet are still being kept warm & dry.
 

Duggie Bravo

Nomad
Jul 27, 2013
494
109
Dewsbury
Thanks everyone, searching through the details on Muck Boots website I have discovered that my MuckMasters are rated to -30, so with a pair of decent socks they should be plenty warm enough.
I really appreciate everyone taking the time to reply and offer their advice on boots that are available.


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Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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Felt insoles, 3 or 4 pairs of them, Warm requires dry insulation to prevent heat transfer. I change insoles for every day of 2+ hours outdoors in my Canadian winter. An afternoon of forest grouse hunting. Yesterday's insoles get stood up some place nice and warm to dry.

Those are under 2 pairs of wool socks. Same deal = dry everything every night.

I can buy felt insoles which have a infrared-reflecting, aluminized shiny coating on one side. Nobody here is raving about the value. I did buy some years back to alternate with ordinary ones and I really could see no difference for tha added prices.

Then, of course, are the genuine snowmobile boots for whole long days out blasting around on sleds. Tolko, for example.
They have removable felt liner booties and you can buy sets of sized spares. Fantastic to jump into those "barefoot" and run outside in snow like sugar to do stuff at -20C.
 

SaraR

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Mar 25, 2017
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Ceredigion
If you're standing around it really helps to have a lot of insulation underneath, between you and the cold ground, be that in the boot, the boot itself or on the ground. So boots with thick soles and a felt insole and then find something to stand on (planks of wood, branches, pieces of cardboard, bits of foam mat etc depending on where you are).

Also, make sure you've got room in the boot for air to insulate (and blood to circulate). No point in thick socks if you're then cramming them into boots that are too small for foot+sock and end up squeezing the socks flat.
 
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