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Old 01-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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cold feet!

my feet are cold. i don't want to pony up for a new pair of insulated boots, so let's talk socks.

smartwool is good stuff, but $$$. anyone ever use the costco wool hiking socks? they are reasonably priced and appear to be of decent quality. coupled with some polypro liners i think i'd be good to go.

any other tips/tricks out there to keep your feet warm while on the job in the cold?
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my feet are cold. i don't want to pony up for a new pair of insulated boots, so let's talk socks.

smartwool is good stuff, but $$$. anyone ever use the costco wool hiking socks? they are reasonably priced and appear to be of decent quality. coupled with some polypro liners i think i'd be good to go.

any other tips/tricks out there to keep your feet warm while on the job in the cold?
I have those Costco socks and they are warmer than regular socks but my toes are still COLD when I wear them in my cowboy boots.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't get too many socks or your feet will be colder.
If you are wearing extra socks or thick socks make sure you have room in your boots or it will cut off circulation in yoru feet.
I have done it, I have friends that have done it.
One friend was getting frost bite to the point where we took his boots and socks off and put his feet inside my coat under my arms to warm them up to keep him from permanent damage until he had feeling in his feet again. He put one pair of socks back on and we walked the 4 miles out.
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i wouldn't wear more than one good pair + a thin wicking liner. more than that is uncomfortable and dangerous, you're right.

so the costcos are pretty good? what about other less expensive brands? you can drop some serious $$ on socks at REI or a comparable place
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The Costco ones are fairly nice, but they are pretty light weight as well. I use them in the Summer. Camp-mor has some deals on socks right now. 2 pair for around $10, which is expensive, but they are probably socks that normally go for $14/pair.

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