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Old 11-03-2010, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Thinsulate" in everyday work boot?

Anyone use boots daily with thinsulate in area's where it gets 60's-80's?

Looking at a pair with 200G thinsulate in them.


Looking at a second set of boots for outdoors from belleville. I currently have the 330ST and love them. But the out sole is meant for concrete and flight decks, not hiking.

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't recommend it. I've got two pairs of Danners I was issued in Iceland that are waterproof and insulated, and I haven't been anywhere cold enough to wear them since. Your feet will sweat like hell.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have a couple pairs of matterhorns in desert tan and black. i prefer them over vented boots anyday. most of the guys i work with feel the same way. they are fairly heavily insulated as well.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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mine are and its hot as balls here in the carribean prison system

a thin layer will wick sweat if properly designed, a heavy leayer will make life suck.
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Meh I were the same boots year round and they are 600gram thinsulate. The insulation breaks down real fast. One winter and it not near as good anymore.
But then it barely breaks 80 here, no more than once or twice a year.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My hunting/work boots have 200 grams. On cold days (10 to 30 degrees) they work nicely paired with some good socks and liners. I'm out in the snow/mud/rain for up to an hour and then back in the truck to drive to the next site. If I'm out exposed all day in those temps, they work well at the high end but at the low end I wear Sorels. Last week when I was hunting on days in the 60s, my feet got pretty sweaty. My liners wick the moisture away but I could still feel the dampness. Getting on up to the 80s, it would be really unpleasant and the boots would take quite a while to dry out.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Red Wing 200g thinsulate, Gore Tex. Wear them year round. In the summer I wear Timberland CoolMax socks. Not really an issue. I do make sure I buy good wicking socks, if not my feet get hot as hell in the summer or winter.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Your feet will sweat like hell.
FALSE!!! Why do you think wool keeps your temperature regulated. As long as there is air flow your feet will stay very comfortable in all temperatures.

I wear insulated Redwings all year round. I will NEVER go back to an uninsulated boot in the summer.
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FALSE!!! Why do you think wool keeps your temperature regulated. As long as there is air flow your feet will stay very comfortable in all temperatures.

I wear insulated Redwings all year round. I will NEVER go back to an uninsulated boot in the summer.
FALSE!!!!

My feet sopping set this past summer. I use the extra thick military boot socks because they wick away moisture without adding heat..

I only say false because it varies person to person. I personally hate shoes so I try not wear them
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I've got a pair of 8" Wolverine with thinsulate that I used to wear 3-4 days a week here in So Cal. It would regularly be in the 80s and 90s in the summer making the temp inside the uninsulated metal building push 100+ on a regular basis. I wore just the thin "athletic" socks from costco and never got really sweaty wet, but I did feel hot a lot of the time, but dry. Some other guys in the shop would have soaking wet socks with no thinsulate. I guess it depends on the person/sock/boot combo.

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I had a pair of boots with some thinsulate that kept my feet waaaay too hot in the summer. I just wear uninsulated boots most of the year with thick socks in the winter, regular athletic socks in the summer.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wear 11" Redwing pull-ons daily. 400 grams of Thinsulate. I bought these boots when I was working in North Dakota in the winter but have worn them all over all year round. I live and work construction and manufacturing in AZ (115+) and wear them year round here too. Wear good socks is the most important thing. Good wool or thick cotton socks are what i like the best. Keep in mind though that I wear pull-ons which will breath better then a lace up.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Been wearing Matterhorn 10" thinsulated steel toes every day for the last 10 years or so. From 120 degree days down to -20. Are they ideal at the extremes? Nope, but overall they are right on the money and I dig em. Don't know the weight of the insulation, haven't seen a tag in a long time. Most days when deployed have me on my feet anywhere from 12-20 hours a day in all kinds of environments.
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