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CoachWalleye74

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Warm Boot Suggestions
« on: Sep 23, 2016, 09:56 AM »
I'm looking to purchase new winter boots for ice fishing and snow removal.  I've had some sorrels for about 10 years.  They have done well, but are warn out.  I would like a little warmer boot, since my feet do get cold when on the ice in the shack.  The Baffin line seems nice, but the non-waterproof portion and reviews on overall size of the boot are concerns. 

Suggestions for a very warm, waterproof, winter boot?

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2016, 10:07 AM »
Muck Arctic Sport or Muck Arctic Pros.  I have the latter.  They work great for me.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2016, 10:36 AM »
Baffin Titans are all rubber. Run them here in Manitoba. -35 temps.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: Sep 23, 2016, 11:00 AM »
Any opinions on the Baffin arctic boot?

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: Sep 23, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Coach-
Check this page out-
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?board=34.0
There are MANY threads about boots and this post will likely get moved there any way.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: Sep 23, 2016, 11:17 AM »
Thank you. 

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: Sep 23, 2016, 11:49 AM »
I have a pair of Baffin Apex boots that I picked up from Cabelas. I always have cold feet and with these puppies I have always been comfortable snowmobiling/Icefishing at -40*C and lower.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: Sep 23, 2016, 11:50 AM »
I'm going to give the Baffin Arctic's a shot.  Found them at a good price. 

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: Sep 23, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Cabela's Saskatchewan Pac Boots or their TransAlaskan III boots are arguably the warmest boot out there. I just bought the Saskatchewans to replace a pair of LaCrosse Hunting Pac 2000g.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: Sep 24, 2016, 10:25 AM »
I have the Baffin Apex. Rated to 148 below zero. Never cold feet. No leaks ether but I did treat the uppers with snoseal. Also have a pair of black mickey boots. Warm feet in them also. They do get damp. My feet sweat. But it is a warm damp. Hope this helps.
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: Sep 24, 2016, 11:59 AM »
I got a pair of Cabela's Trans Alaska III boots a couple years ago, and they are by far the best boot I have ever had. Can sit outside all day and my feet are still warm! In my opinion, a lot of insulation underneath your foot is absolutely key when comparing boots!
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: Sep 24, 2016, 02:37 PM »
I have cabelas predator extreme have had them for 6 or 7 seasons now and they were great,I say were cause they started to leak last year they have the cabelas dry plus membrane that is similar to gortex.my self I will not buy a boot unless it is gortex or equal I have had just plain water proof boots but they seem to leak after a short time

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: Sep 24, 2016, 08:20 PM »
any of these boots come in a wide size? i need a boot that will fit my fat feet. i take a 4E shoe
Weight is also a concern.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: Sep 25, 2016, 03:09 AM »
I still swear by the mickey mouse boots, but they aren't in the LW category.
W or XW mickeys will definitely fit a 4E foot, I have the same problem when buying boots and a R mickey fits my 4E stompers. Also, almost every boot/shoe I own is either 11 or 12W, the mickeys are 10R and fit perfectly.
Just an option, especially if width is a concern.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: Sep 25, 2016, 05:43 AM »
Not a fan of the cabelas predator boots . The ones I have are 2,000 gram .
They are very stiff ( hard rubber ) around the ankle , super heavy and my feet always get cold ( not due to sweat ) so I end up putting heat packs down inside them .

I had a pair of 1,500 gram lacrosse boots that were light and very warm . I wore them out over about 10 years of heavy use and can not find them made any longer .

Currently , I still struggle with the predator boots

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: Sep 25, 2016, 06:15 AM »
I just wonder 1 thing how can 1 person say a boot is awesome and someone else says the same boots don't keep there feet warm etc. Is there  inconsistencies with the production of some of these boots that make them have different results it seems very curious to me

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: Sep 25, 2016, 06:57 AM »
I just wonder 1 thing how can 1 person say a boot is awesome and someone else says the same boots don't keep there feet warm etc. Is there  inconsistencies with the production of some of these boots that make them have different results it seems very curious to me
I think the biggest thing is blood circulation. I used to use rubber knee highs and feet were always cold. Switched to trans Alaskans and feet are warm. These boots have 3" between the ice and your feet. Need a little bit of airspace in the toe box too.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #17 on: Sep 25, 2016, 08:20 AM »
I suppose whatever you choose make sure they fit properly. Maybe that's why some have had bad luck with one brand vs the other.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #18 on: Sep 25, 2016, 11:58 AM »
Part of it is how people maintain their boots. I have a dual peet boot dryer and two sets of liners. Dried after every use. A lot of the cold feet people get is simply sweat from your feet left in your boots.

Imo, a 40 dollar peet boot dryer is the best investment anyone can make.

Beware of sno-seal as well. Will eat through the stitching. Obenaufs is one of the best products out there for waterproofing and conditioning boots.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #19 on: Sep 25, 2016, 01:58 PM »
I wear a size 9 work boot . I Always buy a size 10 pac boot to leave airspace . I wear silk liners and 100% wool socks , my feet are not tight in the boot . Some reason they just don't keep my feet warm and I hate walking in them due to weight .
I went to a pair of hermans survivors 1,500 gram . They are much lighter and warmer . I know they are a low end boot but they work well for hunting and sitting in a tree stand for hrs , not so much for ice fishing as they do take on water , even after using mink oil .
Today I dug all my shanties out and gave them the pre season go over and wore my old worn out lacrosse boots , they are shot for any winter conditions but sure are light and comfortable . Wish I could find another pair like those . I can't even read the tags but the metal speed lace on top says lacrosse

 

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