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Author Topic: Warm Boot Suggestions  (Read 2850 times)

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #20 on: Sep 25, 2016, 02:59 PM »
As a grizzled old veteran of many a ice fishing seasons. I have yet to find warmer boots than the Mickey mouse boots. You can spend lots of money on boots trying to match their performance. As noted they are heavy. But my feet get cold easily and it really hampered my deer hunting and ice fishing. Cousin finally gave me his GI issue boots back in the 70's try. As his feet were same as nine wide long and got cold easy.

Over the years I have probably owned at least 6 pair. White ones, black ones with the air bladder and without. They have all kept my feet warm in the most bitter conditions. Since I am a bucket buzzard ( rarely use a shelter ) their performance is amazing. This with just normal socks on not even extra lined socks.

One last thing. They are the only boot that I have tried. That maintain warmth in your boot if you are unlucky to get a soaked foot while on the ice. I discovered this accidently when edge ice broke under me soaking foot and leg to my knee. Sat down on bucket wrung sock out. Put boot on and within 15 minutes foot was warm again.

After I discovered this little jewel . I used it to win a few breakfasts and dinners over the years. Fishing partners would be bragging bout their expensive boots. Toward end of trip I would challenge them to get foot wet on purpose same time as me. Then stand on ice after putting boot back on to see who would cry " uncle " first. Never had to buy someone else one meal. But I ate quite a few free ones.

Other than the heavy part. Ensure to use some type of cleat with the mickeys. They do not provide good traction on slick ice. I got a scar on my head that proves that.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #21 on: Sep 25, 2016, 05:51 PM »
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

You are correct. Why? Lots of other variables other than just "what kind of boots are you running"? Here's my take:

When I was young I never used to but now my feet sweat. A lot... That means basically no rubber, gotta breathe. One tip for sweaty feet, give 'em a spritz of antiperspirant spray before you sock up. Makes a world of difference for me.

Next, it's been mentioned but give your feet plenty of room inside the boot for circulation purposes. For me (again) if I wear two pairs of heavy socks I'm much colder than if I wear one pair of good warm socks with room left  to wiggle my toes. Gotta have circulation to be warm.

Lotsa good boots out there but you have to give them a chance to do their best in order to be happy. Cramped sweaty feet will never be a recipe for warmth. Toward that end, Mickeys are definitely out (for me). All that rubber and I'd be standing in a pool of my own sweat freezing into a block of bootie ice.

Remember: perspiration management and adequate space = warmth.
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #22 on: Sep 25, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Lacross boots are awesome

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #23 on: Sep 25, 2016, 06:33 PM »
Baffin Titans are all rubber. Run them here in Manitoba. -35 temps.

Alot of people on this forum swear by these boots.  I just got some a month ago and I can't wait to try them.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #24 on: Sep 25, 2016, 06:56 PM »
Ive been trying to buy new boots for years just cause i wanted to try something different but ive been rocking sorels for the last 6 years and they keep my feet warm.  I think ill just save my coin for a new electric auger and i think my sorels will be good for another 10 years.  My dad is going on 25 years with his sorels (replaced the insert once or twice).

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #25 on: Sep 26, 2016, 01:13 AM »
I have been through a slug of boots trying to keep my hooves warm and for years I always ended up with cold feet when ice fishing, sometimes to the point it would cut my day short, have worn Muck Arctic pros, cabelas predator pac boots, sorels, a couple different kamiks and still cold feet all the time, went rounds with different socks and poly liners etc, most of the reason for cold feet is im very mobile until I find a good spot and then sit down, so im moving around and then get my feet sweating only to have them get cold when im inactive. Last year I bought a pair of Baffin endurances that were on sale for a very good price, loved them, a bit heavy but manageable. Nearly got rid of the cold feet problem, did have a couple long outings that by the end of the day my feet were getting chilly, the baffins are very comfy on your feet with the memory foam type liner, form right around your feet and feel great. Mid season I happened to run across a pair of Cabelas Saskatchewan pac boots in my size in the bargain cave, reg 249 and I think I got them for 89 bucks and im not sure they were ever worn, not quite as comfy as the baffins but a touch lighter, still very flexible, and through the rest of the season I never got cold feet again, best pac boot I have ever worn, use a poly liner and merino wool sock, the liner in the Cabelas Saskatchewan boot wicks moisture from your feet very well, I do notice my feet still get a bit damp in the Baffin endurances using the same sock combo but unless its very cold out and I have had a very long day I don't have an issue with them. Make sure to pull the liners when you get home and dry them, another big thing I learned is to not put them on warm, like straight off the heater vent, will get your feets sweating right away, and keep the floor heat off in your vehicle. Some guys say to put them on cold but circulation in my feet is just to poor for that, put em on room temp and good to go for the day.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #26 on: Sep 26, 2016, 10:58 AM »
Lacrosse iceman when in permi. Nothing beats the mickeys when out on the ice. My feet have never got cold in them. My wife used to get cold feet in her kamiks. I bought her a pair of mickeys and she has never complained since. Wife tested and wife approved. Get the real ones with valve. No China copies.  Steve

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #27 on: Sep 26, 2016, 02:34 PM »
What ever boots you use never wear them or your socks to your fishing spot..  Fresh socks and boots when you get to the ice..JMO...
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #28 on: Sep 26, 2016, 03:00 PM »
I wore mickey's for 10yrs+ and agree 100% with them being warm.....but the weight just got to be too much....
Bought a pair of Baffin Impacts and could not be happier...Light as a feather compared to mickey's, and just as warm!

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #29 on: Sep 30, 2016, 07:48 PM »
Artic sport mucks for me, plenty warm! And a lot more comfortable than a guy would think!

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #30 on: Sep 30, 2016, 08:06 PM »
Mickey Mouse boots for sure......never have cold feet while wearing them, no matter the temp or the length of the day  ;)

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #31 on: Sep 30, 2016, 08:09 PM »
Alot of people on this forum swear by these boots.  I just got some a month ago and I can't wait to try them.

x3, for Baffin Titans.  I love mine.  Comfortable and ridiculously warm.
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #32 on: Sep 30, 2016, 10:06 PM »
Muck Arctic Sport or Muck Arctic Pros.  I have the latter.  They work great for me.

I got the Arctic Pros last year and will never look back. Great boot.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #33 on: Oct 01, 2016, 02:54 AM »
I got the Arctic Pros last year and will never look back. Great boot.

That's good to know, thanks for your reply....looking forward to trying these out this season.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #34 on: Oct 02, 2016, 12:21 AM »
The white Mickey Mouse boots are super warm, at times they're so warm I have to open the laces to let out some heat, and water proof.  Granted they're a bit on the heavy side but you won't be disappointed with them.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #35 on: Oct 02, 2016, 05:43 AM »
Mickeys are the only way to go..... you will NEVER have cold feet....and they won't break your bank account (got mine for $35 on E-Bay).  Soles are plenty thick enough to accept Ice Spikes or Hex Head screws for traction (just DON'T wear them into your house... if you want to avoid divorce!!).

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #36 on: Oct 02, 2016, 06:21 AM »

            When I first started ice fishing I had Sorrell's pac with felt liner, what I found out that I had to keep them in the back of
            my truck and put them on cold that way my feet didn't sweat, my walking out to my spot my body would warm them up
            and keep my feet warm for hours, but by the end of the day they were cold! Then I bought Lacrosse Ice Kings, I did the same
            thing, kept them in the back of my truck, my feet were cold all day! Then I kept them in my truck on the way to the lake
            and they were warm all day, I wore them until the started to leak, about 10 years. Now I have Cabela's Predator Extremes
            I put them on when I get to the lake and my feet have never been cold in them! It's all about keeping you feet dry!

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #37 on: Oct 05, 2016, 04:39 PM »
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #38 on: Oct 05, 2016, 04:45 PM »
I also like mickeys or bunny boots.and havent had cold feet in years.but the heaviness  of them are starting to bother me with arthritis in my hips.im might start looking for a light warm boot but will always have my bada boots just in case.
 

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #39 on: Oct 06, 2016, 10:00 AM »
x3, for Baffin Titans.  I love mine.  Comfortable and ridiculously warm.

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