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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #40 on: Oct 06, 2016, 12:14 PM »
best thing about Mickeys...that there are so many better options available now.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #41 on: Oct 06, 2016, 02:12 PM »
The warmest winter footgear I've worn are traditional smoke tanned moosehide wrap-around moccasins made by Cree women. With several pairs of wool socks inside a full felt liner they are unbeatable in dry cold. I can say honestly in 55 years of wearing them my feet have never been cold. They're especially good for sweaty feet because they are highly breathable unlike those made from commercially tanned hides and rubber or plastic boots. They aren't made much anymore but occasionally an old timer can be seen wearing them, with short overshoes, on the ice pulling nets. They are also very light.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #42 on: Oct 06, 2016, 03:25 PM »
I would look into good socks and change them often. Your feet when sweaty will be cold no matter the boot rating is. I wear tennis shoes when driving to the lake just so my feet don't sweat.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #43 on: Oct 06, 2016, 07:59 PM »
Darn tough socks are great. Made in Vermont they are expensive but lifetime replacement by sending them in. Warm and super comfortable.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #44 on: Oct 06, 2016, 10:29 PM »
Though they are heavy the Mickey Mouse boots are best in my opinion.  If it's too cold for them then you should probably not be outside LOL

Budget friendly as well

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #45 on: Oct 06, 2016, 11:53 PM »
Arctic Ice Mucks for up here in Alaska. 40 years here and by far the best ever.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #46 on: Oct 19, 2016, 08:09 AM »
x5 titans are crazy warm and comfortable...punching holes all day not having to worry about ice water or slush covering the boots..keeps you fishing instead of freezing.here in Saskatchewan i wouldn't use anything else.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #47 on: Oct 19, 2016, 08:16 AM »
I would look into good socks and change them often. Your feet when sweaty will be cold no matter the boot rating is. I wear tennis shoes when driving to the lake just so my feet don't sweat.

x2. Boots are more of a shell than anything else IMO. Get a few pair of merino wool. the higher the % of merino wool the better

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #48 on: Oct 23, 2016, 07:38 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

No... there are inconsistencies with human beings. 😎

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #49 on: Dec 15, 2016, 12:31 PM »
 Getting ready to order the Baffin Titans...  ...for those that have them I wear a 11 wide boot,  should I order the size 12 ?

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #50 on: Dec 15, 2016, 07:56 PM »
I wear size 11 as well. When I tried on the Baffin Titans at a store, I ended up getting size 12 so that I had room for wool socks and for wiggling toes. There's no sense in getting toes too snug since warmth and comfort are all about having a bit of airspace in the boot. The boots fit just right. My feet don't slide around in the boots and my toes aren't cramped. I'm happy with my purchase.

Getting ready to order the Baffin Titans...  ...for those that have them I wear a 11 wide boot,  should I order the size 12 ?

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #51 on: Dec 16, 2016, 12:16 PM »
thanks tooner, hate to buy boots without trying them on but no place around here has them so.... mail order it is  ..

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #52 on: Dec 17, 2016, 05:57 AM »
The thing with Baffin boots are to get them in your true size. They conform to your feet. Do not let anyone else wear them. Great very warm boots.
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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #53 on: Dec 18, 2016, 09:01 AM »
The one thing with Mickeys that I have not seen anyone bring up in boot conversations is how hard it is to put them on and take them off.

You basically have to be seated in order to force them on and then have to tie the laces. Taking them off is a bit of a pain also. And when you're layered up with bibs and all, it's not as easy as bending over and lacing up a pair of tennis shoes in the summer.

With other type of Pac boots, you can just slip your feet in while standing, same with taking them off.

I have both Mickeys and a pair of Baffins. The Mickeys are warm, but the Baffins are total luxury, unbelievably comfortable. I wear the Mickeys when it's on the warmer side and the Baffins when it's below 15 degrees or so.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #54 on: Dec 18, 2016, 09:03 AM »
Arctic Ice Mucks for up here in Alaska. 40 years here and by far the best ever.

x2, so warm and easy

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #55 on: Dec 18, 2016, 10:33 PM »
I've seen competitors in the Iditarod wearing Cabelas Trans Alaskan lll's, but never white mickeys.  Must be the weight?

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #56 on: Dec 24, 2016, 07:05 AM »
I've seen competitors in the Iditarod wearing Cabelas Trans Alaskan lll's, but never white mickeys.  Must be the weight?
Trans Alaskans are pretty light weight. I love them.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #57 on: Dec 25, 2016, 08:34 PM »
The white mickey's have their place in history no doubt. I have a pair I can't bring myself to trash. Unless you have long underwear or tuck pants into the gussets on the mickey's, they'll chew your calf raw (mine at least) with any kind of walking. Got the baffin apex for those cold days and the hunters if it's 25F +. I'll never fault anyone for wearing mickey's, they still are one of the warmest boots out there.
It must be something in the water.

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #58 on: Dec 26, 2016, 04:59 PM »
https://www.overshoesneos.com/Neos_Overshoes_Navigator_5_Stabilicer.html

I bought these Neos Overshoes last year.  They are the cats ... They also have screws in the bottom of the boots to act as ice cleats.  You just slip them over your tennis shoes, hiking shoes, or whatever shoes you drove to the lake with.  Easy on, easy off.  I love 'em. 

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Re: Warm Boot Suggestions
« Reply #59 on: Dec 29, 2016, 05:15 PM »
TA IIIs came in the post today. I've been away from pac-style boots for a while but I'm not gettin' any younger and my tootsies get a little cool these days. Don't spend much shack time so I'm standin' on the ice outside. Figure it's time to make an investment in my comfort.

First impressions:

Big boots, taller than I'm used to and look heavy but not particularly. Hey, now I am 6 foot.... ::)

Typical Chinese stuff, we'll see.

I like that the liner comes out to dry even though the construction includes "Dry-Plus" which has worked well for me in other Cablelas products.

The lace arrangement is different but seems easier up front. We'll see...

So, I'll have to give 'em a work out this season and form my own opinion. Got a smokin' deal, $150 + tax/S/H so the whole works out the door for < $170. I thought that was a pretty good deal.

Some of the comments here steered me but I'll never blame anyone but myself if they don't meet expectations.
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