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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #60 on: Nov 07, 2020, 06:54 AM »
I ordered a pair of Cabela's Trans Alaskan pac boots. Received them today but they feel like they are squeezing my feet. My teenage son tried them on and he is ok with how they fit him. I guess he's getting his first and I'll have to order mine next month but larger size. We both wear shoe size 9 1/2. I ordered boots in size 10. I'm going to order them in size 11 next time.

Ordering up a size is always recommended..take out the removable liners and walk around in them for a couple days ..they will conform to your feet. Got this this as a recommendation from Baffin years ago .
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #61 on: Nov 29, 2020, 07:55 AM »
Seems like the trans Alaskans dont come in a bigger size?  I need 15-16.

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #62 on: Nov 29, 2020, 08:28 AM »
My street/work shoe is 10.5 US and I got my TAs in size 12 figuring to leave room for a couple pairs of wool (always had freezing feet). Found them to be the warmest thing I've ever put on my feet and never worn more than a sock liner and one pair of wool. Plenty of room for feet, again for the first time ever. Got a mangled left foot that always gets squeezed very uncomfortably in cheaper boots, not so in these. If they made 11.5 I could probably do those but they do not.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #63 on: Nov 29, 2020, 10:46 AM »
I wear a 13 and have a very narrow foot.  Ordered my TAs in 13 'cause that's the biggest size.  When they came, I panicked because they felt so small.  Called Cabela's to arrange a return and the representative said why not try them because you have 30 days.

Between being able to wear just one nice pair of insulated socks and having them break in a bit, they turned out to be my favorite boots ever and I still have them years later.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #64 on: Nov 29, 2020, 12:37 PM »
Baffin Control Max have been excellent to me.

On days in the double digits I wear Simms G3 pull on boot.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #65 on: Dec 23, 2020, 04:54 PM »
Just got some a couple days ago!!
Another vote for Baffin Titans.  I've been using a pair for two years.  Now I just wear them like giant slippers with no socks.  I've only used them down to 5 degrees or so, but can just sit with no shanty and my feet are the warmest part of me.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #66 on: Dec 26, 2020, 12:15 PM »
Baffin Titans---#1 !!
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #67 on: Dec 26, 2020, 12:42 PM »
This is a hard question to answer because everyone is different.  Some people's feet sweat too much, causing them to get cold.  If that is the case, you wouldn't want to put them into a boot that will make them sweat more.  I use a regular pair of cotton socks, not wool or insulated, and these boots.  My feet have not gotten cold in them since I've owned them.  Before buying these, my feet got cold all the time.  I think because they use to sweat, now they don't.


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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #68 on: Dec 29, 2020, 08:48 AM »
Ive got arctic pros that are about 5 years old or more.  Need replacing, but Im size challenged wit a size 15 foot!  (Feet actually) doesnt appear tp be a ton of options out there.  What are us sasquatches to do?

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #69 on: Jan 27, 2021, 08:25 AM »
Cold feet should be my nickname. Too much boot insulation or too many heavy socks and my feet sweat and socks get wet and then it is all over. I tried the polypro socks which sure do help and my boots are LaCross Ice Kings 1 1/2 size larger. I am fine if I can jump in the boots and onto the ice without much walking and sweating. That never happens so I found a much better solution.

ODABAN! This is a foot antiperspirant that is a bit of a process but it works great for me. Follow the directions and treat your feet and they will stay dry and warm.

https://www.odaban.com/products/antiperspirant-spray/

If your feet get cold because they are wet inside you can waste a ton of money on the warmest boots money can buy and still have frozen feet.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #70 on: Jan 27, 2021, 08:32 AM »
I bought a pair of Kamik's about 8 yrs ago, supposed to be so good. Worst I've ever had for warmth. My feet freeze in 'em, that's with wearing a thick Merino wool sock. IMO, pass on these!!!!! Temp rating -40? NOT!   >:(

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #71 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:01 AM »
worst boot I ever had!!
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #72 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:12 AM »
worst boot I ever had!!

Well, guess I'm not alone!  ;D

                                    


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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #73 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:18 AM »
Kamiks suck.  Another one for Baffin Titans. Smartwool socks then regular wool.  Have never had cold feet since I got them.

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #74 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:39 AM »
Well after using my kamik hunter boots rated to -40 twice,that rating is bullshat..barely keep feet warm at 25 degrees.but for 35$ if they last longer than the 100$ pair of muck arctic pros that lasted 1 icefishing season im good.i didnt expect the kamiks too be that great for the cheap price.

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #75 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:39 AM »
the problem with titans is bib legs wont go over them.

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #76 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:41 AM »
Striker Ice Bibs do

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #77 on: Jan 27, 2021, 01:04 PM »
 I'll add to the fodder... been wearing mucks ( artic pro) the last 10 years or so, sized like my work boot,poly pro liner Marino wool .. most conditions, no issues, always a little tough to remove at the end of the day, sizing like work boots didn't help I'm sure. last fall, dealt with a case of platarfaciitis, didn't want to be tugging on that boot to get It off, Wife bought me a set of Baffin Snow monsters 1 size up per their recommendations, I must say, lightest, warmest most comfortable boot I have ever worn, I'v only had to fish down to 10 above so far, but they are nice, also a breeze to take off and put on on the side of the road ( I drive almost 2 hours each way to fish).. feet dont sweat in then and the liners can be removed for drying, and are easily reinstalled...
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #78 on: Jan 27, 2021, 01:16 PM »
Been running the Baffin Impacts for 3 years now. Will likely move to the Titans as they are fully waterproof. 10" G2 pulls a lot of water above the ice.

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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #79 on: Jan 28, 2021, 04:23 PM »
Well, guess I'm not alone!  ;D

Mine were a different---maybe a cheaper model but still not cheap.The seam between the rubber and the cloth wore out quite quickly.
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Re: BEST BOOTS FOR ICE FISHING?
« Reply #80 on: Jan 28, 2021, 04:51 PM »
Baffin Titans are by far the best ice fishing investment I have ever made. Warm dry feet in any and all conditions.  My ice runner bibs fit perfectly around the Titans. Nice and snug so you don't get the ice balls on the bottom of your bibs.

 



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