Author Topic: best light,waterproof and warm boots to replace my favorite mickeys.  (Read 915 times)

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ok.. my arthritic body, mainly my hips do not like walking in my mickey boots anymore.ive never worn anything but mickeys because my feet  are never cold in them.awesome boots and have been loyal to them for over 20 years but the weight of them is killing me as I get older.im looking for totally waterproof,warm and light weight.and not crack in the cold.ive tried lacrosse ice kings and they cracked.thinking something like muck arctic pros.and I could of used the search function because this topic has been beat but its going to be hard to trust another boot when the mickey/bunny boots are the best imo.and I don't want any boots with leather uppers either.all rubber or neoprene/rubber boots.

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I've been happy with my Lacrosse Alphaburly Pros 1600g. My feet get cold pretty easily and I've had no issues with that since getting them. Though it has only been 2 winters with them and both winters were pretty mild. Only complaint is they are sometimes hard to get off but they also make a version with a zipper on the side to make this easier. My feet also tend to sweat if I'm in a shanty with them on but I think I'm going to get some alpaca insoles and better socks to help with this. I use them hunting as well and since we hunt in a swamp I used to have to wear a pair of rubber boots and switch them out when I got to the stand but no need for that with these, completely water proof.
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I have the Muck Artic sports ...I love the light weight and warmth ...I suggest going a full boot size up ..wiggle room and room for sock variations . I like that they slip on off no laces to fuss with or freeze up. I spray my feet with antiperspirant seems to help a lot . Of course the proper sock combination is important as well . Kahtoola micro spikes are an added bonus as they flex and save my back as a opposed to Stabilizers that I had worn for years.
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I'm happy with muck artic pro's , they are easy to walk in and they are light. Mine are 5 years old still working fine.
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I'm a Lacrosse guy. Mine aren't insulated, but I stay dry and warm with a pair of 78% merino wool socks

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well I went with muck arctic pros..i will keep my mickeys tho.now I'm wondering if my kathoola micro spikes  are going to fit on size 14 mucks.they fit my 13 mickeys but..

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Just got some Baffin titans, super light, canít wait to try them. Says good to -148 donít think I will need that feature

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Just got some Baffin titans, super light, canít wait to try them. Says good to -148 donít think I will need that feature
.  Wow -148į  hope you don't need that also. Wonder how they did the test?

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.  Wow -148į  hope you don't need that also. Wonder how they did the test?
.     Always wondered that also, some were rated colder than that !!

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I agree with diehard the muck boots are awesome but like him you gotta get larger than needed. they didn't have the size I wanted so I ended up with 2 sizes larger.  lol   my foot goes in easy with no hassle and super warm. the larger size really made the difference.
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I agree with diehard the muck boots are awesome but like him you gotta get larger than needed. they didn't have the size I wanted so I ended up with 2 sizes larger.  lol   my foot goes in easy with no hassle and super warm. the larger size really made the difference.
yeah I wear size 13 so I went with size 14 so I can have some room for different sock combinations and I like my boots to have a little wiggle room.tight boots seem to get colder faster imo.

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Just got some Baffin titans, super light, canít wait to try them. Says good to -148 donít think I will need that feature
dang -148 that's fricken cold..surprised a boot cant stand that degree of cold without cracking..lol

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Just got some Baffin titans, super light, canít wait to try them. Says good to -148 donít think I will need that feature
. A question, did you go with the industrial titan model, or just with the regular titan model?

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What is difference? Guess I donít know

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, both rated to -148, I think the industrial is 15" high, regular is  12" high. price was quite a bit higher on the industrial ones on Amazon.

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I picked up a pair of Baffin Shackletons last week.  Couldn't pass them up, even though Korkers TundraJacks are my main ice boots because of the built in ice studs.  Bought them for $90.85 on Amazon, then Amazon tossed in a 15% off coupon at checkout.  Total $77.22. ;D  I got them a full size larger (10s) than my regular shoes and they are still so stinking tight I'm afraid I'm going to cut off my circulation.  If anyone has any home brewed suggestions to loosening them up, I'd appreciate it.  All I got from Baffin customer service was to "walk in them for a while, they should loosen up."   I've tried that...and now I've got them packed tight with crumpled up paper balls.  The liners in these things must be 3/4" thick and stiff!

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I picked up a pair of Baffin Shackletons last week.  Couldn't pass them up, even though Korkers TundraJacks are my main ice boots because of the built in ice studs.  Bought them for $90.85 on Amazon, then Amazon tossed in a 15% off coupon at checkout.  Total $77.22. ;D  I got them a full size larger (10s) than my regular shoes and they are still so stinking tight I'm afraid I'm going to cut off my circulation.  If anyone has any home brewed suggestions to loosening them up, I'd appreciate it.  All I got from Baffin customer service was to "walk in them for a while, they should loosen up."   I've tried that...and now I've got them packed tight with crumpled up paper balls.  The lines in these things must be 3/4" thick and stiff!

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Take the liners out wear a heavy duty sock and walk around with the liners for a while ...worked for my Cross fires .
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Take the liners out wear a heavy duty sock and walk around with the liners for a while ...worked for my Cross fires .

Thanks hd.  I'll give it a try.  A $40 boot stretcher was my next option to try, but even that wouldn't loosen around the ankle and lower calf... 
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Baffin boots!! I use the evolution boot for ice fishing.  I was always a lacrosse person don't get me wrong they make great boots.  A friend turned me on to the Baffin products about 10 years ago now my whole family wears them for all types of winter sports, by far the most comfortable boot I have every had and very light. obviously we use different boots for different sports.

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Thanks hd.  I'll give it a try.  A $40 boot stretcher was my next option to try, but even that wouldn't loosen around the ankle and lower calf...

Thought I saw some where using your freezer to stretch shoes out ...via water packs or bottles ...the expanding water to ice theory ...may work around your ankle/calf dilemma...
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