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Old 11-21-2022, 08:30 PM   #1
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What is the warmest socks for hunting? Trying to find something to help keep the kids feet warm. Anyone use battery socks?
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:32 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:34 PM   #3
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What kind of blind are you hunting out of?
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:35 PM   #4
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Artic shield booties
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:36 PM   #5
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Most of the time we are in a duck blind or a tree stand. We use a buddy heater in the box blinds
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:03 PM   #6
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Artic shield booties
Absolute best thing for kiddos in a box or popup blind. My grandson will be wearing his in the morning....so will I!
These are actually knockoff "icebreakers" but same as Arctic shields.
they not only keep their feet warm, they cushion them so when they inevitably kick the wall inside the blind, like we all know they will, it's silent!

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Old 11-21-2022, 09:05 PM   #7
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The Cabelsís brand in merino wool are a good option.

I have several pair, and they work well for me.


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Old 11-21-2022, 09:16 PM   #8
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:19 PM   #9
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For some reason I keep getting holes in all my wool socks . I have like 8 pair and and almost all of them have holes now . Some are only used one or two times .
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:19 PM   #10
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Artic shield booties
I use these too.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:23 PM   #11
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:29 PM   #12
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:36 PM   #13
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silk socks with wool over that. Can get it all for reasonable price and worth it.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:40 PM   #14
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For some reason I keep getting holes in all my wool socks . I have like 8 pair and and almost all of them have holes now . Some are only used one or two times .
Moths maybe?
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:43 PM   #15
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Moths maybe?

I donít think so . Most of them I have only wore one or two times . Most all have the hole in the same place
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:44 PM   #16
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The best brand I've found is Fits. The guys at Schnees referred them to me at DSC.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:47 PM   #17
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Thin moisture wicking sock first then a toe warmer then a merino wool sock.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:51 PM   #18
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:59 PM   #19
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Thin moisture wicking sock first then a toe warmer then a merino wool sock.
Silk,Poly or bamboo under socks, Marino, alpaca wool

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Old 11-21-2022, 10:01 PM   #20
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It’s not the sock it’s the boots you wear just my 2 cents
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:01 PM   #21
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I have been wearing Alpaca socks the last two seasons. They are the warmest socks I have found. I have sat in in treestans in teens and single digit wind chill with a single pair of these with either Dry Shod rubber boots or Danner Elk Hunter leather boots. I have Artic Shield boot covers. They are a pain to get over size 11 rubber boots and especially treestand hunting. I have used them once in about 10 years and that was at the Hagerman Segment C ice hunt in 2013.

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Old 11-21-2022, 10:03 PM   #22
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I donít think so . Most of them I have only wore one or two times . Most all have the hole in the same place
Might want to trim your pole climbers.

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Old 11-21-2022, 10:04 PM   #23
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For some reason I keep getting holes in all my wool socks . I have like 8 pair and and almost all of them have holes now . Some are only used one or two times .
Try some darn tough brand socks, lifetime warranty
Bombas wool is same warranty
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:11 PM   #24
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Might want to trim your pole climbers.

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Frito toes help you get high like squirrel. 2 pairs of socks
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:13 PM   #25
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Foot warmth is all about circulation. If you feet are compressed the blood doesn’t flow and you get cold.

Comfortable fitting neoprene/rubber boots with good thinsulate rating should be plenty in any weather. But if you cram six layers of tight socks in tight boots you are setting yourself up to be very uncomfortable.
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:44 PM   #26
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It’s not the sock it’s the boots you wear just my 2 cents
Yep. And the layers on your body/legs. And not having anything so tight that it cuts off circulation. But merino wool socks are still better than synthetics or cotton. The whole system is key.

Keep your core warm, and your blood will be warm. Keep layers loose and comfortable. Don't bundle up so much and so tight that your extremities don't get good blood flow. Wear leather (NOT rubber) boots with breathable liners (Gore-tex) to minimize trapped moisture inside the boot. Don't over insulate your boots or feet either. That'll just make them sweat, and then they'll get cold from the moisture. Keep your feet dry. Do all that, and your feet will stay nice and warm.
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Old 11-21-2022, 11:17 PM   #27
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All good points. Before I started buying better socks I would just wear a pair of thin dress socks and the thickest socks I had over that, usually a generic brand of “insulated” socks. I also have an inexpensive pair of thinsulated rubber boots that are half a size bigger. Not something I’d want to go hiking in but work good for a short walk and a long sit. If your in a box stand, take your boots off, you’ll be surprised at how much more circulation you’ll get.
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Old 11-21-2022, 11:25 PM   #28
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Right size boots have a lot to do with it

Thick socks and squeezed into normal size boots will decrease circulation and lead to toes freezing
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Old 11-22-2022, 08:25 AM   #29
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It wad 17 this morning here in Iowa at 5:30. I have on one pair of Alpaca socks and Dry Shod densoprene boots. I am in my tree saddle. My feet feel fine.

Just checked. It's 20 now.

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