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The warmest socks...your opinion

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I need help.

Every year, my toes and feet are the things that get cold. Year after year I've been wearing regular wool socks, and I'm ready to try some of the advanced stuff for this year.

There are many options out there, some of them pretty expensive.

What have you guys tried and liked?

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There are many excellent socks out there even wool. Just as important is a good synthetic liner.

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Well, it's pretty tough to beat the wool/synthetic blends on the market. Pretty much any sock like that will be good. It's really important to wear a pair of polypropylene undersocks though. They wick moisture away from your feet and help keep your feet dry. Keeping your feet dry is REALLY important in keeping them warm. Have to stay dry from sweat and any moisture that might get into the boot. Make sure you are wearing high quality boots too - at least 1000 grams thinsulate - rated to at least -100 degrees. Or, find a pair of mickey mouse boots. I got my first pair last year - they are far and away the warmest boots I've ever worn.

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It is hard to beat the wool sock/mickey mouse boot combo.

The mickey's only draw back is they are big and heavy.

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I can't remember the last time had cold feet? I think it was when my nephew wanted me to bungy jump at the fair?

Seriously, I have a standard set of pacs with felt liners...I put the sole section of two wore out liners in the bottom of each of my pacs and the issued pair of liners on top.

I wear a pair of cotton and a pair of wool
socks, with room to move the toes around and I just don't get cold feet? No use over thinking this!

Depending on how old you are, if your feet get cold easily, maybe there is poor circulation, might want to check with your doctor.

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I like to wear a thin pair of the "wicking" socks under fleese.

If it's really cold I wear my Ice King's and just about any sock is good in them.

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I will make a 2nd vote for SmartWool. Very warm and comfortable.

Scott

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My favorite combo is always a wicking sock, like Cabelas Cool Max and then a wool sock tht is about 80-90% wool. Seems to work for me.

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Lacrosse Ice Kings. I usually don't even wear socks in my boots in the winter. I have never had a warmer pair of boots in my life. I have also heard the mickey's are warm as well. I don't think that it matters what socks you have. I think that it is all in the boot. Warm feet is something that I will spend a little bit of money on. Comfort is the key when you are out on the ice.

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Yeah, you cant beat the wool socks/mickey mouse (Military Issue) boot combo. IMO, its the warmest out there.

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Columbia Icefield Extreme Socks and any boot. I've found with these socks I may not even need the boot. And the socks last forever, well worth the money.

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Last winter was my first ice fishing experience. I picked up some boots that are rated to -100°F. With those, I wear just plain old Hanes socks. I usually have cold feet when the temp drops to 40°F. But these boots just keep me going.

How about them battery operated socks? Or footwarmer pads? Worth the money?

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I usually go with a thin cotton sock and wool or wool blend. No matter what type of sock you wear if your boots are too tight your feet will get cold fast.

I bought my boots one size bigger.
Their not the best boots for long hikes in snow but my feet have never gotten cold.

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