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Facing another winter working outside and I am hoping to make it a little more comfortable. Tired of the toe warmer packs that bunch up under your toes. I was hoping for some feedback on socks or insoles guys have tried and how they preform. 

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43 mins ago, giant basshole said:

Facing another winter working outside and I am hoping to make it a little more comfortable. Tired of the toe warmer packs that bunch up under your toes. I was hoping for some feedback on socks or insoles guys have tried and how they preform. 

Unfortunately, I've been pegged to working outside through tough months in years past.  I would carry 4 or so pairs of dry wool and synthetic socks in the truck daily and change them out as needed through the day. I agree the chem packs are not optimal.  I don't know about any insole option. 

 

Ohh and boots: forget about all the thick fancy insulated types.  They get wet and you can't change out the insulation.  Buy basic boots and wear socks.

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44 mins ago, chocodove said:

Have you tried vapor barrier liner socks? I play outside on mountains in extremely cold weather and they work very well. 

I will look into some thanks.

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28 mins ago, giant basshole said:

I will look into some thanks.

Those and a thick legit merino wool mountaineering sock (Smartwool) are likely the best combo you are going going to find. 

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I work outside on and off every winter.

The most important thing is to dry your boots completely every night IMO.

I use one of these things, sold under different names, They plug in and work great.

Then quality wool work socks and your good to go.

I wear insulated Redwing work boots year round.

 

Crap, pic won't load, google PEET boot dryer.

 

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1 hour ago, giant basshole said:

Facing another winter working outside and I am hoping to make it a little more comfortable. Tired of the toe warmer packs that bunch up under your toes. I was hoping for some feedback on socks or insoles guys have tried and how they preform. 

If sweat is the issue, try a quality antiperspirant on your feet. 
No sweat, no wet, no cold.

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The heater insole are not good. They provide heat, but your heal is on a battery pack all day. Terrible if you are not sitting in a deer stand. 
 

x2 on the boot dryer

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2 hours ago, Drumfish420 said:

Circulation trumps insulation, just keep that in mind. 

Learned that a long time ago from an Amish deer hunter.  Soon as you get to your stand change socks and LOOSEN UP YOUR LACES.  What a difference!!!

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Yup, tight boots have no insulating air space and cut off circulation.  I tend to buy winter boots a half to full size bigger than street shoes.

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A powdered/ corn starched thin sock under your regular sock, but you need toe wiggle room. If it’s fridgid, add a newspaper bag or dog poo bag between the two sox. In the 70s when only those crappy 9v hunting sox existed, a light sock dusting of cayenne powder did the trick.

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Back in the good ol days when I had to sit in a plow truck for as many as 57 hours none stop I had extra wool socks on a chest ban so i could change and back then the stupid little heater was a joke.

Oh an the front end loader (without)a cab was just a joy!

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