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Socks??

Postby Ilovesidebysides » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:30 am

Howdy all. Tried the search forum, everything turned up about waders...
Is it possible to have warm feet? I have good boots. Help me out with good socks.
Please don't tell me to get battery operated socks.
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Re: Socks??

Postby apg36820 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 am

Double up two pairs of Smart wool socks do the trick for me
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Re: Socks??

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:05 pm

stay away form seal skins my brother in law gave me a pair wore them saturday and froze till i got back to the truck and put on under armour heat gear socks ( thinner than cold gear and my feet sweat real bad) and a good pair of wool over that
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Re: Socks??

Postby Abomb » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Ilovesidebysides wrote:Howdy all. Tried the search forum,
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Huh. Here is one of many that I found. Hope this helps. I wear Lorpen Merino wool socks, best socks my far, with an uber thin liner sock on the real cold days.

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Re: Socks??

Postby aunt betty » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:08 pm

I use a pair of regular cotton socks topped with a pair of them high-tech wool ones.
800 grams of thinsulate in my wader boots.
My feet never get cold.
Hands yes.
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My feet never get cold.
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Re: Socks??

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:11 pm

I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.
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Re: Socks??

Postby ajmorell » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:22 pm

Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.


I do the same. I find that 2 pairs of socks chokes my feet and they actually get colder. If I know it's going to be really cold I'll use those adhesive foot warmers.
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Re: Socks??

Postby Major Woods » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 pm

A good pair of merino wool socks, and on those days where the temps are single digits or minus I put in a chemical heat pack under my toes :thumbsup:
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Re: Socks??

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:44 pm

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Re: Socks??

Postby mudpack » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:13 am

Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.

This is exactly what I've settled on if I want the best chance of keeping my feet warm.

I used to wear a two-layer Thermax liner sock under the wool, but it was tight on my feet and my feet got SO cold. Once I eliminated the liner, my feet were warmer! I guess it's the circulation thing....
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Re: Socks??

Postby vincentpa » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:09 pm

I use one pair of merino wool socks. When it is cold, I add a whicking/insulating thin liner sock. When it is really cold, I add chemical toe warmers. I can add the liner sock because I have room in my boots.The boots aren't squeezing my feet and hindering circulation. Buy your boots big enough for the liner sock. It makes a big difference. That's coming from a guy that has a problem with cold extremities.
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Re: Socks??

Postby Locked&Loaded » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.


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Boots / socks that fit too snugly are your worst enemy when trying to keep your feet warm. I'm a fan of the Lorpen wool socks.
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Re: Socks??

Postby 18javelin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Anything with a higher than 88% wool REAL wool not sythethic... I Love the redhead Lifetime socks. I have worn out a few pair return without reciept and no hassles get a new pair sir.... Cant beat that. But i agree Loose is best and i dont like anything more than 600 gram boots otherwise my feet sweat. get into single digits i wear a artic shelid boot cover with a handwarmer inside on to of boots.
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Re: Socks??

Postby tlrmike99 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:20 pm

I like the heat of the wool... but the itch was killing me, then someone gave me some Alpaca wool (or fur or whatever) and they are so soft and keep my feet soooo warm.... gonna get me a few more pair.
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Re: Socks??

Postby mudpack » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:34 pm

aunt betty wrote:I use a pair of regular cotton socks topped with a pair of them high-tech wool ones.

Cotton socks: worst thing you could wear in cold weather, probably in ANY weather...
Wool socks: US waterfowlers have been wearing wool for 250 years, or more. But that doesn't mean they don't work, because they do. For socks, wool is hard to beat for waterfowlers.
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Re: Socks??

Postby kyblackangus » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:58 pm

18javelin wrote:Anything with a higher than 88% wool REAL wool not sythethic... I Love the redhead Lifetime socks. I have worn out a few pair return without reciept and no hassles get a new pair sir.... Cant beat that. But i agree Loose is best and i dont like anything more than 600 gram boots otherwise my feet sweat. get into single digits i wear a artic shelid boot cover with a handwarmer inside on to of boots.



The Redhead Lifetime socks are unreal. Especially considering they are around 10 dollars a pair and made in the USA. The only Redhead product I would buy again.
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Re: Socks??

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:46 pm

Cabela's or Bass Pro Lifetime socks with lifetime liners. If it doesn't work or they ever tear up you can get them replaced.
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Re: Socks??

Postby johnmoses » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Underarmour socks are GREEEAAATTT!!!
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Re: Socks??

Postby ryan p09 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:25 am

I used to try all kinds of wool socks but nothing worked... My feet would get cold because they would swet on the way to the blind or to the boat ramp..... Try just regular cotton socks but wear regular shoes or flip flop in your vehicle till you put boots or waders on and you should be fine! My feet don't get cold now and all I wear is cotton socks! Works for me hopefully you too
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Re: Socks??

Postby vincentpa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 am

Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.



What do you mean by Smartwool?
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Re: Socks??

Postby NHDuckHunter » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:29 pm

vincentpa wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.



What do you mean by Smartwool?

Smartwool-

http://www.smartwool.com/mens/ultimate- ... -1203.html
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Re: Socks??

Postby wtrfwl havoc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:53 pm

I fought cold feet in waders for a long time. I finally bought waders with 1600 grams of thinsulate in the boots. Now I just wear my normal old hanes cotton socks, and it doesnt matter how cold it is my feet are always warm.
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Re: Socks??

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:32 pm

NHDuckHunter wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.



What do you mean by Smartwool?

Smartwool-

http://www.smartwool.com/mens/ultimate- ... -1203.html


I can't say whether Smartwool makes the best Merino wool (non itchy) socks, only that they make darn good ones. I've pairs three different weights, and they've all held up well to enough years of use to make their high initial cost a sound investment.
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Re: Re: Socks??

Postby vincentpa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
NHDuckHunter wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.



What do you mean by Smartwool?

Smartwool-

http://www.smartwool.com/mens/ultimate- ... -1203.html


I can't say whether Smartwool makes the best Merino wool (non itchy) socks, only that they make darn good ones. I've pairs three different weights, and they've all held up well to enough years of use to make their high initial cost a sound investment.



They are steep in price but any wool sock is in that range anymore. Why not? Guys will pay $80+ for long underwear. I may purchase a pair. The elastic is going on my current wool socks.

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Re: Re: Socks??

Postby vincentpa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
NHDuckHunter wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:I've found I do best with a heavy weight pair of Smartwool socks without any kind of liner. Best to keep what's on your feet loose for the best possible circulation. Too much sock can be counterproductive, particularly if your boots aren't sized a bit large.



What do you mean by Smartwool?

Smartwool-

http://www.smartwool.com/mens/ultimate- ... -1203.html


I can't say whether Smartwool makes the best Merino wool (non itchy) socks, only that they make darn good ones. I've pairs three different weights, and they've all held up well to enough years of use to make their high initial cost a sound investment.

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