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Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Winter boots on 11/16/2010 21:03:17 MST Print View

I'm looking for some winter boots that wont break the bank, be able to use with my snow shoes, amd keep my feet warm and dry, any suggestions

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Winter boots on 11/16/2010 21:09:42 MST Print View

What size?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Boots on 11/16/2010 21:15:10 MST Print View

My every day boots are Danners and I have to wear a size 12 U.S. so I can fit my orthodics in side. I tried on some Tamiks, I think thats what they were called, today and I had to go to a size 13. I also tried on some Columbia boots and the 13's were a bit to small.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: RE Boots on 11/16/2010 21:17:23 MST Print View

Ah. Sorry, can't help. I have some winter 9s, a wee bit too small for you!

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: RE Boots on 11/16/2010 21:24:01 MST Print View

Doug,

I think Jack is asking for suggestions on winter boots you have used, so if you have some in size 9 or whatever, let him know your experience with them...

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Boots on 11/16/2010 22:28:15 MST Print View

Thanks Ben. I'll be using my Goose Feet next weekend then I'll ship them to you for more stuffing HA! stuffing for my Goose Feet around Thanksgiving That's funny!

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Winter boots" on 11/16/2010 23:00:27 MST Print View

Keen "Summit County" - On sale this weekend at REI for just over $100.00.

Derek B.
(derekb) - F

Locale: Ottawa, Ontario
Re: "Winter boots" on 11/16/2010 23:19:17 MST Print View

I have a pair of Keen Growlers and have found them great for general winter use in temps down to at least -10F (with thick wool socks and liners) - probably lower in fact, although not for long stretches. I suppose I could push them farther by adding a VBL layer. They work great with my snowshoes (Northern Lite Elites), and they've received good reviews here by others as well. Salomon Tundras also got a great review on this site - they are quite a bit warmer, so depends on your application.

Edited by derekb on 11/16/2010 23:22:21 MST.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Boots on 11/16/2010 23:25:50 MST Print View

David are these what you had when we went snow hiking last time?

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Winter boots" on 11/16/2010 23:48:51 MST Print View

Yup.....

Frank Deland
(rambler) - M

Locale: On the AT in VA
Kamik on 11/18/2010 19:56:04 MST Print View

Check out winter boots by Kamik and also Baffin Boots (Outback) that are reviewed here:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/baffin_outback_boot_spotlite_review.html

Others: Thinsulate insulated Wolverine boots

or long time favorite: Columbia Bugaboot
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/1746M_Columbia-Footwear-Bugaboot-Winter-Boots-Waterproof-Insulated-For-Men.html?utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=PaidShopping&utm_term=Columbia_Footwear_Bugaboot_Winter_Boots_-_Waterproof_Insulated_For_Men&utm_campaign=PCGOOGLEBASE2KX&codesProcessed=true

Edited by rambler on 11/18/2010 20:08:30 MST.