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Rubber Boots?

Old 09-07-2007, 11:25 PM
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I think rubber boots are a pain. I wear them but would rather wear a good leather boot anyday. They do keep you dry from exterior wetness and scent free, but the sweat inside makes them the pain. The goods ones do fit and wear well. You can go anywhere in them and not experience fatigue. They just don't breath.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:14 PM
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I went and purchased a pair of Muck Woody Elites today but it doesn't list on there if it has thinsulate built into them or not. I went to their website and it doesn't either although it says the compfort range is 60° F to -40° F.
Do they all have the same or do I need to bring these back and order some? Thanks

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Old 09-08-2007, 04:58 PM
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I went and purchased a pair of Muck Woody Elites today but it doesn't list on there if it has thinsulate built into them or not. I went to their website and it doesn't either although it says the compfort range is 60° F to -40° F.
Do they all have the same or do I need to bring these back and order some? Thanks
I'd get some boots with thinsulate if I were you. If you happen to be a size 10 I'll be happy to take those Mucks off your hands for $50
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:04 PM
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I'd get some boots with thinsulate if I were you. If you happen to be a size 10 I'll be happy to take those Mucks off your hands for $50
That's alright lol I can bring them back.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:47 PM
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I think rubber boots are a pain. I wear them but would rather wear a good leather boot anyday. They do keep you dry from exterior wetness and scent free, but the sweat inside makes them the pain. The goods ones do fit and wear well. You can go anywhere in them and not experience fatigue. They just don't breath.
you are right, to a point!

when i am hunting grouse here in pa. i use HIKING SHOES.
uninsulated,they are waterproof,real light and you can walk for ever..
if i am in fields hunting pheasants,high grass, water ,soggy ground, i use UNINSULATED LACROOSE ALPHA BURLYS IN my regualr shoe size.....
ARCHERY I USE THE BURLYS..
now, here comes deer season , cold,i use LACROOSE ALPHA BURLY 1500 GRAMS in 1 size larger for heavy pair of socks,if you sit all day...

i even use my HIKING SHOES in feband no problemshunting grouse..
if you are moving a lot you dont need a INSULATED shoe or boot..
this means light weight.

so, if you listen to me ,buy those 3 ,use them as i said,you will be a very happy hunter, for sure..
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:48 PM
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I think rubber boots are a pain. I wear them but would rather wear a good leather boot anyday. They do keep you dry from exterior wetness and scent free, but the sweat inside makes them the pain. The goods ones do fit and wear well. You can go anywhere in them and not experience fatigue. They just don't breath.
you are right, to a point!

now, here comes deer season , cold,i use LACROOSE ALPHA BURLY 1500 GRAMS in 1 size larger for heavy pair of socks,if you sit all day...

so, if you listen to me ,buy those 3 ,use them as i said,you will be a very happy hunter, for sure..
Got the same rubbers, some water proof (almost) Wolverine boots and my favorite, but I can only wear them in nice weather, Minitonka knee high moc's. There are comfy but they won't keep you warm or dry. Nobetter way to stealth around. Shifted gears a few years ago and have been experimenting with socks. Best sock with the rubbers has been some made out of Alpaca wool. Bought some different ones this year. The smart wool worked well too.Got a hand made set last year I'm looking forward to trying. Some woman makes them. She'll make up a set of 3 to use in place of a pack.

Thinking on some new boots soon. Taking my time. Gibblet last year went on about the Muck boots. Might try them. I think like you and get a size larger. That makes me a 14. Been amazed at how many places don't offer boots at that size.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:29 AM
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I've had a pair of Browning 2000 grain thinsulate for 2 years now. They started leaking right around my small toe (where it bends) late last year. Although they kept my feet very warmin the tree stand, it was getting there that was hard because they are a real heavy boot. I couldn't walk very far in them because of the weight. I'll bet they have to weigh at least6pounds each.I too have a real problem keeping my feet warm. I've tried many different ways without much success. My feet sweat and it tough to keep my feet warm while sitting in a tree stand for more than 4 hours in 10-20 degree temperatures. I have been leaning towards buying a pair of muck boots this year.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:59 PM
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I've had a pair of Browning 2000 grain thinsulate for 2 years now. They started leaking right around my small toe (where it bends) late last year. Although they kept my feet very warmin the tree stand, it was getting there that was hard because they are a real heavy boot. I couldn't walk very far in them because of the weight. I'll bet they have to weigh at least6pounds each.I too have a real problem keeping my feet warm. I've tried many different ways without much success. My feet sweat and it tough to keep my feet warm while sitting in a tree stand for more than 4 hours in 10-20 degree temperatures. I have been leaning towards buying a pair of muck boots this year.
Try some different boots. There's a lot lighter boot out there.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:21 PM
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I've had a pair of Browning 2000 grain thinsulate for 2 years now. They started leaking right around my small toe (where it bends) late last year. Although they kept my feet very warmin the tree stand, it was getting there that was hard because they are a real heavy boot. I couldn't walk very far in them because of the weight. I'll bet they have to weigh at least6pounds each.I too have a real problem keeping my feet warm. I've tried many different ways without much success. My feet sweat and it tough to keep my feet warm while sitting in a tree stand for more than 4 hours in 10-20 degree temperatures. I have been leaning towards buying a pair of muck boots this year.
when i walk into my stand in cold,i wear a very light pair of socks with my lacroose burlys..
this way my feet dont sweat.
i get to stand, i take those socks off and put on my LADIES HOSIRY SOCK.those short ones your gals use, dont laugh,i had warm feet at work too at 10 below.
then i put my WOOL socks on..

if its real windy and cold, i bring in those insulated pull on socks that go over your boots, they work..

SWEATING is what causes your feet to get cold,i have friends that wear sneakers into stand in morning carrying their rubber boots..

i am going to try electric socks again this year if it gets cold..

if your feet are cold,it will ruin your day, if not, you can sit all day....
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:57 PM
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I have not tried nylons but I have heard they work from other guys. I have had pretty good success with neoprene as the base layer and merlino wool on top. What I have found is that my feet are usually wet from the time I get to my stand because of these klunker boots I have are so heavy I'm sweating right from the start. Number 1, I'm going to change boots.

Sproulman....how do you keep quiet while you changing you socks in the woods. I go in about a 1/2 hour before light and I make enough noise with my bow, backpack, scents, flaslight etc. Plus sometimes there's snow! I can't imagine trying to change my socks in the dark. How do you do it?
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