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Old 12-12-2017, 07:53 AM   #1
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During last weeks snow and cold weather in Louisiana I had a pair of tennis shoes on and my feet got very cold and wet. What type of shoes do you guy in the real cold and snowy areas wear?
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Back in Ireland we wore boat wellies that were a full size bigger than our shoe size which allowed us to put on thick wool socks and still kick them off if we went in.
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What menzies said!

Xtra tuffs with room for socks
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:33 AM   #4
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I wore my LaCrosse pull overs with a pair of wool socks and my feet stayed warm and dry.
I always keep these near the back door so if the yard is wet I can walk back to the pond without getting my feet wet.
http://www.lacrossefootwear(dot)com/...i-7-brown.html

I also have a pair of these I keep at the camp for the same reason but I find the trekkers are more comfortable than the muddy. The muddies fit tight around the ankle and cause you feet to sweat.
http://www.lacrossefootwear(dot)com/...4-5-green.html
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I like these, with a good pair of wool socks

https://www.fisheriessupply.com/gill...-yachting-boot
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We wear Xtra-Tufs on board a lot in BC and SE Alaska, but for walking any distance I like waterproof (gore-tex) hikers. Xtra-tuf also has shorter models that are more easily slipped on and off.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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New Xtra tuffs from China are very low quality (see Amazon ratings).

I wear Lems Boulder boot, they are way softer than work boots and more suitable for walking in tight spaces and up/down stairs.

http://www.lemsshoes.com/shop/catalo...er/category/3/
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It depends on the temperature. If its only around the freezing mark, 0C / 32F, then anything waterproof with a bit of insulation, like the wellies & wool socks, will work fine.

When it get very cold, you need something warmer like this.
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/me...ariationId=YRA

Although it is unlikely to ever get cold enough to wear them in Louisiana. (or South Australia)
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During last weeks snow and cold weather in Louisiana I had a pair of tennis shoes on and my feet got very cold and wet. What type of shoes do you guy in the real cold and snowy areas wear?
Cajun Reeboks...also know as shrimper boots (white)
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Oboz Gore-Tex tennis shoes, never had water come through unless I went in over the top of the shoe. I have one pair of high tops hikers with insulation for fall conditions. If I am going to stay wet it's Extra Tuffs with socks...
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Bringing our boat back from Annapolis Nov-Dec time frame we had lots of cold weather. I bought a pair of fleece lined, zipper on the side "suede" boots at the first Walmart we found. $20.00 nice and warm, comfortable and easy to get on and off. I never did any hiking in them but doubt they would be good for that, but good to keep the toes warm.
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Viking boots and warm socks are popular here.
http://www.vikingwear.com/index.php/....html?___SID=U
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