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What are Different Types of Cold Weather Boots?

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The cold weather can be especially taxing on certain parts of the body, one of those being the feet. Not only are they susceptible to getting cold quickly, but they are also usually the first parts of the body to come in contact with snow or rain. Cold weather boots can protect the feet from the elements and keep them warm and comfortable.

Knit boots are specially designed to keep the feet and lower legs especially warm. The boots are lined, typically with wool, so they are extra comfortable as well. The design is usually cable knit, so it gives a beautiful texture to the design. These cold weather boots come in a variety of colors and styles including stripes, solids and polka dots. Knit boots are usually mid-calf length, however, may also be a bit higher or ankle length.

During the winter hunting season, winter hunting boots are necessary to withstand the pressure and potential moist elements that the feet may come in contact with while hunting. The bottoms are specially designed with traction capable of withstanding rugged landscape. These cold weather boots are usually insulated for extra warmth and are waterproof in case the feet come in contact with water or moist ground.

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Many boots that come on the market around the cold weather season are good for keeping feet warm as well as being a fashion staple. The boots are a variety of heights, from ankles to thighs. They are typically lined with materials such as fleece or wool to add extra warmth. While some of the boots have heels, many choose to wear flats for extra safety while walking on ice or snow.

When choosing any type of cold weather boots, it is better to go with those that are insulated and waterproof for extra protection from the cold and wet weather. There are waterproof and insulated boots in numerous styles, meant for everything from fashion to work. They come in a variety of styles, prices, colors and sizes, so there is a pair for almost everyone.

When choosing cold weather boots, the most important factor is the reason behind wearing them. Whether at work or play, there are boots available for the specific purpose. To save money on the boots, consider purchasing them off-season, when many people are concentrating on the current or following season's footwear.

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Animandel
Post 3

I love boots. They can be a fashion statement, and they can be a good way to keep your feet warm and dry. Unfortunately, all too often, when I find a pair of boots that are really cute they aren't really made to protect my feet against cold weather. I don't like when I have to choose between looking good and being comfortable.

I want warm feet, but I want something a little more fashionable than military cold weather boots.

mobilian33
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You don't need the best boots on the market to keep your feet warm. You just need a pair of boots that will keep your feet dry, and then you can wear socks that will keep your feet warm. I live in a very cold place, and I have never spent a lot of money on fancy boots. I have a simple pair of waterproof cold weather boots that I have had for years, and they work great.

Drentel
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Some years back, a group of us went on a hunting trip. I don't remember the exact month the trip took place, but the weather was cold and we were hunting in low land that was wet from the recent rain and snow. There were also several streams in the area and we were walking through water for much of the day.

One of the guys on the trip was a first time hunter and he had gone out and bought an expensive pair of boots for the trip. At the beginning of the day he was talking about how warm the boots were and how his feet felt like he was in the cabin sitting in front of

a big roaring fire.

Well, by the end of the day, after we had walked through all of the water and his boots had been soaked his feet weren't so warm. Turns out he had bought extreme cold weather boots, but they had not been treated to resist water. Once his feet got wet, the boots didn't do him much good.

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