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Old 12-01-2018, 07:56 PM
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In extreme cold I wear a pair of vision neoprene inner booties, a pair of heat holders and a pair of merino wool socks. I've just bought a pair of boots a size bigger than my summer boots, (2 sizes up), and the fit is perfect.

Given that the Simms boots also have partial neoprene lining I'm sure my feet will be nice an toasty
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I used to wear Sockettes when I was working on the rigs in the winter,with steel toe caps these were a godsend, but I don't know where you would get them now but they stopped the chance of getting frost bite, easker1
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Two pairs of socks: first layer in cotton and synthetic mix, second one based on wool as thick as possible. You will find this stuff in any sport store at affordable price, and as it is skiing season the woolen ones are easy to find. If you find silk ones for the first layer, go trough! Never tested merino but it is said to be worth the expense.

For sure, you've got to have enough room in your waders booties, which must be in neoprene and the boots themselves must be wide enough to accept the extra volume. Indeed, don't forget that if you compress your feet, the blood will poorly flow in your feet and warming will get difficult.

Last but not least, think about having warm technical clothes (polar fiber) that will get your whole body very warm. The more hot your blood will reach your feet, the less cold you'll get them. Same, two layers can be necessary.
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Just a word of caution , don't over do the extra pair of socks unless you have plenty of room, reason being the glue on the neoprene boot foots can give , the black tape is only cosmetic , its a pain in the backside to fix , just using glue over the black seam tape does little if you spring a micro leak .

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Fingers crossed and thanks to you chaps I hopefully will be able to stand in the river for longer and not be disabled by the cold. I will come back to this thread and update it as cold feet just ruin the day. Well they do more than ruin the day, they make the day miserable and short.

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I can thoroughly recommend Marino Wool Mountain socks from Cotswold Outdoors they are thick comfy and extra warm . They run about 18 a pair for knee length . Like Terry suggests I use a very light under sock , but rather than silk I use a synthetic Bridgedale hikers under sock, same idea as silk .
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I can thoroughly recommend Marino Wool Mountain socks from Cotswold Outdoors they are thick comfy and extra warm . They run about 18 a pair for knee length . Like Terry suggests I use a very light under sock , but rather than silk I use a synthetic Bridgedale hikers under sock, same idea as silk .
I swear by Merino wool, All my base layers are Merino. I have yet to come across the socks though. Thanks for the pointer!

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Smartwool Mens Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

These . cheaper than Cotswold shops in Leeds or Harrogate JJ
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Smartwool Mens Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

These . cheaper than Cotswold shops in Leeds or Harrogate JJ
Well b*gger me I aready have these socks. In fact they were one of the layers I used just this week. I suppose it was compression of the boots that lead to the cold. I'm one of those unfortunate souls that never grew into his feet and whilst I am a medium size all round, my hands and feet are big. Getting waders to fit is a nightmare! I await delivery of the new gear and once it arrives I shall get it together and give it a try on. BTW Haggstock it's about time we got out for an hour or two!

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I wear these 45% Merino Karrimor Socks from sports direct @ 6 as my base socks for summer and winter

https://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimo...lcode=41424190
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