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post #1 of 22 Old 11-29-2008, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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My toes are freezing!!!

I wasn't sure where to put this. Thought this might be the best place.

When I ride the circulation to my toes gets cut off from putting forcing my heels down. I thought about getting those hand and feet warming packs. But I'd have a hard time getting them to fit into my boots. I was told a while ago that I should where knee highs under my socks because that would trap warm air. I haven't tried this yet. Anyone have any other suggestions?

It's be really cool if there were such things as feety breeches. You know, like feet pajamas, lol. And it'd be extra nice if the feet were fleecy on the inside, lol.
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post #2 of 22 Old 11-29-2008, 10:18 PM
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LOL, I totally agree. Ah, it happens with me sometimes too, riding on those cold nights. Have you tried wearing 2 socks? I have my zocks on (hehe, from dover sadderly) & then a pair or 2 of regular socks on. Wearing a few pairs really keeps your toes warm!

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post #3 of 22 Old 11-29-2008, 10:38 PM
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I am always freezing. I wear 2 pairs of socks. One of those pairs is a thick pair of slipper socks. I also wear long underwear, a shirt, undershirt, wool cardigan sweater, a thinsulate jacket, and thick pants. My boots are work boots made of thinsulate. I also wear gloves. I live in central IL so it's not like it's that cold here. Today it was in upper 40s or low 50s, I think. I just have a medical problem that makes it difficult for me to control my body temperature.

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post #4 of 22 Old 11-29-2008, 11:21 PM
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Something that one of my friends did was put something like fleece on the inside of her boots and then she used zocks and she said it worked pretty well.

Hope this helps!
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post #5 of 22 Old 11-30-2008, 12:00 AM
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I definitely know the feeling! The worst part is when the warmth starts coming back and your feet burn! Ughhh... But I would suggest taking your feet out of the stirrups and rolling your ankles around every now and then. This will really help get the blood flowing to your toes. Good luck!!

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post #6 of 22 Old 11-30-2008, 09:19 AM
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I have the same problem. Especially when you live in a weather tempermental state that would probably put a drugged up race horse to shame. This is what I do. I wear tights (use the old ones where you don't care what really happens to them), with western boot insolated socks. These keeps your feet nice and toasty. I figured this out after so many tiried and failed attempts to keep my butt from freezing off, and the circulation going in my feet.
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-30-2008, 06:10 PM
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I used to have the same problem. But last year Ariat came out with The Bromont boot. I will not ride in anything else. It is made with thinsulate and its made for winter riding. The high boots look exactly like show boots except on the inside it's suede. I even show in them. And I only wear 1 pair of socks. And last but not least "They are so comfortable"


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post #8 of 22 Old 11-30-2008, 06:13 PM
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I have winter riding boots and their still not that warm, I normally put on wool socks or just layer up with normal socks. Knee highs are my fav to ride in, but I don't think that they deliver much warmth.

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post #9 of 22 Old 11-30-2008, 10:48 PM
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I have a pair of ariat winter boots (i believe their the iceburg ones, but i'm not sure) and then a pair of silk socks. If I wear a normal pair of socks, my toes freeze.

My mom told me, and actually got me both pairs of silk socks that I have. They wick moisture away from your skin and they keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
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post #10 of 22 Old 12-01-2008, 03:46 PM
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now trying new polar reggreta boots. Fleeced lined, waterproof. Granted they are walking boots but female ones that fit the stirrup alright. Good for hacking but not tested on schooling, very much same shape as mountian riders.
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