Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie
I've never done a poll before, so what better purpose than shopping :)
I am off to buy some winter riding boots tomorrow. Our winter here will last till. March or April and will see averages of -10 C down to -40 C. Today I rode out in -15 C which is 5 F, and my poor toes were very painful when I got back inside and they thawed out. So invest I must!
Your votes please on what to buy.
Please be influenced by what will keep my feet warm, rather than price. I will wear these for 5 to 6 months and am prepared to invest for comfort.
1. Don't go looking for "riding" boots if you're really interested in being warm.
2. If you can find a good pair of boots with sheep fleece lining that will work, but "if" you can find them they are likely to be pricy if they're any good.
I don't often need to worry about down here, but when I did live in cold areas (and when we do get a cold day here) I still just wear my old army boots with a pair of heavy cotton socks under a thick pair of wool socks. If I feel my feet starting to get cold (before they actually get cold) I trot and post (gets more blood flowing to the feet
) until they feel warmer.