Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
I find it's all about the socks for me, mind you, I don't particularly like big clunky boots for riding - I use my regular paddock boots all year long. I have tried several types of socks, ones made specifically for riding in winter, alpaca socks, layering socks etc. Nothing seemed to work quite how I wanted - either my feet were just downright cold still, or they would sweat resulting in wet & cold (bad combo!). A few weeks ago I went to a sports store in my area that sells winter sporting goods and picked up a pack of "Salomon" socks, made by the ski company. They were perfect!!! Didn't overheat my feet, yet kept them warm enough to stand around in the cold for a bit and still had the feeling in my toes! Other people I know swear by winter riding boots, but they just don't appeal to me, so this is my alternative. I will be interested to hear what others suggest, perhaps it’s time I finally give in and get myself some actual winter boots, in the meantime and until I give in, I am happy with my Salomon socks!
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~ Winston Churchill"