Extreme Cold Weather Work Boots & Hunting Boots
Winter boots for work or hunting - whether you are outdoors exposed to the elements, or in cold, covered spaces, some practical ways to stay warm, safe and work effectively.
Boots are essential in cold weather as they cover the ankles so reducing heat loss at a thinly insulated region. Thick insulated soles are as important as insulated uppers as a lot of heat can be lost through the only part of the body in contact with the frigid ground.
Working, hunting, ice fishing and other cold weather activities require boots that are firm and tough, have a good sole for walking on uneven surfaces and are possibly waterproof too. Extreme cold weather footwear with a soft outer shell are very effective at keeping the wearer warm but not so practical in a working environment.
Winter hunting boots have higher levels of insulation because periods of inactivity.
Carhartt 10" Pac Safety Toe Work Boot
Waterproof, Insulated Boot
Timberland PRO Direct Attach 8", Steel Toe
Thorogood Crosstrex 6" Waterproof, safety toe
Timberland PRO Direct Attach 8" Steel Toe
Avenger Work Boots Hammer CT, safety toe
Fully Waterproof Work Boots
Kamik Workday 3 BX Boot Rubber Winter Boot, steel toe
safety toe, extreme cold
Canadian Made heavy duty winter Rubber Boot, extreme cold
Winter Hunting Boots
Irish Setter, Elk Tracker, Men's, 12", Waterproof, Hunting Boot
ROCKY Blizzard Stalker Max, Waterproof Hunting Boot
LaCrosse Men's Hunt Pac Extreme 10" Waterproof, Hunting Boot
Guide Gear Leather Monolithic Extreme Waterproof, Hunting Boots
Cold weather insoles
add to any boots, insoles help but are not a substitute for proper winter footwear
Wool provides the best insulation, make sure they are predominantly wool, 70%+, a smaller amount of synthetic material such as nylon or polyester helps durability and some stretchy material like elastane gives a snug fit and prevents them from falling down. Don't be tempted to wear too many pairs of socks and make your boots tight, if you squash out most of the air, you will have lost the main insulator and they won't be so warm. Start with a thin inner pair of liner socks, then a thick wool pair inside insulated footwear with an extra thermal insole if the boot sole needs it.
Thermal socks: Men and Women's