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Old 12-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #21121
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #21122
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I've found keeping your legs warm helps keep feet warm. Ditto with arms and hands.

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #21123
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The hell with one time use warm pads. A good set of long john's and a thick pair of pants does fine
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #21124
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The hell with one time use warm pads. A good set of long john's and a thick pair of pants does fine
When you're heading out for a 500+ mile day and it's in the teens at departure time, those little magic heat pads on your toes are worth their weight in gold.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #21125
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Silk weight long johns go a long way in keeping your legs and feet warm. I also find that my leaky oil cooler helps. It keeps a nice thin coat of hot oil on my boots, which keeps my toes warm.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #21126
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Might have to pick a pair of the heated toes in the a.m. before I head out for the last SC tag that I'm not currently holding.. I've got some nice wool for the boots and I'll do the over boots. You guys rock!


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Old 12-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #21127
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I learned that only one pair of socks works best. When you wear 2 pair it makes your foot tight and it conducts the cold to your foot. when you have an air barrier in your boot it lets your foot breath and helps the cold stay out.


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Old 12-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #21128
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I agree with Ray. After years of skiing, snowmobiling, and winter climbing in the great white north, I've found that nothing beats one pair of socks in a pair of good insulated boots. They key is making sure the socks don't make the boots fit too tight.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #21129
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I agree with Ray. After years of skiing, snowmobiling, and winter climbing in the great white north, I've found that nothing beats one pair of socks in a pair of good insulated boots. They key is making sure the socks don't make the boots fit too tight.
True....but you're exercising with those activities, and snowmobiling has your feet sheltered and warmed by the engine cowl. Street riding has your feet just sitting out in the cold wind doing nothing and they get cold much quicker. Too big of an insulated boot and it may be hard to shift plus you're sacrificing the protection a moto-specific boot provides.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:10 AM   #21130
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My secret: Under Armour heat gear boot socks. I've worn them year around for years now, from Afghan winters to Camp Mackall swamps in the summer. Best socks ever. For me, the key is keeping my feet dry. The Under Armour socks are great at picking moisture away. They are tight enough to not fall down, but not so tight as to restrict blood flow. Winter or summer, they work great.

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #21131
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #21132
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I wear steel toed slip on Harley or Red Wing boots and a regular pair of cotton socks. Have for years Only time I had an issue was when my boots leaked.


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Old 12-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #21133
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I love my Red Wings. They were a little toasty in the summer though...ok...a lot of toasty. I got a set of used Aerostitch Combat Lites now, and they are pretty darn awesome, and cooler than the steel toed Red Wings. i've only done a few rides in them, so we'll see if my opinion changes in a few months.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #21134
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Merry Christmas to all!

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #21135
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Echoing the sentiment but outside wearing a t-shirt while I take pictures of the Arizona Christmas lights. I think it's still 60 outside.
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