Cold Toes

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  1. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    Even in 20 to 30 degree weather for last 2 years my toes are cold. Never had a problem with this. usually my fingers.
    I have tried smart wool and about ever sock they have at cabelas . Those toe warmers drive me crazy in my boot. I am at the point to even spend 200 bucks on pair of heated shocks. I have been wearing same brand of boots for the last six years. I even have some of those wicked thick ones we use to wear 20 years ago. I think I have atleast 1/2 of 45 gallon garbage can liner bag full of socks that don't keep my toes warm.
     
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  2. jaeger19

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    You may have a medical condition thats causing this if you have" tried everything" a discussion with your doctor might help
     
  3. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    It did cross my mind like bad circulation. Just had a full physical with blood work in August. I did not mention that I was having problem cause it was middle of summer and warm. Just wasn't on my mind.
     
  4. prohuntersmind

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    cold feet symptoms also known as Arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease. i am not a Dr. but i know it has something to do with blood circulation.
     
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  5. J E Custom

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    Being ancient, I have the same problem also and have tried about everything. The best so far in most conditions, is the Neoprene sox with cotton underneath. For extreme cold, a set of Mickey mouse boots work but they are so big I cant get my foot under the shifter on my 4 wheeler to change gears.

    Another possible solution would be to use an insulated over boot like bass fishermen use to keep the cold off your shoes. http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/arcticshield-insulating-boot-covers-for-men.

    Circulation has a major part in it so if the socks of whatever are two tight it will also worsen the problem.

    The only other solution I can think of, is to have a young, beautiful woman rub your feet while hunting :p

    J E CUSTOM
     
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    Quote Uncle Fish "I have been wearing same brand of boats for the last six years. "

    Gettin' old plays tricks on us LOL , I'm with ya bro!
     
  7. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    Ya like that .. not sure if I spelt boots wrong or the autocrec got me...any thing for a good laugh so I don't think about my cold toes. ..I fixed for ya with the edit button,,, it's even better when I do voice button instead of texting stuff to people you would think that the smart phone would finally understand me...NOT
     
  8. unclefish

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    I will give it a try The neoprene shocks sounds like a good idea try that first.
     
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    Fish, the wife bought me some "wool" socks on sale, about a dozen pair. I thought they were great till I noticed they were very tight. So tight they impaired circulation in my feet making them cold. I bought some XL wool socks making sure they didn't have too much elastic, now warm feet. Like JE said, too tight = colder feet.
     
  10. prohuntersmind

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    I don’t think it’s a shoes or sock thing, best to see a Dr. instead of assuming or speculating.
     
  11. Biggs300

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    I've always worn wool socks but still got cold toes. This year I went with mid-weight instead of heavy weight wool socks and that did the trick. It gives me more room in the toe of my boots.
     
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    If your feet get cold when halted try using some heavy rubber bands and hand warmers. That’s what I do and my feet stay comfy. Whenever I stop for an extended period of time I just rubber band the hand warmers to the toe/tops of my boots.
     
  13. Mike 338

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    JE Custom is right. Part of it is just probably age. Also, when we get old, we sit more. The pressure on your butt and back of the thighs from the chair cuts off circulation. Do that for 20 years and one day your brain engages and tells you your cold. Miracle socks and high lace boots may well choke circulation as well.

    Forget the magic socks unless your talk'in neoprene or some vapor barrier type. Get a pair of mickey mouse boots. Take them off when driving and they're not made for hiking but otherwise, they're functionally good.

    As much as I hate to mention it, those dangly things under the torso have probably atrophied over the years. Might want to do something about that. Nothing nutty. Just something that makes you realize that after a while, your legs feel better when being used normally. Lots of bad advice out there so just be sensible. Could even be some kind of early wake up call to take better care of yourself, but maybe not. You'll figure it out.
     
  14. Win.308Stealth

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    Living in MN and working construction I started getting cold feet about 8 years ago. Went to a foot specialist doctor, he said blood circulation was good and could not tell me why my feet get cold. My condition is pretty bad, even during summer I will need to turn on the a/c be aus I will start to perspire inside my house, I will need to wear socks or have a blanket over my feet, if not they will be so cold it actually physically painful. Thought I would have to change careers, becaus I wasn't able to be outside when the temps got below 30 degrees. Then I discovered the Bunny Boots (white are bunny, black are Mickey Mouse Boots). Now I can work or ice fish up to -20 and my feet aren't the reason I quit. Feet are warm.
    Now, this summer I bought a pair of Red Wing non-insulated steel toe work boots, and in these I can work in down into 20 degrees with wool socks on. So now I'm really considering getting some insulated Red Wings. Have 800 gram Dinners, and I can't be outside when it gets below 35 degrees in them. Any who, you can't go wrong with the mickey or bunny boots. Just my .02¢.
     
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