Cold weather socks.... any new must haves?

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Looking for some opinions on the best cold weather hunting sock, merino wool, boot cut. Are there any new products or tried and true brands that stand out from all the others?

Also best liner sock?
 

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Merino Wool!
I used to climb mountains-spent a month on Denali - feet were in the snow and ice all the time in up to -20. Hunted in NW New York for deer & Bear in cold weather for years and wool is the best bay far! I also used SILK liners for body and feet.
Another thing is that you have to look at is the boots you will be wearing and type of weather - wet-dry.
 
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Kennetrek has some good socks that I use for hunting and I personally wear alpaca wool socks for everyday n if I’m headed to ak then I like to take some with silver interwoven to help with smell n bacteria
 

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Somehow I never have any luck with thick wool socks. Or heavy coats for that matter. Darn tough light to medium weight wool socks, and not much more than a heavy shirt. Move when cold, sit when warm.
 

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for what it’s worth I’ve suffered with cold feet my entire life. I’ve tried every possible new boot and sock, along with every other fad that came along.
If u are limited to just boots and socks, no boot blankets or the like, I’ve had the best success with a silk liner and a thick Merino sock.....By far the best has been Wool-x.....who also makes the warmest and most comfortable base layers and mid layers. Their stuff has blown me away...and I’ve tried many.....minus -33, smartwool, filson, Sitka, Kuiu, etc. It’s expensive but you can tell immediately it’s higher quality.
But the secret sauce with my feet is applying scent free deodorant all over my foot before putting on the socks. It sounds goofy, but it really keeps them from sweating, which is vital to staying warm.
I also use Dry Shod rubber boots with high insulation when I’m totally stationary. Make sure they are plenty big enough to move your toes very freely.
My regiment of deodorant, silk liner, Wool-X sock and Dry Shod Arctic’s have kept me in a treestand with temps in the 20’s and a stiff north wind all day. And that wouldn’t have happened 5-6 yrs ago.
 

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for what it’s worth I’ve suffered with cold feet my entire life. I’ve tried every possible new boot and sock, along with every other fad that came along.
If u are limited to just boots and socks, no boot blankets or the like, I’ve had the best success with a silk liner and a thick Merino sock.....By far the best has been Wool-x.....who also makes the warmest and most comfortable base layers and mid layers. Their stuff has blown me away...and I’ve tried many.....minus -33, smartwool, filson, Sitka, Kuiu, etc. It’s expensive but you can tell immediately it’s higher quality.
But the secret sauce with my feet is applying scent free deodorant all over my foot before putting on the socks. It sounds goofy, but it really keeps them from sweating, which is vital to staying warm.
I also use Dry Shod rubber boots with high insulation when I’m totally stationary. Make sure they are plenty big enough to move your toes very freely.
My regiment of deodorant, silk liner, Wool-X sock and Dry Shod Arctic’s have kept me in a treestand with temps in the 20’s and a stiff north wind all day. And that wouldn’t have happened 5-6 yrs ago.
What liners do you use, good tip on the deodorant on feet
 

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What liners do you use, good tip on the deodorant on feet
I honestly have no idea....I have 5 or 6 pairs, and they are all white. Actually one pair is smartwool because they have the logo on the toe. But the rest are plain white. No thickness at all, just a thin silky material. I’m guessing most any thin silk liner sock will do the job.
Ive also used the heated footbed liners when it’s bitter and I know I’m gonna be sitting at least half a day ....I think they’re called thermacells......they help a little. I remember thinking that they weren’t doing anything. Then one day last year, I didn’t have them both plugged in all the way, and one charged while the other didn’t. The difference in my feet was noticeable. They won’t get your foot warm, but they will generate just enough heat to keep them from freezing. You have to turn them on before your feet start to get cold.
 

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I have used these in my hunting boots also another layer between you and the cold rubber sole of the boot, they have reflective tech like Columbia omni heat
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Thor-Lo Expedition socks. I used them climbing Denali and had warm feet all the way. They’re pricey, but worth every penny.
 
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