Cold Control: Toes Freeze

The cold and hard fact is that if your feet are freezing, your life sucks. And many people tend to get cold feet literally quite easily. In this group, you can find Varusteleka’s solutions for eliminating that nasty cold thing. There are a few things to consider when trying to keep your toes warm: warm socks, warm boots, and insulating insoles. If that isn’t enough, you can also get yourself foot warmers. There are different kinds available. If nothing is enough, it is better to stay on the couch under a blanket. We have warm blankets, too. Read the full story

The cold and hard fact is that if your feet are freezing, your life sucks. And many people tend to get cold feet literally quite easily. In this group, you can find Varusteleka’s solutions for eliminating that nasty cold thing. There are a few things to consider when trying to keep your toes warm: warm socks, warm boots, and insulating insoles. If that isn’t enough, you can also get yourself foot warmers. There are different kinds available. If nothing is enough, it is better to stay on the couch under a blanket. We have warm blankets, too.

You can also give your toes a hand by not standing still. If you need to remain stationary for extended periods of time for example when hunting, you can also put something under your feet to insulate them from the cold ground.

Warm socks

Especially us Finns love the woolen socks our grannies knitted, and they are nice and warm socks. However, when you e.g. go hiking, hunting, or otherwise need to walk longer distances their problem is that they tend to escape your foot and creep towards the toe section of your boots. Furthermore, pure wool isn’t that durable as a sock material. So, in heavy use, they need to be repaired quite often. So, how to solve the active person’s sock problems? Put two or more socks on top of each other. A thin Merino wool sock next to skin and a thicker hiking sock or heavyweight knee sock on top of it.

Cold weather boots

When selecting warm boots and shoes, everything depends on the use and the weather conditions. If you only stand or sit still, you can wear the thickest moon boots you can find. However, if you need to move more, you need to sacrifice some warmth for mobility. It is also important to know whether you will primarily use them in cold and dry snowy winter weather or wet and cold sleet and slush. In other words, do the boots need to be waterproof or not.

One thing is in common with all winter boots and shoes. They need to be big enough for thicker socks and blood circulation. You should also pay attention to the sole insulation. If they aren’t properly insulated, you will be attacked by cold weather from underneath.

Insulating insoles

People often forget the well insulating and warm insoles. They get expensive boots and decent socks but leave these flappy things out. It is a shame because not only they make walking a lot nicer, they also insulate the footwear better. As mentioned earlier, cold creeps easily in through the sole if you allow it.

Layered clothing is the thing

If you are fascinated by layered clothing but don’t yet know much more than that you put clothes on top of each other, please read our definite article on layered clothing.

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