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Old 05-13-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm moving to Georgetown, from Atlanta, this week and realized that I need to order some kind of snow boot/shoe considering it's 24 out and snowing still. My first inclination is to buy an LL Bean gum boot, but I'm wondering if that's practical in the mountains. Any advice on a first, all around, pair?
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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I have LL Bean gum boots, but the traction on mine are not good for snow & ice. I have several different snow boots: Sorels; Danner with vibram sole & gortex lining; Vasque hiking boots. Since I'm a hiker, the key for me is good traction on the sole like vibram.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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The answer depends on the intended use. I have had a pair of Sorel Caribou boots since I worked at a ski area 24 years ago. They have kept my feet warm and dry in extreme temperatures at elevations in excess of 12,000'. They are comfortable, but I would not want to hike long distances or run in them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Just get some midweight boots that are comfortable and fairly water-'proof' and some gators. Don't even worry about traction. Becaus when it comes to traction, there is nothing that even comes close to a pair of these...
MICROspikes
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Cabelas pac boots: Cabela's Snowy Range 1200 Boots - Brown
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Time to say good-bye to loafers and hello to Cabela boots.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Default Welcomeget Vast Boot

I like my snow boot, bought from welcomeget, comfortable and warm.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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I vote for the Sorel's. I've had mine for close to 20 years. Wear like iron, good traction, toasty warm. No fashion statement, but they do the job.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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I used Sorel boots working on the oil rigs in the Northwest Territories. Was routinely -30F to -40F with no worries. Definately the way to go. RP
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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Get a good set of Sorels. I'll PM you a local store that has them and other brands at a decent price
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