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Old 01-12-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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You know. When you were a child and used to walk to school in the winter, those of you that lived in northern climates. Those rubber/leather lace-up boots with the removable felt liners. You'd start out walking to school and no matter how many times you'd stop and pull up your socks, by the time you got to school they would be balled up around your toes. And your feet would be red, cold and chafed. How about those black rubber buckle boots that you could pull on over your shoes? And how sometimes the buckles would freeze and they would be hard to get off.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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I never had boots with removable liners. I did have the black rubber boots that pulled over your shoes (hated those things!), but they didn't have buckles.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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I remember those boots! You'd have to put the liner on first and then stick your foot into the boot. They were a pain... but were easy to dry between recesses at school.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I remember the boots with the dark bluish-purple felt liners (in shape of whole boot, not just the sole).
Didn't have them myself, though my parents did.

Looked at this thread bc. of the title-my new pair of boots suck my socks right off
Can't figure out what to do, these boots were a gift to me & I'm not used to wearing this style
Have to stop every block or so to yank the socks back up, with each step they slide further down.
Tried folding the sock top over top edge of boot, but it just rips the sock & doesn't stay in place.
Lacing the ankle portion (tightening) makes it too hard to bend my leg/foot, which then impedes walking.
But the boot is very effective against the elements (deep snow), which is why I haven't gotten rid of them.

Figured I'd explain, in case someone has a handy-dandy suggestion I've overlooked.
Dunno' how folks manage to wear this sort of footgear.

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