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Old 11-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #21
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Koflach Arctic Expe's. Hands down the best boots I've owned. They look like they would be very uncomfortable but on the contrary, they are quite comfortabe. You can hike in them, they work well with crampons (technical or regular) and you can ski in them (although not well, they are neither fish nor fowl, tele or downhill.) Warm as toast, tough as nails and the liners dry out in your sleeping bag overnight. Spent a week below zero in them a few years ago and never once got cold feet.

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/koflach/arctis-expe/

A little pricey but if you are spending a lot of time outside in the cold you'll be glad you dropped the coin.

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #22
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Well I ended up going with appearance more than I thought I would have. Many/most of the boots I saw just didn't look very good and since this is just for walking around town and around the restaurants/shops at the slopes I didn't think I'd need some uber-winter boot.

So I just went with these Timberland leather boots. They were $89 at DSW. They are quite comfortable and worked well.

Slopes were decent (Keystone), not enough natural snow but for an inexperienced skier like me they were fine. Sucks when you have your rental skis stolen 10 minutes after renting them. They charged me $506 for those well-used, rental skis. Luckily they found them a week later and I got the money back.


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Old 01-06-2010, 05:48 AM   #23
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Honestly if you're just going to be walking around, and going from indoor place to indoor place, get a pair of merrells. I have a pair of goretex insulated ones that cost me all of $89. Basically they're cross trainers with some insulation. I love them for everyday wear. Right now I'm in Chicago where it's 11 degrees, and my feet stay warm with normal socks on my 1/2 hour walk to work.

They're light enough to wear for a 16 hour work day and they don't kill my feet, either.

If you're going to be out in the snow for a few hours, standing in one place, the Merrells aren't exactly the best thing. Get a real pair of boots I've had Danner, Red Wings, and Rockys and have liked them all.

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Every add in this thread is for outerwear. Google has been reading our forum.
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