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Cold Toes

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I've got everything warm, but my toes, and that can ruin a day.  I've reached my limit with spending for skiing, so I'm thinking of rigging something up.  Take duct tape and put the dollar heat warmers under them.  Do you think that would work?  It seems the only other options are an electric warmer like from hottronic and boot gloves.

 

I have wool socks, and my boot is fit good.  I've got mittens, and some good layers, but the damn toes!

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My toes stopped needing boot gloves when I added more layers to my legs.
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Boot gloves for about $40 does a nice job on cold days.  Have seen World Cup racers using them at Lake Louise on cold days during practice runs (not when racing). 

 

If there is room in your boots, a toe warmer on top of your toes is an inexpensive alternative.

 

 

Some boots let in a touch of cold air in front of the first buckle.  Try a piece of duct tape in that areas where the boot folds over itself.

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^^^ This. All of it. 

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The folks who make the chemical hand warmers also make toe warms that are self adhesive. No need for Duct Tape. They also make a foot warmer the shape of a footbed, but they take up a little too much space for my liking.

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Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post
 

Boot gloves for about $40 does a nice job on cold days.  Have seen World Cup racers using them at Lake Louise on cold days during practice runs (not when racing). 

 

If there is room in your boots, a toe warmer on top of your toes is an inexpensive alternative.

 

 

Some boots let in a touch of cold air in front of the first buckle.  Try a piece of duct tape in that areas where the boot folds over itself.

Air and melted snow! I always put duct tape on mine to keep them dry...see this thread about it:

http://www.epicski.com/t/122628/lange-rx-130-leakage

 

Also planning some experiments:

  1. I bought a pair of gore-tex socks for my sweaty feet...because dryer is warmer...I would wear them when it go under -20°Celcius
  2. I'm also planning of taping my liners with foil tape...
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