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I come home with my boots every night and throw heat sticks in them. Leave them in all night. Stuff my mittens in the top of the boots in the AM, move the boots to the car and plug the sticks in again. Walk to the lodge locker room, put my feet in warm boots. Thoroughly warm, the liners having been warmed through and through all night. Don't even need Boot Gloves most days. Keep the rest of me warm as well and the feet stay warm with thin socks. This is in northern Montana. On days where it's minus 25 I might need to stay off groomers so I'm working harder, but I don't go in to warm up unless I'm skiing with someone who needs to warm up... And then I better be in a mellow mood.

Last season was one of the coldest we've had in years, multiple multi day sub zero bouts. I used Boot Gloves once.
post #32 of 34
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Thanks.  Is it true that wearing two pairs of socks will NOT keep my feet warmer on cold days?

The liner in your ski boots is what? ...The same thickness as 5 pairs of socks or so? 2 more pairs isn't going to help warmth much. Forget about keeping your feet warm. If it becomes a problem, get one of those neoprene covers...I hear they work well.

If you go somewhere that sells you boots that you can wear with two pairs of socks on, then you've gone to the wrong place. The socks I wear with my boots are thinner than what I wear with regular athletic shoes. (Eurosock Superlight).

Are you going to Denver to ski in December? Or something else?
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We'll be in Denver for 9 days.  So I may look into the boots there.  I'll look up some of the shops online beforehand.

 

I've got SUPER flat feet with no arch at all.  So I've learned to adapt with footwear.  I have inserts that I've put into the boots I've previously rented.  And part of the reason I've worn two pairs of socks is because my ankle jams against the side of any boot I wear.  Part of the reason I want to go ahead and buy boots is to help alleviate this issue.

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We'll be in Denver for 9 days.  So I may look into the boots there.  I'll look up some of the shops online beforehand.

 

I've got SUPER flat feet with no arch at all.  So I've learned to adapt with footwear.  I have inserts that I've put into the boots I've previously rented.  And part of the reason I've worn two pairs of socks is because my ankle jams against the side of any boot I wear.  Part of the reason I want to go ahead and buy boots is to help alleviate this issue.

Sounds like you are definitely better off with finding an experienced boot fitter around Denver.  Try a directed Google search something like "denver boot fitter: epicski" to find relevant threads.

 

Keep in mind that you can add a custom footbed at a later date if you want to wait until it clear how often you will ski.  Usually about $150 but can be moved to another pair of boots if you upgrade in a few years.  A good boot fitter will let you know whether or not it's really going to help at this stage.

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