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Your foot warmth DOES NOT depend upon the type of sock you wear. Please, fellow Bears, let's do our part to explode this erroneous myth.
The boot liner and boot shell provide all the insulation your foot needs to keep warm. If your feet are cold, usually it is because you have poor circulation. The cause of poor circulation can be hereditary, self-inflicted, or an Act of God. "Self-inflicted" falls into two categories - (1) as a result of cigarette smoking; (2) as a result of poor boot fitting, which includes over-tightening your buckles AND any other matter related to your your boot and foot interface. "Act of God" means it's so freakin' cold that no matter what equipment you use, your feet are going to be cold. PERIOD.
I used to suffer from cold feet until I realized the causes of cold feet. Once I stopped over-tightening my buckles, and started wearing extra-thin socks, my feet stopped getting cold.
Please, do not look to your socks for anything other than moisture wicking. If your feet are cold, and you have no hereditary circulation problems, and most everyone else has warm feet that day, then you need to go see a good bootfitter.
(edited for completeness)
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 07, 2002 11:23 AM: Message edited 1 time, by gonzostrike ]</font>