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Rain Boots as Snow Boots?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
If I have a good pair of rain boots and put an additional fleece sock in it along with already having my usual ski socks, would this be warm enough in Keystone, CO over New Years.  I'd rather go the rain boot route with added fleece sock that some rainboots offer, but I'm unsure if this would be warm enough.  Any advice and have any others tried this out?

Thanks,
Natasa
post #2 of 8
Hi Natasha,

I'd say "It depends."

Are the rain boots rubber or vinyl?  If so, they will not "breath" like a leather or gore-tex type boot, and your feet will sweat if you go someplace and have to wear them for an extended time, or especially indoors.  After your feet are damp, they will be much more suseptable to the cold.

That said, if you are just wearing them for minimal trips outdoors (say 20-30 minutes) they would probably be fine.
post #3 of 8
It depends, I suppose, on what you're wearing them for.

Walking around a resort while on vacation (going to dinner, shopping, whatever): rain boots are fine. Indeed, you probably don't even need rain boots.

Going on a snowshoe trek or a snow-camping trip: could be an issue.

Randonee: not the right equipment at all. For one thing, they won't go in the bindings right.
Edited by sjjohnston - 10/16/09 at 12:45am
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for responding.  I was definitely thinking about just walking about (shops, restaurants) and maybe getting into a snowball fight or two :)

But I have been shopping around a little and UGG boots seem really comfy - would those be ok?  It doesn't say they are waterproof but sales person said there is a spray to put on them to make them waterproof.  Not sure if they are just trying to sell me or if thats true..

thoughts?

Thank you all
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by natasa247 View Post

Thank you so much for responding.  I was definitely thinking about just walking about (shops, restaurants) and maybe getting into a snowball fight or two :)

But I have been shopping around a little and UGG boots seem really comfy - would those be ok?  It doesn't say they are waterproof but sales person said there is a spray to put on them to make them waterproof.  Not sure if they are just trying to sell me or if thats true..

thoughts?

Thank you all
You'd love the UGGs... 

Keystone isn't particularly cold, ever, and the UGGs are de rigueur that time of year. You don't have to worry too much about waterproof in Colorado, since it's so dry here and the snow doesn't tend to melt through boots like it can in other places.
post #6 of 8
Natasha,

 

 

Salesman is correct; you can get silicone spray (or other substances) that will make UGGs and any other good boots and gloves waterproof.  Read the label and test a little bit in case it affects the color before dousing them.
 


Edited by NE1 - 10/20/09 at 9:22am
post #7 of 8
I almost mentioned Ugg boots in my earlier reply, on the assumption that every female over the age of 11 seems to have been issued a pair.

They'd be a good choice for general all-purpose walking around at a ski resort, so far as I can tell.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
lol thats probably true except this girl (even tho well beyond 11) lives in South TX and is in flip flops year round :D

Uggs sound like the winner.. thank you all for help!!!!
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