Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Feb 19, 7:08 PM
    • 2,376Posts
    • 3,952Thanks
    coffeehound
    0 WOW
    What do you wear on your feet in cold, wet weather?
    • #1
    • 10th Feb 19, 7:08 PM
    0 WOW
    What do you wear on your feet in cold, wet weather? 10th Feb 19 at 7:08 PM
    As title really. Not sure what people wear or what to buy. Any recommendations also gratefully received, thanks.
Page 1
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 10th Feb 19, 7:45 PM
    • 2,142 Posts
    • 3,163 Thanks
    Mr.Generous
    • #2
    • 10th Feb 19, 7:45 PM
    • #2
    • 10th Feb 19, 7:45 PM
    2 pairs of socks if its very cold, and boots. Keep them polished and they are pretty waterproof and look smart.
    • Dox
    • By Dox 10th Feb 19, 7:51 PM
    • 1,186 Posts
    • 901 Thanks
    Dox
    • #3
    • 10th Feb 19, 7:51 PM
    • #3
    • 10th Feb 19, 7:51 PM
    Wellington boots.
    • choille
    • By choille 10th Feb 19, 9:34 PM
    • 6,037 Posts
    • 29,790 Thanks
    choille
    • #4
    • 10th Feb 19, 9:34 PM
    • #4
    • 10th Feb 19, 9:34 PM
    Wool socks - a must - wellies as I live in a bog.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 10th Feb 19, 9:50 PM
    • 3,143 Posts
    • 4,373 Thanks
    ceredigion
    • #5
    • 10th Feb 19, 9:50 PM
    • #5
    • 10th Feb 19, 9:50 PM
    [url=https://postimages.org/]
    • GreyName2
    • By GreyName2 11th Feb 19, 7:25 AM
    • 3 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    GreyName2
    • #6
    • 11th Feb 19, 7:25 AM
    • #6
    • 11th Feb 19, 7:25 AM
    I wear only Timberlands. Are you interested in what temperature?
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 11th Feb 19, 12:10 PM
    • 2,932 Posts
    • 1,256 Thanks
    Cisco001
    • #7
    • 11th Feb 19, 12:10 PM
    • #7
    • 11th Feb 19, 12:10 PM
    Waterproof hiking boots with thick socks.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 11th Feb 19, 4:02 PM
    • 2,376 Posts
    • 3,952 Thanks
    coffeehound
    • #8
    • 11th Feb 19, 4:02 PM
    • #8
    • 11th Feb 19, 4:02 PM
    I have got some aldi wellies but wouldn't want to walk far in them, tbh. I like ceredigion's brogue boots but they are going to be out of price range. Think I'll look at some lower-price walking boots. Thanks
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 11th Feb 19, 9:05 PM
    • 3,143 Posts
    • 4,373 Thanks
    ceredigion
    • #9
    • 11th Feb 19, 9:05 PM
    • #9
    • 11th Feb 19, 9:05 PM
    I have got some aldi wellies but wouldn't want to walk far in them, tbh. I like ceredigion's brogue boots but they are going to be out of price range. Think I'll look at some lower-price walking boots. Thanks
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    I like my brogue as well but cheap they where not. I will admit to being a shoe snob but the boots I spend all day in every day are as cheap as you like.
    f:1&frcectupt=true">https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCRUFFS-TWISTER-BLACK-WORK-BOOTS-STEEL-TOE-CAP-SIZE-12-new-boxed/264161296509?hash=item3d813d807d:g:RhYAAOSwFqJWnrF N:rk:3f:1&frcectupt=true

    After many years of looking for a work boot I could live with, and with no consideration given to the cost. Eventually found the Scruffs Twister. Heavy ridged with a good sole, water proof to a degree and I find them comfortable. The last time I bought five pairs for 100 and recon a pair to last 12 months. Bear in mind that I spend my life on building sites and they are abused to say the least.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Feb 19, 9:39 AM
    • 2,376 Posts
    • 3,952 Thanks
    coffeehound
    Quality shoes are often a good MSE buy really aren't they since they will outlast countless 30-50 pairs.. It's just the upfront cost can be off-putting

    Thanks for the link, the Scruffs look good value. I need new work boots since my old Matika ones finally fell apart last year so will give those a look.
    • in my wellies
    • By in my wellies 12th Feb 19, 9:41 AM
    • 761 Posts
    • 557 Thanks
    in my wellies
    My Wellies
    Love living in a village in the country side
    Still enjoying my retirement
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Feb 19, 11:24 AM
    • 2,376 Posts
    • 3,952 Thanks
    coffeehound
    ^ you've been waiting years to say that
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 12th Feb 19, 12:29 PM
    • 8,787 Posts
    • 28,371 Thanks
    DigForVictory
    Well looked after leather hill boots, with wool socks & a dry pair of socks & trainers for when I get out of the cold wet weather.

    I prefer full leather to goretex as it's easier for me to maintain (scrub the lot and rub in the Grangers G Wax with my fingers so the warmth drives it in).

    Wool socks are just more comfortable over time although slightly more ticklish to wash.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Feb 19, 10:12 PM
    • 2,376 Posts
    • 3,952 Thanks
    coffeehound
    Useful info as always, DFV, thank you
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Feb 19, 8:41 AM
    • 8,787 Posts
    • 28,371 Thanks
    DigForVictory
    I saw photos of trench foot & decided against.

    Declining Goretex for the boot is just fussiness on my part - it makes the whole boot trickier to clean & I'm idle!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Feb 19, 2:22 PM
    • 65,746 Posts
    • 385,941 Thanks
    PasturesNew
    It depends where you're going I guess....

    I wear wellies.... "got told off" when I wore them just before Xmas at a pub/Xmas drink get-together (with total strangers to me)..... apparently, if it's something like that, I was supposed to wear something different Oh well, at least my feet were warm/dry.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 16th Feb 19, 2:15 PM
    • 8,787 Posts
    • 28,371 Thanks
    DigForVictory
    I wear wellies.... "got told off" when I wore them just before Xmas at a pub/Xmas drink get-together
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    That sounds like unlovely jealousy from over here.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,800Posts Today

9,451Users online

Martin's Twitter