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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Feb 19, 6:08 PM
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    What do you wear on your feet in cold, wet weather?
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    • 10th Feb 19, 6:08 PM
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    What do you wear on your feet in cold, wet weather? 10th Feb 19 at 6:08 PM
    As title really. Not sure what people wear or what to buy. Any recommendations also gratefully received, thanks.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 10th Feb 19, 6:45 PM
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    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, 6:51 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 6:51 PM
    Wellington boots.
    • choille
    • By choille 10th Feb 19, 8:34 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 8:34 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 8:34 PM
    Wool socks - a must - wellies as I live in a bog.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 10th Feb 19, 8:50 PM
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    • GreyName2
    • By GreyName2 11th Feb 19, 6:25 AM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 6:25 AM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 6:25 AM
    I wear only Timberlands. Are you interested in what temperature?
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 11th Feb 19, 11:10 AM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 11:10 AM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 11:10 AM
    Waterproof hiking boots with thick socks.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 11th Feb 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 3:02 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, 8:05 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 8:05 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 8:05 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, 8:39 AM
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    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, 8:41 AM
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    in my wellies
    My Wellies
    Love living in a village in the country side
    Still enjoying my retirement
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Feb 19, 10:24 AM
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    ^ you've been waiting years to say that
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 12th Feb 19, 11:29 AM
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    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, 9:12 PM
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    Useful info as always, DFV, thank you
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Feb 19, 7:41 AM
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    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, 1:22 PM
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    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, 1:15 PM
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    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.
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 19th Feb 19, 5:23 PM
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    I have these...


    https://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,10/3277300000


    Uggs chealsea style boot in chestnut... Got them in the Black Friday sale and have been on my feet ever since, ok I take them off indoors!



    So so comfy warm and I sprayed them with some sealant water proof stuff my friend had and they kept my feet dry too.


    Will defiantly buy again when mine die which I hope will be in a few winters time!
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