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    Default Expereince with USAF mukluks in New England winters???

    Good morning, I found a decent deal on the USAF Mukluks, and decided to give them a go. Mainly for snowshoeing & general winter outdoors activities. For those that dont live in this area, our winters can vary-we average some below freezing temps, usually around the 20's, when the windchill is factored in, and ranging from dry, hard frost, to wet snow. I know these are canvas, but I am looking for a boot for snowshoeing, and thinking of waterproofing them, with something like Likwax or the like. Has anyone tried waterproofing theirs? If so, what was your experience? I know I am going to get use out of these-I did a forum search for these, and didnt see that anyone waterproofed theirs, and wanted to see if people did, did it affect their temp ratings, etc. Thanks for any info!

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    I was in the Air Force, stationed in Alaska, working mostly outdoors.
    Those mukluks are great, but it has to be COLD to wear them. If is even, say 15-20 degrees, they get warm enough to get wet. Thats why them big ol Bunny Boots are more popular. The mukluks though, are lighter and far more comfortable.
    I don't recall anyone ever waterproofing theirs.

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    Stationed at Eielson AFB Fairbanks 95-99.
    Wore them in very cold weather only.
    Took them to WI for deer season and regretted it.
    Once they get wet thats it.
    Sorels work better IMO, they are better suited for the wet stuff.

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    Is it true that the canvas is water-resistant? If so, how well or poorly does it repel water?

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