Best Winter rubber boots for hunting?

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  1. Winchester 1886

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    Looking for suggestions on rubber boots for cold weather hunting,whenI hunt Deer and Bear I pretty much sit in the same spot from sun up to sun down and my feet freeze to the point I have to get up and walk around which I hate doing while hunting I have always worn leather gortex insulated boots and my toes always get cold I use those toe warmers and they do work for a few hours but not all day.
    I have never owned a pair of the rubber hunting boots I don't mind spending good money on a pair as long as the keep my feet warm.

    Would like to hear from people that use them and what they think of them and what they use.

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    Quite a challenge, to sit in one spot in winter, and not get cold feet. I wear Steger mukluks, and a couple of pairs of heavy wool socks, but even during the balmy +10/-10 deer hunting season of early November, my feet get cold after 3 or 4 hours. Stegers are great for moving

    Wiggys makes a mukluk that’s supposed to keep the heat in.
    https://www.wiggys.com/footwear/wiggys-mukluks/
     
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    Either Red Ball or Canadian Tire Huntsfield rubber pacs.
     
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    I'm a land surveyor in snow country. Never had good luck with rubber boots. I would highly recommend MUCK boots. The Arctic ones. I wear them all winter from 30 degrees down to -20 degrees. Paired with a pair of the heavy smart wool socks. My feet stay warm dry and feel like they are wrapped in cozy clouds.
     
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    Will second the Mucks. Great for work or hunting!
     
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    The older Sorels were always warm, provided you put an additional felt insole under your heavy felt liners. Without the additional insole your feet could get cold. Not sure how the current models are made or if they even make them anymore.
     
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    I prefer the combination tried and true rubber bottom with leather tops like LL Bean Hunting boots.
     
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    Mucks work for me, bought the Edgewater from amazon for this years hunt.
     
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    Yes. Totally waterproof, the felt and socks keep my feet warm whether I'm sitting still, or walking about looking for small game. They have no support, and after five years the rubber starts to crack. This style of boot has been my choice for cold weather walking/ sitting in the woods since early 1990's.

    I do have the Maine Hunting Boot, but I use them for wet fall days, not cold days
     
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