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Warm Winter Boots

Looking for recommendations for winter gardening boots that will keep my feet warm and dry. I've been using Muck boots (usually Chore-Hi) but their durability is not what it was, and they are becoming expensive. I suffer badly with cold feet (and hands!) so any suggestions gratefully received.

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  • PRO

    I like cofra boots, gortex and very light, had my . current pair 10 months and still watertight and warm,  I use the hurricane and brimin types.


  • Hi John ,

    I use Caterpillar navigator mid myself. Very please with them. More than a year out of them.. A mate of mine who sometimes does extra work on film sets swear by waterproof socks which I added a screen shot of. He too suffers from cold feet. Might help you out a bit..


    All the best 



  • Water proof rigger boots and wheelie socks. Seal skin socks are really good, I use them for mountain biking.

  • Waterproof socks! I shall look into those.

    I've been wearing Viking boots for a couple of years now and find them good. The soles are very thick but comfortable and good for spending all day in the woods. Not cheap, but I've worn a lot of boots over the years and like these. https://vikingfootwear.com/products/women/hunting/trophy-4-0/green-36

    Kiwi socks are great for cold weather, really cosy https://www.kiwikit.co.uk/product-category/categories/clothing/socks/#


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  • I have been making the same choice.  The two obvious contenders are Viking Icefighter & Dunlop Purofort Thermo.  I have decided on the Purofort as they have excellent reviews as working boots & the sole/heels of the Vikings seem to be soft.  I 




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  • PRO

    I just bought some Hellly Hansen boots https://activeweargroup.com/helly-hansen-chelsea-safety-winterboot-...

    They are higher than my old Dickies ones which wear out after 11 months. They took a week of half time wear to get comfortable, after that they are fine.

    Thick wool socks are my other must have in the winter

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  • Have a look on Engelbert Strauss website can't go wrong with the selection of boots & workwear very though long lasting quality

    Cheers Lee

  • PRO

    A customer gave me a pair of brand new work boots with a high ankle to give lots of support and protection to the ankles and lower legs.

    Lovely looking boots, but I could not bend my ankles to get down to work at a low level, so I only wore them to work once and struggled to do some jobs during the day.

    • PRO

      I have the same problem with the high ankle boots when kneeling down and i dont like the struggle to get them on and off . 

      I find any boots which repel water and merino wool socks such as ice breaker help but steel toe caps could  be the culprit when it comes to attracting the cold , composite  toe caps could be better at conserving heat as they are non metal but still offer safety protection . 

      I buy two pairs of cheap earthworks boots which cost around £45 in total and alternate them so always have a dry pair at hand and find they are as durable as the more expensive boots . Have soaked them on many ocassions but they altways seem to bounce back . 

      Never had cold feet but dont know if this is down to blood circulation or the boots and socks but do suffer with cold hands badly .

  •  Hi I wear Dewalt boots in the dry and for wet or muddy work I wear Buckbootz . They cost about £70 . I'm a commercial gardener and work all year and these are now in their third year of use. I would buy another pair tomorrow if they gave in . Steel toe capped and I think a steel sole plate . Very comfortable and warm 

    I hope this helps 🙏 

    Stay warm stay safe 

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