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    I'm trying to find a good pair of boots for general snow wear but also some snow shoeing. I've got bunny boots for hard corps cold, but I want something for general outdoor winter chores and moderate snow shoeing....I'm old....mole or two max....thinking about some of those rubber and neoprene boots. Anybody have some advice?

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    Really depends on the temps, how much snow, how wet it is, etc.....I've used Kamiks, Cabela's, Xtratufs, cheap Walmart hikers, even Uggs. Best way to ensure comfort is to have well made, properly sized snowshoes with good bindings, and a variety of boots and socks you can tailor to fit the situation. Good luck, and happy clomping!
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    It depends on the type of snowshoes as some bindings won't fit larger boots. Personally I don't like pack boots because they are heavy and have poor arch support. I've taken to using mountaineering boots, they are reasonably warm and not bulky so work well with modern snow shoe bindings. Check sierra trading post for sales.
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    You don't say where you are located, gotago. There are some pretty warm boots out there that do the job. Keen makes a nice winter boot with fair support, I've been using those this winter. Solomon makes a warm winter boot that I have used in the past. Really it is what fits you and there are some nice options out there. Nice light warm boots...

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    For what it's worth I prefer the extra tuffs. The boots are crap these days after moving production over seas but they fit great in a snowshoe, just don't expect to get more than a few months out of them. I've tried with my whites snow packs and they are too bulky. The Tuffs may not be appropriate for you if it's realy cold where you live though.

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    If you're using traditional snowshoes, you can't beat Steger mukluks. Warm, lightweight and don't wear the 'shoes. Probably would work well on modern snowshoes too, but I don't own any!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NunavutPA-12 View Post
    If you're using traditional snowshoes, you can't beat Steger mukluks. Warm, lightweight and don't wear the 'shoes. Probably would work well on modern snowshoes too, but I don't own any!
    +1, with the caveat that if there's much risk of getting wet (i.e. warm temperatures, overflow, or the usual sources of damp) Stegers can be kind of dangerous. But warm and comfortable for sure, and I agree that they work well with traditional snowshoe bindings. That said I've actually had problems with modern snowshoes with them, because the heel straps slip. But I also prefer the old-style shoes and bindings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottago View Post
    I'm trying to find a good pair of boots for general snow wear but also some snow shoeing. I've got bunny boots for hard corps cold, but I want something for general outdoor winter chores and moderate snow shoeing....I'm old....mole or two max....thinking about some of those rubber and neoprene boots. Anybody have some advice?
    For general outdoor winter chores and moderate snow shoeing, my go-to boots are Schnee's Extreme winter pac boots. They get 99% of my winter use.
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