Good boots, but not as warm as advertized

Reviewed by Jen from MIchigan on Thursday, January 30, 2014
I wear a women's 9, but need wide, so typically buy men's boots. The size 8 in these fits me perfectly. These are good quality. No moisture gets through. They are pretty comfortable. I had to add an insole with arches, but I always have to do that. These have good traction, and are relatively light weight for what they are. So I'm pretty happy except for one thing -- they are not as warm as I expected. I was out shoveling snow for 20 minutes in low single digit temps, and my feet were pretty cold. I was wearing decent wool socks, but not of the thickest variety. I was also making a point to keep the snow off the top of the boot while I worked. These are rated to -40, and I certainly don't think they'd be comfortable at that temp even with the very best of socks. I had hoped these would be good for snowshoeing, but I don't think they will be warm enough for extended periods in the snow. Also the laces are way too long -- plan to replace them.
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