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  1. #1
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    Default Warmest Winter Riding Boots?

    I have Raynaud's and live in NH and like to ride all winter. In the past, I've used snow boots and foot warmers...but the support of snow boots is not great. I'd love to find some tall boots that aren't too tight that they make my toes go "out" and that I can still fit thin 1-use toe warmers in.

    Also another idea is buying a pair of winter riding boots and seeing if a ski shop could put heaters in it like they did my ski boots.

    Any ideas of ones that hold up well and are warm? I don't mind spending a little more $ on quality stuff.

    Thank you for all suggestions!



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    I also have that problem. I use the mountain horse ice riders and my feet stay warm. My hands are the problem. I have tried battery operated gloves but the heat never goes to the finger tips! I go to Costco and buy a box of hand warmers every winter.
    Friesians Rule !!



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    Another vote for Mountain Horse Ice Riders + one use toe warmers. I also invested heavily in SmartWool socks. They are all I wear. Thin - so they don't cramp toe space - and very warm.
    Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

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    I also have mild Reynaud's. Ariat Brossards, toe warmers and either smart wool or Acorn Fleece socks. The Brossard has a fairly large round toe box, which I find helpful and are very comfy.
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    Get a pair of boots big enough to put in some electric socks. That's all you need. Well, that and a good supply of batteries. Get thee to a hunting goods store!

    (Then it doesn't matter what type of boots. You can go cheap. Just get them large enough and get some good rubbers to go over them.)
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



  6. #6
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    Great ideas everyone! Thanks~!



  7. #7
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    I got ariat Broussards for Xmas last year. Wore them the day after on the last flight into NYC during the blizzard. Luggage was lost and they were the only shoes I had for four days. My feet never hurt and I trooped all over NYC in the snow. They were very warm. They are terrific to tide in and stylish. I love them!



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