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    Default Winter on Spikes

    ... this reminds me of when Butch tried Climbing in shorts and soccer pads (may not work) ... Any other cold weather climbers ever try their Pac Boots (Sorels , ect.) Spike Climbing ?. My Wesco's suck in the winter for comfort but I need a good boot w heel to lock in my Spikes. Thinking of trying it out today , if I'm all wobbly and insecure I won't be happy. Has anyone tried this before I do ... ?

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    Such a beautiful thread title!

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    Sorel's suck in the spurs might as well stand barefoot in them, no arch support, Hoffman pac's are better. I can't remember if they have a steel shank or not.
    And they all feel chunky and loose.

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    I have a pair of military surplus mickey's that fit quite well. I bet they would work better than pacs.

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    I wonder if you could notify an over-boot to go over your spurs, and insulate the steel shank.
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    Gawd, the weight!

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    Decent chainsaw boots from Eurozone?

    They are based on Hinking boots with cut protection. The work for me in Norwegian winters.

    I use these.

    https://www.honeybros.com/Item/Andre...Chainsaw_Boots
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    Schnees maybe?
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    I just used larger insulated climbing boot & extra wool socks...sorrells & Mickeys suck
    Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    I wonder if you could notify an over-boot to go over your spurs, and insulate the steel shank.
    That's not a bad idea! I envision a pair of Neos with a hole out the side for the gaff. Fairly lightweight easy on easy off over a pair of Wesco's. The waterproof fabric they use should add to the warmth. When out of the tree take them off, pull the spurs off, pull the Neos back on, and get back to work on the ground.