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Old 12-08-2009, 01:30 AM
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I signed up for a snow camping training event 2 three day trips. I'm wondering about Mickey boots. They weigh 53 ounces and Was wondering if anyone had experience.

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Do you mean the military mickey mouse boots?

I will never use them again, they suck! good pair of socks (more than one), water proof boots, foot powder. Keep your feet dry and you will be fine.
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My Ft. Lewis Danners kept my feet warmer.
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Default Concur, Micky Mouse Boots Stink

Every opportunity I had to wear Micky Mouse boots ended in disaster for me. If you are really wanting a good pair of boots look into some of the Muck or Bog boots. I bought a pair a few years ago and couldn't be happier. I wear them all the time, even duck hunting, if you don't have a problem with sweaty feet they will work for you. You can tuck your pants into them and they are tall enough to act as gators as well. Mine are the Bog boots which are less money.

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Wore them once at the range in Wildflecken , Germany. The boats were not warm and very heavy. Got some good boots from Gander Mountain. Thinsilate is a good insolater . The Fort Lewis boots have rep.
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Did my cold weather training in Korea. Used the MMB....saved me. Haven't been able to get them since....haven't needed them. That's why I'm down here.
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The Mickey Mouse boots typically refer to the black ones. The white ones, which are usually called Bunny Boots, are rated to much colder temperatures, but weigh and look about the same.

The real benefit of Bunny Boots over the normal cold weather boots is if your feet get wet. The insulation in Bunny Boots is sealed inside the layers of rubber, so you can dump them, dry them, and put them back on. Not so easy with many other boots.

Bunny Boots are very popular here in Alaska, and do quite well for most people (especially where the chance of getting wet feet is involved). If you don't anticipate any water though, there are plenty of cold weather boots that will keep you toasty. LaCrosse, Baffin, and Sorel all make good lines of cold weather boots.

The real question is, how cold does it get where you're going?
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Default I love the black mouse boots.

I work construction, and in the winter there is no better way to go. They are one of two pair of boots I wore where my feet stayed dry all day and warm.

Believe me 10 years of hard Michigan winter in construction you learn what is going to keep your feet dry and warm.

Now they are heavy, and at the top there is a rubber piece that can rub on your leg. I would wear long johns or thermal underwear and then pull my socks over the top of the legs at the bottom.

Also I would recommend putting Dr.Scholls gel insole in them. I Loved these boots I could walk through water, pour concrete and then spray them off with a hose when I was done, my feet never got wet or cold. We would work 10 to 12 hrs hours a day, that is a lot of time on my feet especially finishing concrete.

The other boots I would recommend would be the Sorel Glaciers. They are a bit more expensive. Around a $140 but they are nice, warm and keep your feet dry, also they are much lighter.

Hope this helps.
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Remember when buying cold winter boots to get a 1/2 or full size bigger to allow for thicker socks..
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The black MM boots (and a pair of wool socks) kept my feet VERY warm. Used them up in USAF survival school in Spokane in the middle of winter. Thumbs up from me!
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Default I love my Northern Outfitters boots

I will chime in here, I have had a pair of these boots for at least +15 years now and swear by them. I have had people wanting to buy them from me, try to steal them, and want them in my will. They are light, I never have my feet get cold…and I do not wear any socks most of the time.

If they do get wet they automatically dry out and your feet do not get cold

I also have some of their clothes too!

BTW, I do have some MM, but have not worn them for years…I was tired of my feet getting cold when they got wet

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I did my cold weather training in Northern Hokkaido and Siberia. MMBs were a welcomed addition to my regular boots. Like others have said, they kept my feed dry and added an additional layer of protection. Even using MMB, it is imerative to keep your feet dry, and change your socks regularly.
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Do not Micky Mouse with your feet.
If you an afford them pick up a pair of Whites either Packers, Loggers or their Smoke Jumpers. Custom fitted hand made so expect to wait about three months and give yourself a week to break them in. They will be the LAST pair of boots you will ever have to buy. As they will last a life time as in they will be able to bury you in them. So over their life time they are extremely inexpensive. A perfect fit from day one if stiff and weird feeling at first. They get better fitting more comfortable everyday you wear them. Like a great pair of 501's that never wear out. You will NEVER ever get a blister wearing Whites There is no other more comfortable better fitting boot anywhere, In fact my boots are more comfortable than my slippers or being bare foot
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Saw some for sale at BOB'S ARMY and NAVY STORE . 229 E. Market St. Clearfield, Pa. 16830 ( Black boots rated to -30 and white to -70 degrees . $65.00 to $75.00 .
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i found a pair at a garage sale once for $20 and i thought they worked great.
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Originally Posted by james223 View Post
Saw some for sale at BOB'S ARMY and NAVY STORE . 229 E. Market St. Clearfield, Pa. 16830 ( Black boots rated to -30 and white to -70 degrees . $65.00 to $75.00 .
Bob's is a must see place if you are ever in this area. Lots of stuff jammed in every corner. Mil surplus ,guns, boots ,camping & outdoors.
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Mouse boot are incredibly warm, hot even. They work best for deer stands and ice fishing and are less useful for any long distance walking.
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used the mmb didn't like them all that much. Have used regular combat boots with good socks along with the 5 buckle black boots worked better for me, this set up worked better for walking
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As previously stated here, the white "bunny boots" are standard equipment for all Alaskans. I don't think I know a single person that doesn't own a pair of them up here. We regularly see -40 or colder where I'm at, and they work very well in those conditions. I've seen -150 with wind chill factor up here, and I'm glad I had on my bunny boots when I did. The only other boots that will work in these extreme climates that I'm aware of are either the Baffin's or the Jeff King signature boots that dog mushers wear. Whites are very nice, but up here they are summer boots.



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