View Full Version : Boots that keep your feet dry? Help!
10-18-2009, 10:55 AM
I use Klim's Adrenaline boots and my feet sweat and end up wet every time? I wear one pair of Klim socks.
Any advice on an alternate boot?
10-18-2009, 01:13 PM
I have those boots & use smart-wool socks. My feet come out after all day rides damp but they do not get cold. I don't know if it is possible to not have the sweat totally dissipate then evaporate from the boot with your feet in them. We carry a little Holmes fan with us on trips and do the " boot dry " thing after each day. You could try thicker wool socks but might end up with the same result. If you think it is bad now ( LOL ) try cotton socks in any boot. Wish I could be of more help. In fact right now I'm wearing Smart Wool socks with my croc's ???? I love wool socks. Lands End makes some nice thick ones and so does " wig-wam "
10-18-2009, 08:23 PM
I always wear a pair of cotton socks over a thinner pair of wool socks. The cotton will "suck up" the sweat and keep your foot and wool socks dry.(drier anyway)Shove some wadded up newspaper down your boots at night to dry them out too.
10-18-2009, 09:50 PM
There is a product that you can spray on your feet to reduce sweating. A lot of skiers use it.
10-20-2009, 11:23 PM
hmk all day dryness!!!
10-21-2009, 09:52 AM
Snobinge, I hadn't thought of the products to keep your feet from sweating (called hyperhydrosis). My wife practices Dermatology and gives me all kinds of crap to use. The absolute best stuff is called Drysol. It burns a little, but if you follow the directions properly, it is awesome stuff. This can be used on armpits, hands and feet. There is also a new medication called Hydrosal which is a little less irritating, but I have only used it once and can't report on it.
I hadn't considered using it on my feet for this purpose, but I definitely will try it. This should 100% confirm if it is sweat build up vs. water permeating in vs. fancy socks and such.
BTW, she practices in the north suburbs of chicago or any dermatologist or GP should be able to prescribe these meds
I bet the cabin smells just great with that fan blowing stink foot from a group of guys boots around the shack
10-21-2009, 07:33 PM
Klim's new Adrenaline boots for this year are suppose to do a better job of wicking away sweat. I have the same problem, my feet sweat too much.
Ezra, LMAO, that smell along with the uranus smell.
don't forget the smell of booze Sweet the next AM.and you can only pray that the local pub did not have the corn beef and cabbage special.then the guy comes in from out side in the cold wearing a leather jacket smoking a camel
10-21-2009, 09:25 PM
All this talk of the smells of the cabin! God I cant wait!
10-22-2009, 07:20 AM
You guy's should post what places & cabins you stay in. That way the the rest of us family orientated JD members can stay somewhere else.
I'll bring the can of BS spray.
10-22-2009, 08:06 AM
I spray my feet with aerosol antiperspirant. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif Laugh all you want but it makes a difference.
10-22-2009, 02:20 PM
A couple things to think about:
1) The Adrenaline boot has 600 grams of Thinsulate in them, so they are a pretty warm boot (the radium is thick so it is pretty warm too).
2) Never wear cotton, if you do get sweaty feet, the cotton will keep the sweat with you all day. Find a pair of smart-wool socks - let the Goretex do it's job.
3) The HMK book is not inulated but much like the Klim Radium, it is a pretty thick boot. (I do think it is less insulated than the Klim Boots).
4) What sled do you ride, some sleds have the heat exchanger in a location that just gets too hot. On my 08 XP, the clutch/brake combo on the left used to get so hot I thought I had a hole in my boot it was so wet from sweat.
I might have to try the antiperspirant for my fee this year as well!
10-22-2009, 07:55 PM
How much are you charging (your fee)? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
10-22-2009, 08:37 PM
The thread took a turn for the better. I thought it was going to spin down and degrade. I must admit the antiperspirant is a clever idea. I bought a pair of the Radium boots last year, They were too much boot for me. I put 1 boot on and gave it up.Sent them back the next day. Too bad they do not make a desiccant liner for boots. The problem probably is that desiccant is heat activated.
10-23-2009, 10:38 AM
Aluminum Chloride Solution or Drysol. Go get some from your Doctor.
10-23-2009, 09:28 PM
I need some boots, last season I threw my boots away 2 miles from home in protest of trench foot. I believe the Yamaha's with under the seat exhaust contributes to the water running down the tunnel, hence onto the foot hold and into the boot.
What decision shall I make?
1) junks from department store
4) RU outside
10-23-2009, 09:29 PM
honestly, who out there rides agressivle offtrail in powder and has dry feet at the end of the day. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT BOOT WORKS
10-23-2009, 11:35 PM
Bought a pair of Danner leather high top boots in 1995. Their gortex lined, and still in great shape. I used them for bunny hunting for 5 or 6 yrs. then snowmobiling ever since. I don't wear them for anything else but. They were an expensive boot then $225.00 I don't know what they cost now, but I have been out on some pretty cold nights in the UP and never had a problem with cold or sweaty feet.
I my self don't like the hmk I have I just don't like the ski boot tight thing. I like to be able to move my ankle.they are junk now toe has fabric wore off so it is not that they are not broke in.I wont be buying any more snow x boots.
10-24-2009, 12:20 PM
What about Trukke boots. I bought a pair last year and have been very satisfied.
10-25-2009, 02:48 PM
blutooth - 09 XTX. Has Klim done anything to thier 2010 boots that would make sense to p/u the latest version, or are the changes purely cosmetic?
10-25-2009, 11:32 PM
the new klim gtx boot is the way to go, but it sound's like a pretty simple answer to your problem.you need lighter boot's.. i don't wear anything heavier than 400 gram's till it get's down to zero or below, the boot's are to hot, and i get alot of heat of my footwell's on my 02 classic and 03 pro x .. a real good boot is the north face winter back packing boot 8" high 400 gram's water proof, great support and incrediable grip on the sole stiff but not like a race boot or snowboard boot.. i swearby them till it get's really cold..
10-26-2009, 01:10 PM
Hey guys- anyone out there heard of Baffin boots. They look and sound like pretty nice boots and affordable at just over 100 bucks. ??
10-26-2009, 01:16 PM
Rocky Blizzard Stalkers. Rated to -100. Couple that with a pair of smartwool, and they always work for me. My feet do sweat, and the socks at the end of the day do have a little dampness to them, but you're not going to avoid that. Are they really wet? no. My feet are NEVER cold.
10-26-2009, 01:55 PM
I bought a pair of baffins a few years back, and they will be the only brand I ever buy again. Been in the UP in -10 degree, and my piggies were still nice and toasty..
10-27-2009, 08:53 PM
My wife has Baffins and loves them. We no longer have complaints about cold feet.
10-28-2009, 10:33 AM
haha, my wife has baffins too...they are HUGE!
she stays warm and no complaints other than she can barely walk in them!
10-28-2009, 12:48 PM
RU Outside boots r on sale for $90 on their website. I bought some last year for full price and am very happy with them. I was wearing very old sorel pac boots before that, so I don't have much to compare to though.
10-28-2009, 09:41 PM
I wear Columbia Titanium boots, best boots I have ever owned. I wear a single pair of socks and have warm and dry feet every ride.
10-29-2009, 08:28 AM
I wear LaCrosse Icemen boots. Have had them since 1998. They look like a big olive green club, but my feet stay warm and they aren't wet. My feet don't sweat much either so that may help. Also, anyone ever try Gold Bond Foot powder inside your wool socks? I have done that and it does work very well. Also the boot doesn't smell lilke the bottom of the locker room trash can after a Packers game, either!! A friend has the Trukke boots and loves them.
10-30-2009, 12:22 PM
I used to wear big, heavy, warm Sorels, now I save those for sittin in the deer stand and got RU Outside boots\socks for sleddin which are warm as well and better foot support. They seem a little heavier than something like KLIM Adrenaline but do keep the feet warm and dry.
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