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thermal insoles

anyone have a pair of thermal insoles (battery powered)
heard anything about them?
are they any good?
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Never tried thermal insoles before but I have tried battery heated socks. Don't think it'll work under snowboard boots though. Battery pack would dig really hard into your calf

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most of them have a long cable. guessing you can strap it to your leg.
how do the socks work for you? did they do the job
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Socks worked fairly well. They were like regular wool socks but they had little cable elements running in the fabric. The problem was they ran off a single 9V battery and it sat in a little pouch on the side of the leg by the calf and you just snapped the lead to the top of the battery. So if you had it in your boot the battery would dig in like a Motherf*cker

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hmm. seems like a good idea. good for the cold feet.
i will look into that.
thanks alot

anyone else use this or the insoles
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Have you ever just tried wearing thicker socks or something like the Superfeet RED Insoles? They arent heated, but they are manufactured with foil and other things to insulate your foot bottom...and they just are so much better than standard insoles...

Other than that a good thick wool sock should keep your feet warm? Realistically your feet shouldnt be getting that cold unless they are getting wet, if they are getting wet you need new boots. I have really bad circulation and my feet and hands are always cold to the touch..but my feet have never been cold ..hands maybe feet no...

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that is true. but it is nice for your feet to be warm also .
what are things that we can do to increase circulation
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Main thing that cuts off circulation is have your boots done up too tight. It restricts blood flow to your feet which in turn makes your feet cold. No warm Blood = Cold Feet. Another strong point for having boots that fit you properly.

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Same reason why in cases of beginning hypothermia, extremities are colder and periphrial pulses are weaker. Body is sending Blood to the core and brain to preserve core temp and oxygenation of vital organs. Blood flow is the thing that keeps body tempature up.

Same reason people say you shouldn't drink alcohol out in the cold because alcohol dialates blood vessals causing a drop in circulation, which causes a drop in tempature, which increases the state of hypothermia. However in alcohol's deffense, those people are pussies

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