Looking for a good Thermal Sock

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 06:28
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Hi. I have some sort of medical condition.When the temperature starts to go below 10 deg my feet become really cold. I tried wearing two pair of thermal socks last winter but still ended up with "chillblains" on my toes. Does anyone know of some sort of spaceage sock that would be better insulating than a thermal pair? Thanks, Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:10

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:10
You may find something at any of the Kathmandu stores if there is one near you.

Alternatively, I buy all my socks from Wilderness Wear and find them fantastic. You can order online.

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Reply By: a convict - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:18

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:18
..I have similar problem, it's called bi-lateral peripheral neuropathy, i.e. a dieing surface nerve cells syndrome. Feels just like 'sunburn' as soon as weather turns cold.

Big-W have some terrific sole less Lambs Wool boots, they're more like mittens actually, with elastic tops.

If u need socks (for inside boots), try 'pure wool', and a size too large, I've found pure wool is best.



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Follow Up By: toyocrusa - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 06:40

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 06:40
Like you,I got fed up with going to various specialists at $140 to $200 per visit, in the end being told "you have some nerve degeneration" At least for your $300 you got a name for it. I must have been sent to the "budget" specialists. lol. Bob
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:02

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:02
Bob,

what type of boots are you wearing in these cold climates? There is only one boot I've seen that works and they are rated to -35 c , called Sorrel's, about $500 smackers a pair, but all the "lifities" wear them at snow resorts. Might fix your problem for you, especially if you are in the cold regularly. cheers Unc.
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:09

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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:11

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:11
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Follow Up By: Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:48

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:48
Uncle,

We used to get these through work - until the price went through the roof.

I found that "beta" boots make similar for half price - and then I got some cheapies from China for my wife - they seem just as good for far less.


Tim
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 09:32

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 09:32
Bob

Have you tried drugs?

Vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid is a vasodilator that can help improve circulation in the skin. Marketed as Tri B3

Some blood pressure tablets, the calcium channel blockers, also work for some. Plendil or Adalat

Lastly, if all else fails there is an ointment that contains nitroglycerine, also a potent vasodilator.

If you are really desperate you could route the cruiser's coolant through your boots :-)

Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 10:21

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 10:21
"if all else fails there is an ointment that contains nitroglycerine"

Just don't stamp your foot hard! LOL

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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 09:43

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 09:43
If you 'have some sort of medical condition' why not go to see a Doctor and find out what the real problem is. Who knows, you might have a clot that is causing reduced circulation. Clots can move into the chambers of the heart or brain and either kill you or cause you to suffer a stroke. A stroke is the next best thing to death. Who knows, the Doctor might even be able to diagnose and 'cure' your problem. Don't think a camping/4wd forum is the ideal place to seek advice on such matters.
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Follow Up By: toyocrusa - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:45

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:45
DIO. I have had many tests over the years including all to do with heart, arteries, viens,muscle biopsy and circulation. The problem appears to be nerve degeneration. My original question was to ask about warmer footwear, nothing in the way of medical questions. Thanks for your input though. Bob.
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Reply By: toyocrusa - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:49

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 19:49
Thank you all for your replies, especially "a convict" as you have hit the nail dead centre. I will now go searching. Thank you again one and all. Bob.
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Follow Up By: a convict - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:23

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:23
..thanks for the hat tip, but I found the other posts pretty interesting, too.

In particular, re vitamin B, a friend told me that many Oz troops who were in prisoners of WW II war camps, and who were subjected to long periods of poor food, had similar condition. They apparently were prescribed vitamin B12. I ramp up the 'B' story this time of year, every year.

..re 'get medical advice' is always safe, and u should, ..except in my case I got right jack of paying $300++ 'specialist' bills for 18 minute consultations, and their 'story' kept changing.

..take it easy, always ask for lambs wool Ugg Boots at Xmas from Santa.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:55

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:55
convict, I have just started with the bogan boots and they are soo comfy. Get the good ones though mail order from nznature with good soles, reinforced toes and heels.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:56

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:56
You could also order possum nipple warmers for someone precious
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:07

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:07
There are down booties on the market, made by Sea to Summit. I use them when snow camping.

Match them up with a Merino* wool sock and your ears will be glowing red.

* recommend the Tread brand; available in Paddy Pallins.
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