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Sole Survivor: Worthwhile work books mean everything to your feet

The snow is here, and with that comes a lot of questions.

No, not whether or not leave the hot cocoa at home to brave the elements, but rather how you’re planning on keeping your feet warm while you’re shoveling that snow or tracking from car to parking lot to hit the mall in stride.

There are a variety of boots available for guys depending on what it is you’re looking for.  Some are for style.  Some are for everyday wear.  And some are for more extreme conditions.

With the  L.L. Bean’s Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Boot, you get style and practicality in one (well, they’ll give you both shoes, technically).

These boots are not for extreme weather wear, but more for all around daily use and for wet weather.  They have a water proof rubber sole, a steel shank to provide stability and arch support, and a flexible waxed canvas upper.

The best alternative to the Waxed Canvas boot the Red Wing Classic Moc Boot, albeit a little more expensive, but also more stylish than the L.L. Bean boots.

These boots are designed more for your everyday wear.  They feature an all leather upper with a traction tread sole.  These boots are made for comfort and also provide a high level of traction.  But these are definitely not the boots to wear for those extremely cold days.

But if you’re in the market for boots that are going to keep you protected and warm at all costs, then the Baffin Apex Men’s Extreme Cold Winter Boot are the boots you want if you’re going to be out in the extreme cold or as the name specifies, in snowy conditions.

These boots can be used in temperatures down to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit. These boots appeal to outdoor work as well as hunters alike. Of course, you’re not going to be out in that kind of temperature, but it’s a good marketing tactic to let you know, well, just in case.

Hunters also can rejoice with the Irish Setter Elk Tracker 1000.  These boots are designed to handle any terrain you’ll encounter while hunting or hiking.

The price tag on all these boots is mid to high 100 dollar range or more, but once you slip your feet into them, you’ll know that the price tag pales in comparison to what your’e getting.

This type of selection and quality (and plenty of style points) keep your feet warm, for sure, but also warms your heart knowing that you can have it all.

Well, at least with your boots, guys.

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