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How do you waterproof your boots? I have seen the alpinestar's paste stuff in the rediculously small tube, and I have heard of people using sealskins socks. What are the best/worst ways to keep your feet dry? :)

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I use Cabela's Gore-Tex socks, but it looks like the Seal Skins are taller - better for the deeper creeks/rivers/puddles!! :):)

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I used Hubbards boot grease,made from bee's wax and coated the boot's tongue with scotch gaurd, work's so far ......

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keeping feet dry in seal skins will keep feet happy but waterproofing boots might make boots last longer? eh My axo boot soles just peeled off last time out . looks like a glue job & no stitching . I know you say get alpines and the quality wont fall apart. But I must have weird feet cause I tried most of them on and the axo felt best . (for my feet)

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The liquid silicone found at shoe stores and sporting goods stores works really well. I also use it on my work boots (I work in a fairly wet environment), and it seems to work really good and not shorten the life of the boots.

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I had a pair of AXO boots a while ago and on one really wet ride,(river crossings etc.) my boot soles also just peeled off!!! I won't be buying them ever again!!!

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I've always used mink oil to waterproof my boots. I use it a couple of times a year. It doesn't seem to matter what kind of boots I wear, one always seems to be a leaker, whether water-proofed or not, so I started wearing Seal Skins and now I don't ride without them.

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OK I guess the stategy I should be going with is not to waterproof the boots, but to waterproof my feet (seal skins etc.).

I am not looking so much as how to waterproof the material, as to how to waterproof the stiched seams. That is where most of the water comes in for me.

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i think a lot of water gets in through the top of the boots.. so when me and my friends are doing deep creek crossings we put some ducktape around the top of the boots.. not the prettiest thing but it works :)

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LOL ! My axo sole just peeled off last wet ride too . Left side about 1/2 hour apart from rigt side departure ! I'm goona try epoxy them back on or someone said 3-M's marine seal 5200. :)

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This is going to sound real stupid and looks worse but it works.

Get some plastic shopping bags (not real thick, you can use more than one) and put them over your socks before you put your boots on. You can tape the tops of them to help stop water and slide them into your boots. Your boots will still get wet but your feet won't. You can throw them away when your finished. :):p:)

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Mink oil on the boots. You can get it at any shoe place.

Seal skins on the feet. Check www.Cheaperthandirt.com for the skins. They have them for $10. They are a little big but work great. Lots of room for thick sox underneath them.

Getting ready for the Snow chicken I see. Dont forget to waterproof your pants also. I have a feeling that this is gonna be a wet ride.

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Use SnoSeal if you don't want to soften the leather, mink oil if you do.

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Getting ready for the Snow chicken I see. Dont forget to waterproof your pants also. I have a feeling that this is gonna be a wet ride.

Any tips for that too?

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Oil the boots well and Wool socks. Unless you stomp in water holes you stay dry. Over the boot pants help as well.

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I stomp and splash in water/mud holes . I even eat it !! sometimes , not on purpose. Bags do not sound stupid cause I use the long bread bags . :)

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Mink oil on the boots. You can get it at any shoe place.

Seal skins on the feet. Check www.Cheaperthandirt.com for the skins. They have them for $10. They are a little big but work great. Lots of room for thick sox underneath them.

Getting ready for the Snow chicken I see. Dont forget to waterproof your pants also. I have a feeling that this is gonna be a wet ride.

Mink oil is the shiznet. I use it on my shoes and boots.

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