How to keep yourself warm in summer: socks.
But there’s one key item you need to know before you take a pair of your favorite pair of winter boots to the slopes.
If you have any doubt that socks are not the answer, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your winter boots: • The more socks you wear, the better your chances are of freezing or thawing your feet.
Socks work by making your feet warm when you walk.
When you walk barefoot, your feet don’t have to sweat, but the heat generated by the soles of your feet is transferred to the ground and on to your toes.
Sock-making has evolved over time, so the first thing you’ll want to do is get a pair with a sock liner.
• You can also make your feet cold by wearing socks that have a layer of moisture between your toes, which means they are comfortable when you’re walking barefoot but will make it difficult for you to get your feet wet if you are walking barefooted.
• Make sure you don’t wear socks that are too tight.
If your feet get too wet or dry out, you could freeze to death or get frostbite.
• Your feet also get wet by touching your skin, which will add to the chance of frostbite, and it’s not just your skin that will get frostbitten, your socks also get soaked up sweat.
If socks become soaked up too much, the frostbite risk increases.
• If you wear socks to your winter climbing shoes, make sure they’re snug.
You can use a wetting pad or a waterproof sock to keep them from getting soaked by the water and the snow.
• There’s no rule that says that you should only wear socks when the snow falls or if you’re on an incline, but there are some rules.
If there’s a lot of snow on the ground, wear snowshoes with at least 2 inches of snow cover.
Otherwise, wear shoes with 2 to 4 inches of waterproofing.
For most folks, that’s enough.
But, if you plan on climbing at least 1,000 feet, you may want to consider getting a pair that has at least a 4-inch foot pad.
• It’s important to remember that socks don’t keep your feet cool, so wear them when you need them to keep you warm.
For example, if there’s snow on your feet and you need extra warmth, wear socks with 2 inches or more of waterproofed or synthetic lining.
If it’s windy, wear a windbreaker or other weather-resistant footwear, such as a wind chime, to keep your skin warm.
If the temperature is freezing, wear layers.
Slingers with no layers of waterproof or synthetic material should be avoided, but you can still wear your winter socks when you want to get a little extra warmth.
• Wear your winter hiking boots with the coldest socks.
If a snowstorm or windstorm is forecasted for a particular time, you should wear your coldest winter boots for that time.
However, if it’s going to be cold on a weekend or other extended period of time, wear your warmest winter hiking shoes, even if the weather is getting colder.
• Get an insulated hat to keep cold air from escaping.
It will keep cold-air pockets inside your boots and will keep your boots from getting wet, so they’re the best option for keeping you warm when it’s cold outside.
• For people who have snow allergies, you can wear a mask to protect your face.
If someone is trying to get you to wear a snow hat or snow pants, that person will be using cold air to block your face and nose from getting cold.
If wearing a snow mask makes you feel unsafe, stop wearing it and ask your local authorities to get rid of it.
You don’t need to go to the hospital, but it’s best to call 911 if you get sick.