Keeping your feet dry and warm is key to enjoying a winter day outside. I believe most people wear boots with too much insulation, which causes their feet too sweat and in turn wet and cold. For all but the most extreme weather, I wear un-insulated 16-inch leather Schnee Pack Boots. I regulate the warmth with the socks. For temperatures above freezing, I wear a pair of thin wool socks. Below freezing I switch to a thick pair of woolies, and when the temps get down to around twenty or below, I add silk or polypropylene sock liners. On this past squirrel hunt, the thermometer read nineteen degrees. I wore this system of silk sock liners, thick wool socks and un-insulated rubber bottom with tall leather top boots. My feet were comfortable and never got cold while walking in the snow.