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Waterproofing: The gold standard for waterproof shoes and clothing is Gore-Tex, a finely woven waterproof membrane that locks out moisture while remaining breathable. But the majority of winter boots are simply treated with a durable-water-repellent coating that can be perfectly adequate for milder climates. If you live in Portland and its pouring 200 days a year, DWR is going to do nothing, explains footwear designer and lecturer Igor Burt. But if you live in California, you shouldnt be buying Gore-Tex shoes. For extra puddle protection, Burt suggests looking for boots made from leather with minimal seams and stitching. The more stitches on the outside of the boot, the less waterproof it is, he advises. A vulcanized rubber outsole will give an additional rainbootlike effect.
Insulation: If you have multiple boots and youre going to use only one boot when temperatures are below freezing, look for insulation, advises Burt. You should be able to feel it with your fingers on the inside of the boot. If its the same material inside and outside, you know theres no insulation. He points out that if youre spending less time in extreme conditions, theres an easy hack for warming up a winter boot and preventing blisters in the process: Build insulation yourself in the form of moisture-wicking wool socks. You can choose when you want to use it and customize according to conditions.
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