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Keep Feet Warm While Hunting, Fishing & More in These Rugged Boot Insulators

If you hunt, fish or enjoy other outdoor activities, cold weather can pose an obstacle to your daily plans. However, there are easy ways to fight the cold, including by wearing extra layers, thicker coats and boot insulators. Typically made of polyester, boot insulators are essentially like jackets for your shoes, as they’re placed on the outside of footwear to trap in heat. For shopping made easy, we’ve rounded up some boot insulators you can buy to help protect against the freeze. They’re offered with different levels of thickness and in various shades, so you can find the option that best suits your needs.

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1. Arctic Shield Boot Insulator

This polyester style is windproof, waterproof and features patented heat retention technology to insulate toes.

Pros: Includes a drawcord adjustment at the hem that can be tightened to block out rain and snow. Easily packable, so you can take them with you on any trip.

Cons: Runs small.

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2. Arctic Shield Boot Insulators

This camouflage style offers a streamlined, heat-retaining design to keep you warm without restricting your mobility.

Pros: Also designed to minimize noise, so you won’t scare off any animals while hunting. Includes a zipper at the rear, which makes them easier to take on and off.

Cons: They only come in one colorway.

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3. Icebreaker Boot Blanket

This plush style features a poly-cotton outer shell and nylon inner shell that insulate and block out the elements.

Pros: The boot’s tall silhouette and external drawcord offer added protection. Also includes a hidden back zipper for easy on and off.

Cons: Some users may prefer a slimmer style.

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4. Neos Explorer Overshoes

This overshoe include a waterproof nylon upper and signature outsole with 32 replaceable cleats for great traction.

Pros: Foam insulation and a polyurethane inner bootie offer warmth in extreme cold. A hook-and-loop strap system helps ensure a snug fit.

Cons: Don’t have a zipper.

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