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  1. #1
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    do those heated socks really work?

    my darn toes can only last about 1.5 hrs in my lakes. Has anyone tried socks that heat up?

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    It is probably your insole that is the culprit. I have Shimano MW81's that are super warm except for at about 60 minutes in, if it is 0-10 deg F then I start to lose heat due to the pedal acting as a heatsink. I ordered the 45Nrth insole, should get it this week, I hope that cures this.

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    the lake insoles are a pretty good set up with some air pockets inbetween the top layer and bottom layer. but you bring up a good point. what are the 45Nrth insole like?

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    I realize this is not an answer to your question:

    Do you currently use a super thin sock, a vapor barrier liner, a thick sock, then your boot (in that order)?

    I tried VBLs for the first time this year, and while they are a sweaty mess, they're a ~10F warmer sweaty mess.
    Disclaimer: I run Regular Cycles (as of 2016). As a profiteer of the bicycle industry, I am not to be taken very seriously.

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    I tried on these at Cabelas, they had a demo pair out. They were noticably warm when turned on. I don't know how long they last or what not, but if I collect enough Cabela's points I will have a pair. They make gloves too.


    Cabela's Heated Performance Sock Liners : Cabela's


    Cabela's Heated Performance Gloves : Cabela's
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    I use Hotronics skiboot heaters. Coupled with wool socks in Garneau 0*-LS100s, they are super toasty, probably warmer than either my Garmont or Tecnica skiboots.

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    I tried electric socks but hated the extension cords.
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