The boots that members of the armed forces wear during the winter — often called "military mukluks" — are known for being warm and resistant to water. Fortunately, you don't need to enlist to enjoy the benefits of these boots. Many army surplus and specialty footwear stores sell military-style mukluk boots, so if you're someone who spends a considerable amount of time outdoors during the winter, it's time to give these boots a try. You'll soon be enjoying the comfort and warmth that they provide. Here are some activities for which military mukluks are suitable.
Ice fishing is an activity that can be toasty and warm or bitterly cold. If you have a state-of-the-art fishing hut, you don't even need to wear a jacket while you ice fish. However, if you're the type of person who ice fishes by simply drilling a hole in the ice and sitting on a stool next to it, you know what it's like to be cold. Your feet can often get frigid because you're stationary and because your boots are resting on the cold ice. You may find that a pair of military mukluks helps to keep your feet more comfortable during this activity.
Snowmobiling is one of the most thrilling winter pastimes that you can find, but it can also be a cold one. Even when you get thoroughly bundled up, the wind can whip through your clothing — especially when you're traveling at a high rate of speed — and leave you feeling chilly. It's imperative to have warm footwear for snowmobiling, and military mukluks can be the answer. For this activity, it's not only their warmth that is helpful. They're also tall enough that you don't have to worry about snow falling into them, even if you stop in an area where the snow is deep.
If you're the type of person who enjoys keeping fit in the winter through a physically demanding pastime such as snowshoeing, you know the importance of staying warm. While your torso might get hot as you push yourself physically, your extremities — namely, your toes and your fingers — can still remain cold when the weather is especially frigid. Military mukluks can be a valuable ally in your effort to keep your toes warm. Additionally, many of these boots are light in weight, so they won't make each step more challenging than it already is when you're walking through deep snow.
If you love being outdoors in the winter, it's time to find a local retailer that carries military footwear so you can keep your feet warm.