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Not all boots are made to keep your feet warm, so make sure you have a pair of the best heated socks this winter.
Heated socks are a game-changer. Unfortunately, not all shoes are designed to keep your feet warm. Some are designed to keep you safe while hunting, hiking, or fishing, but they may fall short in the warmth department. No need to go shopping for new shoes yet. Some heated socks are available for under $50. These socks are reusable, comfy, and made from high-quality materials. Outdoor enthusiasts swear by them. See which pair you like, and be prepared to be blown away by these reviews. You'll definitely believe the hype once you try a pair out for yourself.
If you're not protected with the right gear, you could get frostbite in 10 minutes (in below-freezing temperatures). As someone who got frostbite from going without power for nearly a week during the 2021 Texas winter storm, I can attest that it doesn't even take that to end up in the emergency room. I knew something was wrong when water began to have a burning and numbing feeling. Please, protect your feet! I'm so grateful not to have lost any toes. Regular socks won't do the trick, so whether you're a hunter, love winter sports, or could experience an emergency power outage, consider investing in battery-powered heated socks for the warmest and coziest feet.
Trust me, hours of heat to your toe area could save you from an outrageous hospital and podiatrist bill.
1. Our Top Pick
Snow Deer is the brand behind one of the best heated socks of the year. Their socks will keep your feet warm and toasty while you're hunting or fishing in cold temperatures. To turn them on, just use the on and off switch. There are three different heat settings. The battery life on these socks is fantastic! (5-7 hours on the low setting, 3-4.5 hours on the medium setting, and 2 hours on the highest temperature setting.)
A customer wrote: "Used skiing two times toward the end of this winter. My feet get quite cold. On medium heat, they get very warm and last at least 5+ hours. I had wear a (not thick) pair of (crew) socks underneath them so that they were not uncomfortably warm against my skin."
2. A Splurge for Those Who Love App Controlled Gear
Lenz's heated socks are the high-ticket option here. These rechargeable heated socks are 49% polyester, 29% nylon, 10% polypropylene, 7% merino wool, and 5% spandex. Forget using a remote control, you can change the heating element settings from your smartphone since they're Bluetooth ready. (I bet that's why these heating socks are pretty darn expensive.) They do come with a USB-charger and 2 lithium packs. And yes, they are machine washable. (Remove the battery before washing!).
3. A Top-Quality Pair Under $50
These socks are budget-friendly. They're priced right under $43 and come in five colors. Their durability is fantastic for outdoor activities. They are powered with a 3.7 volt rechargeable Li-ion battery. (Two batteries are included in the package.) Enjoy 5-6 hours of warm feet! Charge them for 4-5 hours for a full battery.
Hand-washing is recommended.
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