Join Date: Nov 2009
This bit sounds as though I'm giving you a lecture on personal hygiene, nothings further from the truth.
1stly, start off with warm dry waders, hang and dry out after every single tip, trapped moisture(perspiration!), will lead to freezing cold feet in pretty quick time!.
I favour a quality thick breathable fabric sock next to the skin high up the calf too!, there's loads out there, sports shops and walking/outdoor socks offer greater choice and value over simply buying Simms etc.!.Over that I always have a pair of pure wool Sea Boot socks,I've several pairs and they are religiously changed every single day,I make sure I've enough for every day of trip away!.
Real good fit of the waders and associated wading boots is key here, you need enough space for air to circulate round the feet, but don't want a slack floppy fit at all.I presume your breathable's are neoprene feet ?, if not then that makes things a lot more awkward(and cold!), a thicker neoprene sock foot on the waders will help too.
It's the way of the world that some folk just perspire more than others!, if you're that unlucky, maybe a total re- think on wader foot sizing to accommodate more layers?.I know one unfortunate who changes socks mid day, even in summer as his feet are prone to getting very cold.
Remember, your waders may well be breathable, but the neoprene feet are not.Wicking sock layers will get any perspiration away from your skin and be trapped in the outer layers of the wool sea boot sock.Thats the best we can do!,try an extended lunch on the bank, let yourself dry out a little!
Sympathies and good luck.Yorkie.