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Air Force (N-1B) Mukluk for winter commuting?

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Old 11-04-14, 10:04 AM
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Air Force (N-1B) Mukluk for winter commuting?

You can find these from multiple sources. They are lightweight but not waterproof. Supposedly good to about -40 and very comfortable. Can take Sorel liners.

Anyone tried them? They sound great except that I'm a little worried about the height making it harder to flex my ankles while pedaling.




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I thought this was going to be about a special edition Salsa Mukluk with an Air Force paint job. That would actually be ideal for winter commuting. No idea about the boots though.
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I got some Pretty cheap Insulated rubber Boots when I was in Alberta In the Winter ..
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I used them before, in Wurtsmith AFB Micigan! I helped close that base in 1992.

They work great! But I only used them when snow was on the ground (6 month out of the year, LOL). If snow was too deep in places (drift), you could walk the bike over. I still have those things, in the attic.
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Still got the pair that were issued to me back when I was on the flightline. Very warm,and they are waterproof in snow if you give them a couple coats of Kiwi Camp Dry or similar. I've never had issues pedaling with them,but I've also worn hiking and combat boots without issue.
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