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I spent an hour in Swan's today and most of their stock is picked clean, and what I could find in my size is made in China. I am looking for a "local" shop that would stock boots made in the U.S.A. or Canada (eh!).

I want something that'll fit under my carharts and my feet won't freeze (or get packed with snow) when I do chores outside.

Any suggestions?
 

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Oakley (yes the sunglasses brand) actually makes great boots. I own a pair and absolutely love them. Very comfortable and lightweight. Plus they're rated down to -20. They don't make my pair anymore but the boots they make now look even better than mine.
 

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Rocky Boots

http://www.rockyboots.com/Default.aspx

U.S. Made.

Love mine

Light weight, yet very warm and waterproof.

Okay, I just looked at their website and I could find nothing that says "Made in the USA". I'm not calling you a liar Pete, however, I am skeptical of a boot with 1200g of thinsulate, made in America, for $120. :(
 

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buy mickey mouse boots from the surplus store. black should be warm enough for MI, but... your choice. These boots don't have to be dries out and will even keep your feet warm if you poured a glass of water inside each boot in arctic conditions.

$70 in port huron. usually $90ish

"what are mickey mouse boots?"
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-mickey-mouse-boots.htm
 

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they should have them at most surplus stores.

I have worked in weather where the diesel air compressor would not start and have only ever wore 1 pair of cotton sweat socks in these boots.
 

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It's probably further than you want to drive, but Cabela's will have the most variety and largest selection: Rocky, Sorel, LaCrosse, Merrell, and Cabela's house brand.

I don't remember where they're made, but my LaCrosse "Ice Kings" I bought 14yrs ago when I lived in the Soo are still going strong and toasty warm. I have a pair of Rocky boots which are ~ 10yrs old and doin' great. My experience with Cabela's brand boots has been very positive, too.
 
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