ORIGINAL: Dan Schmidt
The key to boots is actually your socks. Get a pair of silk-light liner socks (70% polypropylene, 28% stretch nylon, 2% spandex) and wear them under your heavier socks. This will make a world of difference by keeping your feet dry, which will keep them warmer, longer.
Dan, I have done just that for the last couple years, but my feet still get cold. Pretty sure it's due to sweat. I utilize 1000gr insulated Columbia rubber boots, silk liners, the wool outersocks.
I do walk a bit to get to my stands. Should I completely change socks at the base of my tree before going up? I worry about deer smelling my feet for the few minutes it takes to change socks. I would, of course, store socks in a plastic bag during the hunt. Any other advice?