Many of you have similar questions in regards to the performance of Bogs. As you can see from the video, Bogs are a year round boot. Here are frequently asked questions that have been answered by Bogs themselves.
Are Bogs intended for summer, fall or winter?
Bogs can be worn from one season to the next. There are varying levels of insulation, based on the model, but generally they can be worn from temperate to sub-zero conditions, introducing new technology that helps wick away moisture for added comfort.
The taller style boots such as the Classic High Handle, are generally more comfortable from September to May. These are insulated with 7mm of Neo-Tech™ and lined with Max-Wick, a wicking fabric designed to rapidly move moisture leaving you feeling dry and comfortable. Some of our other styles feature light-weight insulation, so you're going to be comfortable year-round.
How do you determine Bogs temperature ratings? How does Bogs determine their temperature ratings?
Temp ratings are a guideline to communicate warmth. It’s important to note that each person is unique and has a different circulation that impacts warmth. To assign the temperature rating, Bogs use a cold box test method. This test puts stainless steel balls with wire probes down inside the boots. The boots are then put in a freezer and the temperature is reduced every 30 minutes. When the boots show more than a ten degree variance from the ambient temperature, then the boots have reached their warmth limit. Bogs Classics are comfort rated from temperate to - 34°C (30°F).
What socks would you recommend for optimal warmth?
I'm sure you have all experienced damp, smelly socks after a day of fun winter activity. Whether they were your socks or your kids, I'm confident that they were most likely cotton! ( check out my last blog, The Real Truth about Cotton Socks).
We recommend wearing one pair of medium-weight, moisture wicking socks with your Bogs. Wool is the best, such as Smartwool or Helly Hansen. However synthetic blends, such as Hot Chillies, are perfect for those are sensitive. The air surrounding your feet is what keeps them warm. Bogs are designed to capture your body heat and insulate it from the outside elements. Layering socks potentially inhibits air flow within the Bogs and circulation in your feet.