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South Pole Station - Antarctica

Blue FDX boots, with liners. Wore these with three pairs of socks plus the liners, didn't have any problems down to about -40. Feet could start to feel just a little cold after a couple hours at -50 C, but the boots were not the limiting factor to what was uncomfortable.

The leather boots in the middle were obtained from Skua (a repository of used goods, named after a bird common at McMurdo, which is something of a scavenger), and were issue from the season before. They worked well down to about -30 C. The shoes were nothing special, and were useful after work or on Sundays between buildings. Considering how heavy and clumsy the blue boots are, and how long they took to put on or off, the shoes were nice to have around for after hours.

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This picture published courtesy of Alan Light - This picture is in the public domain.
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