This has been the main questions for years, do I get GoreTex boots or not! Whats your view?
GoreTex is great for day hikes or overnighters, for multi day extended trip I go for none GoreTex. There is a very good reason for this, GoreTex dose an amazing job keeping the water out but if water gets in it does an even better job keeping your feet wet! It is a fact that boots without GoreTex will dry much faster then boot with.
i wear the sox only plus their knee high ive never had a problem that i can remember but that sure makes sence about the gortex boots ! hmmmm like to hear some input on this ... i do have coat and pants that are gortex and i like em both .
To be honest Rikki I think the best way to go is None GoreTex and carry GoreTex socks like you have. I too have GoreTex coat and pants, however, my goal over the next couple of years is to change over to all wool. Wool is an amazing fiber, it will not stink when dirty, it will not burn from sparks(GoreTex sure will...ask me!) and it is crazy warm even when wet. I think nice Filson coat and pants would be the way to go, for me anyway.
well wide range depending on brand anywere from 35 and close to 100 mine are military as you probley guess'd rockey mountain is a well known name and marks might even carry that i think ! also sealskins is another.