Everything you ever wanted to know about Bunny Boots
What is the difference between the black and the white boot?
A. The black boot is rated down to -20 F and is said to have oil/diesel resistant rubber to keep oil or diesel from eating the boot.
The white boot is designed for use in extreme cold weather from -20 F colder. The white boot is a little bigger and heavier (~8oz. per boot) than the black boot because of the extra insulation.
Do they come in half sizes?
A. No, but they do come in XNarrow, Narrow, Regular, Wide,and XWide.
What's the valve on the side for?
A. Be sure to keep the valve closed except while airborne. The valve is meant to release pressure inside the boot that occurs at high altitudes, (like flying in an unpressurized aircraft, or summiting Mt. McKinley) The valve is NOT FOR INFLATING your boots for a tight fit. DO NOT BLOW AIR INTO YOUR BOOTS, your breath will moisten the linings and impair the insulating capability of the boot.
What kind of socks should I wear?
A. One pair of wool socks is recommended. Fold the top of the sock over the top of the boot to prevent slipping, bunching, and chafing.
How many socks should I wear?
A. Just one pair of wool socks.
How cold is the boot rated?
A. The black boot is rated for temperatures down to -20 F; the white boot is rated for temperatures colder than -20 F.
Does the boot have a liner?
A. The boot has no liner, all of the insulation is sealed between two water tight rubber layers. This is what makes the bunny boot so great. You can step into a stream at -0 temperatures, fill the boot to the brim, dump it out and it will still keep your foot warm because the liner stays dry.
My boots have a hole how do I fix it?
A. There are many proven methods, some of the local favorites are:
- Use a rubber innertube tire patch kit.
- "Aqua Seal" or any good silicone sealant.
My boots are cracking, is there anything I can do about it?
A. Most cracking and weather checking is nothing to worry about, but if you are concerned a good silicone sealant spread over the effected area should do the trick.
My boots have water inside the lining, how can I get it out?
A. If you know the answer to that one let us know please! We have tried just about everything without success.
Why are they called bunny boots.
A. The Snow Shoe Rabbit, a common resident of Ft. Greely AK, is responsible for the nickname. During the fall the Rabbits fur changes color from brown to white allowing it to blend in with its winter surroundings. As winter gets closer, more and more rabbits appear with their new white "boots": hence the name bunny boots. The black boots are also called Mickey Mouse boots.