This may not be the proper place for this, but I couldn't find one that fits better. My hunting days for anything larger than a summer Rockchucks are pretty much gone, but for "prep" or "TEOTWAWKI",I think I probably could use a new pair of Winter boots, or maybe hiking boots. Could one pair serve for both?. I have a set of Cabela's Iron Ridge boots, a pair of LACrosse -40 degree pacs and a pair of Columbia Hiking boots, all size 15, which are sturdy, and have given good service, but they are very heavy and frankly, at 80, are just a little more than I can deal with on an extended basis. I do like to walk to do photography, but, nowadays, anything more than 500 yards from the car is NOT interesting! Frankly, the ruggedest use these will likely get in the next 10 years is clearing our or the neighbor lady across the street's driveways of snow, but ...just in case.... The next problem is the smallest size boot/shoe I can comfortably wear is a 15, and that doesn't give much room for 2 pair of socks. 16s are sort of scarce. XL size socks 13-15 (allegedly) seem to stop at about 13 1/2, which gets tighter after washing. I have tried Cabela's Ultimate socks, which were so tight, I gave them away. The largest size liner socks I could find were also much too small. Now, after listening to my tale of woe...Can someone recommend a company that sells or manufactures relatively lightweight, durable boots that are warm, waterproof and allow a pair of liner socks and a heavier pair of wool or wool blend, or that will suffice with just one pair of heavy socks? I have Diabetic Neuropathy in my feet, so can't feel the normal warning signs of frostbite. I walked around with a thumbtack stuck in my foot one day, and didn't notice it! Also, who makes good liner and wool socks that won't strangle my feet and legs after they are washed? Thanx for your help.