Don’t over think the feet, they key is managing your core temp and perspiration. I’ve found this becomes easier to do with more body fat than it was in my lean years.
Hunting Wisconsin winters for over 30 years, still hunting, sometimes below zero wind chill, sometimes dark to dark.
Reminds me of the fishing pole I got at baggage. Case was creased like it was bent over and straightened. It was a super heavy rigid cardboard tube, strength of a 2x4.
My guess is, it was sticking out of the luggage trolley and caught a pillar in route.
I’m thinking temps in that area during that time, can range from 30 - 80 degrees. In the same day. Not what I would consider worth the weight of insulated boots, but I’m from Wisconsin. Being from the sout, the outfitter probably would rather you ge too hot than too cold, so...
2nd the uninsulated boot is what you will want for elk hunt.
Big and clunky insulated boots are good for still hunting, not hiking.
When being mostly on the move, you be be plenty warm.
Ask you outfitter how many miles you can expect to walk.
Crispi is a great boot for inclines. Scheels a...
It will work as you can see above but... in extreme cold weather conditions, it is not running efficiently and it is hard on the compressor.
If you are in the market to buy one, you might want to make sure it is rated for extreme cold. If it is, it will be cheaper to run and last longer.
Not sure what you are training for. Agree with the 'running is hard on you body' comment.
In the past, when prepping for backpacking or a mountain hunt, I would wear my backpack with an 80lb bag of rock salt for my water softener in it, doing walks, yardwork, mowing and stairway repetitions...