This is a question that's been bothering me for the last couple of days:
How is it that the hobbits of the Fellowship were able to survive such cold temperatures throughout their travels without having any foot protection?
I know it's said that they have thick "leather like" soles, with ample amounts of hair for warmth but still, I don't understand how that could provide much more warmth than for instance a regular leather shoe. On top of this I know that multiple days (or even weeks) of their journey was spent crossing mountain ranges, which, near a summit would have a temperature far below freezing. This combined with the assumption that they only have the warmth of shoes on there feet would have presumably resulted in some level of frostbite. But to my knowledge there is no such mention of these problems in the novels or movies aside from the odd "It's cold".
Anyways, I'm just wondering if anyone has some form of explanation to this phenomenon or do hobbits just have really durable feet?