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PuppetMaster 05-18-2007 04:21 PM

I've got an old school pair of real Danners that are great. It now looks like Danner is all cheap crap.

Does anybody make a high quality boot any more? Actually I'm looking for a pair of hiking type boots as my Danners don't show any signs of giving it up any time soon.

Gun Looney 08-27-2007 08:57 AM

I've gone through several pairs of Danners, and you're right, they're now setting new levels of cheezy IMO. A really big issue in boot selection is obviously how they fit. If your blessed with nice wide "average" feet that are easy to fit, then I'm jealous! Meindl makes good boots that are readily available from Cabelas. Any of the bigger names from Italy and Germany make decent boots, so it depends on your foot shape and desires in footware.

Here are some great places to start: tx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=mendl&noImage=0

UnBound 09-04-2007 04:51 PM

I'm a huge fan of LaCrosse boots....worth taking a look.

Dutch 09-08-2007 02:38 AM

German surplus combat boots. The tall ww1 and ww2 kinds.

Luvs2hunt 09-19-2007 01:24 AM

I'm very conservative about spending my hardly earned money, ha. But seriously I bought a pair of Danner Antelope boots 5 years ago & they were worth every single cent and then some. Those boots are so comfortable & have withstood some good hard hunts and bad weather.They were very easy to break in and are still a long way from being worn out. Oh, I don't work for them either.:D

Duck 09-19-2007 02:34 AM

I bought a pair of Redwing boots a couple years ago and they were the best boots I've ever owned. I say were because they were somehow lost during a cross country move. They were the only boots I've ever bought that were comfortable straight out of the box, no break-in at all.

shawnt97 08-03-2008 10:22 PM

Best military/field boot ever
Being in the military I have bought many boots so I didn't have to wear the standard issue boots. Matterhorns were alright but very heavy. Danner were great as far as no break in butI feel longevity did not justify the price. The best ever for me are a pair of army boots issued to me made by belleville. Much better longevity than danners and same no break in time. I beleive these boots can be picked up for about $120. Maybe cheaper since army has gone to a tan suede. The bellevilles are black and gor-tex lined. When these finally wear out I not rest until I find another pair. With a good pair of wool socks I could hike/hunt all day on snow in 15 degree weather.

cpttango30 08-04-2008 01:30 AM


German surplus combat boots
Yah I would stay away from them my dad got a toe nail fungus from some of them.

I like Redwing boots they also make sporting boots as well as work books. My dad wears Wolverines. I myelf can't stand my Ft Lewis Go Devils as they make my feet so stinking cold in the winter.

I still have my Redwing work boots I wear them all the time mowing the grass working on the range where I shoot if I get a chance they come out and I wear them. They are hevier than my shoes but they are the most comfortable pair of shoes or boots I have ever had. little to no break in I treat them once before winter with sno-seal and then I put a little brown boot polish on them in the spring. just to keep the leather moist. You will never buy another pair of boots if you get a pair of Redwing's. They also make Irish Setter boots (Sportmans boots) and a brand of hiking shoes and boots. TOP Quality is all i have to say.

matt g 08-04-2008 05:33 PM

Red Wings and Matterhorns are both good choices.

dragunovsks 08-05-2008 01:54 AM

My cousin just got back from AIT, he's in the Army National Guard, I guess they let you where different boots than the old style combat boots they issue. Anyways they were Converse, I normally don't like converse cause the only thing I thought they made were those stupid looking skater shoes. They were tan in color but I imagine you could get several diff. colors. He said they are a 100% more comfortable than the "issue" boots. He got them for around $89.

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