Boots?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by PuppetMaster, May 18, 2007.

  1. PuppetMaster

    PuppetMaster New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Gun Looney

    Gun Looney New Member

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    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:

    http://lathropandsons.com/catalog/index.php

    http://www.schnees.com

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/c...s&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=mendl&noImage=0

    http://www.hikingbootshandcrafted.com

    http://www.hanwag.de

    http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/catalog.cfm?Category=3&Type=M
     

  3. UnBound

    UnBound New Member

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

    Dutch New Member

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    German surplus combat boots. The tall ww1 and ww2 kinds.
     
  5. Luvs2hunt

    Luvs2hunt New Member

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    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
     
  6. Duck

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    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.
     
  7. shawnt97

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    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.
     
  8. cpttango30

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    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.
     
  9. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Red Wings and Matterhorns are both good choices.
     
  10. dragunovsks

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    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.
     
  11. BigO01

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    Rocky not cheap but worth every penny I paid for them , warm comfortable and durable still after about 5 years in 100% condition .
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Those crappy things were really stiff and chewed my feet up worse than anything.

    The old 'baby killer' green jungle boots were the goods.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  13. Water-Man

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    Vasque hiking boots are great.
     
  14. ryanrogen

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    Danner is one of the best boots on the market . I have Danner Men's Tachyon . I strongly advice it . It is constructed out of waterproof full-grain leather and a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner that is designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable when the weather or environment is not. For comfort, these boots are equipped with an EVA midsole for cushioning and shock absorption qualities, which mean the boots take the abuse and not the person wearing them, plus they feature a polyurethane footbed that allows for adequate airflow
     
  15. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Newby, it isn't good manners to revive a thread that's been dead for a few months. This one was last active in 08.

    Anyway, drop over and leave an introduction, if you haven't yet. And, welcome aboard.
     
  16. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks, Ryan Rogen of Danner Boots. :rolleyes:
     
  17. PipeHitter

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    Are you after the quality of boot or keeping your feet dry?

    I recently gave up looking for nice quality boots that keep your feet dry and went for durable boots with water proof socks.
     
  18. Mosin

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    Lol... joins up in 2017 to post something from 2008 about Danner boots... okay.....

    Anyways... does anyone here prefer low cut boots/shoes for hunting?... I LOVE my trail runners, but I've never been one for ankle support.
    I have some muck boots I use in the snow, but otherwise it's Merrill for me.
     
  19. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I' prefer the 6" boot and really like RedWing quality
     
  20. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I had red wings for years, then found out the timberland pro... keep in mind I'm talking about a work boot here, not hunting.

    But these things are awesome!... they're alloy toe shoes... light as a tennis shoe.

    Most of my coworkers switched to them after I got my pair.