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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #120 on: June 20, 2019, 10:42:23 AM »
Just got Zamberlain GTX on sale at REI. I won't buy boots from anywhere else in the future, I think, simply due to how hard it is to figure out if a boot is going to work for you.
My last set of boots were fine up to 5 miles. Past 5 miles, nothing I could do would prevent heel blistering. Cabela's wouldn't accept the return as they'd been visibly worn outside.

REI will let me return these things no matter what for a year. So far the Zamberlains are holding up great (please oh please let that continue....)

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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #121 on: June 20, 2019, 11:31:43 AM »
I'm currently using the Crispi Guides with Lathrop and Sons footbeds and loving them.  My pinky toes about wore off in Scarpas, and I'll never buy pronghorns again after a defective pair they wouldn't warranty.

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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2019, 01:33:57 PM »
Just got Zamberlain GTX on sale at REI. I won't buy boots from anywhere else in the future, I think, simply due to how hard it is to figure out if a boot is going to work for you.
My last set of boots were fine up to 5 miles. Past 5 miles, nothing I could do would prevent heel blistering. Cabela's wouldn't accept the return as they'd been visibly worn outside.

REI will let me return these things no matter what for a year. So far the Zamberlains are holding up great (please oh please let that continue....)

Same boot I picked up. So far so good :tup:
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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2019, 02:09:04 PM »
Just got Zamberlain GTX on sale at REI. I won't buy boots from anywhere else in the future, I think, simply due to how hard it is to figure out if a boot is going to work for you.
My last set of boots were fine up to 5 miles. Past 5 miles, nothing I could do would prevent heel blistering. Cabela's wouldn't accept the return as they'd been visibly worn outside.

REI will let me return these things no matter what for a year. So far the Zamberlains are holding up great (please oh please let that continue....)

Same boot I picked up. So far so good :tup:

Love my Zamberlan's.  After many years of no issues, I managed to get a deep cut in the leather bad enough to harm the waterproofness this year (not the boots fault, my fault for tripping on the sharp rocks).  Zamberlan's North America service (cobbler) is in Seattle which is nice.  Rather than take my money for the analysis of the boot the guy told me to just save my money and put shoe goo on it.  So far so good on maintaining waterproofness with the recommended fix. The real test will be this November's backcountry hunt in the rain/snow.     But these boots have lasted me far longer than they realistically could be expected to.  I'll eventually replace them with a new pair someday.

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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2019, 02:20:52 PM »
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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #126 on: June 20, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
Is this the boot you guys are referring to?

https://www.zamberlanusa.com/product/9789555/1005-hunter-pro-gtx-rr-wl-hunting-boots-waxed-chestnut

Those are the hunting model of the ones we're referring to.  The rubber rand and taller boot would be nice for hunting.  The Vioz GTX has held up nicely for many years.  My next Zamberlain pair might be those Hunter Pros. That 30% off sale in the link is nice.  Those things don't go on sale often. 

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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2019, 02:31:58 PM »
That color is nice too, I prefer it to the black that I received.

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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #128 on: June 20, 2019, 02:35:03 PM »
Is this the boot you guys are referring to?

https://www.zamberlanusa.com/product/9789555/1005-hunter-pro-gtx-rr-wl-hunting-boots-waxed-chestnut

Those are the hunting model of the ones we're referring to.  The rubber rand and taller boot would be nice for hunting.  The Vioz GTX has held up nicely for many years.  My next Zamberlain pair might be those Hunter Pros. That 30% off sale in the link is nice.  Those things don't go on sale often.

I have a pair of Crispi's I bought last fall and they just don't seem to fit my feet right so I am shopping. Would be easier to do if I could just sell my other boots but might have to bite the bullet and scoop these up.
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Re: Backcountry boots?
« Reply #129 on: June 20, 2019, 02:37:25 PM »
Iíve got an early season pair of zamberlans that are perfect most of the year. These ones Vandeman posted might be a great late season option. I like the brand overall though and will continue buying from them
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