collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions  (Read 911 times)

Offline Billy74

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2016
  • Posts: 126
  • Location: Eastern Wa
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2019, 07:00:55 PM »
Keens make a few that i like.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline 7mmfan

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 3450
  • Location: Marysville
    • https://www.facebook.com/rory.oconnor.9480
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 07:59:39 PM »
Give these a look; really good lightweight hunting and hiking boots.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/salomon-men-s-quest-4d-3-gtx-boot_10366924?avad=46631_e1627aae9&clickid=3Ai123RUKxyJRcqwUx0Mo34VUklU-B2DEXQqRI0&irgwc=1&utm_campaign=34947&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-AvantLink-_-na-_-34947&ad_id=Avant&avad=46631_e1627aae9

These are the boot I keep seeing in reviews as #1, along with it's short ankle cousin. I will be trying these on this week.

A lot of good input so far guys I appreciate it.
I hunt, therefore I am.... I fish, therefore I lie.

Offline bornhunter

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Posts: 788
  • Location: Lewis County
  • Groups: NRA, RMEF,
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2019, 08:40:24 PM »
I am on pair 6 of Merrells. I usually get a couple if seasons out of them. Nothing better for early season elk. Fit like a glove, quiet and great ankle support if you get the mid hikers. IMO of course.

Offline scotsman

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 406
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 09:02:29 PM »
Another vote for Merrill Moab. They are my go to shoe / boot for hiking and daily wear. Low top for daily, medium height for hiker. Merrill's have a nice wide toe box and good heel cup that I can wear all day and still feel good.

Offline wadu1

  • Grumpy
  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 3029
  • Location: Tacoma
  • RMEF, DU, NRA, PFE
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2019, 09:15:42 PM »
My podiatrists recommends Keens or Merrill for the over the counter type foot gear. The booth come in wide I'm a 9.5 EEE.
"a fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi"

Offline SWHUNTER

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 312
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2019, 09:27:40 PM »
I've been using the Salomon GTX 3D trail runner since March and it has has held up good so far. I really like the quick lace up feature. I have used them for about everything so far. Casual wear, jogging, and many trips were I hike several miles then transition to snowboard boots. My feet haven't got wet yet.
I fully expected them to break down by now but they havent.

Offline Jason

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 2982
  • Location: Camas
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2019, 09:51:50 PM »
Give these a look; really good lightweight hunting and hiking boots.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/salomon-men-s-quest-4d-3-gtx-boot_10366924?avad=46631_e1627aae9&clickid=3Ai123RUKxyJRcqwUx0Mo34VUklU-B2DEXQqRI0&irgwc=1&utm_campaign=34947&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-AvantLink-_-na-_-34947&ad_id=Avant&avad=46631_e1627aae9
I bought these last year to replace my Merrils for hiking and more importantly the high hunt. They have been awesome, they fit my feet well and are very comfortable and they kept my feet dry.

Offline huntnnw

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 7285
  • Location: Spokane
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2019, 10:22:09 PM »
I have owned several Keens and by far one of the most comfortable hiking boots I have worn. I wore solomon speed freaks on a hunt and they were super comfy

Offline 7mmfan

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 3450
  • Location: Marysville
    • https://www.facebook.com/rory.oconnor.9480
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2019, 08:09:17 AM »
I'm going to make a trip to REI this week to get measured and try on as many of these as possible. It seems the top three are Merrill, Salomon, and Keens from the sounds of things here.
I hunt, therefore I am.... I fish, therefore I lie.

Offline cbond3318

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 2791
  • Location: Idaho
  • Groups: BHA
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2019, 08:22:44 AM »
I have owned several Keens and by far one of the most comfortable hiking boots I have worn. I wore solomon speed freaks on a hunt and they were super comfy

Curious to what Keen hiker you have had luck with? The 3 pair of mid hikers Iíve used for work have deteriorated at lightning speed. They are comfortable and I keep buying them though.  :chuckle:
Just tend your own and live.

Offline cougforester

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 630
  • Location: Snohomish
  • Groups: DU, RMEF
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2019, 08:44:55 AM »
Give these a look; really good lightweight hunting and hiking boots.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/salomon-men-s-quest-4d-3-gtx-boot_10366924?avad=46631_e1627aae9&clickid=3Ai123RUKxyJRcqwUx0Mo34VUklU-B2DEXQqRI0&irgwc=1&utm_campaign=34947&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-AvantLink-_-na-_-34947&ad_id=Avant&avad=46631_e1627aae9

These are the boot I keep seeing in reviews as #1, along with it's short ankle cousin. I will be trying these on this week.

A lot of good input so far guys I appreciate it.

Tag for later. Good info.

Offline HikerHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jun 2018
  • Posts: 64
  • Location: Bonney Lake
  • Groups: DU, NWTF, NRA, WHEIA
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2019, 09:13:30 AM »
Salomon Ultras. They are available in low or mid and with or without goretex. Lightweight and very breathable. Sole is stiff enough for me, but that is a user specific quality. I like more flex than some.

Offline Shaqdiesel

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 74
  • Location: Bonney Lake
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2019, 09:32:24 AM »
I have some altra lone peak 4s that are pretty awesome
60% of the time, it works every time.

Offline Odell

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 794
  • Location: Bonney Lake
  • the deuce is loose
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2019, 09:44:46 AM »
I've been using the Salomon GTX 3D trail runner since March and it has has held up good so far. I really like the quick lace up feature. I have used them for about everything so far. Casual wear, jogging, and many trips were I hike several miles then transition to snowboard boots. My feet haven't got wet yet.
I fully expected them to break down by now but they havent.

I've got a pair of the Salomon Speedcross 4 trail runners. Never had a hiker cup my heel so well. I originally got them for playing softball and ended up using them for a september elk hunt in the Steens. Worked great in hot weather, only problem is they let in a ton of dust. Feet are black with dirt at the end of the day
what in the wild wild world of sports???

Offline Odell

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 794
  • Location: Bonney Lake
  • the deuce is loose
Re: LIghtweight hiker or trail shoe opinions
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
I've also heard good things about lasportiva
what in the wild wild world of sports???

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics