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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2019, 02:19:20 PM »
Duct tape?   :dunno:
Use it like you would a piece of moleskin

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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2019, 02:32:52 PM »
After hundreds and hundreds of miles in boots of all price ranges I have found nothing that will last me more than a year.  Zero.  I hike all year in all the terrain types the northwest offers and my system is down to this: snake boots in the brush for birds and weed eating.  Rubber boots in snow.  Cheap sale merrel trail runners everywhere else until they blow out in 6-9 months at best.  I spend my money on good merino wool socks and liner socks, and inserts that last longer than the shoes.  That said, iíd Rather hike ten miles twice with 25 pounds than once with 50, so I donít need monster ankle support.  Good luck in your hunt for the perfect footwear!  Just a system that works for me after trying every shoe I could find looking for that bulletproof footwear. 

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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2019, 03:11:54 PM »
Go on Sierra Trading Post and get the full leather Asolo Boots.

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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2019, 03:39:25 PM »
After hundreds and hundreds of miles in boots of all price ranges I have found nothing that will last me more than a year.  Zero.  I hike all year in all the terrain types the northwest offers and my system is down to this: snake boots in the brush for birds and weed eating.  Rubber boots in snow.  Cheap sale merrel trail runners everywhere else until they blow out in 6-9 months at best.  I spend my money on good merino wool socks and liner socks, and inserts that last longer than the shoes.  That said, iíd Rather hike ten miles twice with 25 pounds than once with 50, so I donít need monster ankle support.  Good luck in your hunt for the perfect footwear!  Just a system that works for me after trying every shoe I could find looking for that bulletproof footwear.
I take it you have never tried Good boots :chuckle:
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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »
Try finding boots when your feet at 11.5 EEEE....most boots stop at EE width.  Cabelas USED to carry a decent boot under their label, but discontinued anything over an EE or W width.  MOST of the popular hunting boot makers stop at EE/W. 

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Whatta ya mean I can't have one of each?

what we have here is...Washington Department of NO Fish and WATCHABLE Wildlife.
 
WDFW is going farther and farther backwards....we need FISH AND GAME back!

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Re: Boot advise
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »
After hundreds and hundreds of miles in boots of all price ranges I have found nothing that will last me more than a year.  Zero.  I hike all year in all the terrain types the northwest offers and my system is down to this: snake boots in the brush for birds and weed eating.  Rubber boots in snow.  Cheap sale merrel trail runners everywhere else until they blow out in 6-9 months at best.  I spend my money on good merino wool socks and liner socks, and inserts that last longer than the shoes.  That said, iíd Rather hike ten miles twice with 25 pounds than once with 50, so I donít need monster ankle support.  Good luck in your hunt for the perfect footwear!  Just a system that works for me after trying every shoe I could find looking for that bulletproof footwear.
I take it you have never tried Good boots :chuckle:

Hah! Man I know it sounds that way but iím Brutal on shoes and convinced thereís not one worth more than 100$ to be found anywhere unless you only wear it two weeks a year. 

 


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