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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2020, 01:47:55 PM »
Geeeez, I remember when Rocky boots were good, does that make me old???

No, it just makes you a bad judge of boots. :chuckle:
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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2020, 02:06:14 PM »
Normally I wouldn't add my opinion to a boot thread 5 pages long, but I thought I'd throw this in:
Last year my VA doc told me that I should start wearing orthopedic shoes.  I noticed that Kenetrek started making an orthopedic version of the Mountain Extreme.  No way I was going to fork out $700 for them, but I noticed a pair on Ebay for a couple hundred bucks in my size, so I bid on them.  Wound up getting them for under $300.  When they arrived, they basically looked like a set of Mountain Extremes, with some kind of rod on both sides of the uppers for support.  The midsole was stiffer than my old Kenetreks, but that could be just because they are new. :dunno:
I wore them this year elk hunting in Idaho.  They're great.  Probably the first year that I haven't twisted my ankle in some way (my ankles are shot, as is my knee, hip and back).  I also noticed that I am much less fatigued after hiking in them than in my old boots (I wore the old boots the first day). 
Just thought I'd throw that out there if anyone is thinking about buying a pair.
I still don't know that I would fork out $689 for them.  I don't see $200 worth of "extra" features from regular Mountain Extremes.  I suspect the cost is the result of people buying them with their health insurance or HSAs.  I do like mine though. :)
   
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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2020, 03:01:14 PM »
Never even thought about trying to buy a pair of boots using HSA money...  Guess if they are bought to keep planter facia at bay it could qualify? 

Looks like I need to do some research later  :chuckle:

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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2020, 04:31:31 PM »
My all time favorite and current boot I use are Lowa Tibets, my current set has been through 500+ miles including tundra, mountains, snow, shale and west side swamp. They have never let me down. They are by far the best fit for my feet and have everything I could ask for in a hunting boot. I like them so much I wear Lowa Renegades as my daily boot.

I tried Crispi Nevada's and may be the only person on the planet that hates them. They create pressure points on the top of my foot. For what they cost I returned them within a week.

Danner pronghorns, were ok but a tad on the narrow side for me and I would get blisters.

Irish setter elk trekkers, great in cold weather if sitting still. Like a brick if you are hiking, I think they are over 3 lbs a boot insulated.

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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2020, 04:44:44 PM »
I guess too, if you are an archery hunter. The Lowa Renegades are awesome, super lightweight but colder than my Tibets. Renegades are not quite as good (my opinion) if you sidehill a lot.

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Re: Elk Hunting Boots....
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2020, 11:15:19 PM »
Love my Renagades, looks like I need to try out some Tibets based on feedback in this thread

 


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