View Full Version : Need New Boots - Suggestions?
07-19-2012, 4:32 PM
Hey guys. I tried out a pair of Voodoo Tactical boots last year and they didn't really work out...
Do you have any suggestions of some good, lightweight, comfortable, boots for hunting?
07-19-2012, 4:48 PM
These are what I have - water resistant, but not water proof. They are really comfortable and are wearing well. I have quickly slogged through water, but not good for a big soaking.
Try Danners...I got a few dfferent pairs from "Break Room" deals...
07-19-2012, 5:39 PM
Redwing Wingshooters. Damn good boots.
07-19-2012, 5:42 PM
I"ll second the Redwing suggestion... love mine.
07-19-2012, 6:22 PM
What kind of hunting? For larger game in rougher terrain I have a pair of Meindl/Cabela Alaskas and they are pretty much perfect. Very rugged, nice solid sole, comfortable and keep the water out. Downside is they take a while to break in and they are not quite as light as others.
For things like turkey and pheasant, I have a pair of Danner Grouse that are amazing. Most comfortable boot I own, right out of the box, and I've crossed streams without a drop of water getting in the boot. Made in the USA too. But they are not the boots you'd want for chasing deer or goats...
07-19-2012, 6:27 PM
I recently got a pair of Danner Ft. Lewis light boots. I've worn my fair share of combat style boots and even went so far as to modify a pair of jungle boots by removing the shank/sheet metal and cardboard and having them resoled with Vibram soles, but these Danners are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn.
07-19-2012, 7:45 PM
Love my Danners will not buy another brand comfortable right out of the box
07-19-2012, 7:48 PM
Redwing Wingshooters. Damn good boots.
+1 on the Redwings. I just bought my first pair, love them, plus they are actually made in America.
I've not had the best of luck with Danners tho they are comfy I wore out two pairs of Elkhunters in less than 5 years and the Cabela knockoff version two hunts and the soles fell off both boots. I like those ones Devilinblack posted tho! I am currently using and happy with a pair of Rocky boots they have 1 real bad weather Elk hunt and two real rough terrain and bad weather Mule deer hunts, and a few Rabbit hunts on their soles.
07-19-2012, 8:16 PM
My work boots are redwings and they're great. Awesome service too with the free oiling etc. I have no experience wearing them hiking or anything though...
My hiking/hunting boots are Merrells though and they are probably my favorite shoes. Incredibly comfortable, waterproof, etc.
07-19-2012, 8:23 PM
Though they are pricey, I really like Asolo powermatic 250 boots. They are only relatively lightweight, but they offer a lot of ankle support and are easy to break in. They are not steel toe but are very firm in that area, which I guess reduces the weight. Online, they are about $250 I think, but I was lucky and got them basically unused from an REI return sale for $40. The person who had previously owned them returned them because according to them they "didn't fit right"
I also have a pair of Danner Ft. Lewis boots. Absolutely the best I've ever worn. But they are pretty heavy and a bit warm for light/warm weather.
07-20-2012, 9:19 AM
I am switching to Vibrams 5 finger shoes. They take a little getting used to, but once you get used to them. It is amazing--like having a hand on your foot--even your pinky toes gain strength. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-TrekSport-Mens.htm. Also, you might be able to find my second favs onsale as they are being discontinued. They are the Breeze by Vasque. I can wear them out of the box, and my Danner boots are awesome too, but I only wear them hunting in brush in cooler weather.
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