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The Warning
02-09-2011, 12:39 PM
I've been a fan of Merrells for years now, but always stuck to my nicely worn G.I. boots when heading out into the bush.

Well with hiking season coming up, I decided this is the year to go with something lighter, so I'm breaking in a pair of these:

http://img.wolverineworldwide.com/is/image/bulk/cat1/2009/1/22/MRL-W87665-08.tif?op_usm=0.5,1&wid=500&hei=520&qlt=70&fmt=jpg&extend=0,0,0,20

They're Merrell's Chamelon 3 Stretch Hikers, they have a stretch neoprene top, elastic quick lace system, and they feel awesome!

What do you wear when you're headed out?

Sgt. Mac
02-09-2011, 12:46 PM
Combat Boots

moxonone
02-09-2011, 12:48 PM
I have a set of merrell ice blades.Nice hiking boot.

Chert
02-09-2011, 12:50 PM
Some $30 Hi-Tech hiking boots I got from Big 5. They work pretty good, not too heavy or hot in the summer, and keep my feet dry in the winter.

KA-BAR
02-09-2011, 01:42 PM
i wear merrils daily.

for Milsim sports and outdoor work, like scouting/trekkin i wear danner desert acadias or my black water proof acadias.

the deserts i got from a SSGT at Ft. lewis. for free. Brand New uncle sam issue.
the blacks i got from the danner outlet, where they sell seconds for a fraction of the price. mine were seconds because they used a hole punch on the upper tounge area to QC check the leather layers. retail $240, i got mine for $75.


both pairs going on ten years. no resoles yet.


you can take your boots back to danner for any reason for the rest of your life and have them resoled, new hardware and stitching for $75 bucks....


cant beat that.



made in USA life time warranty.

EnglishManInOntario
02-09-2011, 01:45 PM
When out in the woods, Danner patrol boots with goretex lining. Some don't like the military look, but I love the ankle support.

werewolf won
02-09-2011, 01:48 PM
I知 not Cody Lundin but I am a strong believer in not wearing boots. In winter I値l wear Sorrels usually untied, just for cold protection. All other times I wear the lightest lowest cut shoes I can find. All I want is protection from a puncture; I don稚 depend on shoes for my ankle/foot stability.
Wolf

dwightp
02-09-2011, 02:09 PM
Right now, my Timberlands.

The Warning
02-09-2011, 02:14 PM
I知 not Cody Lundin but I am a strong believer in not wearing boots. In winter I値l wear Sorrels usually untied, just for cold protection. All other times I wear the lightest lowest cut shoes I can find. All I want is protection from a puncture; I don稚 depend on shoes for my ankle/foot stability.
Wolf

This is more or less the same place I've come to, after multiple ankle injuries in the Army while wearing boots that laced up all of the way.

Don't get me wrong, I have several pairs of well loved boots that I'd not soon part with. But choosing footwear isn't that much different than choosing what knife to carry. Different designs do particular jobs better or worse than others for me.

upthecreek
02-09-2011, 02:18 PM
wolverines slip-on in good weather, wolverine lace-ups in bad

Taliesin
02-09-2011, 02:25 PM
I got on Salomons right now. One of the most comfortable shoes I own! I love Merrils too! I also have a pair of Bates Composite Toe Combat Boats I wear when I'm in the filed for the company. Those are super comfortable too.

Pete B
02-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Wear hiking type boots most of the time.
At work it's Lowa Gore-tex combat boots as work supplies them , boy did that come as a pleasant surprise :).

Pete.

happywanderer
02-09-2011, 03:32 PM
For heavy packing or really tough terrain, Merrells. For lighter walks in the woods, either tennis shoes or Vibram FiveFingers. For bumming around in the backyard, flip flops.

turkeytracks
02-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Vasque Sundowners

Butler Ford
02-09-2011, 03:44 PM
:54: Wings :54:

REDwings

wsdstan
02-09-2011, 04:39 PM
A pair of Crocs. The now discontinued All Terrain model with leather lace up top over the Croslite foot. One of the few shoes that my feet get along with all the time. In the winter I wear them inside a pair of Neos overboots if the activity allows.

Earl
02-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Herman Survivors---8 inch leather---I found this pair at WM---they're getting hard to find.

goldman
02-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Herman Survivors---8 inch leather---I found this pair at WM---they're getting hard to find.

I would kill for a pair of the old leather herman survivors, especially the insulated ones

vertigo7
02-09-2011, 04:56 PM
I usually wear a pair of Rocky (http://www.rockyboots.com/Product-Details/4375/1600FQ0002173/Rocky_AlphaForce_Zipper_Waterproof_Duty__Boot/) side-zip boots. I admit I'm spoiled with the side-zip feature. If it's too hot or humid to wear the Rockys, I'll wear a pair of Merrell Moab (http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/12464M/29126/Mens/Moab-Mid-GORE-TEX-XCR) low-rise hiking boots.

swamprat
02-09-2011, 04:58 PM
:54: Wings :54:

REDwings

Me too, but I also wear LL Bean Hunting Shoes when the ground is wet.

Sweet
02-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Carolina Domestic 6" work boot.
http://www.shoebuy.com/carolina-domestic-6-plain-toe-309/143744/333892
I bought mine from a store front boot shop, not the link. The link is for the photo. I would like to find a insulated boot, but I wear a 10.5 EEEE and they are hard to find.

nothinghead
02-09-2011, 05:09 PM
USN Flight deck boots by Belleville. Good grip on Rocks, but not so great on snow.

When I need a little more bite, I wear Asolo Fugitives.
18894

Colorado Plainsman
02-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Danner Mtn Lite II all leather gortex and resoleable, love em. Also wear the Danner stryker for summer wear lighter and breathe a bit better.

Independent
02-09-2011, 05:18 PM
over 70*F = Keen Newport H2 rubber toed sandals http://www.amazon.com/KEEN-Newport-H2-Sandal-Black/dp/B0001N5WIQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1297292552&sr=1-2&searchContext=B002N5BCIE,B0001N5WIQ,B002HH8YPC,B00 2LXRJLM,B001BEGQD4,B001Q7HL26,B000OOUG4W,B000K283D O,B003FQVDKM,B003VBLBE4,B001QLG8AS,B002K0AV8E,B003 Z4JUSG,B0034O09HI,B003Z4JQ9Y,B003JJ77BY,B003O2SLDE ,B0035K8CRA,B001QIQEVO,B00362FZ68,B0035K9VY8,B0014 YKGWS,B000K248XS,B003O2S8HI

between 35-70*F = Columbia sports hikers (don't know exact model - ~$50 "sneaker hikers")

below 35*F = Wolverine work boots http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_067T0111000P?mv=rr&i_cntr=1297293408011


Statesman Field Runners version of the Muck boot if it's really sloppy/muddy http://www.southernstates.com/catalog/p-1572-statesman-12-fieldrunner-boot-men-6-women-7.aspx

Neutral
02-09-2011, 05:24 PM
New Balance Runners or Cross Trainers.
It doesn't get cold enough here to warrant something else.

MK-9
02-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Anyone know of a reasonably priced boot comparable to these:

Cabela's Meindl Alaska (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Alaska-Hiker-Boots-by-Meindl/721330.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fcompare_items. jsp%3FcategoryIds%3D%26productId%3D721274%26produc tId%3D721330)

Personally I don't think I can justify almost $275 for boots, but I've heard good things about those and I like the high rubber membrane around the soles and the vibram on the bottom. Just need to find something similar for about half the price.

slacker1105
02-09-2011, 06:43 PM
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_811047_001_01?rgn=0,0,1355,1175&scl=3.5657894736842106&fmt=jpeg&id=0IMU79MIuPpz2SEXeomz4e

All Leather hunting boots, that are also waterproof. I got them about two months ago and have been very very happy with them. Not too cold, not too hot and very functional. I got them from Cabellas after several suggestions from our members about the type and style of boots that were available in an all leather configuration.

John, the baptist
02-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Currently, with all this crap winter wet weather, its been the Matterhorn search and rescue's. Nice and high, warm and dry.

Mojoe
02-09-2011, 07:09 PM
My old Doc Marten steel toe work boots.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_SoQ7WQjmEhg/R8HFVTmP7fI/AAAAAAAAAJA/9pEhv9wyK7M/s800/23feb08%20019.jpg

Or... my favorite Vans classic checkered slip ons.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_SoQ7WQjmEhg/SvcVrB1QwvI/AAAAAAAAB64/8po56l-iRIg/s800/11-7-09s24o%20048.jpg

Or... Nothing at all.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_SoQ7WQjmEhg/ScA-6Ew305I/AAAAAAAABNM/9tAI3LzWXns/s800/3-17-09-002.jpg

OddTheViking
02-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Warts and hair :D

Over that I wear some Bates duty boots. Comfortable and seem tough, but not waterproof.

I love Redwing shoes. I used to go through a regular pair of shoes in less than a year or even a few months, until I bought a pair of Redwings. First shoes that lasted years for me.

Seeker
02-09-2011, 07:15 PM
if i'm going to do any sort of walking, i wear a pair of merrill somethings. might be the Moab model. looks like it anyway. wear them hunting too.

if i'm canoeing, i usually wear a pair of wool socks and a pair of cheap walmart water shoes. feet can get wet (and will, despite my best efforts) without any ill effects. in the midst of winter (remember i'm in LA, so that's not real winter) i have worn rubber boots, but they're not really needed.

had great wear from a pair of hi-tecs a few years back. also had a really bad pair that i got rid of as soon as i could. not sure what the problem was. just didn't feel right.

63C30
02-09-2011, 07:26 PM
+1 on the Moabs. Gortex, light, good vibram sole, without 10 inches of lacing to do. Salomons with speedlaces for warm weather.

w9trb
02-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Redwing in winter. New Balance the rest of the year.

D.K.
02-09-2011, 07:42 PM
Russell Moccassin boot - Tracker

Son of liberty
02-09-2011, 07:47 PM
Whites or Wesco, right now its Whites last pair was wescos had them 7 years, its my only pair of shoes, they have been resoled 3 times by browns boot shop while I wait.

solocanoe
02-09-2011, 07:55 PM
pretty much I am down to just a few choices. (and a couple pair of dress shoes I have to wear during the week)

9-10 months of the year - Keen Newport H2's
http://www.keenfootwear.com/product/ss11/shoes/men/waterfront/newport%20h2/black
I got two years out of my first pair - weekdays they are my only shoes when I take the dress shoes off....weekends I live in 'em. Wade fishing, hiking, anything....I love 'em so much I bought 5 pairs and have 'em put up....just in case they quit making 'em!

Boots - for about 20 years I've worn the same pair of Dr. Martens - the old 5 eye grizzly model. this is the modern version:
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Martens-Mens-Hiker-Grizzly/dp/B0007PPNZA
mine are close to the above, but they were actually made in England...today, I understand they are made in china...shame
I actually wore mine today

BUT...last couple years, I feel i've found the boot for the rest of my life. :D
LL Bean actually calls it a shoe - the "Maine Hunting shoe"....I got mine with a waxed canvas upper. made in the USA too. :)

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature/llb/shop/65130?page=waxed-canvas-maine-hunting-shoe&subrnd=1
these are the ones my son 'stole' today to play all day in the snow. A pair of good wool socks is all you need for warmth. i've worn them in 100 degrees, and below zero...wonderful stuff for me. (I know footwear is personal)

Bravo Tango
02-09-2011, 08:30 PM
I wear these for work and everyday
http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Rockport-Northam-Waterproof-12-N-Dark-Brown/dp/B0044CVPZE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1297304887&sr=8-4

New balance running shoes for the gym and muck boots for bad weather

steve_t
02-09-2011, 08:33 PM
All leather hiking boots, change out of them into shoes when I get to the office and back again into them when I leave. Don;t know what I'll wear in the warmer months yet, my old Jack Wolfskins are clapped out, need to look for another pair.

Bax 40
02-09-2011, 10:50 PM
Redwing 600 gram and goretex 8 in all leather boots in this weather!!


Larry

Deadeye
02-09-2011, 11:24 PM
Either my Double H's, or my Justins, or combat boots. I rotate them depending on... Well I just wear whatever is closest to me when I get up.

PMSteve
02-09-2011, 11:25 PM
I have a difficult time finding footwear that fit my feet and are comfortable. I recently ordered a pair of custom-made moccasins from www.sodhoppers.com .

I'll do a review when they arrive in about 3 weeks or so.

Edit: Got 'em!

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/pmsteve/IM000645.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/pmsteve/media/IM000645.jpg.html)

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/pmsteve/IM000644.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/pmsteve/media/IM000644.jpg.html)

I've had these for about 18 months or so. Been wearing them 3-4 days a week. They are incredibly comfortable and are wearing like iron. Well worth the $$.

Below is a pic from their online catalog

Steve

DriveByTruckerz
02-09-2011, 11:27 PM
I have a diverse assortment of various footwear for all occasions from kicking someone to hiking to running ten miles.

This is my first ever post btw.

PMSteve
02-09-2011, 11:28 PM
I have a diverse assortment of various footwear for all occasions from kicking someone to hiking to running ten miles.

This is my first ever post btw.

Welcome from Nevada!

Timberline
02-09-2011, 11:33 PM
I wear vibram five fingers in the woods. When it gets below about 35 degrees, I switch to my knee high elk skin soleless moccasins. Below about 10 and I'm wearing my mukluks. I like to feel the earth beneath my feet, but not have to watch where every step goes.

tford
02-09-2011, 11:35 PM
just got these and im giving them a trial run.....http://www.danner.com/boots/desert-tfxr-gtxr-temperate-military-boots.html

Buffalo37
02-10-2011, 12:01 AM
With all the flippin ice we still have here I'm about to throw my Bauer hockey skates on....lol

Anigatogewi
02-10-2011, 12:03 AM
I have a pair of Merrell Chameleon3's that I wear most of the time, also a very comfortable pair of Montrail Goretex hiking boots that I have had for about 5 years that are extremely tough and comfortable, and if its cold and wet, I wear my military issue Danner Ft Lewis 600G boots... I also have a pair of Salomon XA trail runners... All great shoes...

AlpineZone
02-10-2011, 06:49 AM
German Meindls PerfeKt Light Hiker. Has been a great boot through 3 hard years of use and still going strong. I treat them with nikwax leather conditioner ever 6 months.

http://reviews.cabelas.com/8815/812415/cabelas-gore-tex-perfekt-light-hiker-by-meindl-reviews/reviews.htm

Crustysnow
02-10-2011, 07:18 AM
Howdy,

This is what's on my feet this time of year.
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/Crustysnow/mukluks1.jpg

Crusty

Sgt. Mac
02-10-2011, 07:55 AM
Real nice Crusty, and PM Steve you're a lucky guy too

bartman
02-10-2011, 08:08 AM
Howdy all,

For the last several years, my redwing work boots have been my goto outdoor boots. I am kinda leaning toward something else, less steel toe goodness, more ligh...:). This is a good thread, keep it up.

Standing by...Bart

kansas city
02-10-2011, 08:41 AM
Danner Rainforests, Lows renegade or a pair of mizuno runners. I'm covered.

the Danners were free from work (thank God), Lowas my wife bought for me a year and a half ago. Lowas replaced them free of charge when one of them "went flat". the runners are the only ones that fit my oddly shaped sz. 14s right.

Ya get kind of obsessed with boots that work when it seems like none do.

mercop
02-10-2011, 08:50 AM
I've been a fan of Merrells for years now, but always stuck to my nicely worn G.I. boots when heading out into the bush.

Well with hiking season coming up, I decided this is the year to go with something lighter, so I'm breaking in a pair of these:

http://img.wolverineworldwide.com/is/image/bulk/cat1/2009/1/22/MRL-W87665-08.tif?op_usm=0.5,1&wid=500&hei=520&qlt=70&fmt=jpg&extend=0,0,0,20

They're Merrell's Chamelon 3 Stretch Hikers, they have a stretch neoprene top, elastic quick lace system, and they feel awesome!

What do you wear when you're headed out?

Too funny, exactly what I am wearing. I live in these now. The most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. In the summer it is Keen H2O sandals because I am in and out of the water.- George

gold prospector
02-10-2011, 09:17 AM
I have been wearing Wesco firestormer boots for about 10 years now - great hiking boots for my needs rebuildable - made in the USA - durable -although heavy - when I want something light - yet protective and comfy - then I like Apache styled boots.

Dross
02-10-2011, 09:26 AM
cheap water proof boots from wally world.

Clovishunter
02-10-2011, 09:42 AM
Keen's for day hiking, and the sandals for kayaking
Steger Mukluks for extreme cold dry conditions
Sorrels or Lacrosses as a pack boot
Cabelas Trans Alaska Boot for extreme cold, wet, dogsled runs

yep that does it.......

SlayerOfBunnies
02-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Howdy,

This is what's on my feet this time of year.
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/Crustysnow/mukluks1.jpg

Crusty

Are those Ojibwa mocs?

FreedomFox
02-10-2011, 09:58 AM
:54: Wings :54:

REDwings

UM No Comment.

FreedomFox
02-10-2011, 10:05 AM
I have a sticker on my computer that says, "Bare feet not arms." (but I love guns). I am usually in a pair of flip flops which are off more than they are on. Nothing like the feel of the ground on bare skin. Once the snow flies I reluctantly put on boots. I love these ones. $13 on ebay. I paid more for some new Reebok boots that I do not like. These however are my heaven. They got wet on my over night so I changed into some cheapy snow boots. I also love to wear my Nike Live Strong running shoes. When I am doing something more atheletic.
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g381/freedomfox1/boots.jpg

FreedomFox
02-10-2011, 10:07 AM
Crusty snow....those are awesome

FreedomFox
02-10-2011, 10:12 AM
Redwing 600 gram and goretex 8 in all leather boots in this weather!!


Larry

So that is actually a shoe... OK :8:

Whiskey
02-10-2011, 10:14 AM
Merrel mid top MOABs, or Rocky SV2 combat boots.

Prime Zombie
02-10-2011, 10:22 AM
I am a huge fan of boots. Depending on what time of year, weather, and what I am doing out in the bush (and also in the city too) I pick from:

Jump Boots
http://www.classicboots.com/other/images/army04-2.jpg

Jungle Boots (I am proud to note that I own a pair of original Nam issue, not remakes)
http://www.militaryclothing.com/ImgUpload/P_196393_1297658.JPG

New Hot Weather Boots (don't need to polish)
http://www.militarysmartbooks.org/images/690%20-%20Waterproof%20Sage%20Green%20Flight%20Boot%20-%20USAF.jpg

Tactical Boots
http://www.armedforcesmcss.net/images/pt_1099.jpeg

I have also worn Doc Marten's boots for about two decades. Need to get a new pair, my last pair (original 8 hole)finally died on me a few years ago after many years of service. Big fan.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R-5kp8rvgMA/SSWRTrsvegI/AAAAAAAABeg/dxEvFuvfdT8/s320/Dr+Martens+Original+8-Hole+Boots.jpg

When I go on longer trips, I always take a pair of sneakers along with my boots, and this is usually a pair of Chucks.
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5iHieGeWva1uJUwPxuO_omsNVjVq7j KtOa7kOP7uPWQ9n8OBC&t=1

Shoes are one of my favorite articles of clothing.

vetmed
02-10-2011, 10:49 AM
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/vetmed81/SDC11305.jpg

Clockwise from the top left:

Black Merrell Waterpro Maipo
Kangaroo Merrell Chameleon 3 Stretch
Eastern Mountain Sports Leather Boots
Gray with orange stitching Keen Commuter II
Black Merrell Chameleon Hex
Gray and Yellow Merrell Aquasport

I just realized that I have more sneakers than my wife!!! hahahaha :eek:

Roob
02-10-2011, 12:39 PM
necessary equipment for the urban survivalist:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n182/theroob/162602_181300271893947_100000419277199_574450_1613 078_n.jpg

Doctor Marten's 1490 10 eye Classics.

Highbinder
02-10-2011, 12:45 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/HBinder/booties.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/HBinder/P1000295.jpg

Don't even know the brand, plain jane leather boots. They're comfy and dry quick - which is good because they're not waterproof around the seams and the tongues aren't stitched in either. They're woods mooching boots, and although I've done a couple of short hikes in them (30-40mi) I'd never wear them for any great distance. Red paracord laces for shts and giggles :)

brionic
02-10-2011, 12:54 PM
Depends on the season. Mostly Sorrels during the winter - either the smaller ankle height or the big pack boots when I'm out in the field.

Favorite three season footwear in the field is sueded wallaby boots - comfortable and quiet. 550 laces, of course.

Black leather trainers in town or on the bike, during gentler weather.

The Warning
02-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Red paracord laces for shts and giggles :)

Speaking of, what is that lacing pattern you use?

I don't think I've seen boots laced like that before.

werewolf won
02-10-2011, 01:34 PM
Red paracord laces for shts and giggles :)



Just don't lace the Doc Martins with them :D
Wolf

Trekon86
02-10-2011, 01:51 PM
LMAO.
I have gone from wearing heavy, hardsoled Asolos and the like, to a well-broken in pair of cheap duty boots with the flexible soles and part nylon uppers.

I really need to get another pair. They're wearing out badly, falling apart. LMAO!

I bought a pair of Herman Survivors at Wallyworld last year, but they're horrendous. They don't fit well, they're stiffer than my old faithfuls, and they are too wide (just plain clunky). Not to mention, that I feel like I'm going to tear the eyelets out every time I lace them. Cheap arse leather for a not so cheap price. I could have bought a decent pair of duty boots for only 20 or 30 bones more if I'd waited.

Never again. LOL.
PMZ

Trekon86
02-10-2011, 01:57 PM
I bought these as my last pair of general wear shoes to replace my bobos:

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6967/00004wk.th.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/00004wk.jpg/)
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8580/00002h.th.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/00002h.jpg/)
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8541/00001cb.th.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/00001cb.jpg/)

Mainly cause they're fairly smooth and soft-soled, so I can wear em as stalking slippers, lmao.
I think I may try to beeswax em, haha. They're far too absorbent, even for urban wear:rolleyes:

PMZ

The Warning
02-10-2011, 02:24 PM
I had to Google "bobos" to figure out that it wasn't a brand name.

I must be getting old.

Highbinder
02-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Speaking of, what is that lacing pattern you use?

I don't think I've seen boots laced like that before.

Hey, it's ladder lacing (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lugladderlacing.htm). Trickier to tighten till you get the hang of it, but the lacings stay tight and even which is what I like - I hate when one shoe is looser than the other :mad: drives me nutty while I'm walking.

The Warning
02-10-2011, 03:07 PM
Hey, it's ladder lacing (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lugladderlacing.htm). Trickier to tighten till you get the hang of it, but the lacings stay tight and even which is what I like - I hate when one shoe is looser than the other :mad: drives me nutty while I'm walking.

I need to figure that one out, I have the same problem with my running shoes.

Squidders
02-10-2011, 03:24 PM
If it's slippery muddy wet ooze i'll wear my goretex danners
If it's beating down with sun i'll wear my desert boots
If it's dry or snow i'll wear my birch bark shoes I got made in Russia.

Crustysnow
02-11-2011, 08:03 AM
The muks in the earlier picture are handmade by me. Oil-tanned leather on the bottom - I would not do it again - it doesn't breathe, thus moisture accumulates inside, and I believe it conducts cold well. The uppers are chem tanned deer. Slippery buggers too, put Shoe Goo on the bottom in a grid patteren, but in the cold it just gets real hard and acts kinda like skates. I would use some kind of material meant for boats/marine use that stays soft in the bitter cold - know several people that have gone that route with good results.

Having said all that - I wold still use these over pac-type boots unless it's wet.

Crusty

DerekH
02-11-2011, 08:07 AM
I wear the Merrell Chameleon 3 Gore-Tex. Wearing them right now in fact.

idahoelkhunter
02-11-2011, 08:10 AM
I bought a pair of Men's Vasque Wasatch GTX boots two seasons ago. They seem to be holding up well. Nice and light in the summer and they kept my feet warm with thick wool socks and gators in about 20 degree weather in a foot of snow. Make sure they fit in the toes because the rubber toe guard does not stretch like leather. If I had it to do over I would probably buy the summit GTX.

natureboy68
02-13-2011, 08:38 AM
depends on season, length of trip, what i am doing, etc...

Cold/Dry: USAF Mukluks warm, lightweight, cheap

Cold/Wet: still working this out, for now my belleville ICWB, but want to switch to either a uninsulated NEOS overboot (adventurers) with felt liners (from mukluks) or a 5 buckle rubber overshoe with felt liners, depends on post winter $$$

Spring/Fall: depending on conditions, belleville ICWB's or trail runners

Summer: crocs or trail runners, want to experiment with the vibram five fingers this year.

Everyday workwear: crocs or dansko clogs

Keithcompton
02-13-2011, 05:48 PM
This is more or less the same place I've come to, after multiple ankle injuries in the Army while wearing boots that laced up all of the way.

Don't get me wrong, I have several pairs of well loved boots that I'd not soon part with. But choosing footwear isn't that much different than choosing what knife to carry. Different designs do particular jobs better or worse than others for me.

Just curious - did the high laces cause the ankle injuries, and if so, how? I've always assumed that a boot that laces high up over the ankle would prevent ankle injuries by keeping the ankle relatively rigid, but then again, since I am rarely in a hurry to get anywhere I have the luxury of being very careful about my footing, so I have never had any serious ankle injuries. Lost my footing a few times, but no injuries. Just wondering if the tall lace up boots are giving me a false sense of security. Thanks - KC

The Warning
02-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Just curious - did the high laces cause the ankle injuries, and if so, how? I've always assumed that a boot that laces high up over the ankle would prevent ankle injuries by keeping the ankle relatively rigid, but then again, since I am rarely in a hurry to get anywhere I have the luxury of being very careful about my footing, so I have never had any serious ankle injuries. Lost my footing a few times, but no injuries. Just wondering if the tall lace up boots are giving me a false sense of security. Thanks - KC

I wouldn't say they cause injury, just that I believe my injuries wouldn't have happened without them.

The high laces hold the ankle relatively rigid, which prevents the ankle from rolling on most cases, but also prevents the flexing that strengthens the muscles. This leads to weaker ankles. At the time, I lived in boots.

I think getting some barefoot or low rise footwear into the mix is essential for joint stability.

werewolf won
02-14-2011, 01:53 PM
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/52289?feat=506794-GN2

I picked up a pair of these this weekend, for a substantially less amount of money at the Bean outlet store. I知 not a boot fan as a rule, but these are like a second skin. They really offer little if any support. The sole offers traction, but is still thin and flexible to promote good balance. I have a pair of moccasins made of buffalo and the leather wears like Kevlar, these should last a good long time.
Wolf

roamer1000
02-14-2011, 02:51 PM
in the winter usually a pair of wading boots. I live in South Georgia and it doesnt snow it just rains a lot. In the summer nothing.

Cyberslinger
02-14-2011, 03:01 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ij0EaZSMnWI/R8cdHnXNDBI/AAAAAAAAAYs/EXOGoti_q8Y/s400/mcontinentaldivide.gif

montrail continental divides.

in winter i add a pair of smartwool socks and a gortex sock over that.

werewolf won
02-14-2011, 07:23 PM
Just curious - did the high laces cause the ankle injuries, and if so, how? I've always assumed that a boot that laces high up over the ankle would prevent ankle injuries by keeping the ankle relatively rigid, but then again, since I am rarely in a hurry to get anywhere I have the luxury of being very careful about my footing, so I have never had any serious ankle injuries. Lost my footing a few times, but no injuries. Just wondering if the tall lace up boots are giving me a false sense of security. Thanks - KC

A stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal (commonly called a Jones Fracture)is very common among military boot wearers. This is a foot injury, not an ankle injury, and is as much a function of marching as it is of poor boot design. The service boots of the 80's had a sole that was too stiff for marching and to soft for climbing. A classic example of a poor specification and a low bidder getting the business.
Wolf

jaw1993
03-07-2011, 08:26 AM
My WW2 style german marching boots. Brilliant qualtiy, waterproof and very comfortable.

Holmes
03-07-2011, 09:36 AM
I only buy Asolo boots, they last forever and fit my style foot perfect, (narrow and extreme high arch) I've wore my current (fugitive gtx) pair at least 4 times a week since 2007 and they are still going strong. zero break in and waterproof to the top of the tongue.
kinda pricey but they lasted so long that it ended up being a good deal.

hog
03-07-2011, 01:16 PM
Hi Techs most of the time, boot type.

Ghost
03-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Kamik Forces, got em about 3 years ago on sierratradingpost for around $75. Very good all around boot, and beautiful I think. Cant find em anymore.



;Ghost

Peaceboy
04-07-2011, 05:34 PM
I agree with SGT. Mac

Hogtown
04-07-2011, 07:45 PM
Right now I'm barefoot. I have a bunch of boots and wear them all. Off the top of my head I have: 1 pr of Redwing, 2 pr of Gokey (my least favorite by far), 2 pr of LaCrosse pac boots, 2 pr of Schnees pac boots, 1 pr of Vasque, 1 pr of Merrills, and 4 pr of Russells. My favorite for the past 2 years and probably for many years to come are the Russell Joe's PH. I offer no excuses - I'm a boot slut.

wrbthe3rd
04-07-2011, 07:54 PM
a lot of miles and a good pair of cabelas elk hunters.

medic16
04-07-2011, 08:41 PM
Lowa Zephyr GTX boots. Really like them. First time I have really worn boots outside of the Army.

Crow
04-10-2011, 07:53 AM
When I am at work I wear safety boots. If I am by myself I will go barefoot and all other times I wear flip flops. If there is lots of mud I wear riggerboots, mainly to keep my feet cleaner.

solar geek
04-10-2011, 08:02 AM
KEEN black walking shoes. Can go miles and miles with total comfort in non-snow weather.

pedro
04-10-2011, 08:06 AM
In snow, intermediate cold weather boots.
Everyday and hiking, Keen light hikers
Once it gets a bit warmer, huaraches made from conveyor belt or barefoot.

backwoodsbeagle
04-10-2011, 08:09 AM
vibram fivefingers.

Earl
04-10-2011, 01:01 PM
Herman Survivors. The left one saved my foot from something stupid I did with a chainsaw at work.

Siskiyou Blues
04-13-2011, 10:37 PM
White Smokejumpers. When I kill them I think I'm going with a pair of Nicks.

joe305
04-13-2011, 11:08 PM
jungle boots...here

easy
04-13-2011, 11:46 PM
http://www.rei.com/product/706762

mwesnav
04-14-2011, 05:38 AM
5.11 Desert HRT combat boots.

Strider
04-14-2011, 09:08 PM
My all time favourite boots are the Aussie Blundstones. Awesome quality and comfort. Unfortunately things in my legs are falling apart and I'm pretty soon going to have to look for a lot more cushion. But that aside, I'd never even look at anything else. I've had these about years and have worn them a whole lot in snow, rain, mud, rocks, and they still look nearly new. Unfortunately, I've heard they put their whole Tasmanian workforce on the street and gone to China.

Weltz4u
04-14-2011, 09:12 PM
I wear BATES Boots

http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/8472M/0/Footwear/Mens/8-inch-Tactical-Sport-Side-Zip-Boot?galleryId=G-F

Trekon86
04-14-2011, 09:26 PM
My old boots are shot, (they lasted a long time for cheap duty boots!) so I bought a pair of surplus PT jump boots from SG.

They're breaking in nicely. They are soft enough leather to start with (well most of the boot is softer leather, the toe cap and heel cup aren't!) that it isn't too much of a chore to break em in in short order.

They are lined with pigskin, which makes for a more padded fit, esp. along the tongue.

The tongue is gusseted to the 3/4 mark, and they have D-rings all the way up, except for the first hole near the forefoot.

The laces that come with them are pretty anaemic, so I added some cheapo paracord laces cut to size.

All in all I'm happy with them. They were a bit tight at first, being 10D's and my feet being something more like 10E. But they stretched out and the heel cups and toe caps are starting to give a little, too. Now they fit like a glove and are ready for my next hike!

I intend to get them resoled eventually or do it myself, as the stitching on these goes straight through the sole and is exposed on the bottom. That's the sole weak point (pun intended) of these boots.

I'm psyched. I paid probably about half of what the DOD paid for em, mebbe not even that. I put my tax dollars to work:p

PMZ

blade08gt
04-15-2011, 08:55 AM
Justin Trappers lol

woodsrunner
04-15-2011, 09:22 AM
13" pair of schnee's guide boots, built here in montana, very much resemble the LLbean main hunting boot but with a longer lasting sole...woods

scoutsurvivor
04-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Vivobarefoot Franklins... love these things...

The Warning
04-15-2011, 04:29 PM
Vivobarefoot Franklins... love these things...

I've been wanting to pick up a pair of their Aqua model, for working out.

Just haven't been able to get past the price tag.

aste
04-15-2011, 05:03 PM
I'm wearing a pair of these:

http://www.planetshoes.com/mmplanet/Images/3797/3797_983_detail.jpg

I've had them about a year and have worn them most days for the past few months. Before that I only wore them when out in the bush. Anyway, I like that they are comfortable, with plenty of toe room. I don't like that they are falling apart already. The tread is separating from the sole and the sole is separating from the upper shoe.

If it weren't for the traction issue, I'd probably just wear my chucks out in the woods. At least my chucks will hold up. I got them a couple years ago and wore them just about every day for a year straight. They only get occasional use now, but they're still holding together just fine.

As it is, though, I think I'll try out a pair of Merrell shoes like the ones in the original post.

scoutsurvivor
04-15-2011, 05:37 PM
I've been wanting to pick up a pair of their Aqua model, for working out.

Just haven't been able to get past the price tag.

The price of the Franklins was painful, but they've proven to be worth every penny plus some. So much so I sprung for a pair in brown and I picked up a pair of Neos a couple of weeks ago for training. I will NEVER go back to a trad running shoe again! I've been using my Neos for everything from running to TRX suspension training. You may want to consider the Neos vice the Aquas. I checked out the Merrell barefoot trainer and the New Balance model, but they both still felt too trad and cushion-y for what I want to do. My GF picked up the New Balance minimalists and likes them but she's a marathoner and can't quite part with her trad shoes yet.

rogumpogum
04-16-2011, 11:39 AM
I've been wearing Wolverine Durashocks... But they are too big and I slip around in them. It was ok in the winter, because I wore thick socks.

Otherwise.. I'm a Converse Chucks kinda guy.

Mattnu
04-16-2011, 11:48 AM
Right now, a 15lb Schipperke.

blake g49
04-16-2011, 11:06 PM
Merrells - pretty much alway. I have 4 pair that I rotate through...

HoosierArcher
04-16-2011, 11:26 PM
Of late I have been wearing New Balance 967 Waterproof Country Walkers. very comfortable and great for street hikes.

Trench
04-16-2011, 11:29 PM
Combat Boots+1, my feet feel naked in anything else

pjfox777
04-17-2011, 06:01 AM
In the winter/rainy seasons it's a pair of Matterhorns for me:

http://www.uscav.com/prodInfo/images/8932.jpg

The rest of the time I have to wear special boots to support a bad ankle. I have found that I need to wear something with a fairly thin sole or else I tend to roll my ankle with even the slightest uneven terrain. Here is my everyday wear, in and out of the bush (Alden 405's):

http://www.johnhelmer.com/products/full/237.jpg

[Edit for bad grammar, LOL!]

tronsistor
04-19-2011, 02:38 PM
I would like to find a insulated boot, but I wear a 10.5 EEEE and they are hard to find.

I know what you mean I wear a 12 EE, other wise my feet are killing me!!:26:. Most of the time I wear Skechers Vitality wide width but I'm looking for a store that sells Bates desert combat boots from what I've heard online there supposed to be very comfortable.

esker65
04-19-2011, 02:48 PM
ll bean 12" main hunting shoe
Montrail gortex high top hiking boots
New balance 749 country walkers

Victor
04-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Like Sgt Mac said Combat boots most of the time. But last elk season I did use my fivefingers for 10 days.

victor

Siskiyou Blues
04-26-2011, 08:34 PM
Just got my Nick's Hot Shots. :)
100 hour break in started today....

www.nicksboots.com

ScottMescudi
04-26-2011, 08:54 PM
Either a pair of Adidas Sambas, or a black pair of Shaun White skate shoes. Not very bushcrafty but they're super comfortable and look really cool to me.

sprucepine
04-26-2011, 09:00 PM
I wear my red wing work boots hiking. At camp I wear cheap moccasins. When I get the money I want to get one of these moccasins (http://www.arrowmoc.com/mocasins.html). I'd like to try out the 5 fingers.
I had lots of feet and knee problems my last year in the Army. My feet went flat 3 months after getting out of the Army. I got a pair of insoles from Happy Feet and they fixed my feet after 3 years of use. Now I wear no insoles at all and when I get a new pair of work boots I grind down the heel to about 1/2 inch, and I have no feet, knee, or backs problems anymore.

RoundBear
04-26-2011, 09:02 PM
Danner mountain light II's http://www.danner.com/boots/mountain-lighttm-ii-mens-womens-hiking-boots.html
Tough and comfortable.

Siskiyou Blues
04-26-2011, 09:08 PM
Danner mountain light II's http://www.danner.com/boots/mountain-lighttm-ii-mens-womens-hiking-boots.html
Tough and comfortable.

I have the Danner Hood Winter Light and really wanted to like them but they just did not hold up. How long have you had yours? It only took me a couple months to wear em out of everyday wear. Thinking about having them rebuilt but not so sure it's worth it. My experiences don't seem to be the norm but being on my feet in the woods eight hours a day takes its toll on a pair of boots.

BigYank
04-27-2011, 02:41 AM
I've been wearing my teva dozer's they are awesome if your into wearing sandals. But when I'm in the mood for boots I wear USGI surplus desert boots.

harvey_birdman
04-27-2011, 03:48 AM
Combat boots. I wore Timberland Pro work boots until last spring when I got my first pair of Rocky combat boots, and I never looked back. I wear them every day now.

Siskiyou Blues
04-28-2011, 12:25 PM
Just got my Nick's Hot Shots. :)
100 hour break in started today....

www.nicksboots.com

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/5663018322_f977dab85c_b.jpg

niceguyedy
05-02-2013, 08:38 AM
My all time favourite boots are the Aussie Blundstones. Awesome quality and comfort. Unfortunately things in my legs are falling apart and I'm pretty soon going to have to look for a lot more cushion. But that aside, I'd never even look at anything else. I've had these about years and have worn them a whole lot in snow, rain, mud, rocks, and they still look nearly new. Unfortunately, I've heard they put their whole Tasmanian workforce on the street and gone to China.

^^ This...

I just found another pair of the #500 classic in brown at the salvation army... 8 bucks.. looks like 95% life still left in them...

I took an hour and cleaned and conditioned the leather, with a quick cream and buff.. now they are (semi) waterproof and ready for the trail...

In cold/wet/mud I wear Canadian forces issue Gortex boots.. though they suck on snow and ice.. no grip.

Machine27
05-02-2013, 09:30 AM
In cold/inclimate weather I wear some altama GI boots treated with sno seal. Any other time I wear some sort of new balance outdoors running or mid top hiking shoe.

ETA: Go through the new balances pretty quick, within a year so it's good to keep an extra pair or two NIB ready for action.

Sterling Woodsman
05-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400s

Pete B
05-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Haix high leg gore tex leather boots or Muck Boots Tay Sport neoprene wellies.

Pete.

Steven Feidt
05-06-2013, 03:59 PM
It varies, but at this moment Converse Chuck Taylors.

Boot1990
05-06-2013, 04:23 PM
pair of belleville combat boots ive had for a few years or my vibram fivefingers.

Wynfrith
05-06-2013, 06:39 PM
I wear a pair of Thor OTB boots.

saveitforsunrise
05-19-2013, 04:38 AM
Im currently wearing Bates RAT boots

deadrabbit
05-19-2013, 05:53 AM
Rockey sv2 or barefoot or vibrams komodo fivefingers dependibg on terrain but scarpa kalesh in winter as a previous member stated too many ankle injuries after ten years in grunts so boots arnt a problem just prefer thin soled flexible boots

Zoev
05-19-2013, 07:15 PM
All black Chucks. Simple, quick to dry and great for rock climbing.

Andy Sherwood
05-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Depends.

I have British Issue Assault Boots.

I also have civilian hiking boots if I want to look more casual.

Call_to_arms
05-28-2013, 10:41 PM
Canadian Forces Cold Wet Weather Gortex combat boots, if you gave me 300$ to go buy boots I would buy 8 or 10 pairs of them, and maybe some mk4s.

BigKidBoyScout
05-28-2013, 10:56 PM
Just ordered a pair of 5.11 ATAC 8" boots, haven't got a chance to test them out myself yet.

WhisperInThePine
05-30-2013, 11:59 AM
A pair of Asolos or my Chippewa logger boots.

In my Asolos I put some superfeet insoles, a great investment.

REMYNGTON
05-30-2013, 12:13 PM
When I go hiking or camping in the warmer months I usually just wear my pair of cheapo Ozark Trail hikers. They're pretty light and comfortable after being broken in. Suit me just fine for the average trip into the woods.

mjackson35746
05-30-2013, 01:16 PM
my mom got me a pair of DieHard boots (I'm pretty sure from walmart) for my birthday for like 40$. To be honest when I got them i didnt like them so much but once i got them broken in a bit i like them alot

Sterling Woodsman
05-30-2013, 01:36 PM
kenetrek mountain extreme 400s. otherwise it's some merrell chameleon 3s

wingnuts
05-30-2013, 01:39 PM
Keens!!! Merills or Rockys

rdec
05-30-2013, 01:48 PM
It depends. Canoeing I wear a pair of LL Bean canvas canoe shoes. Around the house and camp I use soft rubber-sole mocassins, winter a pair of canvas mukluks with felt liners. I don't walk as much as I used to (I'm 74) but have a pair of Hi-Tech low boots for when I do. For emergency use I carry my old pair of Corcoran Field II boots and Sorel Snowbears in the truck.

Archer008
05-30-2013, 01:52 PM
Currently sporting the non goretex version of Merrills moab ventilators. Good stuff

Sent with happiness from my S3!

PaulK
05-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Currently sporting the non goretex version of Merrills moab ventilators. Good stuff

Sent with happiness from my S3!

These are my go to warm weather hikers.

Bartnmax
05-30-2013, 02:11 PM
What do you wear when you're headed out?

I've used a pair of Rossie Eagles for my Sambar huntiung for years.
Fantastic boots for mountain hunting but a little heavy for hiking.
They have saved my ankles/feet on many occasions but they are getting near the end of their life now.
A couple fo years ago I boguth a pair of Scarpas for hiking & have never worn a better pair of boots.
Scarpas are the Rolls Royce of hiking boots IMO.
This year I also bought a pair of Meindl Sambar GTS boots to replace my aging Rossie Eagles & I'm also finding them to also be fantastic boots.
Both the Scarpas & Meindls command premium prices but I won't compromise with my footwear for hunting/hiking.
I want the best I can get regardless of price. So far the Scarpas & Meindls are it.

BRITT3175
05-30-2013, 03:56 PM
I am a die hard beliver in good footwear. If theres one piece of gear you never skimp on its your shoes, pay extra and get quality correct fitting shoes/boots I am a penny pincher by nature but I wont hesitate to drop a hundred on my feet!
If your feet are sore theres way your going out to wear your new 200 dollar pack and knife!

I currently like Vasque boots and Keen shoes! quality product and happy feet...

Penner
05-31-2013, 12:03 AM
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots. Cushioned, a bit of ankle stabilization (I have sloppy ankles), lightweight. A nice compromise between full over the ankle hiking boots, & trail runners.

Johnny Tremain
06-09-2013, 11:55 PM
511 side zip, ATAC 8in boots

http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/files/12026-511-atac-8-inch-shield-composite-toe-black-boot-side-zip.jpg

Whites.Woodworks
06-14-2013, 10:26 AM
I cant live without my limmers.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/14/uvu4uve5.jpg
Check out my review.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=em-upload_owner&v=q_-TQ9CvM1M&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dq_-TQ9CvM1M%26feature%3Dem-upload_owner

Sent from my Galaxy S-4 using Tapatalk 2

Cp4056
06-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Clark's gore tex shoots (half shoe, half boot) everyday, if I'm heading out- I love my Italian vasque sundowners

Riley12
06-29-2013, 11:57 PM
Dr. Marten's 8 eye boots for colder weather or long trips or regular shoes for day hikes

Spartan24
06-30-2013, 12:03 AM
I really like the Merrell Chameleon Stretch.

justin_baker
06-30-2013, 12:33 AM
Vivobarefoot Neo Trails.

bigbore442001
06-30-2013, 05:40 AM
I don't own a pair of Limmers but from what I hear they are built very stout.

Fusternc
06-30-2013, 03:25 PM
I highly recommend North Face Ballard boots. I have two pairs. I bought an extra pair just in the off chance they quit making them. Broken in out of box, and virtually bedroom slipper comfy. Sierra Trading Post carries them. With online coupons they can be had for only $80 shipped!

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/the-north-face-ballard-boots-waterproof-for-men~p~5678j/

jeepdude26
07-13-2013, 11:28 PM
Just joined the site and my first post, for all around wear and when it's warm I stick with Chacos or Teva sandals; for work and cold weather I have some Georgia Farm and Ranch boots and when it's real cold I have a pair of insulated Irish Setter Wingshooters that are almost too warm for the coldest Alabama winter.

Jnsbinford
07-13-2013, 11:34 PM
Thorogood boots for work or play they have to be the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. Priced right, feel like tennis shoes, and made in the U.S.

field-expedient
07-14-2013, 12:25 AM
Whites smoke jumpers

Txflatpicker
07-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Danners, Schnees, or Russell Mocassin high country hunters... or my Flojos.

BELOVED07
09-23-2013, 07:03 PM
Asolo boots for me in Gore tx...best boots ever....

AZ Wandering Bear
09-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Callouses, Danners, Montrails, Vasque, Merrell, and some Keen Newport sandals I've had for almost 20 years. Boots for me are like knives. Where and I going and what do I expect them to do for me? Then make a choice from the boot rack in the garage by the '06 TJ.

TacMedOp
09-23-2013, 07:26 PM
Skin...

Skotelawe
09-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Most commonly Lowa Zephyr, Danner Light II or Lundhags Ranger.

Ethereal Walker
09-24-2013, 01:06 AM
Matterhorn 10 inch boot Gore-Tex with 200 gram thinsulate and composite safety toe.

SkyIslander
09-24-2013, 01:25 AM
Summer it's Tevas around town and High-Tecs in the sticks.
Winter it's either my S & W duties or Cabelas outfitters series.

Maurice479
10-01-2013, 09:32 AM
I finally got my Merrell Phaser Peaks yesterday. Tried to order them locally, and the outfitter was told that they were on backorder for a year. Outfitter called me back and told me that if I wanted them, I could order them from Zappos for five dollars less than what they sell them for, pay nothing for shipping and sales tax, and that if I did not like them, they would handle the refund or exchange (my choice) in the store, instead of having to ship it back. The store is a mile from my house. You cannot beat that kind of service. The boots are great so far. Wore them around a little bit last night, and am wearing them at work today. Lots of support, and it is like walking on a snug cloud. Ahhhh.

outdoorsintx
10-01-2013, 09:44 AM
I bought a pair of Danner Radical 452 GORE-TEX Hiking Boots (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Footwear/Mens-Footwear/Mens-Hiking-Boots/Mens-Mid-High-Hiking-Boots%7C/pc/104797980/c/104747580/sc/104383080/i/104104980/Danner174-Radical-452-GORE-TEX-Hiker/748622.uts?WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104797980%3Bcat1043830 80%3Bcat104104980) from Cabela's. I have a Cabela's Visa Card I use for gas and groceries and I had earned enough points that I only hasd to pay about an additional $30 dollars for the boots. I just love these boots.


103155

HillbillyGadget
10-02-2013, 10:13 PM
Keens, White's Hathorn Explorers, winter White's Pacs

doulos
10-02-2013, 10:34 PM
I have a pair of these someplace... we recently moved and I can't find 'em! :17:

103343

Zephyr GTX

ChrisD
10-03-2013, 03:45 AM
Danner Striker II's

Redbusa06
10-03-2013, 04:24 AM
I cant live without my limmers.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/14/uvu4uve5.jpg
Check out my review.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=em-upload_owner&v=q_-TQ9CvM1M&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dq_-TQ9CvM1M%26feature%3Dem-upload_owner

Sent from my Galaxy S-4 using Tapatalk 2

What's those run ya, they look nice enough to even wear with some long jeans

Redbusa06
10-03-2013, 04:26 AM
Vivobarefoot Franklins... love these things...

Like wrestling shoes for real world lol

Redbusa06
10-03-2013, 04:28 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/5663018322_f977dab85c_b.jpg

That's a big bar, what is that, a 370?

JerseyDevil22
10-03-2013, 04:37 AM
I have the same pair, that is more than 10 years old. I just keep getting them re-soled. A testament to how great a product the Danner's are.

pierson610
10-03-2013, 05:03 AM
I just bought a pair of Whites boots Smokejumpers on Monday and already fell in love with them. Sweet Sweet boots. Will take some breaking in but man they are nice

Redbusa06
10-03-2013, 05:16 AM
I want to get something for my mom for winter wear since she dives school bus alot. Want them to be flexible yet warm, what do y'all suggest?

cellis
10-03-2013, 05:18 AM
Socks lol I live in Japan. :3: For outdoors use I have Chippewa boots and a bomb proof pair of Mont-Bell mountaineering boots for the really rough stuff.

snapper
10-03-2013, 09:42 AM
When around the water I'm usually wearing Crocs. For day hikes or light backpacking I'll wear a pair of below the ankle shoes from Keen. Come winter you can find me either in an old pair of Sorel pack boots or my canvas/moosehide mukluks.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...Be well.

snapper

Paul Foreman
10-03-2013, 09:50 AM
right now, gap flip-flops. as near to barefoot as i can get outside on our gravel "yard."

ripcurlksm
10-03-2013, 11:03 AM
These arrive Friday for the snow. I chose them because they run up to the knee to keep the snow out, and have replaceable wool inserts which make for a fresh, dry pair of boots once camp is made.

http://outside-blog.away.com/.a/6a00d83453140969e2017d3c301b1c970c-640wi

I've been a big fan of New Balance running shoes, light on the feet, but have switched to a pair of Danner Mountain Light II boots. They broke in very fast and I have enjoyed them so far this summer
http://uncrate.com/p/2009/04/danner-mountain-light-ii-boots.jpg

mikejd
10-03-2013, 11:22 AM
The best pair of work boots I have ever owned made in USA by thorogood.
Once redwing went to china I switched to these and I am really glad I found them.
I come to work everday in sneakers and change into my boots when I get here.
Now every morning when I put my boots on I give a little ahhh like I was actually putting a slipper on.
They are more comfortable then my sneakers. And thos is no joke. I actually think of it every morning.

kairo
10-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Bean Boots!
http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/175054_2764_41?rgn=0,0,1000,1154&scl=2.336448598130841&id=NjIf31

Redbusa06
10-04-2013, 01:05 AM
These arrive Friday for the snow. I chose them because they run up to the knee to keep the snow out, and have replaceable wool inserts which make for a fresh, dry pair of boots once camp is made.

http://outside-blog.away.com/.a/6a00d83453140969e2017d3c301b1c970c-640wi

I've been a big fan of New Balance running shoes, light on the feet, but have switched to a pair of Danner Mountain Light II boots. They broke in very fast and I have enjoyed them so far this summer
http://uncrate.com/p/2009/04/danner-mountain-light-ii-boots.jpg

Are those moccs made to have pants inside them or out? What'd they run? They good for snowshoes?

ripcurlksm
10-04-2013, 02:46 AM
Are those moccs made to have pants inside them or out? What'd they run? They good for snowshoes?

I believe the pants are typically worn on the inside to keep the snow and ice on the outer canvas. I have not snowshoed before, but I found this image.. so looks like yes!

http://photos.bwca.com/t/TRAILPATROL-050309-202557.JPG

Redbusa06
10-04-2013, 04:33 AM
Edited this because I realized I was threadjacking. I'll start a new thread :)

brickwallnomad
10-04-2013, 05:04 AM
just started wearing a pair of sorel cheyannes that i got for christmas last year. i'm really in love with these things as an everyday light boot. they're not too heavy, breathable, and fairly waterproof. extremely comfortable too. at first i didn't like the look of them, but they grew on me. i absolutely love em now. they're also easy to take on and off. mine are the slip-on variety. i believe they make em with laces, but not sure. they won't take me thru the swamps like my mucks will, but they'll get me through just about anything else. perfect for a camping trip, everyday wear, anything really. just a great all-around boot.

fx77
10-04-2013, 07:35 AM
Lowa since 1987

Wildernessboy
10-04-2013, 08:35 PM
Danner pronghorn goretex 1200 grams thinsulate

Caper86
10-04-2013, 09:15 PM
I'm having a seriously difficult time finding a good hiking boot that comes in an extra wide. Anyone have any brands they can recommend?

Grillsgt
10-04-2013, 09:56 PM
The new USMC RAT (rugged all terain) boot, super comfortable and vertually no break in.

Grillsgt
10-04-2013, 09:57 PM
I'm having a seriously difficult time finding a good hiking boot that comes in an extra wide. Anyone have any brands they can recommend?

Keen comes pretty wide, even the standard width is wide.

wisconsinwalter
10-05-2013, 06:32 PM
I'm having a seriously difficult time finding a good hiking boot that comes in an extra wide. Anyone have any brands they can recommend?

Danners for, my Thorogoods are triple e's as well


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ripcurlksm
10-06-2013, 06:46 PM
yep my danners are wide as heck

yeoldoak
11-21-2013, 07:46 AM
I got these some months back and are going well for me.

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/821/uwk9.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/uwk9.jpg/)

shadowmaster
11-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Hmmm, I thought I already submitted to this thread, guess not or I missed it, currently wearing the 5.11 A.T.A.C. STORM 8" had em about a year or so still holding up and still water proof. Definitely one of the most comfortable pair of boots I've bought in awhile.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/qa4e4u2y.jpg

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Wildernessboy
11-29-2013, 11:38 AM
Danner pronghorns. Even in the summer.

OL' OutLaw
11-29-2013, 12:10 PM
Vasque Breeze GTX Mid Hikers.....

I've had them a year, they haven't broken anything, I use them a lot,
they aare comfortable, light, VERY "Sticky" on all surfaces except oiled plastic,
(which I make it a practice not to step on), and I was able to find them in my size.

I have a narrow foot, a "D" is a bit wide, usually, and these in the "D" size fit me well.

they are Tough, and broke in easily. the soles are not wearing much either. I've
probably got well over two hundred miles on them, mostly on trails.

I like them a lot.

Skip....."OnWard".....

FJ40Mumbles
11-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Right now a pair of Bass Pro Shop Uplander II goretex boots and for the price there a decent pair of boots

Gecco304
11-29-2013, 01:25 PM
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc447/lee5868/E9271A85-F0DF-418D-9704-BF23567B500B-1278-0000013E82FC8F1B.jpg

Patagonias...v

yugo308guy
11-29-2013, 04:09 PM
113379

Kerri
11-29-2013, 04:43 PM
Merrell mix master tuff mid waterproof shoes, its part of their M-connect series a minimalish kind of boot

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n552/KerriTM/hike/A0C22EFA-B1BA-4543-8F23-D8ABE5D87999-1527-000003BCD4260FC0_zps33a281ff.jpg

Boston/shutesbury
02-24-2014, 05:43 PM
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/vetmed81/SDC11305.jpg

Clockwise from the top left:

Black Merrell Waterpro Maipo
Kangaroo Merrell Chameleon 3 Stretch
Eastern Mountain Sports Leather Boots
Gray with orange stitching Keen Commuter II
Black Merrell Chameleon Hex
Gray and Yellow Merrell Aquasport

I just realized that I have more sneakers than my wife!!! hahahaha :eek:
Wow, what a collection.
Would these type of shoes help people with bad, flat, flat feet?
Or would they be limited to standard arches?
My redwing boots do give me options for inserts but they are hot.
The lugs on those types of shoes look like they would be uncomfortable on paved paths.

Brush.Ape
02-24-2014, 06:46 PM
In recent history, The northface has gone from being one of the top outdoor equipment producers, to being a fashion staple amongst younger folks and city dwellers. BUT despite this they still make some very good products. I have a pair of The northface "back to berkleys" Thier extremly water proof, which is a must here in the northwest, and theyve proven to be a great hiking boot. Thier also very fashinonable and i get comments on them on the trail frequently.lol

NVRDONE
02-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Everyday: 6" Timberland Pro's.

Other: Merrell somethings (in need of replacement), Irish Setter Raptor's (hunting boots), White Bunny Boots, and I have a couple more pairs of 6" Timberland boots around here. One pair has been going strong since 2003, dont look pretty but still waterproof.

Its funny, I really cant kill a pair of boots...but I go through 2-3 pairs of sneakers a year.

Slickrock
02-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Just picked up a pair of keen targhee II mid hikers to replace my worn-out keen zions.

hblee82
02-24-2014, 07:44 PM
I just picked up a pair of Merrell Proterra Sport Gore- Tex shoes. Looking forward to trying them out this weekend.

okcmco
02-24-2014, 07:49 PM
I have a pair of browning kangaroo leather boots with a shark skin toe cap Made by HH Brown in the USA. I have had 2 resoles and they just wont die

Falcon5
02-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Irish Setter Bird Hunters or Orvis Kangaroo Upland.

Bad Little Falls
02-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Nice to see people going minimal in their foot wear and others not making fun of them. Bare foot for the most part when the temps are reasonable. Wool sox with xero shoes for cooler temps and rough terrain. Steger mukluks for winter, along with a rubber 16 inch LaCross, non insulated for slush and cold mud. I do have red wings for chain saw work, but I cut the heals off. Summer is a wonderful time of the year!

RanndomUndead
02-24-2014, 08:14 PM
I wear some high quality running shoes, im the oddball in here haha

Al_D
02-24-2014, 11:42 PM
I have bad feet from the military, so unless I'm working (where I have to wear boots) I typically walk around barefoot. I've had issues with running shoes for years but several months ago got introduced to minimalist running shoes and love them.

For work, I wear a pair of Adidas GSG-9s. Probably the best pair of boots I've ever owned.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51snLeXmT1L._SX395_.jpg

For out in the woods, I wear a pair of Bates Lites.
http://img.wolverineworldwide.com/is/image/WolverineWorldWide/BTS-W50501-L020510?op_usm=0.5,1&wid=363&hei=336&qlt=70&fmt=jpg

I'm really contemplating trying out a set of the Belleville Mini-Mils though, a minimalist boot. Apparently no issues with rain and snow, so I may splurge and give them a shot.
http://www.bellevilleboot.com/shop/images/products/TR102_main.png

easy
02-25-2014, 12:12 AM
My best foot gear
http://www.rei.com/product/706762/asolo-fugitive-gtx-hiking-boots-mens

Foulwind
02-25-2014, 01:05 AM
At the moment, Ugg's
Camping, it's Vasque

K-dregg
02-25-2014, 04:59 AM
Been using these a lot lately. Lems boulder boot. I'm sorting out some cycling related foot problems so i wanted a light weight minimalist shoe with a lot of wiggle room to put the stress off the toes.. They are not water proof but i have been using them in light snow on my latest outing with no problems.. I llke the casual look as well, they look good enough to use as a every day winter shoe..

131321

For the mountain/fjells i have been using these for a couple off years, More of a climbing/approach shoe than a regular hiking boot and they have less ankle support than the bigger boots, but that makes moving up or down steeper terrain for long stretches easier.. Not water proof though wich can be a problem some times

131322

Boston/shutesbury
02-25-2014, 09:06 AM
I was given a pair of Nike hiking shoes with screw on treds, is this obsolete technology?
I have only worn them in the backyard but the treds are almost gone.
Do they belong in a museum?

dirk21
02-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Merrells in the summer and Brownings this winter

bone collector 85
02-25-2014, 09:30 AM
In the summer merrell hiking shoes and fall n winter Irish setter gun flint boots 600 gram. In wet areas lacrosse alpha burly 1200gram. I will be buying a pair of light weight military boots ASAP for day hikes!

.356luger
02-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Thorogood work boots USA made USA assembled with USA material.

http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii496/356luger/Mobile%20Uploads/1393339864.jpg (http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/356luger/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1393339864.jpg.html)

19112TAP
02-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Wesco boots, I wear them every day all day long and I'm two years into this pair they still are looking great and my feet have never been wet yet.

Cwlongshot
02-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Gore-Tex loggers same as I have worn for over 25 years now. I have four pairs and rotate wearing them.

I prefer Chippawa but Georgia and Carolina are also good boots.

Not everyone likes the heel but the protection is very good. I need steel for for work and these too are offered.

CW

searcher
02-25-2014, 03:34 PM
when the weather allows i wear these
i made them from elkhide and oil tanned cowhide

131383

urbanmyth
02-25-2014, 03:52 PM
when the weather allows i wear these
i made them from elkhide and oil tanned cowhide

131383

Would you happen to have a pattern for those mocs? I might want to make a clone of them :)

Boston/shutesbury
02-25-2014, 04:22 PM
when the weather allows i wear these
i made them from elkhide and oil tanned cowhide

131383

Now that nice, if they had sharkskin tread I would be thrilled.
I will go try some Merrells tomorrow.
Thanks for the ideas.

pilsburythrowboy12
02-25-2014, 04:30 PM
My first Irish Setter's and they won't be my last.
http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=115340&d=1386728984 http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=107182&d=1382841930 http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=107181&d=1382841848

searcher
02-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Now that nice, if they had sharkskin tread I would be thrilled.
I will go try some Merrells tomorrow.
Thanks for the ideas.

sorry the native americans that i try to model my stull from didn't have
much access to sharkskin

vincedia
02-25-2014, 07:49 PM
I'm having a seriously difficult time finding a good hiking boot that comes in an extra wide. Anyone have any brands they can recommend?

I had the same issue. Went with a pair of New Balance leather hiking boot. Made in USA and much lighter than they look. They do have a nice big toe box and super wide widths, but still plenty of support.

http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-1569/MW1569,default,pd.html?dwvar_MW1569_color=Brown&start=6&cgid=104000

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/NB/mw1569bo_nb_02_i?$dw_detail_main$

Yevoc1
02-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by Caper86
I'm having a seriously difficult time finding a good hiking boot that comes in an extra wide. Anyone have any brands they can recommend?

Keen hiking boots always have a larger toe box. Good hiking boots and extremely comfortable.

FLNative
02-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Florida here, I'm usually wearing chaco z1's, for the winter months when it gets down to a frigid 40 degrees I'll pull on my trusty keen hiking boots with some smart wool socks.

evan9201
02-26-2014, 12:14 AM
Im wearing LLbean hunters shoe with goretex liner. Im going to be picking up a pair of lacrosse boots soon also.

Brian Smith
02-26-2014, 02:24 AM
Barefoot a lot of the time...minimal shoes beyond that (Merrel makes some good ones). I find that the less support my feet and ankles have, the stronger they are. Wearing super supportive footwear regularly is kinda like wearing a cast, causing muscle atrophy, so going minimal or barefoot may need to be worked up to if someone's new to it. But it's well worth it. Love the Smart Wool socks for cold protection.

Greymane
02-26-2014, 04:34 AM
Scarpa Cyclone Gtx.... truth be told my Company Commander thought they were cool when we were in afghanistan and got the BC to sign off on him ordering a pair for everyone and use be able to wear them when doing patrols ... oh and we could wear flight pants with them. It was kinda nice... only nice part I remember to be honest :31:

Greymane
02-26-2014, 04:40 AM
511 side zip, ATAC 8in boots

http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/files/12026-511-atac-8-inch-shield-composite-toe-black-boot-side-zip.jpg

I wear these to work everyday! love them

haunted
02-26-2014, 05:44 AM
fungus

Brush.Ape
02-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Id like to buy a pair of mucks, just cause its so dang wet in the pne.

Brush.Ape
02-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Pnw

shootinsharp3301
02-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Usually wear my old high school wrestling shoes. Same concept as a moccasin, most comfortable shoes I own, light weight and flexible, made sense to me. At works it's steel toe Georgia Boot

Rocketman
02-26-2014, 01:07 PM
Danner USMC RATS all year round, most comfortable boot I've ever had the pleasure of wearing. Danner is one of the only companies that currently manufacture a 4E wide boot that can go the distance...that I personally know of.

Cwlongshot
02-26-2014, 06:31 PM
Danner makes a great boot!

CW

1Pcanario
02-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Danner GTX in the winter and standard Bates boots in the summer.

Rocketman
02-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Danner GTX in the winter and standard Bates boots in the summer.

Yeah, would like to try that particular make/model too, I wish they manufactured them in widths 4E. I guess back in the day they used to take custom orders.

Paul Foreman
02-27-2014, 11:25 AM
keen sandals and wall's cool max socks. excellent winter combo for non-rainy weather down here ...

thriller100
02-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Ipath shearling high cats on my feet

highlander
02-27-2014, 02:45 PM
Right now I am barefoot but I am in the house. Summertime its Teva sandals if I need shoes, most of the time I am barefoot. Winter months usually a pair of Georgia pull on boots or Sketchers sneaker-hiker type shoes.

JohnnyGSA
02-27-2014, 02:46 PM
One small perk from being in the motorcycle/snowmobile business is the occasional "spiff" from a supplier. Klim sent me a pair of boots as a gift.

shadowmaster
03-18-2014, 03:12 PM
First pair of Danners ever, love em so far only had em for about a week. Dessert TFX Rough Out GTX 400g Thinsulate. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/19/dyzezeru.jpg