Best high country boots?

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Best high country boots?

Postby muleywannabe » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:24 pm

What boots do you recommend for high country hunts involving horse back or rugged terrain that are water proof and will last a long time? Cost does not matter as its for your feet...so unlimited on pricing in my book.

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby sneekeepete » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:30 pm

Well on early hunts i use
http://www.rockyboots.com/Product-Detai ... Duty-Boot/
And on all other hunts I wear Danner Elk Hunters. I am looking at some Lathrop and Sons Trapper GTX boots due to my multiple ankle surgeries though...
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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby muleywannabe » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:32 pm

my dad has some hanwag's from Lathrop...nice boots for sure. I might have to call ol' steven up at lathrop and sons...see what he can do

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby fatrooster » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:28 pm

For the last three years I've been using Kenetrek Mountain Extremes. Today I bought a pair of Zamberlains. The Zamberlains look almost identical to the Kenetreks. The Kenetreks performed great. They are stiffer than some of the lighter weight boots and require a little bit of break in time. I used to wear some of the lighter weight boots that required no break in time but found out that those boots are not good to wear if you are packing weight on your back. You want a boot that will support your foots arch and a boot with a high top will support your ankle. These type of boots will have an aggressive bottom for climbing and walking through rocks. This kind of boot might not be desireable in the stirrup of a saddle. If you do get a boot with an aggressive bottom then do not stick your whole foot into the stirrup. Put only your toes into the stirrup. fatrooster.

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby Tyewire » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:42 pm

+1 for what fatrooster said.

I would look at the Lowa Tibet boot as well. Very comfortable and ready for anything. Little on the heavy side, but to be expected.
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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby muleywannabe » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:06 am

Great advice. I figure either way boots are going to run me 300-400 bucks for a good pair and it is to be desired considering your feet are precious assets in the back country. Would you recommend these boots for a moose hunting trip as well in the Yukon???

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby Tyewire » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:03 am

I don't have any experience in the Yukon but mine do great in the soggy, muddy northwest.
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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby fatrooster » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I also have no Yukon experience but these kind of boots are waterproof. Keep them oiled up to keep them waterproof. Hope this helps out. fatrooster.

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby muleywannabe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:29 am

Awesome! Thanks guys. How long does it take to actually break in the boots?

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Re: Best high country boots?

Postby hardstalk » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:46 am

I was shopping for boots as of a couple days ago but was on a budget I ended up going with danner big horns been wearimg them for about 3 days straight 15 to 16 hours a day so far no break in Pain im pretty happy with them. im going hiking this weekend to try them on the hills. ill let you know how they feel.


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