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What upland boots do you favor?

What upland boots do you favor?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 05:25 PM
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I have worn most of the big names. For the last several years I am wearing Hi Tec boots, both the low and the high. They are comfortable and waterproof and warm and they last. I have worn my low boots for at least 7 years and they really show no wear and are still waterproof. They also are a lot less expensive than the big name boots.

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Danner Grouse boots. Made in the USA. Expensive but worth the price. Will last a lot longer than the made in China junk. Don’t skimp on your feet.

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Was a Danner man for past15-20yrs but tried a pr of Red Wing Irish Setter Elk Trackers last summer through now and seem to be holding up as good as the Danners for about $70 less.

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I generally wear a pair of waterproof Keen hikers. If it's very cold or a lot of thorns I throw on an old pair of insulated leather Rocky boots, but I'll admit they aren't great if you're doing a lot of walking.
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Was a Danner man for past15-20yrs but tried a pr of Red Wing Irish Setter Elk Trackers last summer through now and seem to be holding up as good as the Danners for about $70 less.
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Danner Grouse boots. Made in the USA. Expensive but worth the price. Will last a lot longer than the made in China junk. Donít skimp on your feet.
Nice thing about either of these boots is they can be resoled. I don't think the Irish Setters are made in the USA.
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For light weight, Danner pronghorns. But there are places where I need a little more foot protection then its cabelas all leather Denali boots, uninsulated ones by meindl.
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Red wing Irish Setter, They have the extra extra wide sizes I need for my fat feet.
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I've never found a pair of waterproof membrane boots that will stay waterproof for more than 3 maybe 4 years if I don't wear them much. At one point I had a couple pairs of boots laying around, not waterproof at all but the leather and soles were fine. I just couldn't bring myself to toss them. Now, before reading any further, take note that I am REALLY hard on footwear. I had a pair of Wolverines that started leaking after 2 years, but my buddy who I hunted with had the same boots(bought at the same time too) and he got 5 years before they leaked.

About 3-4 years ago I splurged and bought a pair of the Filson uninsulated boots. They are not waterproof, but oiling them with the Filson oil they are resistant. I wouldn't want to go clogging through a stream, but I haven't noticed my feet getting overly wet walking through grass. But then again, when I was buying waterproof boots I would have a fall that I had wet feet all the time because they never started leaking in the spring or summer. NOOO, lets wait until the first mud puddle 10' from the truck on opening day. I would never go back to waterproof membrane boots again. If I'm hunting somewhere there is that much water I put on the Muck's. Wool socks are all I need with the Filson's. Oh, and I do get a ration from everyone I know because I paid $400 for a pair of boots. Worth every penny.

I will say on the cheaper side, I got a pair of Carolina work boots last year that were "waterproof". I wasn't looking for waterproof, just soft toe work boots. The best fitting just happened to have a membrane. I didn't expect them to be waterproof, but I wore them in the deer shop one day. All the hosing and blood and my feet were dry. But I don't expect them to last long since it is just a membrane.

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I gave up on leather, every Gortex type membrane never lasts for me. The only time Iíd wear leather would be on a Western hunt. Iíve hunted Utah 29 days and saw rain once. For Pa hunting,...deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit as well as trapping, Iím sold on Muck boots.
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