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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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help with boots

I am having trouble finding boots for work and hunting. I am hard on them so let me know if u guys had one pair of boots you cB rely on what brand are they? I need durability.
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I have redwings that have held up very well.
Also Miendl. expensive but worth every penny IMHO

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 12:48 AM
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I like my Carolina Loggers. I got the uninsulated composite toe just cause I prefer it, but there are many variations. Have held up well even working in them all summer. Wear them pretty much every day. The waterproofing is great, never had a problem with leaks. The only problem I have had is one of the laces broke.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 09:29 PM
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Meindl or Kennetrek.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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my lacrosse are on the're second year serving triple duty. house boots,work boots and hunting boots. got tired of buying cheaper priced boots 3 times a year

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 11:36 PM
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I wore Meindl's on my grizzly hunt in September. Wore them every day all the time. Usually if I wear boots that much my feet start to hurt. I did not have that problem on this trip. They were comfortable and withstood a VERY tough hunt with no issues. As said before, they are expensive, but worth it.
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Believe it or not, I have had great luck with the Brahma Brand 8" waterproof leather boots from the big discount store whose name starts with a "W". They are the silicon impregnated leather (similiar to the old Dunham boots years ago), but after six months or so will need a cleaning and coat of Sno-Seal every few months. Have never owned a more comfortable boot right out of the box. Got a little over three years out of the first pair and I'm near the end of the second year on these. Last week I bowhunted in them for seven days (I'm a walker, not a stand hunter) in rain and snow every day and they held up fine. This last pair I bought cost about $50. Although I would gladly pay more, they are as good as any I've tried.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 03:28 PM
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I have had good luck with Hitec brand. Waterproof and light weight. Supershoe carries them.

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I always had good luck with Chippewa boots. The one made in USA. Fifty more bucks than the imported. Keep them clean and some mink oil and they will last you two re-solings.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 02:47 PM
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Re: help with boots

Just got a pair of Meindl Perfekt boots from the Cabela's Bargain Cave last night....clearly new, unused boots (no wear at ALL on the soles, not a mark on them).

For those who have had Meindl's, how long did they take to break in? These things are STIFF, but feel like they'll be GREAT when they are broken in right.
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